Thursday, December 2, 2010
Kale has been the star of the show this week
Starting with the soup on Sunday I’ve been on a Kale kick this week. If you follow me on Twitter you know I’ve got a goal of losing 10lbs by the new year. I know I’ve been saying for months that I needed to start eating healthier and all that jazz, it just hasn’t seemed to kick in until now... or, actually it happened on Thanksgiving when I was at my aunts house and decided to step on the scale that was in the middle of the hallway.
Or, well.. Maybe not.
I mean, all my clothes fit loosely and I haven’t felt like I’ve gained any weight in the past year, I’ve actually gone a notch down on my belt. But even so, I’m almost 15 pounds heavier than I thought I was... because I do not own a scale. We didn’t have a scale in the house growing up and I never had issues with body image. I am what I am and if you don’t like it, too bad.
But, it’s bothering me.
So I’ve upped the ante and have started drinking water.. My goal at this point is at least 1 23oz bottle of water a day. (Right now, I’m on my 2nd) It might not seem like much, but for me it’s HUGE. Mostly because Every day I have a 16oz coffee in the morning and more often than not I go without drinking anything else until I get home and then it’s either juice or a glass or 2 of milk with dinner. Occasionally I’ll get an iced tea with my lunch but that’s it. Yeah, I know.. It’s pretty bad.
So this week Kale was on sale at the local supermarket for $0.99/lb so I grabbed a few bunches. I like it Sauteed with a tiny bit of oil, a bit of sea salt, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a splash of lemon as a side dish and just last night I made it sauteed with turkey sausage just like I make Broccoli Rabe & Sausage and The Kid gobbled it up.
So yes, now I’m making a concerned effort.. For myself and The Kid. We will eat more Vegetables and fruit and I will drink more water, The Kid likes water and it’s never been a problem for him to down a glass like it is for me.
So... Stay Tuned because this time I’m doing it.
Posted by ashley G at 3:46 PM