Monday, March 8, 2010

Experiments in cooking and self control

Since I gained all this weight eating fast food over and over again for the past few years, I never had a chance to learn how to cook proper, great-tasting, healthy meals for myself. Now I find myself craving the fast food I am not allowed to eat, and in order to avoid it at all costs, I have been obsessively searching for recipes online that might satisfy the cravings. It seems I'm transferring my daily bad eating habits to a daily need to look up new recipes and try to cook things that sound enticing to me. At least, I hope this is what I'm doing, because that means I'm finally doing something right! Here is an example from today- home made Chinese take-out, very tasty!

Sichuan-Style Chicken With Peanuts and Garlic Ginger Bok Choy
(373 Calories, 22g Fat, 30g Protein)

And the rest? So far so good. I've kept up going to the gym, even with the day off Sunday to rest my sore muscles, I've gone to the gym a total of 5 out of 6 days so far. :) Self control? No cheating, no falling off the wagon, no sneaking in extras, I've been good. I even managed to get out of the grocery store without buying the box of cheddar and herb biscuit mix (just add butter and milk!). I have to say that was really tough! Perhaps hitting up the grocery store after the gym, all tired and hungry, was probably the opposite of a good idea!

Here we go, another week!


Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go! That recipe looks delicious :-)

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