Starting over, sort of. I have a tendency to let life get in the way of my healthy habits. I'll be doing really well, and then something happens - going through the process of buying a house, the hubs goes back to school, the office is moving, etc - and I just let go of all my healthy habits. Mostly because in those busy points, I don't make the time to plan healthy meals and snacks. And, unfortunately, when I feel life is moving at too fast of a pace, my work out routine is one of the first things I scale back on.
Last year I wrote about how I've been a SparkPeople member for a couple years now - using it off and on. I had gotten onto the scale and realized that I weighed more than I ever had before. I started paying attention to what I ate and made workouts a priority - and lost 15 pounds. I've since gained 10 of them back. Which has taught me, this is definitely a journey. There will be good stretches, and then stretches where you go off course. The important thing is to keep on going, and trying to be on course more often than you're off course.
Ultimate goal: Get back to the weight I was when I was in college - 125-130 pounds.
Bite-sized goal: Lose about 10% of my current weight to go from 165 to 150
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand-strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO - What a Ride!"
| Pounds lost: 11.2
What freezes well? Let's see - pretty much anything you find in the frozen food aisle of your grocery store. Seriously. Think of all the TV dinners you see - you can duplicate every single one of them, cheaper, less sodium, healthier, customized to your own taste buds.
Soups, stews, chillis, curries, most pasta dishes, etc. Steaks may be easier to just do fresh, if you're into steaks. Pretty much all chicken dishes I've tried to freeze held up just fine. Fish is better fresh, simply because it flakes and dries out so easily when cooked. Many stirfries and other Chinese dishes also freeze beautifully.
Seriously, go look in the supermarket conveniently-frozen-dinners aisle. Come home and search the internet for a recipe for that dish. Cook. Separate out into portions, cool to room temperature (to prevent bacteria), freeze. That's it. You'll have meals to die for, ready to go when you are!
2816 days ago
Good work on earning your lunch tote! Keep it up and soon those highlights will be yours :-)
2965 days ago
Welcome to Austin, TX Sparkers...glad you found your way to us. Hope we can help you in your journey. Let us know what all you need we will here for you...hugs, BEE, Team Leader
3036 days ago
WELCOME TO NIFTY & THRIFTY; I HOPE YOUR JOURNEY WILL BE FUN AND EDUCATIONAL
3040 days ago
Hi Moindre, welcome to the Nifty and Thrifty Team!
Do you like doing Krav Maga? I'm curious about it and there's a place down the road that offers classes. But I'm not really into the whole pumped up, club music style of class that I always see going on with things like kickboxing. I just feel cheesy.
If you're looking to save money while losing weight, we are the team for you! Check out all our threads and if you need anything, feel free to sparkmail myself or our team's co-leader Toby (Tobobear).
3040 days ago