Saturday, February 28, 2015

This and That

Hey y'all! I hope everyone has been having a good week. It was/is being a pretty hectic one for me ( when is it not?). All that crazy weather talk made for a lot of weather anxiety around here and people flocking to the grocery store to buy food they don't need for the snow we didn't have. 

Of course, the northern part of the state got a nice foot or so which is very unusual for us. I got about an inch or so and this was my mandatory snow pic the next morning lol 

 I have been doing pretty good with my food. I have found that the longer I go without breads and such, the less likely I am to want them. This is not to say I NEVER crave them, because ocassionally I do. But I seem to be better, for the most part, at letting my brain do the right thing for my body.

 I have increased my walking goals and try to fluctuate between 4-5 miles a day (7days/week). I have been doing real good with that, it helps me that I am active during work hours. However, I feel like I should be doing more.

 I had read and heard a few people talk about daily burn. I usually don't follow recommendations of programs, especially when it feels like a paid infomercial. But since they had a 30 day trial and some pretty good reviews I gave it a try. Let me tell you one thing, These could be the most amazing workouts in the world but it wouldn't make me want to join for good. I had so many technical issues with accessing the workouts and so many problems with my account that I was left with no desire to even make it a week through since I was dreading having another issue and being locked out of my account for the millionth time. I ended up doing just a handful of workouts and cancelling my trial early. If you love this, I'm glad for you. As for me, 10/10 do not recommend. Not worth the hassle.

 I do have the eliptical at home but by the time I make it home and through all I got to get accomplished before bed, I sure don't feel like doing it. But I probably should. Kind of like finding me time,  Ihave to get it on the list or it will never happen. I will try to get on the elliptical 3 times a week to begin with for maybe 20 mins. We all have 20 minutes right? I think my body needs that extra push to get going again. My daily walking goal plus this should help. I will report back.

 One other tweak I have been considering is adjusting some of my food. But I am no sure what it should be. I have a pretty set food routine currently. I alternate between 3 different breakfasts which include: 
1) 1 ounce almonds, 1 ounce cheese and a hard boiled egg 
2) 2 egg omelet with 2-3 cups of spinach/power greens 
3) 1 small avocado mashed with 1 hard boiled egg 

 Lunch is either a hamburger patty, tuna, chicken,fish or leftover meat from the night before with a chopped salad and a piece of fruit. The salad lately has been chopped radishes, onions, carrots and tomatoes with cilantro, lemon juice and about 1 ounce of feta. 

 Dinner is about the same as lunch but instead of a salad I will have roasted or sauteed veggies. I have leaned towards sweet taters, fordhook lima beans, broccoli cauliflower mashed or sauteed squash and onions a lot. We usually have 2 or 3 veggies with dinner. For "dessert", I will usually have a small no sugar added fruit cup or a piece of fresh fruit.

 Snackwise, I don't do it all the time. It pretty much depends on how crazy my day gets. However, when I do snack, I have jerky, oranges, cheese or nuts available. Overall I do not think it is terrible, but probably have room for improvement. I wonder if I may be using too much salt when cooking? I have never thought about it but it is a possibility. 

I know my diet sodas are another thing that are no help at all. I have cut way down but somehow I refuse to just completely stop. Keep telling myself, I have 'earned' them but maybe I just need to give a cold try and see if anything changes. Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know! Until next time!


  1. I've never had good luck with an exercise program - I very much like to do my own thing (but the problem then become motivation without a specific plan laid out!). I'm finally at a point where I just make sure I am active every day, whether walking, yoga, strength training, hiking, etc. Just something! Your food sounds like a great, maintainable plan!

    1. Liking what you eat sure helps! I remember that dreadful cabbage soup (which has some many fersions)I had for some crazy diet years ago yuck! I feel like this way of eating, I could do forevermore. Thanks for reading!

  2. I love eggs for breakfast in an omelette, frittata, or just fried or scrambled, great start to the day.

    All the best Jan

    1. Jan, I so agree. It keeps me full and gives me plenty of fuel to go go go all morning. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. you are doing great! Keep up the good work!


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