Monday, March 12, 2012

Blog slacking! Being deliberate!

Hola! My apologies for no blog Thursday! I sat down to do it and then life happened!; And I am sure it will happen again! Lol cause life does happen.
Lately I have been on a quest to be organized and on top of every area of my life. Even down to my finances. For those who need help in that area visit the Dave Ramsey website! Amazing!; Anyhow, I don't know about you but I find that no matter how much I plan an stay on top of things,life always, faithfully throws me a curve ball. And in those moments I can choose to function despite the curve ball or just roll with it. If your anything like me who hates the same thing day in and day out the  curve ball often sounds like the better choice. For example I have determined that evening I would clean all major appliances in my home...Gary calls and says "babes lets go for dinner! " Whats my response?  I'll take the dinner for 400 thanks!  Then there are other curve balls.  For example I have made a lovely dinner spaghetti squash with Marina sauce and cheese.  Mmmmh!  Then my someone calls me with bad news and all of a sudden health food just won't do!  But the icecream in my fridge(really isn't in my fridge. I don't buy icecream. Its called curve ball prevention)  is calling my name.  Or the unexpected invite to eat and no healthy options are around! What do you do?  I say this cause life has sent me many curve ball in different areas. But as this blog involves sugar I am amazed to see how many more curve balls I have been thrown. I have also become very aware of other people food habits.  I have observed mainly a lack of self control.  People aren't hungry but pizza shows up and they are eating three slices minimum.  People want to loose weight but if food shows up they forget their goals cause " everyone else is doing it" Now I will confess last night I had pizza...more like cheese and pepperoni dipped in garlic sauce. I threw away most of the bread. Not because of sugar but because I didn't even like it anymore.  Before the pizza arrived I determined what I would  eat and how much  I would eat. I was deliberate.  I realize we won't always be eating whole grains and Smoothies ( although that should be the norm of your life)  but when we are going to eat junk you have to be deliberate.   I have learned its not about the food. Its about discipline.  The reason I encourage being strict is to develop that. One can eat healthy and still be a glutton and still be overweight.  So don't think well cause I don't eat sugar I am not a glutton or don't have food issues.  Lack of sugar is just a way to show you how addicted to food you really are.  But not eating it is only a step towards developing right attitudes towards food. Not the cure!

Well ladies. I am out!
Today I will be eat Greek salad and a smoothie for lunch.  And dinner is a big question mark!  Any ideas?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Yumm soups!


Hey all!
So today was my first grocery shop with whole grains apart of my list. It felt exciting to put meal plans together that included some carbs. I did realize though. I still really like me no Carb meals and plan to eat atleast one meal

Carb free a day! I don't know about you guys but lately I find myself craving certain foods. ( not unhealthy) and if I don't eat them I don't really want anything else. Which sucks because I am not always going to be able to eat what I crave even if its healthy. It may not be in my house. So I just find that food is no longer satisfying. Its good but my day doesn't revolve around it! How have you found your attitudes towards food has changed? Another milestone is restaurant enjoyment. I don't know if you remembered but a couple blogs ago I talked about my experience at a restaurant, and how food is so tantalizing and as I watched unhealthy food saunter by me I wondered why am I doing this? Well I went back to the same restaurant and I had such a different outlook. I looked forward to being able to fellowship and eat well. I was able to enjoy my company without eating dessert it fries. My joy was not altered based on what I ate! Do you have any similar stories of how you are no longer affected by what you eat? Well today for dinner I made harira soup. Its a morrocan soup that I absolutely love! I hope you try it out! Harira 1 pack ground beef 1 tbs cinnamon 1 tbs cumin 1 tbs cayenne pepper 1 tsp curry powder 1/4 cupGrated garlic and Ginger Salt and pepper to taste Tomato sauce 1 onion minced 1/4 cup diced celery 1/4 cup soaked lentils 1/4 cup chick peas 1/2 cup diced cilantro Lemon wedges salt and pepper to taste 1 egg beaten 3 tbs splenda Directions 1 brown beef add seasonings and minced veg 2 add tomatoes sauce and lentils 3 cook till lentils are tender. About one hour 4 beat an egg in a bowl. Slowly add soup to bowl about 1 cup to stop egg from cooking to quickly 5 then still mixture into soup pot 6 serve with cilantro and lemon wedges! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Whole grains Baby!

Good day!
So another month is upon us!  I am very pleased to be entering my whole grain challenge!   February was an excellent month!  I am so happy that I have gotten back into sugarfree eating!  Really excited about the spiritual changes and new disciplines it has brought! In February I accomplished what has been a desire for years. I am finally my high school weight again!  That was really exciting!   Those last ten pounds came off with ease!  I want to say I have not exercised once to loose the 35 lbs I lost over all! This month I do plan on bringing some activity into my lifestyle! Just to be healthy!  I am also pleased to say I am no longer sick!  Yay!
I was trying to add a before and after pick but my phone isn't allowing it! So this is my after but I am sure u have some old pick of me to see a difference
Anyhow here is my favorite smoothie recipes

Vicz Bomb Smoothie

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mango
2 cups ripe papaya
2 ripe bananas
1 cup 100% orange juice
1 cup water

Blend away
Sprinkle with cinnamon!