Food Compilation #1
There are many of my followers who requested for a list of meals/recipes to cook. So I have complied a list of all the previous recipes I’ve posted in the past or recipes I’ve reblogged. There might be some recipes that isn’t all that healthy, so exercise a little discretion, but they still use fresh ingredients which beats processed food anytime. This is part 1, there might be other parts coming out in future, but for now, this is all. There are some of the recipes that I did not include though.
Fresh Coconut & Strawberry Smoothie (Only requires two fresh ingredients)
Tribute to overnight oats (Has a super long list of oatmeal recipes that I’ve complied previously)
I do hope that this list will be of use to you. Remember, cooking is good for you <3.
60 healthy snack ideas!
I have struggled this past year. In 2012, I lost 45 lbs. In 2013, I have maintained that weight loss most of the year and then gained a few lbs in November which put me at 222.8 at the very end of November. Still a huge loss from 260+ at the beginning of 2012, but not quite the 45 lb lost I had been at. This whole year, it was pretty much one bad thing after another. We had some work things happen that I was working 60+ hour weeks for months and literally not having any time for anything else. I had a lot of bad family stuff happen around the same time, which can be really hard living 12 hours away. Then, my Grandmother became really ill towards the beginning of the year and ended up passing away in October after a long battle with cancer. All of this combined did not really make me feel up to working on weight loss.. I was just happy if I didn’t gain.
However, I have come to the realization that no matter what is going on in my life, I need to make my health a priority. I am back to working normal hours and not 60+. I will be staying in Ohio for Christmas since I spent Thanksgiving with my family. I decided the second I came home from Thanksgiving last Tuesday, I was going to be back on track. This week, I have worked out 5 days (slow work-outs at first, but I’m building momentum back up). My eating has been spot on and I have lost 3 lbs since coming home from Connecticut last Tuesday putting me at 219.8 this morning.
I am back on track and I will not falter again. I am proud of myself for spending most of the year at the same weight and only gaining recently with my trip. Knowing that I maintained for 10 months straight without gaining makes me feel like I did take away some healthy habits from my weight loss last year. I do compensate bad meals by eating well the rest of the day. I balance my diet better than I used too almost instinctively. I just wasn’t cutting enough calories to actually lose weight and had trouble fitting in work-outs with how much I was working. That is behind me. I’m determined to make 2014 a year of weight loss. With 2013 almost behind me, I am focused again. I have 70+ pounds to lose and I will lose some/ hopefully all/ this year.
I need to remember that one bad meal doesn’t mean I messed up everything. Missing a day of working out, does not mean I can blow it off for a week. And stress will always be there, it shouldn’t be an excuse that derails my progress.
It’s all about the little baby steps, right? I made some giant baby steps last year in 2012. In 2013, my steps were very very small and mostly about not resorting back to eating every single thing that I want.. But in 2014 - and even starting right now in December 2013, I will again make some giant leaps in the right direction!
Last time I did a typical dinner night post, some of you asked for more! They are nothing special but kind of help with quick dinner ideas.
On Thursday night, I made a quick fix to enjoy during the Sound of Music. First I roasted peppers, zucchini, squash, carrots, and onion with olive…