Happy Sunday friends! This week marked an important week for us, one year of our new lifestyle. I guess it’s not really new anymore, is it? I had the pleasure of speaking to the Bismarck Professional Women’s group a week ago about Don’t Eat Crap and healthy living. I was honored to be asked to talk about the blog and my food to a great group of women.
Oct. 15-16 I’ll be visiting with more women at the Women’s Business Summit here in Bismarck. If you live in North Dakota, you should seriously check this out. Registration ends on Tuesday so hurry! They’ve got some wonderful speakers lined up – including ME!
I had a revelation sitting around the table at Jack’s Steakhouse visiting with these women. As they were all ordering their salads, hamburgers, steaks, french fries, etc. I wanted to make them more comfortable with their meal choices, knowing I was there to talk about healthy food could make them feel uncomfortable with what they wanted to eat. I simply made the statement, “I will not judge you for what you are eating – but please don’t judge me.” I ordered a house salad with fat free dressing — they had no idea that this was just to hold me over and that I was going to go home and have a healthier dinner with G. And I have no right to judge them for what they are eating, I don’t know their story, what they did that day, or what their health needs are. It’s something that I need to get better at but it also goes for everyone else out there who spends time with health conscious people. Please don’t judge me for what I do (or don’t) eat. Please don’t ask me why I’m not eating the brownies, you know why I’m not eating them. And I won’t judge you for choosing to eat them. It goes both ways — and that hit home with me during this speaking engagement in the middle of a steakhouse.
There is a Zumbathon at the YMCA today that I wanted to go to but I didn’t want to go alone and couldn’t find anyone to go with – oh well. I plan on lifting weights today and going to Fit Club. If you live in Bismarck, you should check out Fit Club. I hope you all had a great week.
I am meal planning as we speak with a cup of coffee in hand, and waiting for Wal-Mart to open. North Dakota stores can’t open until noon on Sundays. We’re old school like that, and it makes us stay home, drink more coffee, and cuddle with our Puggles in our PJ’s on Sundays.
When late night cravings hit – they hit hard, am I right? Here are my top of late night “go to snacks” that won’t break the calorie bank.
1. Air popped popcorn with different flavorings (cheddar cheese, cinnamon sugar, garlic Parmesan) – 100 calories per cup
2. Potato in the NuWave, or frozen fries – 100-150 calories per serving)
3. Greek yogurt – 120 to 150 calories
4. Wheat thins (120 calories) and a laughing cow cheese wedge (30-35 calories) – 155 calories
5. Baked tortilla Scoops and salsa (150 calories for one serving of chips and 1/4 c. salsa)
What do you eat for a late night snack?
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