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.

Big mistake.

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.


Jennie @ Modern Mamaz said...

I am seriously considering trying kale. I would NEVER have considered such a thing before stumbling on your blog. I'm a little nervous, actually I'm very nervous. It looks a little like a house plant... but, Im gonna trust your word for it.

Ashley said...

Don't poo poo the Kale.. it's so good and incredibly good for you. It's slightly Spinach-y, but milder. What I do is I pull the leaves off the stems and then rip it into pieces, this eliminates the stem because it's tough and not tasty and is often a bit gritty no matter how much you wash it.