I decided after my last weigh in post that I would only weigh myself once a month right now. I have heard arguments from both sides- how weighing oneself weekly or daily keeps you in check and, conversely, how weighing oneself weekly or daily can make you a numbers-obsessed-dieting-freakazoid. So. . . I decided to stay away from the scale until the first of July and then reassess.
Meanwhile, I’m still eating well. No refined sugar or white flour for five weeks and counting. And you know what? I don’t really miss it. Weird but true! But I pass up cookies and bread-y things left and right. I’ve slipped here and there- the rare slice of baguette at Cafe Presse after my Nintendo party while I waited on my salad or the tiny piece of homemade chocolate birthday cake for my brother-in-law’s birthday but for the most part I am on track. I realize perfection is not actually my objective, just consistency. I’ve been exercising regularly with water aerobics three times a week and the 100 Push Up Challenge and 200 Sit Up Challenge plus walks. I need to do more exercising and have a few ideas in mind which I will reveal in another post.
One key ingredient to success for me is preparing my own food. Luckily, I love to cook so I have been reserving Sundays for prepping my go-to meals for lunches or when I get home ravenous from a work outs. Planning is key when trying to keep to a healthy eating regime. Eating out is difficult at a lot of restaurants – so many huge portions of foods I do not want to be eating. (I am looking at you potatoes!) I did find a great breakfast place that serves whole wheat pancakes and other whole grain, healthy options which I will DEFINITELY be returning to. (Any Seattle peeps love breakfast as much as me? Let’s go!)
Here’s a few recipes I am trying out this week:
Reinterpreted Moussaka (I found it to be a bit sweet but I didn’t have one of the spices which maybe changed the flavor? It’s like lasagna without pasta. Tasty enough and it made a lot so I’ll be eating it for a while.)
Hummus & Whole Wheat Pitas (This is DELISH! I do believe I will never buy store bought hummus again. And I loved making the pitas. I’ve never worked with yeast before but it was fun and they are so so tasty.)
Cinnamon Ricotta Creme (The peanut butter mousse from my last recipe post turned out so good that I thought I’d expand to other flavors. I never would have thought to use cottage cheese to make a cheesecake-like dessert but it really works. Mmm!)
Flourless, Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cookies (I made these and well, I don’t like that much Splenda in my food. They don’t taste bad but I think I’d rather reserve my dessert options for something with fruit. Did I just say I wanted fruit as dessert?! My world is spinning off its axis.) (Also, too much Splenda can make a girl gassy and what’s ladylike about that?) (TMI. Apologies!)
If you have any recipes you love that don’t include sugar or white flour, please feel free to share.