Cultivate Healthy Habits

Thursday, June 6, 2013

We're all so worried about weight, but I can't stress enough about not defining yourself by that number. I'd stopped weighing myself because I'm much more concerned with being healthy now. I weigh myself for this blog to show you that weight can be maintained, but it's really not necessary. It's definitely a different mindset that's needed to switch from hoping to be skinny to wanting to be healthy. The best thing about getting healthy is that "skinny" comes with it! While it doesn't happen in two weeks like some fad diets will promise, it'll happen over time, which is best. By making healthier food choices over a longer period of time than a fad diet would last, you'll also be creating habits that will keep the weight off. That's really what you want, right? So trust me!

  • 4 small bananas = 340 calories
  • 3 small bananas = 255 calories
  • 1 banana = 85 calories
  • 3 peaches = 120 calories
    • This was not enough. I was STARVING, hence the pizza.
  • Gluten-free small pizza with "sausage" (walnuts) and mushrooms from Chakra 4. = ??? calores

Calories: I don't know. 1500-2000?
Colors: Yellow, orange, red, green, black, brown
Water: 150 oz
Exercise: Light stretching. Doing it right this weekend.
Sunshine: About an hour
Sleep: 7.5 hours.

So I ate a pizza today. That's right - I ate a whole pizza by myself. It was gluten-free, but it was cooked and it wasn't vegan. For shame! Right? Maybe not. Part of me thinks I should feel guilty for eating that pizza. Part of me thinks I shouldn't have eaten it at all. And another part of me, the part that won, realizes that sometimes that stuff happens! I made the best choice I could have made for myself. I chose the restaurant because it's a completely vegetarian place. They make raw, gluten-free, and vegan choices and completely respect the lifestyle. I could have had this with vegan cheese, but more times than not, vegan cheese is highly processed. So instead of eating super processed fake cheese, I went with the real (and organic) stuff. It's all about choice. And balance, right? I should practice what I preach so often here. I'll remember that I'm not perfect, I don't always eat raw or vegan, and that is okay. It's okay! So just like I'd tell you, I'll breathe, relax, and move on to the next meal. That might happen tomorrow because I'm still pretty full. Haha!

I also left some of my food at home today. It was an accident, and those things happen. I meant to bring two bunches of bananas today but left one on the counter. I remembered in the car a little too late. I'm glad I brought as many peaches as I did, but those ended up hurting my mouth - it got irritated by the fuzz or something. This is the second time that's happened with these peaches, and it makes me sad that we picked so many if I can't eat them. My husband is on a juice fast, so he's not eating them either. The point is, I'd already had this pizza on my radar, so don't think I was skimping on other meals to make up for this pizza. I have no idea how many calories were in the pizza, but I don't count calories to make sure I am not eating too much. I count the calories for YOU, to show YOU that I eat quite a bit and maintain my weight and health. But my calories are normally GOOD calories - fruits, veggies, nuts/seeds, and grains. Cheese is not the best choice for this lifestyle. It's not raw and it's not vegan, and it's just animal fat. Cheese is the only animal protein I still eat, and I don't eat it often, as you can see. Perhaps I'll move completely away from it someday, but I'm not too worried about it right now.

What I do need to do is start working out. I think I'm going to swim tomorrow for a while, and this weekend I want to try to start P90X. Has anyone else done that? I did it a couple years ago, and I really loved it. I'll walk in the mornings when I can as well. I love those walks in the sun!

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.


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