- I have switched almost entirely to whole grain bread products at home. White pasta is tasteless to me anymore, I love the nutty flavor of brown rice, I love that same nutty flavor in steel cut oats instead of instant oatmeal. I'm still working on loving whole wheat bread, but I'll still take a good loaf of rye over regular white bread any day.
- I eat way more fruits and veggies. I'm much more conscious of trying to eat veggies with my meals. I no longer think a piece of bread is a substitute for a veggie. I still have a long way to go on this, but I got my veggie cookbook, so I'm raring to go.
- I know how to eat healthy even if I don't always do it. Almost always anymore the meals I cook at home are fairly healthy and balanced. I can cook a tasty, low-fat meal that I enjoy eating and get compliments on from guests. I also know the substitutions to make to lower fat and calories, or to just generally make things healthier. The area I need the most work is when I eat out I tend to throw those rules out the window.
- I know that exercise does shape my body well. I still need to work on being regular with it.
- I take my vitamins and sneak flax seed in wherever I can. I'm much more conscious about trying to eat more fiber.
- I almost never eat red meat anymore. I've switched to turkey or chicken in most of my recipes and when I do eat red meat, it's never ground beef, it's usually lean steaks or lean pork chops.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Before I officially begin on my 2007 journey. I felt like I needed to look back at what I had accomplished health-wise. In the process of losing the weight that had me at almost 200 lbs I have very proudly made the following changes: