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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Raising MS Awareness is very important to me!
Fact for today:
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!