About Me

I'm Christy. CheapAssMama and newly transformed eater. Again. But now I'm eating food.  Real food. Not frankenfood.

I used to be obese. According to my doctor. Ok, and any BMI indicator.

5' 6 1/2" and 210 lbs. Yeah, I guess that is a little more than overweight.

I lost 60 lbs 3times over, but almost entirely on pre-packaged, pre-sliced, pre-cooked and pre-measured "diet" food.

Just a short time ago I was drinking 6 diet cokes a day, 8 packets of equal in my multiple cups of coffee, eating lean cuisines for lunch and dinner and buying skinny-cow ice cream by the case.  

I prided myself on the fact I could fit 54 Lean cuisines (on sale at $2.00 each), a case of 20 skinny cows from BJs, Dino Nuggets for the kids and some frozen veggies.

The vegetable drawers in my fridge....yeah, those held cans of soda.  No joke.

I thought it was working for me.

I lost 60 lbs. on WeightWatchers for my wedding back in 2004. Eating only packaged foods.... You know, WW egg mcmuffins, diet sodas, deli sandwiches, and lean cuisines. I didn't even eat fruit because why waste 1 point on fruit when you could have a skinny-cow ice cream for a mere 2 points! Yet zero point carrots were ok. But from a can.

Put 49 lbs back on after baby #1. Lost (most of) it on packaged foods.

Put 56 lbs back on after baby #2. And lost it again on more packaged foods and finally officially hit goal (after 5 years) in Sept. 2009 (just in time for my brother's wedding...coincidence??).

So I am now at a healthy weight, but am I really THAT healthy? 6 Diet sodas a day, 8 packets of equal in my multiple cups of coffee, lean cuisines for lunch and dinner and all those diet foods as snacks? That is a lot of artificial crap running through my system.

Here's the thing. I don't know how to cook. I don't know how to do portion control. Everything I am used to eating has come pre-packaged, pre-sliced, pre-cooked and pre-measured. But I finally realized if I am going to keep this weight off I have learn (or re-learn) how to eat.

And now I have to teach my kids too.

The days of frankenfood.are.over.

So, this is my cleaner eating journey. Real food. Bought in the outer aisle of the grocery store and my CSA. I hope you will join me! Enjoy!