Not the best result but good considering the week I had. I feel encouraged that I have been doing well- both with the exercise and the eating. I think, because of my weight, I should have lost more by now-- but I will take it like it is.
I can only do what I can do. And I shall continue to do it!!
I won't be weighing in this week.
It doesn't take much to break the momentum. A bit of stress, an upset, something in your life that isn't right.
I am still exercising, which is good but the past week hasn't been as good food-wise.
This was my supper last night. So I know I am still doing well but we did order pizza on Sunday- which isn't good but I know that I didn't eat like a pig, which is what I used to do.
I made homemade granola bars this morning. I got the recipe from Food Doodles.
Now they go into the freezer to harden up.
Onward and upward. Or downward, really!
I got this recipe from A Pinch of Yum. I made it on Saturday. It turned out really great. Using cauliflower as a sauce with noodles. kind of like Fettuccine Alfredo. Yummy!!
Those little 100 calorie snacks- they come in a pack of 6 or 10- unless you go to Costco and get the jumbo pack of 40. But let me warn you! Don’t do it.
Having snacks in the house is not good for me. I will just eat them. It doesn’t matter if it is granola bars, chocolate, chips, ice-cream or the so-called ‘healthy’ 100 calorie tiny bags of goodness that makes you believe you are doing well, because it is only 100 calories, right? What is the harm?
It doesn’t help the diet or healthy eating plan if you eat the whole box! And that is what I do-- because they are there!
I am sure anyone is better off having a snack of an apple or a banana or other fruit. It goes along the lines of not eating pre-packaged food.
I forgot that yesterday when I went shopping at Costco.
Check out this video on YouTube about what exactly is 200 calories. It gives a better understanding of how much food we are eating. I watch this periodically to refresh my memory!
When you see results, even if they are small, it is easier to not get discouraged and keep going!
I would say that one deterrent to losing weight is that healthy foods are more expensive. Or are they?
I got this photo off Pinterest- where is said it came from this website- www.flirtyunder30.com -which is no longer on-line. I am not sure how accurate it is- nuts, for one thing, are not inexpensive where I live! As for the healthy part, I think it is rather good. I am not impressed with the spelling errors on it but some people don't care about that.
I have never tried quinoa- never even heard of it before last year. I don't get out much, I guess. That is one thing that I have to try.
I can't eat tofu. I have tried, I really have.
I love spinach. I love raspberries, tomatoes, and broccoli. I don't like brown rice as much as white but I am trying.
I think when I go shopping and I get a load of fruit and vegetables, it seems to cost more. Boxed foods that are processed are always cheaper but most things in a box are not healthy- but the ease of them sometimes wins over.
I find meat expensive as well, with chicken being a little cheaper. Because of that, I do tend to eat less meat and when I do, it is usually chicken.
Since where I live has a limited growing season, we get a lot of fresh food imported- often from the U.S., Mexico or Central America. How fresh can they be by the time they get here? Anything imported costs more as well. During the summer the fresh vegetables, fruits and berries that are grown right near where I live, are abundant and much cheaper.
I guess that is the key-- to eat in season, cut back on the more expensive items, eat less meat. I should start looking at the weekly sales and plan my meals around them (I only do this occasionally!)
What are your favourite, cheaper, healthy foods??