Feeling Like a Fraud

September 15, 2009


(Hiding my 10 pounds behind a Kurta and a goat in Rajastan in April!)

A few weeks ago..I'm too embarrassed to look back to see exactly when...I made a commitment to all of you readers that I was going to make a concerted effort to lose my last 10 pounds. Folks. It didn't happen. In fact for some reason I went the other way. I got busy with work...with this blog...with cooking and really busy with eating. Yes, Vineeta. I miss you too. I haven't been to bootcamp in over a week. That's just not like me.

So...what's going on here? (Any psychiatrists in the house?)

I kinda fell short of the goals. But...I'm here to say I'm back in full force. And I'm going to try the Indian food diet again. I am going to eat my own food for a month and see where it gets me. Sure I'll eat other healthy stuff but no take out and certainly no...well maybe once a week pizza?

Like today, for dinner I had my cilantro-infused black-eyed peas. 1/2 a cup of that with a 1/2 cup of basmati rice kept me full from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - even while I was shopping the aisles of Stanley's, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. (It's amazing what you get done when you leave the kids at home.)

Today the ladies that park...(a bunch of moms (brooke...jen...margot) that hang out at Bauler Park after school with the kids) (join us if you can) -- decided we are going to count points and join Weight Watchers. I love this idea because I think it's only way to really see what's coming in. I hate being neurotic about what I eat. But I love knowing that what I'm eating is more from the good side than the bad side of the chart.

I'm not saying no to pizza...pasta...carbs...yummy smoothies but I think it's important to be smart about which ingredients go in your recipes.

The smoothie I made today for the car on the way to pick up the kids has 1/2 cup soy milk...1/2 banana...6 almonds...ice...5 frozen strawberries...1 T greek yogurt...a few goji berries...and I thinned it out with water rather than milk/juice/soy milk. That totally kept me full to dinner.

The other thing that's keeping me going is eating every 3 hours. Small meals. It makes a huge difference to constantly be grazing rather than starving yourself and then pigging out.

Oh, and water intake is going way way up!

Folks, I really believe in this Indian crock pot cooking. Even though the butter chicken got so much feedback ... you have to realize that most everything else is made with no oil or butter at all. Imagine eating pure beans and veggies that are flavored so well that they just fill you up because the ingredients are healthy and real. Not fake and fatty.

Jen - this post is for you. How can I convince you to cook this way? I keep telling you that every recipe is low cal and you just won't buy into it and get a crockpot!!! Do it now that I've included you in a post!

So...anyone else in? We could motivate one another through this blog and I'll occasionally post my ideas for snacks and treats. I have a list that I usually find at Trader Joe's...things like dark chocolate crisps and dark chocolate mint dollops.

So...whose in?



Anupy Singla
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18 Comments

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 16, 2009

Right…I know! It's the white bread. White bread is simple carbs. Take a roll with you from home that's whole wheat or a complex carb equivalent. It's the whole sugar spike addiction thing!

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 16, 2009

Alice….after work throw that roll out! You don't need it. And Jared will fend for himself. No temptations! Can you handle it?

alice
alice

September 16, 2009

but… it's like…. crack!!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

September 16, 2009

So far this morning I have only had a bowl of kashi with a banana, and I have had close to 30 ounces of water. I only use fat free skim milk in my cereal. My goal is to control my snacking by snacking smart.

James

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 16, 2009

James. that's so awesome. I had honeydew with veggie sausage (2 links are just 1 point). then was hungry so had papaya with three links. and am massively cooking in between. i have been drinking tons of water. so thanks for keeping me on track. let's definitely keep this going. just nice to know someone else is out there. the key is making the right choices when you are out and about!

alice
alice

September 16, 2009

i had a greek salad from corner bakery for lunch and i brought yogurt for a mid afternoon snack. i even saved the dinner roll that came with the salad because i know i shouldn't eat it. but it's so good, I call it the crack roll. haha. i've decided i'm only going to eat it if i am dying of hunger later today at work- otherwise jared gets to eat it. sigh… i'm gonna get some water now…

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 15, 2009

So, Alice. I hope you ate that grilled cauliflower already! I'm about to make a quick smoothie. Can you handle that?

alice
alice

September 15, 2009

oh you can bet i ate that grilled cauliflower!

cuttin' it close with the smoothie, huh. it was almost 9pm when you posted that! :)

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 16, 2009

How are you guys doing with your food today? Alice/James? Anyone else??

Sofia
Sofia

September 15, 2009

water does wonders, my friend! so, this is a great picture of you, goats, and sandeep, i can't wait to show mike! love you!

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 15, 2009

Hi Alice/James. I don't think there is a simple answer. The first step though as AA always claims is to admit you have a problem. We're all there! Yeah.

The second is..write everything down you do in a day. Weight Watchers has a fabulous book you can log things into. You can purchase them at their stores. The closest to me is on Clark in the Century Mall. Or just use a journal. You'll be surprised how much you actually do munch.

Also, let's pick a few things that we want to do better in the next week. Mine – as Sofia suggests – is to drink a ton of water. I just don't do that enough. I'm also going to have only one drink a week and will get back to excercise. (and thanks for the feedback Sofia. When I posted the caption Sandeep asked…"do you mean you or me?")

Alice and James you pick yours and let's get one another to stick to it.

It's a small step…but use this blogspace to motivate you. AND eat more of my food. I promise I am focussing on making it healthy!

water…minimal alcohol…excercise….small meals.

That's just the first 7 days. We can go it!!!

Go Go Go!

alice
alice

September 15, 2009

mine is to not eat after 9pm. can you handle it?!

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 15, 2009

well…if it makes you feel any better. my lattes at the park are alcholic spiked beverages in a coffee mug. (my friend jen is the one who influenced me with this one). check out hungry girl. she has a whole list of things that are snacky but good for you. (www.hungrygirl.com
yes, the thing about stopping when you are full is huge. look at kids. they have an internal mechanism that just goes off when they are not hungry. they just won't eat. it's amazing and i think we should learn from it!

Anonymous
Anonymous

September 15, 2009

Well I am not a lady in the physical sense but I will however join with you and try this as well. I have been trying a kashi cleanse and I will be finished with it on Monday, but the problem I think with these cleanses and two week diets is what happens when the time frame is over, there is no menu that lets you know what you are supposed to eat from that point on. I can't live on cereal forever (or can I). I would like some meat at some point.

So whats the agenda? What do you recommend, is there something we should start with and go from there? I'm not sure how the rest of you ladies are with control but I myself need something regimented and explains exactly what I am allowed to have.

James

alice
alice

September 15, 2009

i'm with you on this one. i've gained 8-10lbs since i got married last year, i'd like to blame jared with all his good cooking, but i think it's just me. let's do it!

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 15, 2009

Hi ladies. Thanks for the emails. Yes, let's do it!!!! I love that Nike logo…"Just do it!" So today I've been really good about eating well and eating small meals more frequently. I've also been drinking water. Alice. How is your day going? And what are your worst food habits? Mine are late at night eating! Not good. And drinking "lattes" at the park with the ladies who park!

alice
alice

September 15, 2009

um after i posted that comment i had a potbelly's sandwich and checked the nutrition info online and it was over 100% of the recommended intake of sodium!!! oops. i am pretty good at holding back on the snacks, but if i find a bag of potato chips, i'm a goner. i think i really also need to learn to stop eating when i'm full. it sounds silly, but growing up i was taught to finish my plate and i'm trying to re-teach myself that it's ok to not finish everything. i instruct jared to take food away from me :)

Anonymous
Anonymous

September 14, 2009

OK! OK!! Now I have to buy a frickin' crockpot! (from Jen)

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