I'm vegan so I eat tons of vegetables. I love making stir fry with half a cup of rice, tons of cabbage (like 3 cups raw), a handful of soybeans, and other veggies. The soybeans provide protein, and the cabbage provides volume without the calories that additional grains would contribute. I use pam on the skillet and add a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, hot sauce, splenda, ginger, and just a little bit of sesame oil so it's not cooked with much fat at all.
I normally eat really healthy things, but my one hang up is alcohol. I go out to bars with my friends a couple of nights a week. I usually get vodka and diet coke, which doesn't have an excessive number of calories. However, when I'm drinking I get snackie and make terrible choices about what to eat. For the new year, I seriously cut back on alcohol and when I do drink I'm trying really hard to stay on plan.
Like a lot of people here, even though we've been on sparkpeople a while I just recently got serious about my health and weight loss. Since October I've lost over 20 pounds, and now I'm going to the gym almost every day. One of my friends called me a "gym rat" and I sort of took it as a compliment.
Anyway, sorry it's been so long since I checked in, but I hope everyone is feeling great.
| current weight: 268.4