5.21.2012

What I eat

I am in NO way a food expert, nutritionist, blah blah. There's your disclaimer.

I have struggled with my weight, especially over the last two years. I shoved my depression right into my face.

I used to work out every day in the gym and ate super healthy. I think good, simple eating is the way to go. I am counting calories and using my fitness pal. This way I know when I can have a "treat". I am buying organic food and cut red meat out. Insert sad face, I love steak. But this has become a fun game. It is fun to see the scale drop. And I need to lose 30 more lbs. I really am still eating good foods..



Strawberry walnut spinach salad with light raspberry dressing.


Salad, veggies, turkey burger on a sandwich thin with mustard and tomato. And reduced fat cheese.



Turkey taco bake with whole grain tortillas and a salad with light vinegrette. I even had a little bit of guacamole.



Turkey patty with veggies.



Whole grain penne with turkey and light Ragu sauce. Super yum.



Veggie burger with low fat cheese on sandwich thin.

I try and eat at home, but my fitness pal and common sense help me make healthy choices out. I love love the house dressing at US pizza and know its fattening. But I still eat a salad there at least once a week. By planning my meals and changing my lifestyle I think it's ok to eat something you really want.

I've really been working hard and I have a long way to go. But, my goal is 30 lbs by the time our beach vacation comes in July!

I snack on nuts, fruit, protein smoothies..I have planned on documenting this journey but have been a little ashamed that I let myself get where I was. I'm going to continue to blog about it, maybe even do a weekly post with all my meals and total calories. More so for me, but if you have any questions or advice feel free to ask or give me advice:/) This is just what works for me.

If anyone else is trying to lose weight, let me know what you are doing!! I can't count points but can count calories:-)

Happy eating!

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Way to go! I need to step on that train with you!!
I need to cut out all red meat but it seems we eat that about 4 out of 7 nights per week!

Hillary said...

It sounds like you are doing awesome girl!! You are going to be a great motivator and inspiration to me! Keep up the good work!!

xoxox

The Momma said...

You are doing great! You need to find me on My Fitness Pal, I'm on there too and love it!

Are you working out? I am SURE it is hard with the little ones, just wondering if you have time to squeeze in a run a few days a week?

Tesha said...

Ok so as I read this I am stuffing my face with chips and cookies. UUGGG it has been a bad week. Right after Jonathan died I lost my apatite and dropped a lot of weight really fast. Recently I have been eating for comfort not good ;/ I know I need to get a handle on it or I will have a mess on my hands. Well this is really encouraging that you and Hillary are doing weight loss post maybe it will help me before I jump headlong into a pint of ice cream. I love the idea of a weekly diet/exercise post that would be a great link up :) Good job!!!!!

Kim said...

Great job! I have also been changing my diet and exercising and have lost 50lbs in the last year. I have my struggles, but overall it has been easier this time. I also ate my way through my grief:( When I started this journey I weighed 30lbs more than when I got pregnant with Reese and Scotlyn and I was heavy to begin with. It feels really good to watch the weight come off. One thing that has helped me is my breakfast. I found these low carb tortillas with laughing cow light swiss cheese wedge and egg whites. About 125cal and it keeps me full. Keep going girl, you look great!

Summer said...

Holy that looks yum! I wish I could diet cause I would do your diet fo sho lol! Oh I'm back lol ha! no fb ever ever but bloggy I will do! I am proud of you girl! Keep it up and girl when I was super skinny I would eat healthy all week and then enjoy something I really liked on the weekend would be Hibachi's house dressing lol ha! That is funny we both like a house dressing from somewhere! How are you and the littles and the hubs?

xoxo

Summer said...

Holy that looks yum! I wish I could diet cause I would do your diet fo sho lol! Oh I'm back lol ha! no fb ever ever but bloggy I will do! I am proud of you girl! Keep it up and girl when I was super skinny I would eat healthy all week and then enjoy something I really liked on the weekend would be Hibachi's house dressing lol ha! That is funny we both like a house dressing from somewhere! How are you and the littles and the hubs?

xoxo

Nicole said...

Sounds like you're doing awesome! Congrats! Keep up the good work, mama!!!

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