I'm on my way! Pray for me!
Friday, April 06, 2007
Hey everybody! I'm one of the new members here. Today I ordered a new blender and it just happened to have a nice chopper attachment. This is one of my weapons that I'll be using in my fight against my weight problem. I purchased it because I saw some recipe tips on this site and on another site that I know I can utilize in implementing some of my life-style changes. The blender will "aid and abet" me in my efforts.
Sometimes I purchase smoothies from the grocery store and in reading the ingredients in the item I see that there are sometimes additives and they may not be as low-cal as I want them to be for the cost that is charged for them. Making them from fresh or frozen fruits and veggies is how I now want to go. But now, with my trusty blender (whenever it arrives), I can make my own smoothies and health drinks.
I saw a recipe on one site that was a combination of carrots, apples and celary and something else that I can't remember, but I felt would not only be healthy, but tasty as well. The blender will allow me to try different healthy recipes, I'll know exactly what's in all my smoothies, drinks and other treats, and most likely I'll save a little money, too.
I am a farmer's market "prowler" and this is where I usually purchase my veggies and fruits. The fresh fruits and vegetables don't have the wax on them and most of it comes straight from the farm to the market, so they're usually fresher and always more economical.
In the grocery store the other day, I saw a sign that said "large bell peppers" along with the price, which was lower than usual, but the peppers were so small (as they always are whenever the price is lowered). I wanted to find the produce manager and ask him the question, "I see you have "large" bell peppers for (such and such price), and since they apparently are sold out, what is the price for these SMALL bell peppers you have in this bin?" :-)
Oh, and with the cost of tomatoes being almost the same as precious metals, I rarely get more than one at a time from the grocery store, just enough to make my salad until I can make it until I can get to the farmer's market!
Another thing I did when I ordered my new blender is I ordered a set of very gay colored dinnerware (reds, oranges, yellows and yellow-oranges in a squarish geometric pattern of various blocks) and some new silverware. I want to make my "dieting" experience as pleasant as possible and the new tableware will enhance my "dining" experiences because I intend to make as many changes as necessary to meet my weight loss and health goals.
I felt that a pretty table, set with colorful tableware and nice silverware instead of eating from a TV tray in front of the TV would be a nice and pleasant enhancement to my new goals I've set.
If anyone else has any other "eye-pleasing" tips that they've implemented to go along with their, shall I say, "Lifestyle Changes" rather than "Diet," please feel free to share them with me.
I wish each and everyone of you the very best of success in your lifestyle changes.