Almost a year ago, I started a blog called "Those Pesky Ten Pounds." The premise? I had been stuck at the same weight for a long time, and had ten pounds to lose. My husband started laughing about that today because...well...those pesky ten pounds have become those pesky twenty over the past year.
I'm down about 4 pounds this week - but that is clearly sickness induced.
So what is the new weight loss plan? Not focusing on weight loss.
I have spent so much time fretting over the scale, over tightening clothes, etc etc that I have forgotten the entire reason I should be striving to be twenty pounds lighter. It's not to look better in a bikini (although that would be nice). It's about being healthy.
Rather than focusing on "diet foods" with empty calories, I'm trying to focus on eating more "real foods". Foods with health benefits.
For instance, this is what I have had to eat so far today:
Breakfast: half cup of oatmeal mixed with half banana, 1 tbsp almond butter, cinnamon, drizzle of honey
Snack: 1 serving fruit
Lunch: Chipotle - burrito bowl with rice, beans, tomatoes, corn salsa, guac and sour cream
Snack: "Green Monster" smoothie - 2 cups raw spinach, half banana, 1 cup milk
I certainly have not perfected this, but I'm trying. I have been inspired by several blogs I wanted to share with you:
Kath Eats Real Food
Eat Live Run
Oh She Glows
Heather Eats Almond Butter
Healthy Tipping Point
These women provide amazing ideas for a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to check them out!
I will try to keep you posted on this effort toward a healthier lifestyle by eating "real food". Wish me luck!
Anyone else out there trying to eat more "real food" rather than "dieting"? Any other inspiring blogs you want to share?