Committed to eating healthy

I am having a food intervention with myself.

I am coming along great with the exercise. I exercise 6-7 times a week and I vary it with yoga, spin, weights, abs and body conditioning.

When I was working on losing my 30 pounds about five years ago the first 20 pounds I lost without any exercise. I lost 20 pounds by portion control and making better food choices. The last 10 pounds lost was a combination of my “diet” and exercise.

Many things that I have learned over the years I continue to practice. Such as dressing on the side; Splenda instead of sugar; at least eight servings of water a day; fruits and vegetables make healthy and filling snacks …

I feel like I am not fully committed to my healthy lifestyle. I need to be fully committed, not partially committed. I know how to lose weight. I know how to maintain my weight. I know how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There is some will power involved. And I just don’t always practice will power.

Planning meals and regular grocery shopping are a big part of maintaining my healthy eating. I don’t enjoy cooking and wouldn’t say I … Continue reading

Making brown rice

My friend and reader Karen asked me a question couple of months ago. And I am finally answering it.

Karen wanted to know how I keep my rice fresh after making a week’s worth in my rice cooker. I bought a cheap rice cooker at Target and I have definitely used it worth every penny and more. (It also steams veggies.)

At the beginning of the week I make about 4 cups of brown rice. It goes into a Tupperware-like container in the fridge. When I steam veggies or make veggie/shrimp stir fry I get out some cold rice. I add a little bit of water and pop into the microwave for a minute.

I add my veggies or stir fry to my nuked rice, which seems almost fresh to my taste buds.

I can’t guarantee how fresh the rice actually is. But it tastes fresh and good and works for me. It takes a long time to make rice. Plus it is also difficult to make a small portion of rice every day.

Chicken Fajitas the healthy way

I have one up (well, more than that) on Chevys with my Safeway Eating Right Chicken Fajitas Stir Fry.

The stir fry is in the frozen section at Safeway. I also like the shrimp and veggie stir fry. We eat that with brown rice. Very filling and yummy.

So tonight I made the fajita stir fry for dinner. It cooks up very quickly, is yummy and filling. Curt and I eat the stir fry with corn tortillas. About a cup (prepared) of the stir fry is 130 calories with 3 grams of fat.