Sunday, April 08, 2012
Well, got through this day without guilt and feeling good. This time I said that I would be mindful mainly because I did not want to go through feeling bad about what I ate and had to track. :D Holidays are not easy, since there is so much food, desserts and candy around. I was sure to keep my water bottle with me at all times. I had a good sized tomato, lettuce, and cucumber salad with vinegar and italian seasonings and some slices of chicken breast. Not bad. After the salad, I was really to full to want to have a "taste" of everything else that was on the table. As much as I love my mother's sweet potato souffle' and my sister's mac-n-cheese and stuffing -- I had none of it. I'm sure the protein is going to be high, because I went back for some more chicken and a slice of ham, but it's better than the carbs! Feeling good.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Ugh! Have to vent! My food tracker for yesterday was a total embarrassment. I must be trying to gain back every pound I just lost. Why did I eat all that? I totally blew it. I've been doing pretty good with staying focused. I couldn't even burn some of it off, 'cause it was late. Afterwards, l felt bloated, mad as heck, and the pangs of guilt started to set in.
I was pretty busy and didn't make time for eating. Didn't have to cook, so I grabbed a ground turkey patty from the fridge. Then, I went back and heated up another one -- adding .5 ounces of bbq chips. No surprise that I had gone over my calories limit. lt was hard to look down at those numbers.
Much, much better tomorrow!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
No, I'm talking about a new piece of clothing, but something that can still put a smile on my and not feel guilty about my splurge. Recently, I came across a new favorite food to eat. I found some tortilla wraps and was overjoyed. They are called Ole Xtreme High Fiber/Low Carb Wellness Wraps. I love these tortillas. I like the taste and they are not chewy like some others I've tried. They have 12 grams of fiber and have only 71 calories. I use them in a variety of meals, such as my breakfast wraps (one egg, 1 tblsp of spicy salsa, 1 or 2 slices of turkey meat - quick and easy), lunch wraps (throw a salad in it with some tuna or salmon), and for dinner (quesadillas or to replace hard shell tacos). My family likes them, too. Lots of fiber, low calories, and around $3.00 for a pack of 8. They are worth the spend.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
I went to bed last night knowing this morning's walk group was going to be a "no show", since the weather guy was calling for rain and storms over night and into the morning -- plus the temps would be much cooler than the other days. That was my excuse to sleep in! When the alarm went off, I went to look outside at the rain -- but no rain. Ugh! I wanted to get back in the bed. This was a long week, including my gym time. However, I host walk groups. I can't not show. Why do I care so much about other people's health? It's not easy to continue to motivate others and get them to move. But I do and in the end, it helps me, too.
I get to the park and was surprised to see a few walkers ready to get their fitness walk on! They brought a smile to my face. They had energy and were ready to get it in. We had a ball and got 5 miles in trying to stay ahead of the rain. I am proud of them for getting out and thankful for their support. They had no idea that it was a "push" day for me. LOL! By the time, we got to our cars, it began to rain.
Glad I didn't depend on the rain to be my excuse -- only to be mad at myself later.
Friday, May 07, 2010
I've been hearing so much talk about flaxseed and that it should be added to the foods we eat. But why and what are the benefits? I did some checking and came across this small but informative article and wanted to share with whoever came across my page.
Sprinkle, Sprinkle Little Star: the Benefits of Flaxseed
It's just the flax ma'am, and the facts are that the benefits of flaxseeds go beyond the earthy, nutty flavor it lends to your meals. In case you haven't already heard, you need to add flaxseeds to your diet - your health depends on it. Flaxseed has been shown to prevent heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
These are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have heart healthy properties. Flaxseeds are also loaded with lignans, which contain plant estrogen and antioxidants, as well as plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber. In addition to warding off chronic illness, flaxseeds lower blood cholesterol and bad cholesterol. Flaxseeds are also beneficial in fighting constipation, hemorrhoids and other intestinal issues. This superfood has a nutty flavor and can be added to salad, vegetables and cereal. You can also use whole or ground flaxseeds, as well as flour or flaxseed oil to prepare food.
If you're looking for ways to incorporate flaxseeds into your daily eating regimen, add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed to your oatmeal or cereal. Come lunchtime, you can mix up a teaspoon of flaxseed into your mayo or mustard as a sandwich spread. For a snack booster, stir a tablespoon into your yogurt. If baking is your thing, add ground flaxseed to cookies, muffins, banana bread and other baked goods.
While some experts recommend consuming some flaxseed on a daily basis, if you use flaxseed oil, it's important to combine it with other oils that have omega 6 such as sesame oil, sunflower oil or evening primrose oil. Over an extended period of time, flaxseed oil can contribute to a deficiency in omega 6, which is why it's important to balance things out.
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