I have always been a person that has been set in my ways and has a routine. I am not a spontaneous person at all. I tend to fight change.
but I am changing and.....I like it.
Last week I tried lentils for the first time in my life. The way I carried on you would have thought I had literally ran a
. For two years now, I have listened to healthy grains in our meetings at weight watchers. I listened, but I wasn't ready to try. Last week I did.
Then on Tuesday, our meeting was a cooking class. CHef Isabella gave us FOUR recipes involving lentils. I laughed! I had tried them and .....now she was here demonstrating....sharing...and cooking for us.
I learned more this time than the last. Maybe because I was ready and could comprehend the importance of variety. She taught us how to make a standard recipe into a more point friendly one. I always thought it was by sugar and egg whites. It never occurred to me to also go by food groupings. ......swap out protein for protein...etc.
Today I have accomplished quite a bit and it isn't even noon.
I have prepared and prepped all our lunches for the week. It is going to be a lentil ...egg.....turkey bacon...roasted walnuts on top of a salad with a special dressing. I am pumped!
I also purchased edamame once again. The first time...was over a year ago. I never opened the bag. I never tried them. They finally ended the long ride in the freezer to trash day. I was afraid. I assumed I wouldn't like them and didn't even want to give them the decency of a taste.
I bought them once more.
I loved them! LOL! They taste better than they look! They remind me of a very soft peanut. I encouraged another stubborn friend to finally try them. Her last bag she used as an ice pack! LOL! She too is a lot like myself! She hated them. Said they tasted like raw beans......and YUCK.
Some things...you just have to find out for yourself....when you are ready.
I have noticed...the my attention is on healthy options and foods. My body loves it....craves it.....and that is because my mind has accepted it......
Eating healthy can be time consuming...and ....costly.
I ....have made concessions......and no longer purchase pop. Diet Coke is not healthy anyways...that money is now helping me get more variety in the health food sections of the store.
Time.....I make time and trade time....because I want this.
I once ....was addicted to FV. I find it a big pain in my.........I am tired of the quests ...the begging ........so I only do one farm now.......and....that is huge for me. Instead of HOURS...I may be on it....20 minutes per day.
I have also lessen my spark time. I only keep up with my friends and have let a few teams go. I would rather....work on me. Nicer weather is coming and .......hey...what can i say? Pool time..outdoor time....that is what I have loved the most.....add to my better eating habits....with the friends I care about the most...
That key from weight watchers on goal......
is almost in hand's grasp.......
I can see that too......
and the funny part.....I feel like it has taken me a lifetime to see that!