My first baked fish
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
So my mother bought me the Provida package about 7-8 months ago. I get the package in two big boxes. It has all these bands and dvds and charts. And on top of all that.. It has a huge binder full of nutritions, how certain types of body types should eat to stay healthy, and why other foods do not work. How to work out your body and really get into the zones you are concerned about. It even has an excercise for your double chin!
And it was intimidating.
The first night I filled out the quiz. I got my body type figured out. What problem zones I was having with my body. And then I stopped.
Because what came next would change my life and I wasn't really ready for it to be changed. I liked my food. I liked drinking and eating what I wanted when I wanted.
And working at a convenient store that sells burgers, pizza, and all different kinds of fried foods.. It would be tough. Not happening for me. I can't do tough.
But 7-8 months later.. Here I am. I am ready. I have noticed that it's hard for me to even put my kid's shoes on him for him. It's hard for me to get up from the floor after giving him a bath. Sitting is just akward because of my enormous belly. My fat literally jiggles every time I walk.
It's getting to where I am disgusting myself. And I don't want that anymore. So even though I have opened this Provida package several times before.. I opened it this time and cautiously took a peep into the huge binder full of healthy facty that I didn't want to take part in before.
And It turns out.. It's not that scary.
It's not really as much information as I first thought. And if I just read what I want to read in it. And not the whole thing. It's not nearly as bad as I had first expected it to be.
And whats great.. It came with a meal plan! All I had to do was cook the food.
But here was my problem.. The main part of my "healthy living"... Was fish. Hate fish. Unless of course it's catfish and then only if it's coated in breading and deep fried until just looking at it makes your heart shreak from the amount of grease it has on it.
But I bought the fish. A lot of fish. And different kinds. All individually packaged to make it easier to come home and cook myself dinner after the husband and kid has had their dinner.
My first expieiment was before I had to go to work today. (I work evenings.) So I thought I would whip me up some Tilapia for lunch. WOW. I was so right about hating fish. Every bite was awful and I wondered idly how I was going to manage to eat all that fish I had bought if all of it was going to taste like that lunch did.
But I managed to scarf it down.
I came home tonight.. Almost dreading cooking the tilapia again but I had to get something because my blood sugar was dropping and I was already getting the shakes and a headache...
I had looked on the SparkPeople recipes and found an oven fried tilapia and decided to try it.
Oh my gosh.
I am so glad that I did. Turns out I actually was wrong about fish. As long as I can cook it to where it doesn't have that overwhelming fishy taste.. I can actually learn to like it. A lot.
I think this could be a very good turn in my healthy eating plans. Provida and Sparkpeople combined might just be my chance to get back to my goal of being healthier. Maybe being able to walk more like I used to. Hell even bending over to put my shoes on without my stomach getting in the way would be amazing.
My first baked fish might just be something that I will recall for a long time. The first time I realized that eating healthy doesn't have to be mean eating nasty stuff. Or eating like a rabbit. It just means changing a few small cooking habits. And that... I do believe I can manage. :)