Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Michelle: Trying Something New

I'm a picky eater. I don't like veggies, really, except the starchy ones and I eat a limited amount of meat (usually not cute animals). I live on carbs really. So I'm really hesitant to try new things.*

I've been trying to get better and on this weight loss journey, in particular, I'm trying to keep an open mind. I've got 6 other girls counting on me after all, and all of you readers. It's time to make changes and that includes being a little daring, for me, on food.

This is a slow and steady process. I'm trying to start opening my mind to fish, although right now it seems to be fish in restaurants and not fish my husband wants to cook at home. He's a great cook, but eating something at home is a whole other level of commitment. A few weeks ago I tried cordoba, a white fish, at a wine dinner we attended at Oceanaire. Much to my surprise, I liked it! I seem to prefer the white fish to the red. However, we might be headed to Alaska next summer, so in that case, I need to learn to eat salmon.

Kevin bought these turkey burgers and he has been itching to try them. I suspect they're a little like the JTM of turkey burgers - premade patties that you pop onto the grill. I'm a little nervous, but I think that's what we're having for dinner tonite. We also picked up Morningstar Farms - vegetarian - mini corn dogs. Apparently I used to like these and now suddenly have a mental block, so those are on the agenda too.

The big one, for me, is the Silk. I was inspired by Amy's post last week so I went out and purchased some Silk light. I already can't stand the taste of milk, so I purchased the vanilla flavored. Do you know it tastes like melted vanilla ice cream? And it's just sweet enough that I no longer need to dump a few packets of equal on my corn flakes to satisfy my sweet tooth. Who knew? Thanks Amy, for that needed push into Silk.

I grew up in a family where we ate at a rapid pace (I still have to work on that one) and we lived on hamburgers, pizza, and spaghetti. That's it. So trying new food is a big deal for me. These are all little steps, I know, but they all count towards getting healthy.

Weight Loss: Holding steady at -6 and trying not to be frustrated by this.

*How am I a wine blogger you ask? I blog about the wine. It helps to have a great friend who tells me all about the food.


Julie said...

I have the BIGGEST smile on my face right now, Michelle!

I am SO proud of you! For me, even though I LIKE so many things, I tend towards starches and meat. I guess it's that German upbringing. I need to make my plate more colorful-- more veggies.

*does a little dance*

Amy in Ohio said...

I'm so glad you liked it!

The scale might not be showing results, but how about the ribbon? I mentioned that to a friend the other day and she loved the idea (she hates getting on the scale). I think she did it later that night.

Mommy Bits said...

Good for you for tyring something new. That is something I struggle with. Like you. I have stalled at my weightloss. I figure my body is just adjusting.

Nice job Michelle!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm Silk. I often satisfy my sweet tooth with some chocolate Silk. It's so good. Either that or a 100 calorie pudding cup.

Congrats on venturing out of your food comfort zone!