An aspiring nutritionist's journey to wellness through healthy eating and exercise.

Kat, RD 2 Be

Yummy lunch eats! Roasted squash, zucchini,  red onion,  and tomato with brown rice and strawberries! ! SO GOOD!!

Yummy lunch eats! Roasted squash, zucchini, red onion, and tomato with brown rice and strawberries! ! SO GOOD!!

Rainy morning cuddles with the puppy! We’re under a flood watch today, expected to get around 3 inches today and tonight, into tomorrow morning.  And today’s high is supposed to be 73! I’m loving this weather! !

On the list for today is laundry,  cleaning the bathrooms, and various house cleaning, and working at 4 tonight at the burger joint.

Rainy morning cuddles with the puppy! We’re under a flood watch today, expected to get around 3 inches today and tonight, into tomorrow morning. And today’s high is supposed to be 73! I’m loving this weather! !

On the list for today is laundry, cleaning the bathrooms, and various house cleaning, and working at 4 tonight at the burger joint.

And tonight’s dinner - pad thai!! It was so good!!! Needs tofu next time!

And tonight’s dinner - pad thai!! It was so good!!! Needs tofu next time!

A week ago I came down with a mild case of food poisoning that was anything but fun.  Since that time, I have decided to become a vegetarian, and I am loving it!
I’ve bought two new vegetarian cookbooks, and am having so much fun finding new ways to cook and eat food.  Above are the Indian-spiced lentils and rice that I made the other night.  We had some store-bought naan with it.  The meal was amazing, and it was so filling!  I’ve always wanted to learn to cook Indian food, as it’s one of my favorites. 
Last night I made Cheese-stuffed shells with a simple tomato sauce, and made a Caesar salad with it.  It was so good! Of course, I forgot to take a photo.  I really need to get back in the habit of taking photos. Not only did I make the shells, but I made the tomato sauce too!
I cut all of my hair off on Friday - about 6 inches! It is so short and cute and I just love it so much! It was long and heavy before and was so hot on my neck. Now I can actually style it and it’s cute!

A week ago I came down with a mild case of food poisoning that was anything but fun.  Since that time, I have decided to become a vegetarian, and I am loving it!

I’ve bought two new vegetarian cookbooks, and am having so much fun finding new ways to cook and eat food.  Above are the Indian-spiced lentils and rice that I made the other night.  We had some store-bought naan with it.  The meal was amazing, and it was so filling!  I’ve always wanted to learn to cook Indian food, as it’s one of my favorites. 

Last night I made Cheese-stuffed shells with a simple tomato sauce, and made a Caesar salad with it.  It was so good! Of course, I forgot to take a photo.  I really need to get back in the habit of taking photos. Not only did I make the shells, but I made the tomato sauce too!

I cut all of my hair off on Friday - about 6 inches! It is so short and cute and I just love it so much! It was long and heavy before and was so hot on my neck. Now I can actually style it and it’s cute!

Cut off about 6 inches of hair off today! It feels soooo much better!!!!

Cut off about 6 inches of hair off today! It feels soooo much better!!!!

I’m lovin it!

Today is day 2 of no meat or soda.  It went considerably better than yesterday! No soda at all.  Just water all day!

I made chipotle-style burritos for Eric and I for dinner tonight.  Chicken for him and veggie for me.  Fajita veggies (lots of bell peppers and onions), black beans, a quinoa-brown rice blend, lowfat cheese, light sour cream, guac, and salsa all rolled up in a high-fiber wheat tortilla! It was Amazeballs!! I’m still working on finding something good for lunches.  I think tomorrow I’m going to try pizza bagel on a whole wheat bagel thin with a bunch of fruit.

I don’t miss the meat at all, and am finding that even though I’m eating a ton of whole foods (including fresh fruit and veggies and brown rice), I’m still having trouble eating enough calories.  It’s fun to experiment and explore food from this new perspective!

My delicious dinner - under 400 kcal!

My delicious dinner - under 400 kcal!

Selfie with my baby!!

Cutting things out

Today is my first day cutting several things out of my life.  I give myself a C for the day. I have cut out: Meat, Soda, and Cigarettes.   I am at the point where I am ready for big changes.  The soda and the nicotine are both bad things that needed to go.  As far as the meat is concerned, I was just ready for a change.

The reason I am giving myself a C is because I was so tired that this afternoon I caved and had about half of a diet coke and a cigarette.  All the diet coke did was make me feel bloated.  It didn’t wake me up at all.  As for the evil cigarette, it just tasted bad and made me feel SUPER guilty.

The food has been good today so far - for the most part.  I did snack too much this afternoon because I thought I hadn’t eaten enough.  Silly me… Now I am already at like 900 kcal and I haven’t had dinner yet.  Not sure what I’ll do for dinner, but meat may be involved as 1) we have meat that needs to be cooked and I’m not willing to throw it out, and 2) I still need to figure out cooking meat for Eric but not me.

Weigh-in

SW 220
LW 152
Last week 179.4
Today 178.2

I’m very happy with this! Over a pound lost!!

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