Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If I Lose Weight I'll Have A Good Excuse To Buy New Clothes!

I LOVE to shop.  New clothes make me happy.  My bank account does not love my shopping habit.  BUT if I lose weight I'll have to buy some new clothes. . . at the very lease some new pants!

Enter "clean" eating.  Last Monday I started on my healthy eating campaign.  I really want to be healthier.  I eat way too much candy, sugar and other junk.  I don't need it.  It makes me feel like crap and combined with MS fatigue that is not a good thing.

 
I have realized the biggest obstacle to not eating healthy is not being prepared.  Duh!

So I went grocery shopping the last two Sunday evenings and bought healthy food.  Then when I got home I did a ton of food "prep" which included cutting up celery, carrots, grapefruits, etc.  If got everything organized for the week.  Then all I have to do in the morning is grab the food and go!


So in week 1 I lost about 2.5 pounds.  Pretty good!  While I do want to lose some weight it is not my only focus.  I really just want to eat cleaner and healthier.  I want to feel more energy.

I have not had any carbs since I started this.  I eat WAY too many carbs.  I LOVE pasta.  So bye bye carbs.  My focus has been on fruits, veggies, chicken, yogurt, cheese. . .

 
Oh and I gave up juice/lemonade/ice tea.  I drank way too much sugary stuff.  I gave up coffee too (b/c I put too much sugar in it).  I've only drank water since I started this (ok and a glass of wine at Kendall's and a few mimosas at Georgina's).  I'm not giving up wine!

I'm only going to weigh myself once a week.  Like I said I don't want the main focus to be on that number.  But I do want to continue to make modifications if I'm not losing any weight.

 I did treat myself the other night.  This my friends is known as portion control!!! :)

So there ya have it.  My version of clean eating.  Good times!

Goal for this week: DRINK MORE WATER!
Should be an easy one to accomplish right?  I'm so busy at work that I forget to drink water!  So I'm trying.

Have you tried clean eating? Any tips/tricks/pointers for me?

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Can MS be cured?
Not yet. There are now FDA-approved medications that have been shown to "modify" or slow down the underlying course of MS. In addition, many therapeutic and technological advances are helping people manage symptoms. Advances in treating and understanding MS are made every year, and progress in research to find a cure is very encouraging.

The key words there are "not yet."  I really believe we can find a cure in my lifetime.  That is why I am so passionate about raising money and participating in MS events!

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12 comments:

  1. i've been focusing more on eating cleaner lately as well. i lost 30 pounds a year ago and have kept it off but realized i was just feeling blaaah and all the sugar i was consuming was probably to blame haha. grains like quinoa and farro have helped me not want pasta and bread and they're really versatile!

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  2. You can do it! And those meals looked really yummy! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Portion control is where it's at, everything in moderation!

    Food prep is integral to not eating like crap during the week. I always food prep on Sundays!

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  4. My tip...never give up wine!

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  5. I would die for some chocolate peanut butter ice cream right now haha

    xo Jennifer

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  6. Good luck on your healthy eating campaign! :-) I know meal planning is the biggest thing that helps me eat healthy!

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  7. Congratulations on the 2.5 lbs! My biggest obstacle is eating healthy and I know if I was more organized I would be so much more successful. I keep seeing people post about prepping their food for the week, and I want to do it but apparently not bad enough since I haven't yet.

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  8. Good job on week 1! Even though it's not all about the weight, the 2.5 lbs is a plus. I'm so proud of you! Plus it looks like your meals are super yummy and it's totally a good idea to splurge every so often!!! Keep it up chica!

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  9. those veggies in the first picture look so good! and I agree - sometimes you need to splurge a little - i would have such a hard time never eating sweets or desserts!

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  10. I really need to start eating better. I was doing so well then I cheated and never stopped cheating lol!

    I don't think I ever told you this - doctors thought my mom had MS. To this day they don't know what's going on with her. She gets these "attacks" where her left side goes numb and she zones out. It's really scary and she can feel it coming on. They found white matter on her brain she she gets checked yearly but they have no idea what's going on with her. She also gets severe headaches and was getting botox shots which helped but there's issues with (most) insurances not wanting to approve it anymore. Because of that I've always had a place in my heart for all things related to MS and I really do believe there WILL be a cure in our lifetime! :)

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