Kale salad and maintaining weight loss
Lately I've been slowly integrating healthy eating back into my life. Although I generally make good food choices, there are times - especially when my hormones are going crazy- that I will do things like eat great food and horrible dessert. I am past the point of beating myself up about this. I simply keep adding good foods to my diet and eventually my bad food habits will die away.
I've been reading a number of my old posts and can hardly believe how far off the wagon I've slipped but knowing that I do have the discipline and desire to be healthy in my heart, I am getting on the right track. So, this week, without premeditation, I am posting about foods I eat. The good choices (I'm sure you don't need to see a photo of the sundae I made the other day you can figure that out for yourself) I'm making.
I am far from perfect and the first to admit that maintaining my weight loss has been far from easy (I am actually up about 15 pounds as we speak!) . But running consistently as I train for the Marine Corps Marathon, attending FitWit classes and signing up for 20 CrossFit classes makes me feel good! I am easing into excellent health with no apologies for the bad choices I make. Why? Because the more I focus on the good things the better I feel and the better I feel the better I do.
One of today's healthy choices has been this EXCELLENT kale salad. I used a lot more kale so I'd have ample leftovers, the entire half cup of dressing and whole almonds (for some reason I couldn't find slivered almonds in the grocery store). I also added some fresh organic strawberries which were truly a nice addition. I plan on using the remaining kale (I purchased a bag) in a smoothie for dinner tonight.
I admit, I am a work in progress. We all are. But I have to start somewhere so here's to healthy eating and living!