It's amazing to think of all the steps that I've taken already to steer myself into an overall healthy lifestyle... Therapy, talking to my doctor about possible health issues, cutting out a lot of refined sugar, starting WW, starting doing exercising, cutting our cable tv... So far, I've been working towards health for about a year and a half, and I've really been trying to make one change at a time, and work it into my healthy habits.
And now, I'm going to work on incorporating a new one:
I'm doing a bit of a challenge on the WW GDT board, a one week challenge to eat whole foods. Chris and I are really excited about it, but at the same time, we know that it will be really challenging and a really good exercise for our imaginations. It's amazing to think of all the foods that I take for granted, that I won't be eating any more of, at least for a week:
-No-sugar added chocolate pudding cups
-M&M Meats frozen chicken breasts
And, of course, the list goes on and on... Those are foods I eat really frequently, some on a daily basis! I'm astounded when I think of all the pre-packaged, pre-prepared, preserved foods I eat so frequently!
We're both hoping that this week works out well, because both Chris and I are really excited to make this next step in our lives. We'd love to (compassionately, and with wiggle room) transition into mostly whole-foods eating, baking bread and canning fruits and veggies, making our own mayo and jam, learning to make pasta, etc. We know that we don't want to be incredibly strict, because we know that we still need to live our lives, and we know that we'd like to still eat smores while we're camping, but it's something we've been playing around with for a while, and this challenge is really giving us the opportunity to dive in!
The other thing this means is no more "Fat-free", "Low-Cal", "Franken-sugar", "Suspicious number of ingredients" convenience and diet foods. This may mean that I'll need to adjust how I use my points, because I won't always have the low-points options that I had.
I'll need to use REAL substitutes for the Not-So-Real food I've been eating!
I'm hoping to document this first week really well, both in blog-form and in pictures, because I feel like this is the beginning of a big step in my phyical health.
So, what do you guys think I'm going to have the hardest time living without, hmm?