Now, there are a zillion reasons why one should eat better-but I only have a few.
1. Breast Cancer is in my immediate family. My grandma passed away in 04' and one of her sister's is also a survivor.
2. I am overweight for my height and it's really taking a toll. We have a two story house and it hurts to go up and down the stairs. THIS IS CRAZY! I am only 24 for goodness sakes but I feel like I am close to 70.
3. I want to have another baby...soon. Yup that's the big one. My heart longs so much for another baby. It's hard to describe. With both of my pregnancies I was overweight and it was really hard. It's a miracle that I didn't have more problems during them. I want to be a better vessel to carry a baby.
4. If are bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit-then my temple is trashed. By eating crap food, I have come to realize that this SHOULD be a sin. To me, it shows that I am not grateful for what the Lord has blessed me with. It also means that I take things for granted. I don't want to feel this way anymore.
So what have I done? I went grocery shopping at 11pm last night. Yea I know. It was one of those nights. Actually, I didn't have any formula and since my hubs would be gone all day-I would have no way of getting any. While at Walmart, I realized that there were some things I was running out of to be able to cook anything-olive oil, cheese, etc. I went ahead and picked up everything I needed to stock my kitchen with healthy staples-sans coupons. This was a sad point for me because I ALWAYS shop with coupons, but this is a crisis. I can't live like this any longer.
I remember reading in a health mag about how you should shop the perimeter of the store-that's exactly what I did. I picked up eggs, REAL cheese (no more processed stuff), plain yogurt, hummus, feta, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sliced turkey, whole grain bread, etc. I had already stocked my fridge with tons of fresh fruits and veggies.
My bill was higher (like 3x's higher) than what I have paid in over a year-but I know it will be worth it. The only junk I bought was chewy chocolate chip cookies for my beloved. They are his favorite and I won't take those from him! They aren't a temptation for me, so no worries :)
Now what have I done with these goodies so far. Well, here was my lunch-
Sorry for the crappy photo, it was from my phone!
This is a yummy "pizza" I made. I took whole wheat tortilla wraps and crisped them up by putting them in a hot pan-NO OIL. Then I spread garlic hummus on it, around a half tablespoon. I topped it with fresh tomatoes from G's great-grandparents garden, a little salt and pepper, feta and basil from my herb garden.
I can't begin to tell you how yummy this was! It was really filling too. My son who is about 8 months is chowing down on another tortilla with just hummus on it. He loves it!
I can't wait to share more of the yummy goodies I come up on this journey to fulfill this goal!