Monday, August 3, 2009

Strides forward

I have been doing pretty well lately. I have been trying as much as possible to make healthier choices in food, and focusing on not letting my emotions control when I eat. I have even been planning healthier dinners for the others in my household whom agreed to try it for a couple weeks. This week I am going to the amazing fruit and veggie market and am going to try and find more green veggies to incoorporate into my meals. I love broccoli, but not much else... I can eat cucumber in salads or even to snack.... spinach I am not really sure about.... love peas.... cant do artichoke or asparagas, (never had them now that I think of it) But I know that green veggies when I do eat them seem to give me a jolt, so I want to keep eating the greens as much as possible. I have been looking into how many calories I should be eating also, but I know I have drastically cut what I have been eating down a lot.

This next month is going to be hectic, I have to move, YUCK, and school is getting rough.

But I do see that I am making small steps towards jumping the band wagon and getting going, which is a plus. I am excited because a lot of the junk food is out of my fridge, which means i can finally grab really good healthy things. I have noticed that whole wheat pasta fills you up SOOOO much faster than normal pastas I have been eating, and it tastes the same! I am having a bit of a rough time getting recipes together, but I guess that will come with time also.

now all i need to do is get a scale, which i think I am actually borrowing from a friend, and pick my weigh in day and start adding more time to being active!

1 comment:

Lola said...

Good for you! You are on the right track.

Have you ever tried a "green monster smoothie"? It sounds disgusting and there are many variations, but basically I add 1 banana, 1 cup vanilla soy milk, 1 to 1.5 cups of spinach and really whatever else you want to add. I've added cherries and/or strawberries and chia seeds. Anyway, I swear you CANNOT taste the spinach, but you get a whole bunch of it in. Its great for breakfast or for a snack.

Also - do you read Roni's blog? She has a great food blog that maybe can help you with food ideas. Her recipes are really easy to follow with "simple" ingredients. You should check it out... www.greenlitebites.com

Keep it up. Remember, it has nothing to do with will power -- just with persistance. YOU WILL lose the weight. You have to believe it and visualize. :o) I'm rooting for you.