Thursday, March 18, 2010
"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today will curse tomorrow; only one thing endures--Character." Horace Greeley (1811-1872)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hope everyone has a great St. Patrick's Day. I have. I have lost five more pounds this morning, that makes 35. It is such a relief to see the scales move. I know I should not get so stressed about it but I really want to get some weight off to help my body. I was able to also add my bike exercise today. I do my weight lifting five days a week and I either do the treadmill or the bike but I was able to do all three today. I take it I'm getting stronger and 35 pounds gone helped a lot. I am really enjoying no processed foods. Its funny I had a bigggg salad for lunch yesterday and I was still full at dinner and I could not eat it. I finally had some cottage cheese and fruit and a pack of pistachios. I remember you do not have that terrible hunger when you are filling up on vegetables, grains, fruits, you are satisfied.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It's been a great day. I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. A neighbor brought me some cabbage, rutabagas, kale and onions that he had grown. I had to wash everything and you know what we are having for dinner. I added some corn, cottage cheese and fruit. That should take care of us. We had a huge salad for lunch. We sit and chewed for awhile. But when you are full of all that good nutrients you do not want any junk or processed food.
I should have took a picture of that salad. Listen: 3 cups of mixed lettuce, 4 radishes, 1/2 zucchini, 8 small pickled mushrooms, 1/2 portabella mushroom, 1/2 bell pepper, 2 0z. snow peas, 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of bacon bits, 1 pack of Guamole, chopped onions, 5 sprays of balsamic vinegar. You talk about a salad, yummy. My husband added turkey to his and had some nuts too. I had whole bread and peanut butter for breakfast. I hardly know how to ate not eating processed foods. I'll settle down soon and stop talking about all the foods we are eating. I just can't get over me slipping back to eating all this processed food when I know better. Oh well, live and learn.
Monday, March 15, 2010
I have had a good day. We had the grandchildren today and really enjoyed. them.
We took Alyssa and got her a bike. A pink one with sparkles. She said are we going to have cake and balloons? She thought it was someones birthday. Nathan has a new bike that he has not learned how to ride yet. He is too interested in the wheels turning and won't watch where he is going. Since I am eating real food I am not as hungry it seems. What I eat last a long time. Who knew. I should have known better than eating all that processed foods. I know you need to eat as clean as you can but I get side tracked sometimes and buy into all the hipe we have thrown at us everywhere. I fixed us roasted vegetables for supper it was wonderful. I had 1/2 zucchini, 1/2 portabella mushroom, whole red bell pepper, about six slices of butternut squash, 1/2 turnip, small sweet potato and 1/2 cup of lentils, 1/2 ear of corn, and 2 carrots. All of that was oiled with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic added. I was about to pop but was it good. I can't understand why I would even consider a little dinner in a box. Why do we get swayed with ever fad that comes along. We know healthy eating and exercise is the only way. Oh well I need to go and rest up for tomorrow and all that healthy eating I will be doing. I excited to see if the scales will change this week.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
I weighted again this morning. Nothing. I have not lost a pound in two weeks. I have been thinking maybe I am making muscles or I'm eating too many processed foods. I started looking and I seem to be eating a lot of them. I started cutting back some. I would eat a dinner for lunch and then eat a home cooked meal at night. I am eating a lot of sugar free mints, sugar free drinks, dinners in the little trays, sugar free puddings, stripped bread, stripped milk, butter spray, etc. Have you looked at the ingredients in some of this stuff. You would have to have a degree in Lord knows what to understand what most of it is. You know the liver does not need all those chemicals. I was looking at egg beaters and they are full of stuff. Everything I looked at had too many chemicals.
I went and bought me some sprouted bread, oatmeal bread, and another loaf of home made bread with no preservatives or nothing artificial. I will start cooking like I use to when my husband and I first got married almost 40 years ago. We had no weight problems and felt wonderful. We probably are killing ourself or at least poisoning ourselves by wanting everything to be quick and easy. It really does not take very long to cook peas, beans, rice, roasted vegetables, etc. Last night I roasted us some carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, cooked greens and lentils and we had a feast. My husband wanted a baked pork chop and I fixed it to go with the vegetables for him. I am going to start making my own pudding and snack bars and doing the cooking like I use too. I am going to eat a real egg, use a little butter, a teaspoon is enough usually, eat real bread. See just what all I can start eating that is clean, wholesome food. Well enough of my ranting. I'm scared to death eating all that healthy food I'll blow up. I don't see how when I'm counting and measuring everything.
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