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All Excited Today including Eagerness to go to the Grocery Store.......

Monday, January 28, 2013

This morning I woke up very motivated. Actually more like excited to go to the grocery store. I accomplished a fair amount at work today. This includes steps to do my work much differently then usual. Technology gotta love it. I could be stressed but I'm eager to learn and get to the point that it will help me be more efficient and not have so many papers cluttering everything.
This weekend I did allot of reading about eating clean, looked at recipes for ideas. Made a grocery list. Mapped out a plan. It took me longer then usual to get groceries as I was carefully selecting the most nutritionally sound foods. My cart actually looked impressive. If you played a game of match the cart with the shopper you may have matched it up with a someone who looks fit and healthy. I never thought about that before. Hmm, I have an idea. I might start taking a picture of my grocery cart and post it. That's if I can figure out how to do it. More technology to learn. Bean soup is ready for tomorrow night. Breakfast is ready to heat up. Lunch is packed. 15 minutes of the elliptical is done. I didn't mention that I did all this despite a very busy night ahead with. Work from work to do. Just had to take time to say woo hoo me!

  
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MOMFAN 1/29/2013 10:22PM

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/29/2013 4:12PM

    My cart would be photo-ready were it not for the junk food my hubby wants. Funny you should say that ... I would come back from the SW Florida farmers market so impressed, I would arrange it on the counter like a horn of plenty and take a picture before devouring my great buys over the week. Looking forward to the photo!

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MOMTOCONNOR2003 1/29/2013 9:19AM

    I always check out what the person in front of me in line at the grocery store is buying and match it up. I find myself saying that person is weird who would ever eat that. Now I find myself buying alot of the stuff I use to think is weird. haha

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/29/2013 4:18AM

    emoticon that is worth more than a woo hoo and doesnīt it feel great?try and remember this feeling great next time your motivation wans.i am so happy that you are getting a hang of it and planning ahead.you know what they say fail to plan,plan to fail.you can so do this love emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon did i say i am proud of you love emoticon

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READYBETTY 1/29/2013 12:16AM

    Woo hoo indeed! That's so funny about thinking about taking a picture of your grocery cart. I was thinking the same thing Saturday when I went grocery shopping. It's a great feeling to be so pleased that we're buying good food for our bodies. You're doing fantastic!

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Baby Steps to Learning How to Eat Cleaner

Sunday, January 27, 2013

For the last 5 months I have tried to make changes to eat healthier. It's not so superficial as perhaps when I was younger.....to look better is still a goal but not as high on the priority list. My goal is to be healthier. I have gotten by with a few things that ailments that were easily treated and perhaps only health scares. When your 100 lbs overweight the possibility of it being real at anytime is standing right outside my door.
I'm trying to eat cleaner. It's somewhat different then decreasing calories or just balancing my diet. I didn't loose any weight recently which is totally my fault. Consistency because I'm always in a rush all day long, poor planning, and food greed are still my obstacles.
As I consider the matter I have made some strides with eating cleaner.

I do not add artificial sweeteners. Unfortunately it's hard to completely avoid. But I'm trying.
I do not drink diet soda anymore. Drank 1-2 / day prior.
I do not eat processed lunch meats.
Very little of my food comes out of a box.
I consume limited sweets.
I have increased my fiber quite a bit.
I strive for 8 waters per day. I like water but do get a little bored. Mineral water or adding lemon helps. I still miss soda but I'm coping.
Sometimes I drink 100 % juice. Yes, I know it's allot of calories but it's better then soda and it helps me get my freggies in.
I drink green or white tea.

Regular soda is not so good of a replacement but I have one on special occasions. Still is allot of chemicals and needs completely eliminated.

I have been reading and studying Life's Daily Challenge ; Balancing Diet and Exercise and Natural Health Using Herbs, Supplements, and Vitamins team information and links. These ladies are a wealth information. My knowledge about any of this is evolving. I have allot to learn. I was raised in the Midwest. Meat (beef or pork) is the largest portion of the plate with a little veggie on the side. Fruit perhaps as a snack. Summer gardens do increase veggie consumption considerably. Eating out was a treat or twice a year. As my children grew I tried to balance their diet but chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and frozen pizza made it to the table more then it should have. As the children grew up we ate out maybe once a month. We always have a garden and I canned. The children are gone now. I probably gained 40 lbs over the last 5 or so years. Basically because I didn't need to set a daily good example and we have the capability of eating out frequently. You know when you have ate out too often; when it takes a person forever to think about what sounds good.
Where is the rambling leading to? What's next?
Still following my basic plan of 8 H 20's or more per day, limit as far as possible artificial sweeteners and flavors, no soda pop. Minimum of 5 freggies per day. Increase exercise and aim for 15 minutes or more per day. Avoid processed food. Utilize healthy recipes. Strive to get my vitamins and minerals from well balanced food choices.
Add foods like blueberries, and other berries, kale, spinach, walnuts, coconut or almond milk.
As always I'm always in awe how much better I feel when I eat healthy foods. Planning will not only provide me better health, save dollars, but likely save me the valuable commodity called time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/28/2013 10:13AM

