September 15, 2009
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.