Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Secret Is In The Soup!

It's really no secret, but the key to this whole weight loss is what you are putting in your mouth. When I signed up at Gold's Gym last year, my personal trainer said that food consumption plays 80% of your weight loss. That's a lot but true. You can bust your tail and workout all you want, but if you are guzzling sugary drinks, loads of carbs, greasy and fatty foods, then you won't get the results you want.

When I was hospitalized they had me on a strict diet. Low sodium, low fat and low taste. But I got used to it. Even the Saltine crackers they gave me had no salt. It tasted like paste, yeck! The trick was they gave me low sodium soup everyday with an open face sandwich for lunch. I dropped 25 lbs in one week! No exercise, no walking (I could barely walk to the bathroom), and again, NO EXERCISE! So what does that tell you?

Last week I brought several soups that I enjoy. I like tomato, minestrone, chicken noodle, vegetable, chicken gumbo, and vegetable orzo. I love putting parseaman cheese in my soup too. Soup fills me up to the point where I feel like I ate a 5 course meal. I'm satisfied and content after eating a hot bowl of soup with crackers. If I want more soup, I have no guilt. I can go back for a second helping knowing it's healthy.

Yesterday I had a bowl of Minestrone soup, hearty sandwich, and a salad for lunch. I tried to take a picture, but the camera battery is extra
low and kept shutting off. So this is the only pic I got.
Looks like a blob of mayo on my sandwich, but that is not the case. I'm trying to figure out what that yellow stuff is, lol...see it? Not mustard. What the heck? Needless to say, the turkey sandwich was good.

For lunch I had a turkey sandwich with one slice of hard cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, with two slices of wheat bread. Oh, I also had a cup of hot chocolate. I had a banana and grapefruit for snack. For dinner, I can't remember, but it was something....ohhh, it was baked chicken and peas.

I am trying to recreate what they served me in the hospital. I will do this until I get tired of it.

If I keep up the soup, then I might lose more then I did last week. We will see!

4 Bits of Love:

Myne said...

Lets see what the scale says next week. LOL.

BTW, the interactive story has started on my blog.

Lady A said...

Lol, I know, right! We'll see. Off to check out the story....

Yankeenaijababe said...

I love campbells chicken noodle soup, so good for a cold night. I need to try other kinds apart from chicken noodle soup. I love the new diet, hopefully everything works out for a better you. I can't wait to see the scale next week, hoping for some positive news. Yeah!

Lady A said...

@YNC, me too and Progreso is good too. I'm tired of the soup already, lol. So next week I'll probably give it a break. You guys got me nervous, lol, I shouldn't have opened my big mouth with my bright ideas!