Monday, December 12, 2011
Shellac and Skittles
I don't think I ever have anything profound to say, and that's what keeps me from posting most of the time.
But, I'm real.
What's been going on with me?
In late October, I decided to make a life change. Today, I'm living better. I eat better. A LOT better. Before it would take me, max, 20 minutes in the grocery store. Now, it takes about 2 hours. Why? B/c I read labels on EVERYTHING.
Just yesterday, I had a conversation about pre-packaged spinach. I was asking a friend about how much loose spinach cost. She asked me what kind I eat. I told her the bagged kind, and that it doesn't wilt at all. I finish off a bag in about 6-7 days. She was like, "Deepa, why doesn't it wilt even a little bit?" I thought for a moment, and then responded, "Chemicals?"
Then, that got us talking again about shellac and skittles.
Anything with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated anything, I will NOT eat. Yeck!
Since late October, I exercise 5-6 times a week. Daily, its breakfast smoothies made with peanut butter, spinach, frozen berries, almond milk, and oatmeal; sometimes a little greek yogurt. SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!
Vitamin supplement regimen everyday includes: Vitamin C, D3 & B12, Spirulina, Garlic, Calcium, Magnesium, Flaxseed, Selenium, and Pro-biotics.
This gets me off to a running a marathon start.
And, so far, about 15 pounds lost! :) I bought new jeans on Black Friday b/c mine were about thread-bare, and now they're on the verge of being too loose to wear. Guess, I'll have to break out the belts.
My friends and my teens help me stay on track. Sending me txt messages to not eat cookies, which are one of my four food weaknesses. The other three - fried chicken, which I have eaten in over a month and half; ice cream, and chips.
Pray for me please. I need endurance to make this a lasting lifestyle change.