May 4, 2015
My 45th birthday was 3 days ago. Thank goodness my husband and Jesus love me just the way I am, but I don't love the belly I have grown over the last 5 or 6 years. Where did it come from? I never used to have one. Even after having 3 children. In fact, it is really embarrassing to say, but I am hoping it will motivate me...I am the same weight I was when I was 9 months pregnant with my first child. Geez girl !!! Get it under control!!!
So. I re-read this book last week that I bought back in December...okay, so I have actually read it like 5 times now. I even tried to implement the rules in January. It was hard. I gave up. I did however somehow, someway, manage to do one thing out of the book correctly! I gave up diet soda. After almost 29 years of drinking it faithfully. I switched over to green tea and ice water. Best thing I could do for my wallet, my teeth and my health!
I experimented some more and gave up alcohol for Lent. It was hard too, but I realized I could do hard things that had to do with drinks I love. Now time to do it with food. I having been considering going back to school to be a nutritionist recently, and I thought, girl, you need to take care of yourself first!!! How can you teach others without getting yourself in line. This time I am blogging to help me stay motivated and responsible for my actions. If it ends up helping someone else down the line, I think that would be amazing.
I bought this delicious ground beef from Kroger~$7.49 lb, but so worth it because of all of the wonderful stuff you ingest when you eat grass-fed meat that you can't get any other way. (More on that science stuff later.)
It was yummy! My husband was eating his cereal and muffin and OJ and wanted to eat my food. I gave him a bite and he said it tasted good too. My drink was ice water. I only drink that and green tea all day with everything. I am grateful that it works for me after years of needing "bubbles" in my drink.
I was full for several hours after this. I paid bills, answered emails, managed my Etsy shops, filled orders and did my grocery shopping at Aldi's and Kroger's without thinking about food. While I was prepping the dinner for the family, I did start to get a rumble in my tummy. I finished off the other half of the red pepper I had with breakfast. I love the sweetness and the crunch of a red pepper. It is very satisfying. A big cup of tea, and I was okay for another hour.
I found this grass-fed, antibiotic free roaster chicken at Kroger! It is fresh, but you could freeze it if you want to. It is about 4 lbs. It cost $9.99. They also have a pre-cooked organic chicken in the deli for $8.99, but I don't think it is as big. It would save time though. This guy took 90 minutes total baking time. But it was so worth it! Moist and absolutely delicious!!! After getting all the meat off the guy, I froze the skin and carcass to make bone broth with later.
I made the family one of their favorites, white chicken chili. None for me however. It is filled with beans and cream and corn and topped with cheese. I did obviously try a little of the chicken before putting it in the chili and I had another serving of what I had for breakfast. I was a little sad, but not too bad. It is only day one, and you have to get into a swimsuit in July girl...just keep reminding yourself that food is for fuel. I have had many years of food for enjoyment :)
After dinner, we all went to church. I did get hungry again just before bed, and enjoyed half of a grapefruit.