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Hey, everyone!  Just checking in.  I’m still in the midst of Operation Ralph Lauren Pants.  I weighed this past Saturday and missed my mini-goal by .8 pounds.   I’ll take that!  No worries!

I still am not eating perfectly clean (I’ll leave that to the hard-core trainers), but I am finding ways to eat better while still trying to work-out 5 times per week.  Here are some things that have been in my diet lately:

*  Farm fresh egg omelets (1 egg/1 egg white, a sprinkle of cheddar, mushrooms, peppers, and onion)

*  Clementines – perfect little grab-and-go snack to replace processed bar/crackers

*  Green tea – an everyday staple for me

*  Lean proteins like chicken, ground turkey, tuna, salmon

*  Smoothies– I love these and so do my kids.  Great way to sneak veggies in!

*  Almonds and dark chocolate (still gotta have chocolate!)

*  Oatmeal

*  Whole wheat pasta

*  Whole wheat flour – I’m trying to use 1/3 wheat flour and 2/3 white flour in my bread/pizza crust recipe.

* Fresh fruit – I try to have fruit on the table for 2 out of 3 meals per day.

*  Salads – This is the hard one for me b/c I can really get sick of lettuce (not another salad!), but it helps when I am creative with toppings.  Adding a little feta or spicy chicken can help.

Of course, this isn’t all I am eating, but adding healthier choices is definitely helping me control my weight.  I know that I need to make a conscious effort to get away from processed foods (and get my kids to as well).  I am not aiming for 100% but just a  nice balance.  I find myself picking up items and looking at the ingredients label a lot more lately and skipping some of the grocery aisles that I know aren’t helpful (or healthy).

Well, I’m off for some green tea!  Let me know some of the changes that are helping you this week!




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