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1 Feb

Hello! First I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words about my goal for 2010. Super nice of you to take the time and write to me in the comments section. My one girlfriend (you know who you are) was so funny last week… she emailed me on Sunday and wanted to know why I hadn’t posted a healthy update yet. I had to reminder her it was a Moo Monday post! Still it made me feel good that she was looking forward to it. ;)

Heading into week five of a healthy me! Had another good week (week 4)! Still it was hard in the food department because I ate out twice this week. Once for a friend’s 40th and once for my little brother’s 30th. Salmon one night and steak the next – both delish! However the exercise must have paid off a little.

Weight loss:

I am amazed that I lost 4 pounds this week. That puts me at 11 pounds in four weeks! That is more than 2 a week. I will take it! Yeah!!!! I have a feeling this week will be a smaller loss… but if I can even loose a pound then that will put me at 12 for five weeks. I am good with that!

Chugging along with clean eating… I made this Healthy Smoothie/Smoothy
after finding that I really love almond milk. It is only 40 calories a cup! Better than the Silk I was drinking. Even if you aren’t on a diet, you should tryAlmond Milk, it is yummy.

Thought I would share my typical grocery list lately… I left off the few unclean things I buy for my kids… but I still try to buy treats for them that do not have HFCS and have a small amount of ingredients (less than 5).

Fruit: Apples, grapefruit, grapes, strawberries and bananas.

Red peppers, Tomatos, onion, garlic, mushrooms, squash, baby spinach, bagged lettuce

Sweet Potatos, Oatmeal, Oroweat double fiber bread, low carb tortillas, hot multigrain cereal, brown rice, all types of beans, natural peanut butter and whole wheat flour for the pancakes, Natural Granola, Eziekel English Muffins, hummus, cottage cheese, almond milk, greek yogurt…

Tuna fish, chicken breast, ground turkey/lean beef.

Exercise:

I did boot camp M,T, F, and Sat. I ran three miles on Wed. and walked a mile. Thursday I had planned to go to boot camp. I went to pick up my neighbor for camp and saw the email that it was cancelled… Here’s the part I am amazed about… Instead of going back to bed (as the old me would have done) I popped in Big Love and ran three miles and walked 2 miles. I rested on Sun. I have two more weeks before I start real training for the 10 miles at the end of April.

This is my last week of the five week boot camp. I am bummed. I feel like this is working… Unfortunately, my hubby still needs some convincing due to the price tag… but I am going to go with the, “I want this as a VDay present approach!” I will let you know if it works. I just think another 5 weeks would really put this new habit in place for me.

Random Thoughts:

2 Helpful Diet Links:

Benefits of Clean Eating – http://nutrition.suite101.com/article.cfm/clean_eating_basics

Clean Eating Isn’t a Fad Diet …. It’s The Real Deal. Learn the Basics of Eating Clean and Reap The Health, Weight-Loss and Fitness Rewards.
http://www.answerfitness.com/204/clean-eating-eating-clean-answer-fitness/

Book Recommendation:

In Defense of Food - the author was on Oprah this week.  You can Test your Food IQ here!

Check this out from Oprah! 
Fat, carbohydrates and calories are listed on every label, but where that food comes from, what’s been added and what’s been removed isn’t as easy to see. Michael Pollan on the truth about the food you eat.

You Tube Video

What’s in Your Milk http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=trWcqxrQgcc

Thanks for reading!!!