"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Simple things

Okay, so here at Chez Ruby Ringz we have been on an eating binge of sorts.  SF has been off her diet since Thanksgiving and I have been bad on my eating plan too.  Not to fret, as we have made it a goal for 2011 to eliminate as much processed foods as possible.

What does that translate to exactly?  That means that we will be removing as many prepared foods as possible.  We will be purchasing organic fruits and veggies, with as much as possible coming from the three closest local farmers' markets.  We will be purchasing organic eggs and meats that have not been grain fed and pumped with growth hormones.  We will also be mindful of our body types.  SF is more of a protein metabolic person and I am a mixed type with my body needing more carbs than she does.

We have already moved from sugar to Stevia and have removed margarine and moved to organic butter.  We are on the hunt for coconut oil to use in place of other cooking oils.  Over the next moth, we will be eliminated all the snack foods in the pantry and replacing then with raw veggies and organic nut butters.  The key is to remove as much hydrogenated oils and added sugars as possible.  All of these changes come at a cost.  The food is more expensive and we will need to spend a little more time in the kitchen preparing them but I think it will be worth it in the long run.

Over the next few weeks I'll be posting some of the meal plans that I have developed for my body type and also trying to post about our successes and failures.  The gym will be a big friend for me, as I can shed more and tone faster by increasing my workouts.  SF does not have that luxury with her work schedule, so it will be interesting to see if that plays a role in my success.

Today is the last day of random eating, so I plan on enjoying it and not having any regrets.  Life is short, so enjoy and make the best of every day!


Anonymous said...

Good for you! I'm really proud of you for laying the plans to be more healthy! I've got similar plans in mind, but working night shift puts a bit of a cramp in my works. Still, that doesn't mean I can't try!

Good luck, and Happy New Year!

Martha G said...

I'm going to have to Google the body metabolism types you refer to. This is new to me. Congratulations on the resolution. It will be interesting to follow your food changes. I did find some coconut oil recently, but I don't recall if it was from a local store or Whole Foods.