First things first, let me start by saying @bananablondie108 ’s Citrus Tahini salad dressing is AMAZING! I used it on the dressing for the salad and it tasted so damn good! Check it out, and make it. You will not regret it. It has a lovely gang of ginger that elevated it so much.
Anyways, I made my old Mac n Cheese recipe along with sautéed green beans and salad!
My sister helped with some chopping as well as sautéing the green beans! Before dinner I made an intense legs and abs workout that my sister and I did! We were dripping in sweat! If you guys are interested in the workout let me know and I’ll post it on my tumblr!
Green beans: white miso paste • garlic • lemon • crushed chilli flakes
Mac n cheese sauce: 2 cups almond milk • 2 tbs flour • heaping half cup nutritional yeast • juice from half a lemon • 2 tsp each of ( garlic powder, onion powder, basil) • 1 tsp chilli powder • 1 tsp of paprika
Just heat it all in a saucepan til thick n creamy! Top with fresh basil, more nooch, and toasted breadcrumbs if you desire!
Heads up, got loads of posts coming your way the next couple of days!
I love that I feel like I have hope again. The past year has been difficult because even when I tried with all my heart and stayed on track I still was not losing. I was stuck and nothing was working. This made me angry and slightly rebellious. I’d go through short phases of just eating whatever I wanted in whatever quantities I wanted. It was a slippery slope. Luckily I started this challenge right on the brink of falling over the cliff. Turns out the number Chuck took down for me on day one that only he knew was 198 lbs. So close to crossing back over the 200 lb mark. By the end of this challenge I finished at 187.2 (-10.8 lbs). I haven’t been able to lose an increment of that size in forever. I am so hopeful I have finally found a key to unlock this last part of my weight loss journey.
I stumbled across two documentaries on Netflix last night, both about health, nutrition and the misconceptions the food industry is selling to keep consumers addicted to high-calorie, low-nutrient, food-like products (instead of actual foods): “Hungry For Change” and “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
This is no exaggeration, you guys…the info in both was shocking and appalling, and it has completely changed the way I think about what goes into my body, and, thusly, how my body has been reacting to the literal crap I’ve been shoveling into it for years.
It is time for a change. A radical one.
I know about a week ago I mentioned trying an experiment for eating healthier, less-processed foods, and I am in no way going back on that experiment. But after absorbing all of the information from both films, and hearing the testimony of REAL people, just like you and me, who have gone through some seriously remarkable health changes, I can’t simply alter a few things from my regular ‘diet’ of 'mostly okay foods’ and call my intake acceptable.
So, I’m starting a different experiment for the next 30 days. Something new. Something which is exciting and a little bit scary (because NEW), but something which I am confident will transform my health for the better.
I hesitate to tell you guys about exactly what it is, as much as I love you, because I want to see if this will work for me first. I don’t aim to cling to any fads, nor become a spokesperson for any unhealthy eating habits (though I believe this is the farthest thing from an unhealthy way to live), and I certainly wouldn’t want to encourage any one of you to try something I don’t myself recommend.
I have my reasons for choosing this new road, the most important of which is to allow my body to find harmony within itself. It has been in a cycle of constant upheaval in the past year in many health-related ways, and it’s time for this instability to end.
So, for the next week, I’ll try this new experiment. I’ll document my journey in my IRL journal (the one which requires the use of these archaic relics called 'paper’ and 'pens’) and report my findings to y'all if things go well.
If they don’t, hey, at least I tried. And there’s no shame in trying.
Currently watching the documentary “Hungry for Change”. I definitely don’t agree with all of what it’s saying but overall it provides a really great message. One of the men explains how humans are eating a diet that resembles one we’d give to a zoo animal who isn’t in it’s natural environment- tons of artificial junk. Food-like products instead of actual food. This is a main reason why people are suffering from obesity and various diseases. But when we eat the foods that we would consume in our natural ecosystem (plant-based) we thrive. This is so true.
Woah... I saw you posting about Fed Up and I got curious so I watched it. Hands down best documentary ever! However it got me asking TONS of questions. So I went to my kitchen and looked at all the "healthy processed" foods my family eats (I'm Paleo so I stay away from that), and it's scary! There's so many words in the ingredients that just sound dangerous... we're literally consuming chemicals and being lied to saying they're "healthy". I'm completely shocked haha.
So happy I could help even one person find this amazing documentary too. I have a ton of questions as well and it feels like an upward battle for the answers. What kills me are those children who are eating pizza at school because our government is so eager to make a quick buck. Tomato paste is now a vegetable?!? REALLY PEOPLE? It’s a big scam and I don’t have faith that we will come back from this anytime soon. I’m going to do everything i can to prevent cancer in my life and try to fight the battle locally in my community. It’s too big at this point and why would the government stop funding and supporting the unhealthy lunches when in 40 years those same children will now need to live off perscription medicine. It all leads to more money in the governments pockets at the end of the day. I don’t think we will see a national movement unless people stand up and STOP buying the junk. If we all start growing our own produce or buying local instead of supporting the very people who are poisoning us it will slowly turn things around. It may happen in our lifetime but not any time soon unfortunately. It’s the corrupt leading the corrupt.
Let’s be real; being in a committed relationship for an extended period of time can make you slack off when it comes to eating healthy, working out regularly, etc. Allison and I are definitely not immune to that. We’ve been slacking. Watching Hungry for Change on Netflix has given me the motivational boost to get back on track.
Currently my acne has become intensified. It’s worse than its been in a long time. I’m not happy with my body. I don’t have a lot of energy…and I want change.
We’re headed to Whole Foods for our weekly grocery shopping. Today is day one.
I’ve been keep my whole weight-loss thing on the low. I knew that after a while, I would have to admit that I was a certain weight. I can proudly say I was 258 in January, and as of November 15th I am 218. 40 pound deficit. 40 pounds that I will never see again. 40 pounds of self-esteem that I have regained. I never wanted anyone to say “Oh, this is the smaller version of you?” I still don’t have 100% self-confidence, but I sure as hell refuse to let anyone ever look down on me again.
Keep your chin up loves. Eat clean. Train dirty. Change your lifestyle.