Well I said it a post or two ago. I AM GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT! I knew it would be scary telling the world, not to mention closest friends, family and most of all I made a pact with my son-in-law. We both plan on getting fit again. I have been on a binge of eating healthy and not dieting. I have been watching Dr. Oz to get remotivated and educated in what is new. I have tried to be very active in my retirement, but the social aspect of where I live is very fattening. Anyway, enough with excuses. It must come off. I know I will feel better and it is better for me. The first thing I have been doing is making Dr. Oz’s Green Drink. I actually look forward to it every morning. Other mornings it is oatmeal with apples diced on top. I have given up milk and gone totally soy milk, which I love. I have learned that as we age , cow’s milk doesn’t always agree with us anymore, and I love soy milk. So I am taking baby steps. That Green Drink is so filling and satisfying that it holds me for hours. I keep hard boiled eggs in the fridge for lunch which again keeps me satisfied for hours. Chop one egg with some of the Hickory Smoked Tuna from the foil packs and I am happy. One has to start with baby steps. We all have to learn what our own body uses and keeps us going. So I am trying to up my protein and stay away from sugar. Sugar makes me want more sugar. So that is a no- brainer. Here is a pic of one of my first drinks.
Isn’t it pretty? It calls for fresh ginger that you have to peel. Lets face it, convenience will get us farther, so I bought minced ginger in a tube. There are no preservatives, or anything else except ginger. So I feel this is a good convenient way to go. You will find it in the fresh herbs area. Dr. Oz suggests you add a banana to the initial drinks so you like it better. I do love bananas, but the apple that goes in it, really does the job. I have also been making my own smoothies with berries, but I always include the spinach and cucumber. I got my big straw from Panera Bread and I keep washing it because it is perfect for smoothies. Well I am not going to go on and on, but I did want to fulfill my commitment by explaining that I really intend to do this. I have lost 4 lbs in about 1 1/2 weeks and feel good. I am doing a lot of stretching in my own living room so I can get back to badminton. Did anyone see the Dateline show on what sitting does to us? That is the other area I am attacking. My Etsy shop has kept me a bit sedate, let alone, quilting. So now I break often and do some movement. Yoga is one thing I enjoy and you can do that anywhere. So there, I’ve said it. I’ll keep you posted.