Nope things really haven’t changed in 60 years. Women are still worried about our marriages, our homes and our perceived beauty. As you know, a few weeks ago I wanted to kick start my body into losing weight. I wrote about it here, here, here.So now a week off of the detox and I think I’ve made a new turn in my life. A few things I learned from those two weeks were…
Only a buggy full of veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean meats and ingredients I can pronounce can lead to a healthy body. (I see the Jiffy Pnut butter, probably not very healthy. But honest to goodness, it was requested by Superman.)
Juicing is great, but it can’t be the only form of nutrition. God actually created everything we, as human beings, need to thrive, not just survive. I’ve gotten rid of the “All or Nothing” mentality. This isn’t a “diet” I’m on. I’m on a “Live-it”. (I just made that up.) Die-it means to take something away. Live-it opened my eyes to all of the things I’ve been missing out on- the great taste of fresh! I’ve greatly reduced sugar. I can’t honestly say it’s completely out, but it is so much gone that my taste buds have changed. I don’t have the cravings for it and I can only tolerate a small bit.
This creamy broccoli soup is delicious and oh so nutritious! Simple ingredients: cauliflower, broccoli, chicken stock, coconut milk, salt/pepper and a few seeds. I actually don’t miss the gooey cheese I used to put in it.
When I get done with a workout or a game of tennis, a smoothie like this makes it all worth while. This one is what I call my “Chocolate Covered Strawberry”: almond milk, frozen strawberries, handful of super greens, protein powder, chia seeds and cacao powder. Yummo!
How did Marilyn have such a great figure? She worked out! If I’m serious about getting fit, then I have to be intentional about my day. I must eat foods that are good for me and move my body in such a way that I get my heart rate up and build muscle.
Not only did I learn more about nutrition, I lost 8 pounds that week. I have a ways to go, but I feel like my body has broken through that wall. I’ve been able to cut back on my Prilosec. My skin is not as dry. No more constipation. I have more energy and feel lighter.
We went to Charleston to meet MC’s soon-to-be in-laws and ate some amazing food. On Monday morning, I weighed myself to see that I had gained back 3 pounds. I’m not in a panic. Not living the All-or-Nothing life, I know what to do to get back on track. If I can live 80% of my life eating healthy and allowing 20% for slips and celebrations, I’m ok with that.
Or like Bonnie here, sitting on her husband, Chuck’s lap as they look at their wedding photos a year earlier. (I’m trying to imagine me sitting on Superman’s lap like this…brahaha! Poor Superman wouldn’t be able to breathe.)