Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Coming Clean

OK! I'm finally facing my own worst enemy......myself! I decided to CUT THE CRAP and start eating CLEAN! I used to be soooooo good about it and maintained a 25 lbs weight loss for 5 years flawlessly. Then a bunch of stress, unfortunate life events, therapy through exercise has turned me into a food monster..

So I decided enough is enough! The more I worked out...the hungrier I became (wow! really?..)..and I was overeating for the amount I was burning. Running and lifting has boosted my metabolism sooo much that it just makes me ravishing all the time. Not necessary a bad thing...but the bad part was the food choices I was making. Processed, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, frozen, microwavable, carbs, carbs, carbs, coookies in the lunch room etc. DONE-ZO! NO MORE! Luckily I have discovered some awesome food bloogs in the process which have given me some amazing ideas of how to incorporate veggies. Yes I'm like a have to essentially "sneak" them into food.

So here is what a NEW typical day of food has been looking like
-Oatmeal & Coffee (surprise surprise) (1/2 c oats, 1 scoop protein, 2 Tbsp PB powder, Dash of granola on top)
-Tomato Basil wrap with egg whites, spinach, 1 Tbsp hummous, cheedar cheese
-Basil Pesto Tilapia, Baked sweet potato, Piece of sprouted rye toast

The conclusion? Its amazing....when I eat clean..I stay more satisfied! DUHHHH! I know all this stuff about food but I just choose to ignore it to let myself grab twelve one more cookie! But I'm back on the wagon..If I want to get better at racing I need to fuel my body with the proper nutrients. Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels..thats my story and I'm stickin to it. No more dirty..clean eating for me. (No that doesn't mean I can only eat cookies that haven't fallen on the floor)

Other news...with my recent coffee obsession I decdied to get one of these for my B day
When I decided to start liking coffee..I also declared that I was a coffee snob. I could not deal with filters, grinding, etc. I immediately turned into a starbucks girl that had to have fresh brewed coffee at an instant with no mess. This little Keurig guy was the PERF solution. Instant cup of coffee in 30 secs...any flavor I want..any time..and I can even grind coffee and put it in there if I don't want to use a K-Cup. ( I would really do that..after all this is why I got it in the first place). Even my mother who was all "Anti"..became suddenly obsessed when she realized how late for work she was and she could get an awesome cup of coffee in the blink of an eye. LOVE IT! Costco has a great deal on them...check it out!

And other sad news...I didn't win the san fran womens marathon lottery :( :( BOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO! I didn't win the lottery that makes you pay if you win! Maybe NYC will turn in my favor? Or maybe I'm meant to tackle a 70.3? my fate is in the hands of the new yorkers....SCARY! haha


Carolina John said...

i say screw it and do the 70.3. oh yea.

good job on the food choices! it does feel so much better to be clean and thin. and i totally stole your "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" and made that my msn messenger status message. that's classic.

that's a great coffee maker too. we sell those on my site. i built it, i don't own it. they have 3 retail stores in atlanta and a great online presence. i hope you found it there....

J said...

I have coffee and oatmeal for breakfast everyday. Sometimes I make an egg too if I have time. That really keeps me satisfied until the mid morning or even lunch!

Lana said...

You said it right there - Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Perfect. I have so fallen off the wagon lately...I'm hopping back on with ya, thanks for the motivation!!!


Jess said...

I've looked at that coffee maker, but never wanted to fork over the mulah for it.

Anonymous said...

I too am trying to clean up my eating. I don't eat bad, but I really need to cut it with the sweets. Can't wait to see what event is in store for you!

Benson said...

Holy yummy new food choices.
good eats.
That coffee/crack maker looks great.
Good luck with the lottery.

aron said...

bummer about nike :( good luck with NYC though!!!

i want that coffee maker!!!

its amazing how much better you can feel eating clean, i am the same way!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

sounds like a great plan!! love the pics too.

i have been eating really well too! we can do this!!!!!!!

Kelli said...

DO THE TRIATHLON!!!! And Happy early Birthday!

Brian said...

the 70.3 is much tougher then a measly little marathon. go for it.

Chloe said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! Do the 70.3! Where else can you see hot guys in next to nothing? (just kidding. kind of!)

Congrats on the new outlook on food! I'm eating pretty much every 2-3 hours - but it's veggies, fruit, etc and lots of fish for dinner! I feel so much better!

Love the coffee maker! I'm an uber coffee snob. I love my french press with nothing but Cuban coffee! YUM!!

Carolina John said...

btw, we shoot a Nikon D40 camera, which Nikon replaced last year by the D60 model. It's a very nice digital SLR, not a small point-and-shoot that i can carry with me on a run. they retail for about $500 but with kids as cute as mine, i think it was worth every penny. i love that camera. we actually take more pictures now than we did before, like closer to 3000 a year cmopared to the average 200 a year with the small point and shoot. i still keep the point and shoot working just to carry with me on runs.

Anonymous said...

I read your post on Caitlin's site. That's how I ran my first marathon too. It was the Stowe Marathon (yup the ski resort Stowe)! Glad I'm not the only nuts one!

X-Country2 said...

Food choices are always a challenge for me too. The bad stuff is always so much easier.

Run For Life said...

If you find you're running short on time or don't feel like cooking try out the Kashi frozen dinners. All natural ingredients and tasty. :)

I've wondered how those Keurig coffee makers are, I might have to pick one up!