Sunday, January 8, 2012

Choices and Changes

Now that i am nearing my 1 month mark i am feeling strangely reflective and "zen" about this. In some ways i feel like a child trying new foods. I get excited when i can make something that is healthy and protein packed. I feel like i am making a game out of my protein requirements. I judge a food on its content first before flavor.
I found a gluten free recipe for peanut butter cookies that i am completely happy with. It has protein and low carbs and is sugar free (i modified it). It is from whole foods and tastes pretty good. (unsure if splenda has gluten in it)

Sugar Free Flour-less Peanut Butter Cookies- 
Preheat oven to 350
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup of sugar free sweetener such as splenda. (be careful with sweet n low as it doesn't measure cup for cup)
Mix it all together and scoop out spoonfuls onto a pam sprayed pan.
Bake for 10 minutes.

 Back to the zen. For part of this month i have been feeling regret about my surgery. Which seems to be around on the forum. (vertical sleeve) But i don't feel regret now. I did it. I made the choice, and i did it to better myself. Sure i feel frustrated that my scale is not moving but my clothing feels looser. Point i did this i have to live with it, and i don't want to waste it.

Eating real food- I have had food at a restaurant, but i find i pick things out. At red robin my mom and i split the bbq chicken wrap and i picked out the chicken and had a bite of the wrap. My friends made honey mustard baked chicken and brussel sprouts with a parmesan walnut sauce (pureed). That was by far my favorite meal so far. Since then i have been baking almost everyday. I made an agave BBQ chicken that was simple. Left it in the oven for a very long time. (Over an hour) Because i wanted the sauce to become one with the chicken. (and it did) That was amazing chicken.

I introduced "real" exercise yesterday. (before i was just walking) I did 20 minutes of dance central on the xbox360 with the kinect. Then 10 minutes of a demo for myshape 2012 (something like that) with jump roping. (whew was that hard) and i did 20 minutes of resistance band. I say "real" because i don't get worked up with walking.

Anyway enough for now. Off to a friends house. Have a good Sunday.


  1. Good for you with the exercise! I need to get moving! I'm not a fan of exercise, but I HAVE TO!! I have got to try those cookies!!

  2. I am working on doing the whole real exercise thing... it will pay off!! xx