If I could accomplish anything in 2013 it would be ...
Man, talk about a loaded prompt. My goals and aspirations are many but if I had to pick one thing I want to accomplish in 2013 it would be getting under 200 pounds.
Yes, it's an arbitrary number but losing 70+ pounds in a year would be huge for me. I lose weight so slowly and to average 6 pounds a month would be an incredible success for me both mentally and physically. About 1.5 pounds a week. It's not a lot to ask.
I'm trying so hard to get out of my own way, to stop psyching myself out and to own my own power and successes but I swear every time I get close to a goal - whether weight, work, financial or personal - I screw it up and set myself back.
I would love to see 2013 be the year I stop fearing success and just enjoy the fruits of my labor.
That said, lets talk about my doctor appoinment from yesterday.
I caught a sinus infection the Saturday after my birthday, then got worse the day after Veterans Day. Tuesday made one month of my ears hurting. I finally went to see the ENT.
The problem is not my ears this time. No redness, no fluid, nothing wrong. My ears are dry - apparently I don't create enough ear wax and I have TMD/TMJ.
Ok, so it's not a horrible thing and it makes sense now but the only thing I can do for the TMD to get better is go on a solid food diet for the next two weeks.
Soft foods. Christ. I was just getting used to my current lower carb, no sweets diet. Now I have to stop eating things like steak and anything harder than a soft roll.
Some of my Facebook friends gave me good suggestions about healthier soft food options and I'm going to have to do a lot of cooking this weekend. I still need help, though!
What are some of your favorite soft food recipes? Hints and tips for not getting bored with the same consistency for the next 2 weeks?
Tomorrow - a recap of the nutritional conversation with my ENT and why I now am self conscious about my ears...