Sweet Potato Fries and Stuffed Bell Peppers
I went to a wedding this weekend, so naturally, it was a very tough time. I did do something good though, and I only ate one plate of food, and one piece of cake, something that I am very proud of. The rest kind of went to the dogs.
I like to give myself time to mess up, and time to really let my new eating methods a new part of my life. I think that is something that I don't give myself enough credit for. Dieting will always be a part of my life, mostly because I give myself a lot of leeway and time for mess-ups. The only problem with this method of dieting, is that I never see myself lose a dramatic amount of weight. Instead, I lose weight gradually over time, or gain it gradually over time.
I am working on adopting a healthy lifestyle of eating, something that I don't think anyone ever gets a hand on. Here is what I ate today:
Fruit salad with
3 small necterines
Odwalla Protein Shake
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Sweet Potato Fries
Food will always be a part of my life, so I might as well make it fun! The exciting thing about today is the majority of things that I am eating are working well with my CSA. Everything that I ate today on this list is organic (aside from the canned tomatoes for the rice in the stuffed bell peppers, and the dressing). But everything is organic and purchased through the CSA! Now that I have finally started gaining all these vegetables, it is starting to make sense to me as to how to get everything organized.
I've stopped visciously planning my meals, and instead just playing it by ear. I plan on cooking a tomoto sauce from scartch with a whole wheat pasta sometime this week, making a beef stew sometime this week, making a stir fry with tot soi and collard greens sometime this week, and taking food one moment at a time. And when I am not making a meal, I will be eating a salad, and have a protein shake for a snack.
I remember the first time I read a diet guide and it said that for a snack you only get "6 grapes". I hate that. I don't think that my love of food should be constrained to six grapes, nor do I think that my love of food should be boxed into little catergories. Instead, I think that my love of food should be mixed with everything I do on a daily basis. For example, by only saying that I will cook about three meals this week I allow myself to have lots of leftovers, plus I leave a lot of room for me to eat more salad, something that my CSA sends me so much of! LOL.
Also, I miss romaine lettece, which I think will boost my love up of salads. I hate those spring mixes, I get kind of sick when I eat them sometime. Romaine has always just been a more fresh and crisp kind of feeling when eating salad.
I am doing the Run for the Wine this week! I think that the thing about doing poorly with eating and everything, is that at least I am still running three miles, something that I couldn't do years ago. Although this change has been gradual, I am very proud of myself for slowly making these changes in my life.