Friday, April 16, 2010
Thank you, first of all, to those who sent goodies, posted comments on my blog, sent well wishes!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!!
We had a really nice dinner out at a really nice Italian restaurant; DH ordered lobster fettucini. I order mushroom/veal ravioli.....We each had a tossed salad; of course, my dressing was on the side, but DH likes his Italian dressing poured on, but it was a vinaigrette! Mine was a caesar dressing and I just dipped the tines in my dressing; there was soooooo much left over when I was done! We both ended up sharing a dessert......nona's poundcake with hot fudge, vanilla bean ice cream and a caramalized banana. Remember Zonya's tip.....a fruit/veggie with every meal!!!!!!! We DID NOT finish that nor our meals, so it was great taking some home. We both felt satisfied, not stuffed! I think I may have at least 2 more meals with mine!!! You gotta love that!!!! Italian reheats are the best!!
We went to a movie......"Date Night". It was OK......not great, but it was funny, stars Tina Fey and Steve Carrel! WE DID NOT buy any popcorn either, although that smell really was calling me, but I was NOT hungry and we just walked right past the concessions!
Yesterday my red hat friends congratulated me at Panera on our 32nd anniversary,which, by the way, when my dd called that AM, she suggested I have the multigrain roll, and I did....no butter either! It was really good, while my other friends ate their egg/cheese sandwiches!
I took a walk when I got home yesterday morning too, even though I rode my stationery bike for 20 minutes. It was around 78 when I walked, but it felt so good, and my back/calf did not bother me much either!!!!
DH and I look forward to another 32 years together!!!!
The force of love, like the force of gravity, is hard to see but easy to feel! Barbara Johnson
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This one is about TAME your sweet tooth and naturally eat as little sugar as possible!!! My bracelet I am wearing is purple....my favorite color and it says that on it (Tame your sweet tooth) This session is about being aware of how much sugar is in the food we eat!!! Every 4 gms of sugar is a tsp. Watch the sugar in those cereals, yogurts, muffins......it can be a lot!!!! Instead of adding sugar to your oatmeal, how about cinnamon, berries, chopped apple, raisins. Why not dilute that lemonade which you think may be healthy, is really not. Minute Maid lemonade, 12 oz has 40 gms of sugar or 10 tsp!!!!!!!!!! That is crazy!!!! I still like my Crystal light......artificially sweetened, but I make mine so diluted, that it is just a slight flavoring, cuz I like my water that way!
These are all brief things I am telling you from the class, which by the way,has been very beneficial.......NEW HABITS!!!
Another tip.....Halve it and you can HAVE IT!!!!! Isn't that cool? So, if you're at a birthday party, have a piece of cake, but just half it!!!!!! We are still allowed 1-2 small treats a day with this plan.....IT IS NOT A DIET!!!!!!
Again, here is the link www.zonyafoco.com
I also like her exercise DVD.....more about stretching and movement!
BE WELL, BE HAPPY!!!!!
No matter how long you nurse a grudge, it won't get better. Barbara Johnson
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I settled with a calzone...with chicken and cheese, but it was soooooo good and not real gooey! PTL!! I ended up only eating about 1/2 of it and 2 small pc. of garlic bread. I probably should have ordered a veggie to go with it, since my new plan calls for a f/v with every meal or snack, but I had fresh pineapple when I got home and my portion of celery, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and actually rode my stationery bike for 20 minutes this AM and walked with my church/Spark/red hat friend for 40 minutes before our lunch, so I got in my exercise today....that's for sure!!
Thinking back on my choice of food for lunch, I think I did ok.....not great, but I was looking around a saw lasagna, veal parmesan, chicken and eggplant parmesan, and lots of pasta! And I did NOT eat all of it; will have the rest for dinner tonight!!
God can use reverses to move us forward. Barbara Johnson
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Another great class....with around 21 of us attending.. We are on the E.....eat often....and include a fruit or vegetable each time. How many of you do that? OK, that means when you have a snack, be it crackers, a cheese stick, rice cakes....include a fruit or veggie....and that way you fill up with healthier choice.....well, not fill up.....after all, it is just a snack!!! This is a great habit I have been trying to incorporate into my lifestyle. Like any habit, it TAKES time!
We have homework too from our workbook...about this habit. Every day t his week, we are to include the time and what we ate for a veggie/fruit with our snack...there are 6 spaces, so you want to include it, of course at breakfast, lunch and dinner too......7-13 fruits and/or veggies/day! It sounds like a lot, but remember we are TRYING to get away from the processed junk!!!!! I hope you try this! Remember too, to make exercise your middle name. Why not stretch when you brush your teeth, lift your weights while sitting in a chair watching TV......just keep it moving. Also our dietician is trying to get us away from the computer and/or TV too....allowing 2 hours of both/day. I know I am way over that, so I am rethinking the teams I am on here and thinking of stepping down from some and also stepping down from the leadership roles, as they do take up more of my "movement" time. Plus, with my calf/back pain....I do not need to be sitting so much!!!
I'm wearing a lime green band this week.....and on it is printed: Eat often with a fruit/veggie each time! Will you try this habit with me!!!!???? I would love some company!!!!!
From Spark calendar:
You've got to think about 'big things' while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. Alvin Toffler
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