Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Does my me etc Pt 2

I really appreciate the kind words from the last post - thanks team.

I mentioned that I'd bought Skinny Bitch and I'm really glad I read it. There may be a slight bias to me because I'm already more than halfway there with what they propose, but it did give me a lot to think about - I do highly recommend it if you read it with an open mind. Even if you don't implement anything/everything from it, it puts thoughts in the right place!

So I think that part of what is frustrating me at the moment is that I have started to make changes to my attitude to food but I am not seeing much in the way of results as yet. And yes, I know it's not immediate, but I am totally a now, Now, NOW kinda girl!

I'm eating fruit for breakfast and another piece of fruit for my snack; I'm snacking on nuts, roasted chickpeas, rice crackers; lunch is salad, sushi or leftovers; bread is wholegrain or with grains and seeds; and dinners aren't deep-fried concoctions - they're full of veggies and proteins, typically with some rice or pasta. See that? I'm not counting out the carbs or sat fats, I'm not avoiding potato or carrot, I'm just eating healthy. If I'm eating well 80 - 90% of the time, then having a treat occasionally is nothing to beat myself up about.

I also finally went in The Hub - it's finally opened down south and I'm in love! If you haven't heard of it, it's pretty much a bastardized asian grocery - the aisles are slightly bigger, the lighting is brighter and all the products have english labels on so I can see what I can and can't have! I'm stocked up on mock meats and sauces so that we're more inclined to cook at home and so The Hun starts enjoying the vegan food a bit more - the products are so easy to cook!

My running and cardioboxing has become a bit lax, but I'm keeping an eye on it and getting ready to get back into it - I've gotten into the heavy end of the running so The Hun is more likely to want to come with me if middle bro is unavailble, and cardioboxing is on again tomorrow.

So I just wanted to say - thanks for the support; read the book; and stop making things more complicated than they need be!


Rosanna said...

Miss Enny (I am sorry for the delay in this - exams = brain mush). Now, I have met you, and I think you look stunning. That being said, no matter what anyone tells you - I know you invariably have to feel better about yourself. I really admire you for blogging about it and for taking such pro active steps. Your healthy eating plan sounds way better than counting calories and carbs. Being healthy is so much more important than following a fad.

Take care and kick arse xo

LaLa said...

John Travlota (who has rather famously gained and lost weight for his roles) once said "Eat Less, move more" If only I could do that :)

Enny said...

rosanna - I know how you feel, no need to apologise! And thanks - now get out and enjoy that post exam buzz!

lala - me too ;o)

Rach said...

I really want to read that book! It seems cool... But I'm embarrassed to buy it haha.

Enny said...

rach - if you cross your heart to send it back, I more than happy to lend it to you via post!

Anonymous said...

Skinny bitch was great... even if it was american...

It made me look at veganism as not just a cruelty free statement, but something wonderful for my body- healthy and pure. And the proof is in the pudding. My skin has cleared up, i have a lot more energy, the weight is melting off... whats not to love about that?

It does take me a heck of a lot longer to do the shopping these days though, but i feel its worth it. I also have a handy additives booklet too which is a bit of a lifesaver, but generally i stick to the rule that if i cant pronounce the ingredients or there are too many numbers, then dont go near it!

Are you feeling the difference yet???


rach said...

Hehe I caved and bought it today. My friend bought The Manual (another one I was too embarrassed to buy) and we're going to swap when we're done!! :)

From what I've read so far, I know I'm going to love the book. It'll just reaffirm all the things I was already thinking!

Enny said...

deb - it was pretty American, wasn't it? I'm glad it's worked so well for you!!

rach - let me know what you think! I haven't heard of The Manual before?