Fooooooooood

After feeling completely ashamed of myself yesterday for going through so much trouble just to
avoid some exersize, I got up off my lazy bum and started the c25k (couch to
5K). I’ve done it before and really enjoyed it but along the way I made one
excuse or another and quit.  So…I’m going to give it a shot once
more.
My husband went with me
to the store last night and helped me get a ton of ingredients to make all the
healthy pinterest recipes I found yesterday (also while procrastinating to avoid
working out) ;)   I pre made a few meals for the rest of this week to help from
over eating and snacking. ( I hoard snacks like a freaking
hamster!!)
I found a lot of recipes
that have the same basic ingredients (give or take a few things) to make things
a little easier.. does that make sense? anwho* I bought:
carrots
bell
peppers
zucchini
tomatoes
apples
bananas
olives
chickpeas
hummus
spinach
lettuce
grapes
greek
yogurt
cottage
cheese
lemons
almonds
and a lil garlic…
(for some flava flave)

I’ve also started
drinking a boat load of water.. haha a ‘boat load of water’ would not be a good
thing. :) I drink water fairly regularly but a prefer juices or really anything
that doesn’t taste as boring as water.  I really needed more water in my diet so
water it is…. my eyeballs have begun to float.

Well…That’s about all
of it as far as the food changes have been. I don’t think it will be hard to
maintain.
I’m reaching for a small
goal of about 10lbs lost a month for the next 3 months. I’m not ‘too far gone’
to consider that a realistic goal for myself.  It also helps me to look at a
smaller goal of 10lbs than to picture the 30lbs overall that I need to
lose.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

 

So I made myself a semi yummy, healthy lunch today.  I found the recipe on
pinterest last night and thought I would give it a try. It was fairly easy to
throw together last night. After I made it I put it in the fridge and ate it
this afternoon. It tasted better cold because of the fresh veggies… it had a
nice ‘crunch’ to it.
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recipe for ….whatever this was: I think it was
called mediterranean chickpea salad:

1/2 a cup of diced red bell peppers
( I used green peppers)
1/8 cup of diced black olives
15 oz of garbanzo
beans (chickpeas) that only took me half the trip to the store to figure out. I
DID NOT use 15 oz. I used about 3oz. *ain’t nobody got time for that*
1/2
cup diced tomatoes
2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1/8 cup red onion, finely
chopped

and for the dressing:

1/2 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tbs red
wine vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic/chopped
1 tbs plain low fat greek
yogurt
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of diced
cucumbers

Now… don’t think you’re going to fall in love with this and
eat it every day for the rest of your life. That probably won’t happen. ‘Was it
good?’ you may ask..  I thought it was pleasant and definetely filled me up.

Because of the feta cheese and bell peppers I thought it tasted faintly of
supreme pizza… that could have been wishful thinking. :) Yes.. it was
definetely wishful thinking.
I guess eating healthy takes some time to get
use to.  There’s nothing that will ever compare to fried chicken and mashed
potatoes and gravy but there are a few things I can think of that are more
pleasant than dying from clogged arteries. 

Procrastination at its finest

I’ve always wondered how blogs start out.

I picture them to be inspired by some great idea or some burst of wisdom. For me……not so much.

There really is no method to this madness.. I’ve simply spent all morning researching the many ways of losing belly fat the “quick and easy” way.
I found a lot of great exercises that may do the trick, several vitamin supplements that might help and I even watched a you tube video of Dr. Oz ranting about some fruit from South East Asia that will burn fat “no exercise needed.”

HELLO! ‘One way ticket to Asia, please.”

With all of that being said… I have a strong suspicion I’ll look back on this first post and think “Man, I’m an idiot.” But this blog hasn’t been inspired by some great idea and probably won’t turn me into an internet sensation..  I simply started this blog to *hangs head in shame* ……  justify not getting up and running or even walking on my treadmill.
Procrastination at it’s finest.
I always make these big plans in my head of how I’m going to bite the bullet and lose weight. “I’m serious this time.” I tell my husband.  He just smiles and gives me what encouragement he can. It’s frustrating to be 25, the wife of a GORGEOUS man, the mother of two children and struggling to juggle all the demands of a house wife AND have a sexy physique to boot.
I guess the biggest task in overcoming a problem is to admit you have one.
Well.. I admit it.. I have a problem.  *sarcasm* I bet it’s a thyroid problem. I better have it checked out by the Dr..  I kid I kid… Buuuut seriously. I am hoping to shed some weight, get motivated to live a healthier lifestyle and maybe get some form of support and to encourage others as well.