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January 7, 2015

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I made soup! I decided that due to the cold weather I definitely needed something to warm me up that was healthy. I made some easy crockpot vegetable beef soup. I didn’t use my recipe on here, but it is still really healthy. If you are thinking soup is too time consuming, mine took all of 10 minutes to put together after going to the grocery store. I got the crockpot out and dumped in a bag of frozen soup/stew vegetables, pre-cut beef tips (about 1/2 lb), beef broth, crushed tomatoes, Italian herbs and salt & pepper. Turned it on high and just let it cook. Easy peasy.

I am trying to eat healthier. It’s not easy. I am lazy. I get hungry and don’t want to put the effort in. I think maybe if I have it ready for when I hit those moments of hunger then I won’t be as tempted to run out for fast food. It’s a shot. So I am going with it.

Happy 2015!

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Sacrifice Is Necessary

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Greek Café Frappé prepared with soy milk and t...

 

It amazes me that people say they want to lose weight and refuse to do anything to make it happen. It is like saying the words are enough. If that was true, everyone would be skinny. Who doesn’t want to be a healthy weight?

What makes me ask this? A woman at work told me she was interested in the shakes I do and asked how to make them. I explained that I mix the powder with soy milk and then blend with frozen strawberries and Truvia. Her first response was “Ewww! Soy milk! I can’t do that.” I asked her if she had ever tried it and her answer was no. So  I then asked how she could say she didn’t like it if she’d never had it. That didn’t make sense to me.

Here’s the deal, people, if you want to lose weight, you are going to have to make changes. You gained weight because of how you are currently eating. You cannot expect to lose weight eating the same way. It’s not logical. I’m sorry if that offends you. Sacrifice is necessary. You cannot eat biscuits and burgers and expect to lose weight. It is not going to happen. If you have one now and then, that is a different story. But daily? Give me a break. And also quit trying to lie to yourself and say it is possible. It’s not. Most of us are intelligent enough to know this so why people act so shocked by this news astounds me.

Sacrifice is necessary! It is that simple. Start giving up something every day if you have to do it that way. Start adding in something positive. Add more veggies and take out fatty foods. Quit saying you can’t do something if you have never tried it. Quit saying EEWWWW when you have no clue about what something tastes like. For the record, that is something that drives me nuts, especially in adults. Don’t act like you will die if you taste something. You know that the flavor will not kill you. Suck it up, buttercup! Taste it and then make a decision. Quit acting like a baby!

If you want something bad enough, you’ll try for it.