Friday, June 22, 2007
Well yesterday was tough, because I went to Seattle and all the places I love to 'treat' myself were there. Starbucks, Indian Restaurant, WholeFoods and Trader Joes! But I resisted! I even resisted the WholeFoods Chocolate Truffles ON SALE 2 for the price of 1!!! I did purchase my new treat Jocalat Larabars - they really are delicious and I have not had chocolate in over a week. I am looking for substitutions for things though, and not depriving myself of everything I enjoy. I feel much better though and on-track again. The weight loss is slower than I hoped for, and it seemed so much easier when I was younger, now its kind of like getting blood out of a stone! But I know how to eat healthy so just cutting out the extra junk I got in the habit of eating would be more than a good start, and the great thing is I do feel better, more energy, and feel more like exercising again. Today I went for a walk and did 10 mins on the Elliptical Trainer (which I got miraculously for $5 at a garage sale!) did my stretches and we will hopefully go for a 2 mile walk after dinner, I will push the bike-trailer which adds to the exercise for me. I definitely need to get some more healthy food around too. Not that there is junk either! I am enjoying the smoothies again and trying new recipes from here, thats good. I am craving coconut too, so will try the tropical smoothie recipe. Its actually a relief to be eating healthy again. I think some new recipes will spice up things a little too. I am so glad I saw this site and its helping a lot so far.