Well... some of you may not know this (if you've just met me in the last year or so), but this...
But lately, I've been more focused & dedicated & have realized a few things... a) This weight is not (as much as I'd like it to) lose itself... I did this to myself (well, partly, I did have a baby), & now I've got to undo it. b) I've done it before, I can do it again. I know I said that to myself all through out my pregnancy, nonchalantly saying it as I'd be downing Marble Slab or whatever, "Oh, I can lose the weight all over again", like it was no big deal. But it is a big deal. It's hark work & dedication. It's wanting to succeed more than I want chocolate or ice cream or sweet potato fries (with double dip)...
So I've been working at it. Day in & day out, trying to make more good choices than bad. And wouldn't you know it, I feel better on the days I work out & eat well (DUH!)
I've been Eating Clean, (tried Paleo...just couldn't do that many eliminations from my diet on a consistent basis...but I do have a few "Paleo-esque" meals from time to time.) Today I had a perfect Eat Clean Day. I had a Green Smoothie & egg whites with fresh (low sodium) salsa, snack was an apple with some almonds, lunch was my new fave invention...Turkey Lettuce Wraps (but in a bowl) (recipe below), 2nd snack was a Babybel cheese triangle & some cucumber slices & baby carrots. Dinner was turkey breast "chicken nuggets" & sweet potato spears. Got some time in on the elliptical this morning & managed to get lots of housework done too! It was an awesome day! Hopefully many more to come & I'll be in the 230's soon :)
Turkey Lettuce Wraps...in a bowl!
Turkey sausage (the kind I found at Superstore only has 1.5g fat & 80 calories) but you could also use ground turkey breast or ground chicken. Seasoned & sauteed w/ 2 garlic cloves (minced), onion (I used red) & 1 jalapeno (1/2 seeded, 1/2 w/ seeds).
Then, saute a variety of veggies (I did orange peppers, zucchini, & tomatoes (fresh from the garden!)). If I was actually going to put them in lettuce wraps I would have diced them instead of just chopping them.
I put all of that in a bowl & then topped that with about 1/4 of an avocado (healthy fats!) & then around the perimeter of the bowl, I put one of my fave "dressings" a mix of fat free greek yogurt & low sodium salsa. On top to that I placed loosely torn pieces of butter lettuce.
It was sooo good... I should've taken a picture. Maybe next time!
Anyway...things are going well...just climbing back up that mountain, one good choice at a time :)