Much like riding a bike, things are slowly coming back to me. Oh I remember you lifestyle change. Things like drinking more water, planning healthy snacks, deciding what I am going to get from a restaurant before I even go there, the usual tricks of the trade.
It's other things, too. Focusing on whether or not I am hungry or just bored. Avoiding fast food, and trigger foods in general. Did I mention the whole "not eating just because I am bored" thing?
It's not hard. Yet it is hard. The little changes are easy enough, it's implementing them, keeping up with them that gets hard. It gets hard when some days I am tired and drained and just want to eat carbs and veg.
This morning I had refried black beans from Trader Joe's for breakfast. It doesn't look like much, but it fills me up and I love the way it tastes. I forget how much I dislike breakfast food which is why I often stop at fast food places on my way to work. At least McDonald's hashbrowns taste good! Breakfast doesn't mean one has to eat breakfast food. I can eat whatever I want as long as it keeps me nice and full until lunch.
Which is how I ended up eating refried black beans for breakfast.
Those are the two things that are my big push right now: Chicago and marathon training.
How about you? Any tips for someone getting back into the swing of weight loss?