Mar 3, 2011

Belly Fat, Springtime and Bathing Suits (and a smoothie recipe too!)

Spring is in the air and belly fat is still around my tummy. Oh hum. Visions of bikinis, shorts and even one piece bathing suits are so NOT dancing around in my head. Eek--perish those thoughts!
But I do want to get fit (fit-ter anyway) and lose weight this spring-- if not for bathing suit season, at least for my own health! So I am spring-cleaning my diet -- more good stuff and way less of the yummy bad stuff.

I have this smoothie recipe I am going to start making myself to [[hopefully]] start out each morning with (will power is not my strong suit, okay?)  I think of that commercial where they show a woman starting her morning out with good eating choices and how that keeps her motivated to keep making healthy choices throughout her day--remember that one? I am hoping I can be like the commercial lady and smile all day while I eat salads and fruit and ignore those bad cookies and french fries. After all, if she can do it, I am sure I can too.

Check back with me later, I may post more about my healthy spring eating progress and recipes that have been working for me.

 And then again I may not.

Being hungry makes me cranky, you see, so I am not making any promises.

Fruity Breakfast Smoothie
1 banana, peeled and cut up
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/4 cup sliced fresh or frozen strawberries
3/4 cup vanilla soymilk or skim milk
1/2 cup pomegranate-blueberry juice, pomegranate juice, grape juice, or cranberry juice, chilled
1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt or pineapple sherbet

Blend everything for about 2 minutes and enjoy! And stop eyeing the oreos!!

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Sharon Carlton said...

Your smoothie recipe sounds delicious! Who says healthy can't also be YUMMY? Best of luck with your spring weight loss goals. Remember to be extra nice to yourself in other, non-food related ways: comforting behaviors can sure help keep us away from comfort food.

Catherine said...

Dear Irene, Thank you for the birthday wishes. I don't like being hungry either! I do agree that I am thinking about spring. I have started walking, since the weather in NY is getting better. Also, just not taking seconds,eating one slice of toast instead of two and eating a piece of fruit. Small changes make a big difference without depriving yourself. Blessings, Catherine ox

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your healthy eating this spring, Irene. My smoothie recipe is similar to yours and it is very delicious. I too am getting ready for this summer so you are not alone.