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 scene...you 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!
So...here we go.
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!
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