This fruit and veggie thing.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
As you may know, if you're following my blogs, I've been tracking my fruits and veggies only. When I honestly manage more than 5 of them in a day, I see a loss. When I am close to the 5 or less in a day, I'm eating more things that are not as healthy.
I'm still not back over 180, so that's good, but this week I saw a couple of pounds back from where I was last week. Even with my once a week eating out, I manage to basically maintain my weight. I'm not sure if I'm annoyed with not being able to drop the weight as easily as when I loge every single bite, but I'm liking being more relaxed now that I'm out of the obese category. I'm not gaining and am still down the 50 pounds from where I began.
Since it's growing season, produce is in abundance and cheap. It's flavorful and at it's most nutritious. I may not ever be able to stop the damage I did to my body for years of eating mostly processed foods, but I will go down kicking with the fruits and veggies (and other whole foods).
When I eat whole foods and especially the most nutritious ones, I have more energy. I feel better in general. I'm happier and less prone to bouts of arguing with the kids. I'm calmer.
When I eat whole foods, the kids are more likely to eat them too. I've bought at least 15 nectarines this week and have only gotten 3. I'm glad that everyone else enjoys the whole stuff. Grapes sit out on the table, ready to be eaten by all. I always have fruit bowls out in reach, so as long as we see them, we eat them. Everyone loves English cucumbers. Once my tomatoes start growing (I see at least 6 plants on my balcony) we'll have plenty of daily treats.
I start my day out with a cup of berries in my yogurt. Since I switched brands of yogurt last week, I'm having to use a bowl, so it's like having dessert for breakfast with a little organic vanilla yogurt poured over frozen mixed berries. It's still yogurt for breakfast every day, and my berries are probably not organic, but it's a step in the right direction for me seeing that I cut out my every morning probably GMO laced breakfast. One switch at a time, great colors to each morning.
By the end of the day I've eaten my whole rainbow and it's tastier than any petroleum laced lake colored foods.
Even if I never lose another pound in my life, I know that I'm creating a great environment for my body to handle everything that's thrown at it. I know I'm passing down good food choices to my children and since I'm no longer weight obsessed, I'm not passing down any bad habits to my children (especially my daughter).
Today's Holidays: Log Cabin Day, Color TV Day, National Catfish Day and National Strawberry Parfait Day.