Tonight´s dinner is Crispy Cajun Shrimp with fettucine pasta. The recipe is HERE. I haven´t made mine yet, so no photos to show you yet so I´ll borrow the one from the website where I found the recipe.
Here is how I plan to tweek this so it´s a tad healthier...first of all, less pasta when I serve it up...more shrimp. Second, I´ll use whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta. I feel very passionate about the fact that you should enjoy what you eat and not be fanatical about everything. With that said, obviously when you use a fat sauce like this will be, it´s best to eat less of it. But less is better then nothing, don´t ya think? You live only once as far as we all know and this is something I hear all the time when people are trying to lose weight, they talk about all the salads they are eating and how they won´t eat sauces and won´t eat this and won´t eat that....and I think to myself, they won´t make it. The majority of them won´t at least. Most of us don´t like to be denied things we like...would be one thing if these sauces and fattening food wasn´t good but it is...so in my opinion, it´s better to eat less of it and work it off then to deny yourself and end up wanting it so badly you gorge yourself with it, feel badly for doing that, beat yourself up and tell yourself you´ll always be a fat blob and what´s the point in exercising....you know...that bad cycle one can get in when one is depressed over one´s self....I know I´m a much happier camper if I´m not denied anything...and more likely to stick with something.
I´m having more fun with this new budget of ours then I thought. I´ve never been so aware of what we´re buying before and I´m finding myself actually asking myself, do we really need it? Where as before I would just say, ooooooo, I like...I buy!!! So it´s very interesting but I notice I have to be very aware when I shop because I think the old habits are still very much there and it would be easy to slip back into buying things without thinking. I assume it´s like any change in life, you have to be aware and totally there in the moment in order to make the changes successful.
What is your best advice for making changes successful?
Until next time my friends...