Friday, June 8, 2012

Healthy Eating

You may have noticed that I haven't been blogging about food and recipes very much lately.  While it is true that I have been busy with house and garden, the real reason is that I need to lose weight.  I have very high cholesterol and cannot tolerate the side effects of statin drugs.  I started out well in January and did lose 10 lbs by March.  Since then, not an ounce.  I have always equated "diet" or healthy food with boring food.  My perspectives need to change.  I hate "dieting".  I hate feeling deprived or controlled by the rules of a diet so I am going to try a new experiment - healthy eating with interesting and very tasty recipes.  Now I'm not making you any promises but maybe by going public here, I'll be able to stick to it.

Here's the plan.  I'm going to use my blog as a food diary (I'm going to try to promise a week at a time - like an alcoholic's day at a time...).  On Saturdays, I'm going to plan my menu for the week and post it.   I'm going to try to post a grocery list (minus staples - hopefully my staples are the same as yours?!).  I will post recipes as required and I will update weight loss once a week.  The emphasis will be on healthy eating rather than weight loss but hopefully they go hand in hand.  If you are going to follow this, you may want to start a day or week later as the recipes will be posted after the meal is made and eaten...wish me luck.


1 comment:

  1. Good for your Julie ---you have the determination to do anything you set your mind to, wish I had just a little bit myself. You go girl!