Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saying Goodbye To My Fat Pants.... For Good!


You thought I was teasing, didn't you, when I told you that I'd be embarking on the diet to end all diets; the diet that will get me thin and keep me thin for the rest of my life? Rice cakes and parsley, that's all we get today folks. Chew slowly and drink lots of water in between bites. You'll feel as though you've eaten a feast, swears!

OK, of course you know I'm kidding. To know me is to know that I hate crash diets and anyone who sets unrealistic goals for weight loss coupled with a ridiculously low-caloric diet is doomed to failure. One of the initial purposes of this blog was to prove that there is a way to eat healthy and nutritious foods while still being able to experience all the flavors you love. It's about balance and learning to pay attention to your body. Eat less and eat more frequently. Make sure you get enough lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. Limit sugar and refined starches. Easier said than done? Of course it is. But by visiting food-related internet sites, you're obviously interested in finding a way to make it all happen. My aim this year is to focus on more nutritional recipes, so that we can all enjoy healthy living. Will you continue to see some recipes here that are not so figure friendly? Of course. My addiction to bread baking and making treats for hubby's co-irkers will remain weekly features. And I'm still committed to my monthly posts related to Chocolate With Francois. But the overall theme here is about to change, if not permanently, at least temporarily. I've got to get myself back into a healthier frame of mind. If you're interested in joining me, please do. I welcome any/all support.

And for the record, those rice cakes will never pass these lips. I had you going for a minute though, didn't I?

19 comments:

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hey everything in moderation right?...even rice cakes!

Good Luck...healthy eating and NOT dieting is what it is all about...bravo!

Carrie

HoneyB said...

Whew! You had me worried there for a minute! Glad those rice cakes won't be passing your lips...they are horrible! ;o)

My plans are to continue on as I have been - trying to eat healthy yet delicious with the occasional splurge. However, now that I have the Wii Fit I may actually get back into exercising (cause its FUN!)

Lea said...

Please don't let that parsley go to waste!!! jijijijiji

I think the birds might like the rice cakes....

Mags said...

Carrie: Everything in moderation, I agree. Except for rice cakes...LOL. (I hate them!)

HoneyB: Rice cakes=cardboard, yes?

Lea: Not to worry. The parsley went back into the fridge to live to adorn another dish another day. And the rice cakes will most likely be eaten by hubby. I hate to waste food too!

Abby said...

This is our goal, too! Can't wait to see what you've got to share...Hubby and I can use all of the help we can get! ;)

A Year on the Grill said...

everything in moderation!!!

good luck, i am constantly trying to lose 25 pounds

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Best of luck... I look forward to your healthy and nutritious recipes! Don't forget to throw in a few goodies, too... In small portions, of course!

Megan said...

I'm sooo with ya! My but just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Someone once told me that when you turn 50, it's not funny any more. That is so true. I have to do this for my health, not just my vanity. Cant wait to see some healthy yet tasty recipes. And I dont do rice cakes. ;)

Mags said...

Abby: Good luck to us all!

Year/grill: If you're anything like me, what used to be a nagging 10 pounds turned into 25 as I got older. We can do this!

Jen: I'll never give up those goodies completely!

Megan: So true... after 50 it's so not funny! We're going to do this!

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm definitely joining in eating healthier in 2010. I'll look forward to your health recipes!

stephchows said...

bring on the healthy that tastes good! woo wooo!!! Happy new year :)

June said...

Hey Mags, you've got lots of company! I can't wait till we're all shopping in smaller sizes.

Linda said...

It's gonna be a fun year!

Rice cakes? bleugh! They do not invade the air space over here! Some skiny, sicko nut-job invented them to torture those of us who want to lose a few!

Debbie said...

Everything in moderation is definitely the key and it's easier said than done! I love sweets and am going to try my best to set limits on when I indulge myself!

Sherylyn said...

"...prove that there is a way to eat healthy and nutritious foods while still being able to experience all the flavors you love. It's about balance and learning to pay attention to your body. Eat less and eat more frequently. Make sure you get enough lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. Limit sugar and refined starches."

Totally my motto as well. It's not always easy to avoid the junk, but coming up with ways to make healthy delicious certainly helps! We CAN succeed!

Moogie said...

Mags, you scared the bejebbers out of me. Don't ever use that four-letter word again.

Susan said...

I'm with you! The hubby and I both regained most of the weight we lost over the last year. All because we stopped paying attention to what we were eating. Glad to hear you are going to eat more than rice cakes and parsley! :)

Mags said...

Thanks for all your comments. Together we can do this gang!

kelliscakes said...

oh my that looks sooo good!!!!