    sounds like you are well on the way to clean eating love.keep upo the good work you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/28/2013 12:22AM

    You've come a long way to eating much cleaner than your body has ever known from it's history. WooHoo! Keep up the good work! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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BRENDABUNNY 1/27/2013 11:49PM

    This is a great blog.....that is what Dh and I are also working on is clean eating as good health is what we are all really looking for...I sure can't wait to be able to go shopping and buy that elusive lil black dress we all dream about emoticon although I think I'll always be a jeans & tanktop or nice blouse kinda girl..Lol...We can do this emoticon for the reminder that clean eating is important.. emoticon

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AZTLAN777 1/27/2013 8:12PM

    Good for you!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Goals for Today....Simple but Productive

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Complete Burning Picture DVDs
Order Prints
Bank Statement
Prepare Sunday School Lesson
Elliptical 30 minutes
Laundry-Wash bedding
8 Waters
5 Freggies
Eat within calories
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EJOY-EVELYN 1/12/2013 11:48PM

    Sweet!


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MOMFAN 1/12/2013 9:04PM

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READYBETTY 1/12/2013 12:08PM

    You do have a productive day planned!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/12/2013 11:45AM

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IOWAGRAMMA 1/12/2013 11:13AM

    Oh, yes...I'd say these are very productive goals for today! Best to you!!! Hugs, Jeannie emoticon emoticon

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January 1, 2014

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I have said it all before in previous blogs. Now I'm going to do it! I will be on the top of that mountain next year.

  
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WINEALITTLE 1/12/2013 8:44AM

    You go girl!
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FRANCES-AGAPE 1/11/2013 11:53PM

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!! YES !!

Let's make this OUR YEAR !


Have a Wonderful Weekend !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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MOMFAN 12/30/2012 6:19PM

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TXMEMAW6 12/30/2012 3:09PM

    emoticon if you just emoticon so let's spend 2013 pushing! May 2013 by the year all your dreams come true!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/30/2012 4:10AM

    can i join you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYBULLDOGS 12/29/2012 9:56PM

    i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products.

i walk 15000 steps a day.

i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.

i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.


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My Self Challenge....One Day at a Time

Monday, December 10, 2012

10 minutes of exercise
8 H2O
5 Freggies

Is this to small of a change to obtain real success when your 100 lbs. overweight? Maybe. Maybe Not. It will beat 2 H2O's which will find a replacement with a sweet tea or possibly a soda. No exercise which will at best lead to mindless time wasters as you can only stay focused on paperwork and the like for so long. 5 freggies will replace the desire to eat perhaps more meat, simple carbs, or perhaps a candy bar, cookie, or fries etc.

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/23/2012 5:24PM

    itīs the small changes that add up and make the most differance in the end as they are more doable and you are less likely to give up that way. emoticon emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 12/18/2012 8:17AM

    It sounds wise... I believe in little changes, and things that are manageable in the long term. Also, if you are like me, 10 minutes of exercising leads to much more, so it is a great start!
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-ICANDOIT- 12/12/2012 9:30AM

    There is always a choice to be made...do something positive, or do something destructive.....

you are on the right road and will get to where you want to be if you just keep going forward!

Every day is a new chance to change your future- you will do this!!!!

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MOMFAN 12/11/2012 2:17AM

    One day at a time, one choice at a time! We can do it!

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READYBETTY 12/10/2012 10:00PM

    This plan can make a big difference. Looking forward to your report of great results. emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 12/10/2012 9:10PM

    Any positive change will lead to success! Keep on improving bit by bit!

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AMYC0128 12/10/2012 4:41PM

    Great foundation for your challenge emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 12/10/2012 1:47PM

    Great challenge!

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