OK. Time for an attitude adjustment.
I received a Kitchen Aid high-powered blender for Christmas. Awesome piece of equipment. I can throw whole fruits in there (yes, a whole apple with peeling and core, or, a whole orange with peel, etc) and mix them with some other fruits, some crushed ice and a bit of water. I can, then, add some green vegetables.
I'm not much of a recipe user, but there are tons of recipes, online, that mix fruits and vegetables. Here is a link with sort of generic instructions: www.incrediblesmoothies.
a-delici ous-fruit-smoothie/ .
Anyways, I've been doing that about 2-4x per week. When I make some, there is usually enough that I can have 2-3 servings through-out the day. For breakfast. For snacks. Or, to supplement another food or two for a small meal.
Yeah, it is.
But, it seems like it can be just too easy to turn good intentions into something bad. Because, it seems like, because I've been doing some "good", I have also been willing to "give myself permission" to slack off on some of the other good habits that I've been forming over the past 2 or 3 years.
I eat oatmeal less frequently. I choose dark chocolate and almonds (a healthy choice, in reasonable portions) too frequently, over other foods. I don't control portions as carefully. And, I eat pop tarts.
Yes, you heard me. Pop tarts.
In years past, I used to begin every morning with one pop tart. Not a huge calorie-mistake; only 200 calories. But, there is not much nutritional value in the white-flour-and-sugar-laden product.
Because I was eating healthy green smoothies now, on a regular basis, I'd given myself permission to splurge on pop tarts. I bought one box. I left them out on the counter, so I expected that my husband or son would eat some too. But, they didn't. So, over the course of a week, or a little less, I cleaned out all 8 pop tarts in the box. (My body is no longer accustomed to that much gluten!)
You get it, right? It's a slippery slope. Even positive choices had "tricked me" into making some not-so-healthy choices. Well, my scale "gets it" too. And, it added a couple of pounds to my weight.
So, I am declaring an attitude adjustment (as of a day or two ago, actually). And, my weight is creeping back down where I want it to be.
And, that is my life. Learning how to re-commit to healthy choices when I stray. Continuing to work at making a lifetime lifestyle change.