Diets and Taste the Rainbow…

Hey guys! Happy Thursday!

Quick recap of last night before I get to today!

Last night’s dinner was at a really good local pizza place! If you live in the Baltimore Suburbs check out Pasta Mista! There are 3 locations! 😉

I had a slice of mushroom pizza as well as a really great salad! (If you go, you must get their house dressing… trust me on this one.)

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We caught up on The Walking Dead and The Following last night…. holy crap. I think I must have sweated a bucket out through my palms from being on the edge of my seat with suspense last night. I wanted to hold Mike’s hand because the tension kept building with the plot but he had to wipe his hands off and let go… TMI?  I get really invested into my shows… obviously… I was sweaty and holding my breath at times. When will the characters ever listen to when I tell them not to do something that will for sure get them caught by the bad guys!?

Lunch to today was very colorful! I had a spring mix salad with a Carba Nada past a bowl and an orange! Not quite Skittles.. (get it?) but colorful nonetheless. I added some leftover Rotel tomatoes from my quesadilla yesterday to the marinara today and it added some pizzaz and a kick! Loved it!

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Today’s lunch time strength was a repeat of the leg work out fromthis post minus the machine at the end. I was already feeling the burn and would rather do as much strength training without machines so that I know I can always do it even if I am not at the gym!

Tonight I plan on getting some serious cardio in! My uncle is coming into town and we are all going to watch the NCAA Tournament. Who do you think will win?!

I saw this article today on Shine from Yahoo! I think it is really interesting… I sort of agree with the article. I do in fact see both sides. I think it is a whole lifestyle change when you choose to life in a healthful way… yes there are times for splurges but you shouldn’t restrict yourself at all costs because in a sense you do set yourself up to fail when you stop. Previously I was always on a diet.. seriously! I have done Weight Watchers and have had serious successes with it! I lost 20+ pounds on it about 7 years ago and kept it off! But I think that was a tipping point for me. I was able to learn how to eat the things I like in moderation and learn about portion control. I used the online weight watchers app as a crutch. I knew what to do but couldn’t let go. Finally, a few months ago I did. No I didn’t pack on the weight again… and I didn’t fail. The things I learned from my lifestyle change stuck and I knew that it was important to incorporate the nutritious food in my life beyond the box of smart ones. I knew I had to make a change and learn to cook and eat less processed foods just because the point value was listed. It requires a little more work but there are so many more options! What are your thoughts on this diet issue?

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