Off to a good start

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Woo hoo! Five days in and I'm three pounds down. I'll take it! I feel great and I'm sleeping much better. Here's hoping the momentum keeps going.

Since I'm a total foodie, perhaps it will be beneficial to share recipes when I make them...

emoticon Vegetarian chili to die for... we didn't have any corn and I ended up doubling the chili powder and added some extra hot sauce for a kick.

emoticon I wouldn't imagine this Potato Leek recipe being spark approved but it suggests at the end of the video, I went for the lower fat option; there are plenty of healthier options out there but I opted for the heartier soup and just ate less of it. Also delish!! allrecipes.com/video/272

On a more personal note as reference for the future... what am I doing right this week? As always, I've packed my lunch for work leaving me only healthy options to eat. I have been diligent with taking my vitamins, an important task working midnights during a Seattle winter (sun? ha! what sun? can you have negative Vitamin D levels?)

Food stuffs - I haven't stayed entirely on track with my diet; yesterday I had two chocolate chip cookies, the other day I went out for mexican food with a friend I haven't seen in a year, and of course, the potato soup. At least I was conscious of the unhealthy options and chose to eat less at those meals, eating to reach peak satisfaction and then immediately stopped. I knew if I got hungry later (and I did), that I could eat fruit. It worked! Whoda thunkit?!

Activity - I'm a nurse so I have at least 3 12-hour shifts with lots of walking and I'm getting in at least one day hike when I have a few days off. The walking on the job isn't enough but I've been getting a hike in per week for a month and that feels great. It's something to build on.

To be continued...
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