Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day by day or year by year?

Sometimes I plan ahead.

Sometimes I have to go day by day, or even minute by minute! I'm not at the plan ahead stage again yet. I liked it when I was there...I was in the groove...rocking the know, on top of things.

Weight loss, getting healthy, right now it's in the deprivation stage. I keep thinking of what I can't/shouldn't have. That shit has got to stop. So, today, I'm going to think of what I can do today. Not tomorrow, not next week, today, to get me toward my goal.

Deprivation makes for a crappy motivation. So, what can I do today to help eliminate that feeling you ask? Well, I have an answer!

I can make a list of all the food that I like to eat that isn't total shit for me. Isn't going to kill me off 10 years too soon. You know...kind of semi healthy fare that I will actually shove down my throat? Ya, that kind. If I have a list of stuff I like, that I can choose from, it won't seem like such a chore. It'll seem like I have a choice. That's how I roll....find what I like and treat myself! we go.

Salmon patties
Taco salad
vegetable soup
Cream of broccoli soup (evaporated skim milk is my friend!)
Roast beef, potatoes, carrots, fresh green beans (wow, comfort food that can be good for me!)
Creamy chicken curry
whole wheat pasta with homemade pasta sauce...TVP is my friend in this!
8 can soup
Fried fish- yes...toss the fillet in a bit of flour and corn meal and fry it in a teaspoon of healthy oil in my cast iron skillet. I then make a 'ho cake' to go with it and cole slaw. Ho cake is made with corn meal (healthy grain) and buttermilk. Yum.

These are just a few off the top of my head.

Keep in mind I really don't like veg. So, loading up my plate with steamed veg just isn't going to happen. You have a recipe where the veg is disguised? Bring it on! I can gag down a few roasted veg...but again, it's not my favorite and usually I end up leaving them on my plate and leave the meal hungry...not a good scenario.

What are some of your favorite meals? Help me add to my list!



  1. This soup is 2 points per cup (hope you like beans): Just open the cans and dump together and heat:
    1 can corn
    1 can rotel
    2 cans black beans
    1 can minestrone soup
    I LOVE IT. You can cook a little more pasta to add or some browned ground beef for protein. I add some grated cheese at times. It's very filling. Let me know if you like it.

  2. Cashews are good: protein and fibre (and not much carbohydrate).
    I aim for low GI - the green light foods. Check it out.

  3. Debbie, I just put together a Sweet and Chunky Chicken Salad. I will post it on my blog. Feel free to plagerize, I did!!

  4. I enjoy whole wheat tortillas with vegetarian refried beans. That's one of my go to meals. I also do angel hair pasta with whatever veggies i have. I know you don't like them - but I have developed a taste over time.

  5. If you like comfort food, try the WW Chicken Pot Pie. There are a couple recipes out there for 5-6 points a serving. I have the Make it in Minutes cookbook from a few years ago, so I use that one, but if you google it, a ton of recipes come up. There are lots of veggies in it, but they are disguised in creamy gravy.
    You may also like baked zucchini "fries." Dip 'em in low fat ranch and you'd never know you were eating a vegetable. :-)

  6. Thanks for the ideas girls. Paula, the pot pie sounds good. I might have the book...I'll look when I get back to FL.