Thursday, July 11, 2013
I have been on an absolute destructive eating bender for the last 2 weeks. Have not bothered to be on SP at all either. With the destructive eating, I thought, that's not enough, lets add not bothering to exercise to the mix and see how it goes!
I decided to get back on the wagon today. The doctor recommended a vegetarian diet for me, and I have decided to strong arm the family into it. My cholesterol was so bad, that I broke the vegetarian news when I got home from the doctor's office. The DH went along with it, and I pulled the kid aside to talk to her privately so that she did not feel left out of the decision. She cried and cried that she did not want to give up her meats. I explained that my health was bad, and I wanted to live a long time, so she agreed to try it, but not necessarily like it. So, I got online and searched vegetarian recipes that the picky eater brigade might actually eat.
Tonight was peanut noodles and lettuce salad (extra croutons, extra cheese, extra dressing for the kid because she hates lettuce salad- I think she ate a small amount of lettuce drenched in the other stuff though). DH gave feedback on peanut noodles having too much peanut butter, but said we could try them again next week with the reduced amount of peanut butter, so that makes me happy. I picked only 8 vegetarian meals and bought enough to make 2 meals for each one.
Groceries were expensive this time. Almost 300, but 60 of that was a blender, air popper for popcorn, and seasonings for vegetarian meals. Family is used to salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder. So, the increase in other seasonings should be a fun experience for them.
I made them banana smoothies in the evening as well. Just tossed in two bananas and some soy milk in the blender and let it go til the chunks were gone. It ended up making 5 small cups. The DH said they were not bad, he would have them on a regular basis, kid said she hated banana flavor, but that's OK, I got strawberries, pineapple, and applesauce I can smoothify to please her.
I did not tell the DH until the next day that he had drank soy milk. Then, his response was that the smoothie was gross. *face-palm*
The kid asked to get vanilla and chocolate soy milk in addition to the original, and I let her try a small 2 oz serving of the chocolate flavor this morning. She raved and raved about how good it was. I told her that she always says she loves something, then won't eat it and when I put it up for the next day is when the truth comes out....finally! Her response: "No seriously mom!, LOOK AT MY FACE! I LOVE IT!"
The DH is excited about tonight's recipe "Pasta Siciliano" and some vegetable side dish. The kid is leery of it.. I read off the recipe, telling them what I planned to omit since the family does not like (Pine nuts and black olives). But she does not know if she will be able to choke down sun dried tomatoes and diced tomatoes and garlic. (hope so, or she will be one hungry little girl tonight).
So, yes, I am back. I doubt I will bother with the teams- they eat up too much time. I will stick to my blogs and food journal to make sure I am on track.
After the bender I weigh as much as I did on day 60. So, whatever I'd worked to lose this month, was negated by 2 weeks of eating what I wanted. Poor choices!