Changing Tastes on the "Weigh" to Good Health
Mar. 19, 2012 6:39 pm
Updated: Mar. 27, 2012 7:48 am
There are 9 cupcakes in my kitchen right now. I made them for St Patrick's Day for the family. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes. And you know what? They've been here for 3 days. I've had 1/2 of a cupcake. I don't even want any more of them. My husband and
his son will finish them, no doubt. They were good, don't get me wrong. But so SWEET now that I've been avoiding sweets for so many weeks.
I also made Irish Stew. I added many vegetables and not so much beef. But still after I ate the meal Saturday night I felt so sluggish and just plain weighted down. Last night when my hubby wanted lefotvers, I had a tiny bowl and a big plate of sauteed cabbage.
I no longer crave sweets. I crave vegetables. I reach for an apple for dessert or snack and am happy. I make hummus and while my hubby grabs the pretzels, I'm busy cutting carrots, peppers, broccoli, etc, for dipping.
I eat a big salad for lunch almost every day, and I add every color vegetable in my fridge. And I add beans for heft or tuna sometimes for my own version of nicoise. I make my own vinaigrette. And I love it. If I don't have a generous amount of veggies
every day, I feel something is missing.
Breakfast is usually either steel cut oats or homemade granola and plain greek yogurt. I love both, and they keep me satisfied til lunch.
Dinner? That lately has been a lot of grilled fish or chicken with plenty of vegetables! Have I mentioned that I love vegetables? : )
My point, of course, is that if I can do this, anyone can. I love to eat. I love to cook. But lately, I'm loving feeling better and being 11 pounds lighter than I was when I started this. And I'm exercising regulary...EVERY DAY. Walking, yoga, tennis...maybe
one, maybe all three or any combination of them. And I enjoy that, too.
I promise those of you who are like me and have struggled or are struggling with weight issues. You CAN do this. If I can, I know you can. I'm not perfect at this., and it's taken some effort. I have indulged, and there are some days when I just don't feel
like cooking anything. Those are the days when I'm tempted to take the easy way out. And I have at times. But not often, and if I do, I'm right back on track with the next meal. But I'm still losing, and I feel good. I can see myself at the end of this
road...visualize the end result. And I keep that in mind always. It helps me. It's not easy to take the first step, but it's so rewarding when it works. And it really will make you want to keep at it.
It's a slow process, but I'm changing for life not to crash and burn with a fad. My tastes are changing, and while I'll still enjoy an indulgence every now and then, I can honestly say that the bowl of strawberries in the fridge is way more tempting than the
chocolate cupcakes on my counter.
Thanks for all of you who have offered your encouragement and support. It has helped so much. I'm on my "weigh"!!