- that she can get a little salad of her own making from the cafeteria at work for $2. Now, to start making my own salad dressing again from scratch and bringing it to add to the salad. Not to mention other goodies, such as cooked quinoa or raw sunflower seeds and sliced cucumbers. I always get the celery because it not only is raw and has fiber but it is also alkalyzing in the body. That is so good.
- that actually jogging on the rebounder is a different animal than just sort of...shuffling (but not off to Buffalo...) and only managed 2 minutes last night but was breathing harder with accelerated heart rate (good thing!) and is going for 3 minutes tonight. Can you say "badly out of shape"? Thought so...
- that she is enjoying this blog so much that it's more fun than eating M & Ms or chocolate chip cookies or even--dare it be, Reader?--pumpkin cheesecake.
That's pretty much it today--had grapes for breakfast (why? because I like them!) and salad and then yogurt with blueberries, etc. for lunch and later, some carrots which I am going to steam in the microwave (I know, I know...) and some almonds and an apple for the way home.
Here's the dealio...I LOVE eating this way. It's really healthy for me not to be eating later, to be eating raw and unprocessed foods with no additives--and I LOVE IT. That's 75% of the battle--eating food that is good for us, in reasonable amounts, and liking it. Oh, and getting so jazzed about exercise that we have to do whatever it is instead of "Fooey, I have to [run, go to the gym, use the BowFlex]" True story: I had this friend who bought a BowFlex and it sat on his enclosed front porch, being used...3 times?...because his boyfriend didn't like to work out...Hmmmm....I would just say, "Hey, do whatever because girlfriend here is gonna get crunk with the BowFlex...see ya later..." (I have no idea what "crunk" means but I sorta liked it. If I said something terrible, forgive me, and let's move on!)
Every single day, you all are my silent--and sometimes not-so-silent--cheering squad, and I cannot do this without you. So feel free to jump in, tell what you have done that works or doesn't, and not only cheer me to the finish line of good health (and body set-point weight) but cheer each other!