Saturday, December 07, 2013
Sunday 8 December
The 8th activity is to give a goodie at random, explain why, and ask the recipient to do it too.
My Day 7 list of food & drink that cause me problems -
These 5 items, in all their own different variations, can well and truly trip me up.
There is also the attempt for part 2 of Day 7 to *not* take any of my 5 listed problem foods & drinks for 24 hours.
I know I won't achieve this part of the challenge, because I will have bread at some stage during the day. What I need to do is control the amount, and the kind, of bread that I eat - so learning is still in progress here.
Cheese, I have been learning gradually not to have it every day. Same with fried foods and wine.
Potatoes - I've been trying to replace these with a variety of other stuff, and not just pasta and rice. I use sweet potatoes too, now, but roasted because I'm not so keen on the texture when boiled - except sometimes for a root mash (potato, sweet potato, carrot, and turnip or swede). When I cook rice, now, it's about 50:50 wild rice to white rice. Pasta, most of the time, is now wholemeal (so long as it's spirals). But there's quinoa, bulgur wheat, couscous. and even barley and lentils (though I only buy the orange ones). And today I treated myself to a packet of spelt with dried veg, so I'm looking forward to trying that.
Friday, December 06, 2013
A quick catch-up, and sorry, but I haven't managed to get here for a few days.
Day 1 was glasses of water in addition to the 8-a-day.
Day 2 was different vegetable taken during the day.
Day 3 was reading and commenting on blogs.
Day 4 was each extra 4 minutes of walking beyond what you had intended.
Day 5 was for 5 minutes of "me time"
Day 6 has been 6 points for each different kind of fruit.
Day 7 is "Unlucky Food" - list the foods that don't work for you, in whatever way.
Is it food that you cannot eat?
Is it food that you know that you should not eat?
Is it some sort of drink?
This really is worth thinking about, because it can make a huge difference to our bodies.
Join in if you'd like - jump in where you are, don't feel that you have to go back through everything.
It's just a fun thing - but it's really making me think about things.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Just thinking about food and how much I can eat.
As the years go on, I can't eat as much as I used to, at any one time.
So, I have to ask this - why does it take longer for older folk to lose weight?
Appetites AND eating abilities both reduce as we age.
So what do we need to do to tie up the general reducing appetite with the general reducing activity ability, and still manage to lose size and weight?
Maybe somewhere in SP there could be a suggestion, if not a full answer.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
3 blogs to read and comment on.
In the team where I'm running this as a team activity (which is the Beautiful in the 5% Challenge, Fall 2013), the 3 blogs will be from team mates.
But I'll try to do 3 from some other teams too.
Yesterday was a blast!
My veggie count was 9: leeks, onion, garlic, carrot, tomato, spinach, broccoli, courgette, beetroot.
And that wasn't counting the fruit I'd had earlier in the day! I'll do a fruit challenge soon!
Tomorrow I think I'll go for some extra walking.
Are you joining in with me?
Monday, December 02, 2013
Today I have been making myself aware of my daily intake of vegetables.
This was already half-done for me, because I made a lamb shank stew for slow cooking, early yesterday afternoon.
The shanks needed used, so they were in a pot cooking with potatoes, leeks, onions, garlic, carrots and tomato.
Some of the meat was served tonight with green vegetables - it struck me that the panful was all brown.
I don't do bland food, whether by flavour or by colour.
So I had to introduce some greens - spinach, courgette, broccoli.
Hubby's plate looked really good. Then he enjoyed it too!
I'll get mine shortly - I don't enjoy eating immediately after cooking the food. But I am looking forward to my dinner tonight!
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