I've been staying with my healthy eating plan and exercising. It wasn't easy this week as I was having hormone issues and a headache, but I trudged through and made it to today! I can actually feel my body changing! I think my waist is a little smaller! I guess I should do some measuring and weighing. I will do that soon. My eating isn't a whole lot different than before; I just have incorporated more protein and less carbs. I really love carbs and still eat them, just not all the time. There is such a thing as balance, which I believe strongly in. I just got out of balance. It's quite easy to do. But with the blogs and websites I've saved, I have something to access when I get out of balance. I didn't realize how much sugar I was consuming! That is a big cause for weight gain. Sugar consumption will also make it hard for one to lose weight. I still consume sugar, just not that much. I guess I'll always eat sugar in some form, cause I don't care for the artificial sweeteners. But I don't eat dessert every day.
I love looking at recipes! I have so many binders full of them. Today, I've been going through and pulling out ones I haven't made. Plus discarding ones that I don't think I'll ever make. Most of the recipes I have are healthy, but I've been finding more that include more vegetables. An example of that would be the Minestrone soup I made last week. I just used Orzo pasta, and dried basil instead of fresh. Here is a link to the recipe: http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/02/10/minestrone-soup/ I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
I just don't care for all whole wheat products. All whole wheat consumption is just not for me. At least not every wheat product I eat doesn't have to be whole wheat or whole grains and seeds. I purchased a loaf of organic whole grain bread and I just don't care for the taste of it. I read somewhere that the best bread is the one that has the least amount of ingredients. I was so glad I read that cause I love the bread I make in the Dutch oven. It's just flour, water, yeast, and salt. Doesn't get much simpler than this! Plus, the wheat I use is chemical and bleach free, so that makes it even better.
The weather has turned back to rain and cold again! I knew the Spring-like weather wouldn't last but it sure was nice! Who knows? We may have some more pretty weather next week! I hope ya'll are staying cozy and warm! Let me know what you are doing to live a more healthy life. Thanks for reading! Blessings from Bama!
|Malcolm went to live with some new ladies! Now his brother needs to find some.|
|More simple ingredients in the form of English muffins. Delicious with eggs, cheese, and ham!|
|Getting a little Uncle Randy Love!|
|A smoothie in the making.|
|I made this picture with my phone and am figuring out how to download them here.|
|I discovered that I love kiwis!|
|My simple bread.|