I originally started this series The Weight Loss Diaries, as a way to track my weight loss and share helpful & encouraging information with others during the month of Oct (you know how bloggers blog everyday for 30 days.) But like with most things, my healthy got in the way and I wasn’t able to continue on with it for the full 30 days. I will be continuing this series, probably not every Wednesday but I will do at least once a month.
It’s no secret around here, that I am trying to change my life, one food at a time. I have been working hard towards my ultimate goal of being healthier inside and out. My personally weight goal is to be 148lbs and I gave myself 2 years to do it. Why 2 years? Because it took me 2 years to gain 90lbs, so it should take around the same time to take that amount off. I wanted to make sure my goals were realistic and attainable.
Now it’s check in time:
Starting weight: 238lbs.
today’s weight: 183.5lbs.
weight loss: 54.5
time: 7 months in……..leaves me 17 months to lose the remaining weight (is about 2.5lbs/month to lose)
weight to lose to reach my goal: 35.5
So as you can see, I am doing just awesome, even though I have my days where I don’t feel like I am. And I was told that I wouldn’t be able to lose much if any of my weight since it was medically induced (2 meds I was on for my illness made me gain all the weight). This is where I hope to encourage others in similar situation that I was in. If I can do it, anyone can.
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to eating healthy is finding & making simple but tasty meals, mixing it up a bit, and doing it all on a super tight budget. My husband can eat the same boring things everyday for the rest of his life and wouldn’t care. But I am sooooo the opposite. Below is a recipe that I use all the time, but now I mix it up with my zoodles (you know cutting zucchini into spirals and using in place of pasta.)
Taco Zoodle Recipe
*ground meat (I use turkey for a healthier option, but beef works just as well)
*1-2 zucchini cut into spirals or whatever shape you like
*coconut oil or whatever oil you use
*water ( to use with taco seasoning)
*Cook your meat till its all brown & completely cooked through.
*Add your taco seasoning to your meat and add the appropriate amount of water to it. Cook it on low for 10 mins or so
*While your meat is cooking on low, take the zucchini spirals and oil in a frying pan and cook for a few mins, till the zucchini is cooked to your liking.
*Put the zoodles on the plate & put the taco meat on top of it. Add some salsa, lettuce, & whatever other toppings you like. I ran out of salsa so I add a tiny bit of cheese. You could really mix this up a bit.
I serve this along side what we call our Spanish Salad.
~Viola, your healthy dinner is done~
Here are a few older posts I wrote about wellness to check out:
If you l like these posts or found them helpful, please let me know so I can continue to write more post like these. Are you on a weight loss journey or change your lifestyle for the better? What is the hardest and easiest thing about your journey so far?