Monday, November 8, 2010

Turning a New Leaf

Today is the first day of my one-week long television ban. I'm not gonna lie - the urge to turn on the tube after I made dinner was strong, but I managed to resist. Because I like to turn pebbles into avalanches, I am also trying, actively, to lose some weight starting this week. I still don't have it in me to count calories, or even to keep a food diary at this point, but there will be some changes. Basically, I'm cutting out bread and pasta, but not all carbs, as I'm keeping things like beans and lentils, and some whole grains. I'm cutting out all soda and such, which I don't drink all the time, but when I do, I tend to binge. Otherwise, I'm going to try and eat three meals a day with a couple of snacks, and try to load the meals with as many fruits and veggies as I can. Tonight for dinner we had, chicken sausages sauteed up with a bunch of mushrooms, onions, and some cannellini beans. Then I put that on top of some green lentils and kale. On the side - roasted cauliflower and a green salad. How's that for veggie packed?
Breakfast is all set too. I have oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts, and ground flax seeds. I think I would probably still prefer eggs, but the oatmeal is instant, and for this morning-averse mommy, instant is key.
I will have to figure out a way to get more workout time in somehow. On Saturday morning, I took Wiggle for a walk in his stroller, but it's a rare day, anymore, that I can count on him to be content while riding around. Maybe I can try to do some cardio at home? I have no problem violating my tv ban for workout videos. We'll see.
It felt like the motor turned over today; it was a small shift, but perceptible to be sure. Now to make a plan...


  1. First week without TV is the hardest. Of course, I'm saying that without having a toddler to deal with. And here's to the healthier eating plan! I'm all about that (um, I really am, although I had a bowl of Mike's delicious pasta for dinner tonight). But I've been making a conscious effort to eat healthier for almost a year now, and it's paid off in many ways for me, including weight loss and feeling here's to your doing that!

  2. Let me be clear - we cut out tv for us, Sesame Street during my morning coffee and oatmeal is non-negotiable. ;)

  3. Alex, your eating plan sounds great. I feel motivated.

  4. Your meal plan sounds wonderful. Perhaps, I too can get motivated.