Monday, June 2, 2014

Ugh...

It's my birthday week... the big 31 (oy!)

As I've made list after list after list of things I want to do, every year losing weight and getting healthy is always top of the list!

I've decided that I will begin a new diet this week.  I'm attempting to be sugar, carb, and alcohol free.  I don't plan on completely frustrating myself and never allowing these things again but I need to cut back and really get serious.  I'm already discouraged.

I had egg whites and spinach for breakfast, which were filling but even with pepper and dill felt like they were lacking something.  Anyone have a recommendation for something else I can put in that omelet to make it more desirable?

I had a salad of leafy greens, roasted chicken, mushrooms, slivered almonds, and an organic sesame ginger salad dressing which was delicious.

For a snack I had a 100 calorie Greek yogurt that was AMAZING!!!  I strongly recommend it to everyone, it totally satisfied my sweet tooth which makes me so happy.

So what's the problem?  (Aside from the fact that I seem to need to complain about everything.)  I'm already bored with the impending doom and gloom of having to eat what I view as basic and boring food for the rest of my life or at least for the next few months to a year.

The solution?  To pinterest I go!  I'm determined to find healthy foods that will help me lose weight but not leave me wishing I had something more.  Wish me luck and please leave any recipes or recommendations you have to offer!

Trying to make sure this isn't true!


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12 comments:

  1. That is a really great place to start! I'm with you, I always put losing weight and getting healthy on my list and it's only been this past month I finally got my butt to the gym! I'm documenting my healthy journey at http://healthnottonut.blogpsot.com. We can totally encourage each other!

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    1. Hey! I love the idea! I'm absolutely going to follow along. We can do this!!!

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  2. I turn 31 on July 2. I always say I want to get healthier. I have a lot of health problems so I definitely need to. Maybe we can encourage each other. I'm at findingcrystal.com. I struggle with food addiction and depression so it's often hard to find the motivation! I look forward to reading more.

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    1. Hey Crystal! I love the idea of us encouraging each other. I'm absolutely an emotional eater and have food addiction as well, plus I hide my eating, it's so bad. I'm following along!

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  3. Happy Birthday! And good luck with the diet :)

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  4. I highly recommend this site: skinnytaste.com. The blogger has loads of delicious recipes that are low in fat, and she also has a section for low carb recipes. I've made lots of her recipes and liked nearly all of them. She also has a cookbook coming out this year! The only downside is that a lot of her recipes call for low or no-fat dairy products, which I don't use (they have more artificial ingredients than full fat products and won't make you as full, so you're more likely to eat more later on).

    Pinterest is also a good resource, but I find that there is so much crappy food on there that I get distracted!

    Also, when healthy eating seems boring, I make a list of all of the healthy things- fruits, vegetables, meats and spices- that I really like and focus on cooking things with those foods. Spices are great because they really liven up the flavor of a meal and make it more interesting. And I love Greek yogurt too, it has such a rich taste that it's hard to believe you are eating something good for you!

    -Shawna

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  5. First off, Happy Birthday!

    For the omelet, diced red and green peppers and a little cheese are always good. Or if you like spicy you can throw in some cayenne pepper or good old hot sauce.

    I love Greek yogurt! It's a great alternative for sour cream in recipes too.

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    1. Thank you!

      I added a little bit of sausage and cheese to the omelet and it helped a ton. Never thought of the pepper, that's an awesome idea! I hear it's good for your metabolism.

      Oh it would be a good substitute for sour cream. I wonder if the flavored brands would come through in a cake... I may have to explore that. Thanks for the tips!

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  6. I just can't do egg white omelets. I've actually done 1 whole and and 2 egg whites. That one yolk adds so much flavor to it.

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    1. Good idea! I'll try that and see if it's better. I don't mind the egg whites so long as there are lots of other things in it and some spices help too.

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