Monday, February 7, 2011
The Journey Begins With the First Step
Today is the first day of my journey to health. I usually wake up at 5:15am - not because it's my choice, but because our new puppy seems to need to "go" at that hour and like most Moms, if I don't take her, no one will. So I get up, take the puppy out and then begin my day (updating youngest daughter's school website, getting breakfast and lunch ready for Mr Pink, etc). I've been up for 45 minutes and realize that I'm starving. Usually I would wait until 8:15 when I get home from taking youngest daughter to school to eat breakfast and by then I would be famished, so I realize that maybe I need to eat earlier to get my metabolism kick-started and also so I won't be so terribly hungry that I grab anything I can find that's immediately available for breakfast.
So, at 6:45 (probably still later than I should be eating) - I eat some fruit and decide that when I get home from school dropoff I will try making a hot breakfast for myself and oldest daughter.
There's something about eating a meal you're not really happy with - somehow you just don't feel satisfied so I spent the rest of the morning wanting "something" even though I tried to quench the tummy rumbling with a handful of pistachios - no luck - still hungry... how much longer until lunch??
Lunch was a dilemma - what I really wanted was a good sandwich, some chips and a soda - but I, instead opted for my "really big" salad as the plan calls for daily. I hadn't planned for it to be quite so big, but it kind of grew - A really big handful of greens... wait, I'm supposed to eat three servings of colorful veggies - let's throw some red bell pepper, chopped broccoli and red onion... oooo how about some avocado? Wait, I need to have beans - luckily, there was a can of garbanzo beans in the "Starter Kit" so I put a serving (1/2 cup) on top of my growing veggie pile. There, a "really big" salad that should fulfill those requirements.
So to sum up day one:
Quinoa is best served savory, Salads have a way of growing on their own and I hate Kale.
That, my friends is pretty much it - I'm going to try to make a oatmeal & apple bar recipe for tomorrows breakfast... wish me luck.
Posted by Liz of Pink Lemonade
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