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lentils, edamame, oh my!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

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 emoticon . 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! emoticon

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.

Oh well.

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.......

Lifetime key......

I can see that too......

and the funny part.....I feel like it has taken me a lifetime to see that!

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POWER2DOIT 3/16/2013 12:03PM

    I'm so stinkin proud of you! Keep up the amazing work lady!

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MABELL1WFTX 3/14/2013 10:59PM

    Edamame still taste like raw beans to me LOLOLOL, but I haven't given up yet. I will cook them and see how they taste cooked. You are so funny and that is why I love you as such a great friend. We shall next see how we do with kale chips. Bet we hit the jackpot there. Then we have to find our next experiment in fruits or veggies.

Love ya

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 3/11/2013 11:36PM

    Great job on your healthy choices! I too have been choosing
some healthy food items that I've never tried before and am
really enjoying some of them, so not so much, but was fun
trying! Great job on quitting diet soda - I am on day 8 of quitting

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GEORGE815 3/11/2013 8:25PM

    Lentils for every meal. I bought a box of barley, which I haven't been able to work into my diet plans. We have been eating a lot of quinna.

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ROMNEY3 3/11/2013 9:41AM

    And just because you didn't like something one time you should always try it again at a latter date, because your tasted will change.



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CIPHER1971 3/10/2013 5:51PM

    I am so pleased you are doing what is important to you and that is focusing on you emoticon

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HEARTOFCHRIST 3/10/2013 4:54PM

    I love love LOVE edemame. I had some yesterday and more today!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 3/10/2013 4:24PM

    I am jealous of your WW meetings~ Imagine! A cooking class meeting! I wish!

My meetings are in the door...pay...weigh...and flip the pages in the flip chart and read what each page says! With a few requests for comments from the members.
Meeting is in and out with 30 to 40 people weighed....all in 1 hour at most!
And members who have been there 3 years or more...and still are many a pound away from goal~~ sit talking to each other whilst the leader is talking!
Last week...to make a point~~ I called out to the leader...* could you repeat that? I could not hear back here* The chatty people stopped the chatter to each other after that...LOL

I did get a gluten free Naan bread recipe from another member last week~~so I will persevere for the time being but still not sure what I am getting is worth what I am paying!
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VEGEFARMER 3/10/2013 4:04PM

    How amazing to have made the decisions that I made for me this weekend to come read your Blog and find you too are going through a transformation and looking after you.
Well done, great blog.


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