Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

New Year, fresh commitment, here we go

Update for Friday 1/3/2014

I was up 2 pounds at my WW meeting. No surprise there. My WW meeting always feels like the start of a fresh new week and a new beginning. This one was no different. I'm ready to put the holidays behind me, to leave 2013, and all of the stress of losing my Mom, in the past..and move forward. I'm ready to embrace a new year , renewed goals, and a fresh commitment to a healthy lifestyle. 

We're 3 days in and I've hit my goal of at least three miles a day and 10,000 steps each day. Yay!!

I've embraced the idea of the "Simple Start" plan that WW rolled out for the new year. I'm not strictly doing Simple Start as it's just a bit too restrictive for me. I am, however, using the premise and the materials as resources as I do "Simply Filling," the plan that Simple Start is derived from. 

So here's my meals and tracker for Friday:

I had coffee and a banana before my walk. 

For brunch I sautéed some onion and pepper and added kale and 1/2 cup cooked brown rice. When it was ready to eat I made a hole in the middle, added a bit of water for steam, and cracked 2 eggs into it. When the eggs were poached I transferred it all to a plate and added some fat free cheddar cheese. It was so good! I had an orange to finish with something sweet. 

For dinner I made a pasta sauce with 95% lean ground beef, onions, black beans, yellow squash, diced tomatoes, and spaghetti sauce from a jar. I served it over 1/2 cup of whole wheat spaghetti and broiled eggplant, with fat free mozzarella grated over was so yummy!!

My evening snack was cutie orange segments. 

My portions were bigger than they really needed to I will work on that. I am going to try and be very intentional about recognizing and honoring that moment when I pause, take a breath, and realize that I'm satisfied and it's time to stop eating. 

I tried on my running skirt for the Tinkerbell half marathon and I could REALLY see the weight that I've gained when I looked in the about fresh motivation!!! :) 

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