Monday, July 02, 2012
So this weekend has been full of some rather unhealthy choices, I went from a week of eating salads and fruits and vegetables to hot dogs, mac n cheese, potato salad, cake and candy, chinese food, etc... Not the healthiest of food choices i could have made and I paid for it today. I woke up this evening to go to work with a nasty case a heart burn and my stomach was churning like mad. I realized that I hadn't had any heartburn that I can recall all week! Now that's amazing because I sometimes suffer from frequent bouts of that discomfort. Now there is a motivation. Next time I'm thinking that downing a hot dog or two I'll ask my stomach if its up for some indigestion, if that idea does not appeal to me, maybe the hot dog wont either, well maybe a little anyway.
I also made a few decent choices this weekend. My sister and I went to the drive in and instead of hitting up the concession stand we decide to bring our own. We did share an order of crab rangoon (not the best I know but yum-o!) but we also brought some watermelon, rice cake and natural popcorn with olive oil instead of butter. Also spent Saturday running around with kids and flying kites (which is actually more exercise than one would think, especially when it keeps crashing to the ground.)
All in all not bad.
And I also just want to thank Jesus for the wonderful weekend of friends and family and laughter, and continue to ask Him to be in the center of what I am trying to do, of trying to get healthier. Help me Jesus not to let weight-loss and diet consume my thoughts, but to take it one day at time. I know that when I make You my focus Jesus, You take care of the rest, because that is how much You love me and You desire good things for my life and I believe that includes and healthier life. Thank You Jesus.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
I did it! I walked today. 2 days in a row now where I got off the couch and got moving. That seems to be the hardest aspect of living a healthier life, the exercise. I never feel as if i have the energy to do it, even though I know exercising and dropping all this extra weight will give me more energy. My goal is to take it one day at a time. So I did it today. I walked. My shins and thighs are aching in that way that tells you, you made an impact. And tomorrow, well tomorrow can worry about it own things.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
So today I tried a new twist on an old recipe. Well as you all know summer is here. In NYS it is HOT! Sometimes I find it difficult to figure out what to eat on such hot summer days because the idea of playing around in the kitchen is appalling. Not to mention the thought of turning on an oven... i break out in a sweat just thinking about it. Some nice chilled watermelon and a fresh leafy salad are always summer greats but what if you want something with a little more substance. I decided today felt like a good day to whip up some chicken salad. With all that mayo and chicken it doesn't rate very high on the healthy eats list, but I had heard that a good substitute for the mayo we all love is non fat plain greek yogurt. I wasn't sure about this at first, yogurt to substitute mayo doesn't sound like a very convincing switch, but I thought why not try it. So I whipped up some chicken, greek yogurt, crushed pecans, finely diced celery and onion sprinkled with pepper and dill and voila! A lighter version of Chicken salad. I bought some 9 grain pita pockets to go along with it, plus some salad to stuff inside as well or maybe as a side to itself sounds like a healthy lunch. I haven't tried it yet but I'll let you know how it tastes. Looks pretty yum-o though!
Tried it and liked it! Greek yogurt to replace mayo - good idea!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Well I "fell off the wagon" so to speak this weekend. I'm not going to make excuses for myself, it is what it is. I made some bad choices, ate some deliciously unhealthy food and there is no taking it back now. I'm not going to go into the details of what I ate, I could have made better choices but I chose not to. I could easily start beating myself up about it and worrying about whether or not I ruined all that I had accomplished from the previous week of making lots of healthy choices, but you know what, I'm not really too worried. Sure I wish I had eaten healthier. I certainly feel better when I eat better and the cost for the immediate satisfaction I feel when I reach for that "feel good" unhealthy food is not feeling so good lateron. But tonight (I'm working overnight) I can make healthy choices, tomorrow is a new day with new chances, new choices, and new descisions. The bible tells us not to worry about yesterday, yesterday is gone. And not to worry about tomorrow for todays troubles are sufficent in themselves. Who knows what choices I'll make tomorrow, tonight I have enough choices to make, will I drink water or reach for a can of soda? Will I eat the yogurt and fruit I brought or will I raid the vending machine? You know what... I think tonight is going to be a good night.
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matt 6:34
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