Thursday, April 25, 2013
As a woman we are always told we change are minds a lot. Well I have the right to do just that. Last month I had decided I was happy with my 30 pound weight loss and I was going to eat junk food if I felt like it. I even wrote a blog about it. But I ended my blog with the statement that I could change my mind if I wanted to and I want to.
I no longer want to treat my body like a garbage can, putting in any old kind of junk. I want to eat low calorie high fiber foods. I like raw vegetables and salsa and do eat it that some times. But there were other times when I was eating serving after serving of plain potato chips. Not the healthier (if they can be called healthy) baked potato chips.
I love to read self help books and since I am trying to be skinnier I read diet books. I am reading one now by the CEO of Weight Watchers. It is good and the way he puts things things are starting to click like what others have said to me, eating low calorie foods that are high in fiber feel you up and make you feel fuller then high calorie foods. I can eat much more and for a lower calorie count. I have heard this before but it did not click.
Last night I dreamed I was eating a hamburger. I woke up and was determined I was going to take myself to the restaurant across the street and get one of those high calorie hamburgers which of curse came with a big side order of french fries. Over a days worth of calories, so many calories for so little food, what was I thinking? I was going to make my hubby who can't eat beef, some home made vegetable soup for lunch. I got out the cutting board, some carrots, some celery, an onion, a can of tomato sauce and some fresh spinach. I got to cutting up and nibbling on the fresh vegetables and my mind started to change from wanting a hamburger to wanting some of this soup. I put some garlic and no salt spices in the soup and knew this was what I was having for lunch with 1/2 an orange for my sweet tooth.
By changing my mind from a disaster high calorie lunch I was able to plan a little fun food for dinner, oven fried boneless, skinless chicken breast. With that I am having a salad with no dressing, collard greens and for my sweet tooth watermelon.
I have the right to change my mind and I am making healthier changes to make my body healthier.