Thursday, March 31, 2011

End of the Month





My husband and I like many others only get paid once a month. I am still trying to get a monthly plan that works yet still it never fails that the last few days of the month I fel like I am always trying to put those last few "just have to have" purchases to use. I've been trying "fake meat" substitutes. Ever the opptimist! HA! I finally realized I am wasting money on this proccessed stuff. My next pizza will be all veggie, just the way I like it! The "cheese" we used is sooooo good! Even my hubby likes it. :0)

But what was really delicious was the thrown together mashed potatoes with some basil and roasted red peppers(from a jar). I cooked the potatoes with a couple of garlic cloves in the water. I mixed them with just a bit of the "garlic" water and some earth balance. With a fresh sliced tomato and green onion, all I can say is yummy!

The last dish (the one with the slice of Ezekiel bread toasted) was some left over chickpeas that I just added all kinds of spices and two tablespoons of some leftover corn. And again with the sliced tomato and onions but I added a bit of Organicville Thousand Island dressing. It is so yummy.

Funny thing is when I have to use what I have leftover it always seems to be the best meals. I think the best part of all is my husband is willing to try everything I make. He even eats it all even if he is not fond of it. It's nice to have him supporting and even joining me in changing our diets.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of this yummy food as much as we enjoyed eating it! (well, except for the fake pepperoni)

Take care.

Till my next post...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Meal & Snack Preparation


This month we had flooding in our home. We were unable to use any water. Which meant no cooking at home. I used this as an excuse to take a "break" as it were from all the healthy habits I had formed. I made poor choices most of the time. My body is now letting me know it will not tolerate anymore! I drank one soda which lead to drinking it everyday. My insides feel awful and my energy level is at an all time low.

You may ask how am I getting back on track. First, I came clean to Debb, my diet buddy. It wasn't easy and it felt scary to be honest about it. It shouldn't matter what is going on when it comes to taking care of myself. Debb, listens but is no push over. She wants me to do well and is honest with me about being more prepared. She wants me to succeed as much as I want her to. I use to think I could do this all by myself but that isn't true. Having a diet buddy is a blessing! We are making weekly goals and making sure we touch base during the week by email and at least one phone call a week. For me anyway, it makes me feel like I'm not in this all alone. It makes it feel doable.

One of the things I am working on with Debb's help is better meal and snack preparation. I made this lovely hummus. No oil! It is so good! So much garlic! Yummy!

On one of those weight loss commercials for some company the woman said "Our outside reflects how we feel about ourselves inside. And I didn't think I felt this bad about myself". It really made me think. "How do I really feel about myself"? What does my outside say about me? I know my journey will take me to where I am suppose to be. Where I will feel good about myself inside and out! Each day I will get closer to the answers and closer to the life I deserve...a happy and healthy one!

Till my next post...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Forks over Knives



I can't wait to see this film! It reminds me of the Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb:

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.

Till my next post...