Feeling Better Already on My Healthy Eating/Exercise Plan

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I believe I have actually started to crave vegetables. I have never been a big vegetable eater, unless you count McDonald's frenchfries, but I have been eating more vegetables now that I have discovered how to "roast" them. My favorite is butternut squash sliced thin with the peel, sprayed with a little olive oil, some red pepper added, and roasted in the oven. YUM!!! I could eat it for breakfast. I also love sweet potatoes, carrots, zucchini and yellow squash prepared the same way. I have not weighed this time around, but I can already tell a difference in my clothes. I am going to wait and weigh later down the road and let it be a surprise. Those numbers on the scale always mess with my mind, so this time around I am going to completely ignore them for awhile. The Nutrisystem plan has helped me stay on track. I log everything into Sparkpeople and have stayed within my ranges on my Nutrition. I don't eat it for every meal everyday, but it has been nice to have it available when I am preparing for just me when my husband is working, when I want a dessert, or when I am in a hurry and need to grab something quickly. It is definitely the reason I have not skipped breakfast in the past 3 weeks. I know I would not want to eat packaged foods forever, or all the time, but so far I have not had one thing I did not like. It has really opened my eyes to portionsize, also, but I have finally reached the stage where my cravings have almost completely disappeared and I feel full after eating the portion size Nutrisystem gives me. They do require that you add smart carbs, fruits and veggies and 8 cups of water daily to the food. I have also been doing strength training 3 times a week, and cardio at least 3 times, but more if possible. Trying to get some in everyday, even if it's just a little. I feel better, my husband says he can tell a difference, and most of all, the cravings for those drive thru cheeseburgers, frenchfries, cokes, etc. are fading away. emoticon
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    Great job, Sparkfriend. Sounds like your really doing a good job. Sometimes it's hard to get started again, but always worth it. I just started my 3rd week back and just now feeling a little better, getting the junk out of my system. Keep up the good work, I'm proud of you. emoticon
    3191 days ago
    Congrats on this progress. My 16 yr old daughter and I have made a goal to go meat free in February. This will challenge me to cook veggies in different ways and roasting in the oven sounds fantastic! I'm learning to cook so I always wondered how people roasted veggies. I bought a book recommended to me by my vegetarian sister called Vegetarian Planet. It looks fun and great. Can't wait to dive in. I'm thinking I should lose about 5 lbs over the month and gain energy...fingers crossed :)
    3191 days ago
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    This is fantastic! I'm very happy for you, and it's inspiring to hear about your change in mindset -- that's something I'm very much looking forward to! emoticon
    3191 days ago
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