Health Starts Here program... I'm finding it easier as each day passes. Maybe it's because I think I've finally beat the sugar cravings plus I'm finding a few "go-to" meals for when I need a quick meal that doesn't require hardly any prep time.
I do have to say that I was slightly disappointed on Thursday when I got on the scale only to find that I hadn't lost anything since Monday - but I guess I can look on the bright side(s)... 1) I didn't gain anything and 2) even if I didn't drop any poundage, I'm still eating waaayyy healthier than I ever have in my entire life - which makes it a win-win I guess, even if the scale hasn't moved.
I also have a BIG announcement to make: I ate Kale!! Not the kind of kale eating that I did on day 1 (the gagging, kind like a Survivor contestant eating a creepy-crawly live bug), but the smiling, enjoying kind of eating. I had finally surrendered to the fact that I was just never going to be able to choke down the likes of kale, chard, spinach, greens, etc - until I remembered my mother-in-law's soup. It's basically an Italian veggie, pasta soup, but it has some sort of greens in it -and I actually like it! [mainly because you can't actually taste the greens]. So I went about making a veggie, bean soup throwing some of any veggie in the refrigerator I could find: onions, red bell peppers, chopped broccoli, mushrooms, asparagus, a few small potatoes, some corn, a couple of cans of beans, a little soy sauce, spices, some veggie broth and an entire head of shred-chopped kale. I have to admit that this has been one of my favorite meals so far. I have two more bunches of kale in my refrigerator and I am planning to make a new batch on Sunday - but this time I think I'm going to make it in my crock-pot and use lentils instead of canned beans - I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
I have had meat three times this week though, which I'm not sure is so good - I had shredded chicken atop a Caesar salad on Monday night when we went out for Valentines day. Tuesday I added a chicken breast to a salad for dinner and last night I had an Aidells chicken apple sausage (these are sooo good - and it appeared on the label to be pretty healthy). I know I shouldn't have had so much meat this week, but I guess it's another habit that I'm going to have to break.
So here's to the rest of week 2 - It's my birthday on Sunday and I am calling a "cease-diet" on that day (I figure it's like one of the few free-pass days that we get each year) & we're going to to a casino buffet so I'm not looking for any weight loss on Monday - as long as the scale sits where it's at I'll be happy.
I'll be back on Monday with the entire week 2 update.
Posted by Liz of Pink Lemonade
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