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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Okay, I'll admit it....it isn't as hard as I made it out to be, this "eating healthy" thing. Another thing I'll admit is that it doesn't taste like crap. It tastes wonderful, fresh, and just plain yummy!

Today Hubby and I took our youngest son to Bob Evans for breakfast. I got a veggie omelet. Now, I was right that I'm not big on tomatoes and eggs together, however, I think to sub a little part-skim mozz. cheese in this omelet and I would be in heaven! With fresh fruit as a side and a slice of dry wheat toast, it's a great fresh way to start a day!

For lunch I found myself still stuck on this idea from several people of a hummus and avocado sandwich. Part of me thought it would be gross. Another part was just plain curious. I took the new Nature's Own sandwich rounds (Multi-grain kind) and put on a serving of hummus. I added some laughing cow cheese. I added a couple slices of avocado. I tossed on some alfalfa sprouts for a little crunch. Not only did I like it, I loved it. And my oldest son loved it too, and asked for one of his own.

By dinner I wanted nothing more than a simple baked potato (which take forever to cook in our oven). Everyone got antsy, so I pulled out the wok once more and started tossing stuff in, using foods I knew would be healthy. Mushrooms. Snow peas. Onions and garlic. Olive Oil. Chicken breast. Bean sprouts. Add a little soy sauce and it's just another version of our favorite "Chicken Fried Rice" recipe. Except I didn't fry the rice, and I made wild rice in place of long grain white rice.

That's right everyone. I had a very healthy day...and it wasn't as hard as I had been making it out to be for years! And it was more delicious than a batch of tator tots or a grilled cheese. And there was this special feeling when I realized that I knew exactly what my kids were eating. I knew what was in it. I knew how much salt, fat, carbs, protein, etc. I knew because I made it fresh. That's a good feeling!

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On the other side of this, my body is still recovering from day yesterday. I swear I must've danced more than I realized! I've been really, really tired all day. I need a nap, but couldn't take one because there were things to do (grocery shopping, feeding my children) that just didn't allow it. Now it's 10 and I'm finally awake! *lol* Still, I think it's temporary after dinner...I'm sure I'll be ready to sleep again very soon...after a little workout, of course. Can't skip day 8! Tomorrow is weigh in, and I'm just hoping it goes well. I know I've done my part, my scale better recognize!
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  • -SHIMMER-ANN-
    Hehe! What a fun story :) Good luck tomorrow!
    4069 days ago
  • PRETTYMANDI
    Great job! I have also found myself surprised at how much easier and tastier healthy eating is than I had made it out to be. Everytime my husband catches me eating something I previously refused to try he feels the need to gloat. Stupid husband being right. Of course, this might explain why he weighs 100 pounds less than me, but whatevs!
    4069 days ago
  • SWEETS86
    Awesome! I am trying some new recipe's myself this week. Got them from an Eating Healthy cookbook I have owned for years, but never used. So we shall see.
    4069 days ago
  • ALIMESSA
    Weigh in for me 3! Good luck!

    Stay strong!!
    4070 days ago
  • DLEE27
    Sounds like you had another Rock Star day!!! Mmmm, snow peas! I made a big pot of Mulligatouni tonight and it was crazy delicious! Hope your weigh in goes well in the morning...it's weigh in for me too (eek! haha).
    4070 days ago
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