Sunday, February 14, 2010
I was thinking about old habits, and part of our journey is discovering why we ate the way we use to, the unerlying emotional issue, a few weeks ago I had victory in throwing out chines food i bought but for some reason i have gotten in this routine that once a week eating badly, (had chinese again last night) and it made me think, ok why do i think this is ok, why do i feel like I need it, it's not a reward it is a setback, and what emotions am i feeling when I decide to order this food, how do i feel during and after eating it. I've had alot of anxiety lately and turned to comfort food so have to find an alternative, also i noted after i eat it not only do i feel yucky, but i had a headache and feel sluggish the next morning, I need to come back to that feeling next time i decide to order bad choices.
What have you discovered about your eating pattern in your journey? have you thought about the feelings behind food that drive you to make choices? How will you put in place tools to change that behavior?
just a note, I looked up calories of what i ate... not only was it a whopping approx. 1700 calories, 50g fat (or more), but sodiumm explosion!!!
Monday, February 08, 2010
Bodybugg and GoWear fit are made by the same company, the software is different (apex is bodybugg and bodymedia is GoWear) After researching various reviews they do exactly the same thing, bodybugg is used by biggest loser and 24hour fitness, they both require that you have online membership to upload your data, GoWear is $6.95 a month for year membership.
Well I am close to reaching 40 lbs kicked to the curb and haven't rewarded myself since my 25 lb loss when i got a pair of $25 merrell winter outdoor walking shoes. So after much contemplation because of being laid off and watching budget, I ended up getting the GoWear Fit
But because I am Research queen I did not pay $199.... In my search for coupons to help save money I came across Bing's cashback program. If you go the www.bing.com and sign up for their cashback program, (it's Free and Bing is reputable and safe) then i did a search for GoWear it comes up with a cashback from Drugstore.com for 20% back on the GoWear and Free shipping. it was on sale for $179, then I found a $10 coupon at my favorite coupon code website..... www.evreward.com.
so i paid $169, but then I get 20% cashback deposited into my bank acct. (or paypal which i chose) so i get back about $32 so in reality the GoWear fit cost me $137.......
I figure that approximately $4 per pound I have lost thus Far.... so well worth the reward!!! oh and the cool thing about GoWear is it does sleep monitoring to about sleeping pattern.... Cant wait to get started in wearing this every day and motivation to burn baby burn!!!
Friday, February 05, 2010
post your answers on your blog...pass it around
A is for Age: 42
B is for Booze: Red Wine
C is for Career: Career? laid off (but going to school for massage therapy)
D is for Dad's name: n/a
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: spinach dip in bread bowl
F is for Favorite song or music: FERGI anything
G is for Goof off thing to do: Sewing or scrapbooking
H is for Hometown: Newburyport, ma
I is for Instrument you play: ummmm I like annoying "H" out of people with duck whistle i got on duck tours in Baltimore MD. LOL
J is for Jam orJelly you like: blackberry Jam
K is for Kids: none
L is for Living arrangement: Single
M is for Mom's name: n/a
N is for Best Friend's Name: Sherry, Jenn
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: yes
P is for Phobias: creepy crawly spiders!!!
Q is for Quote you like: 'things have a way of working themselves out"
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: Sherry Friend since 8th grade (umm boyfriend 3 years)
S is for Siblings: Sister
T is for Texas, ever been?: Yes San Antonio
U is for Unique trait : Have no idea, but my entire life people comment I would make a great public speaker because I am 'articulate' (they don't know about Dictionary of Vickie making up my own words..lol)
V is for vegetable you love: don't know about love but enjoy brussel sprouts (there I said it!(
W is for Worst traits: Independant and spontaneous to a Fault (don't reach out to people for help and always cancel plans)
X- is for X-rays you've had: yes
Y is for Yummy food you make: chicken breast stuffed with whipped chive cream cheese wrapped in bacon.
Z is for Zodiac sign: Aries (and i don't follow or care about zodiac signs although proud to be an Aries and personality is right on)
Friday, February 05, 2010
This looked so yummy i had to share.
Mexican Black Bean Soup with Lime and Cilantro
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
4 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 small jalapeno chile, stemmed and minced (don't use the seeds)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
12-ounce bottle beer
(3) 15-ounce cans black beans*, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lime juice
Low fat yogurt
4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
1. Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onions and sauté over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and jalapeno and cook until garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Add a sprinkle of water if needed to keep from sticking.
2. Add cumin, chili powder, and salt to taste and cook, stirring frequently, until spices are fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Pour beer and 1 cup water into pot. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer until alcohol aroma fades, about 3 minutes.
4. Add beans and bring mixture back to a boil.
5. Remove 2 cups of beans from pan and puree in a blender. Return to pan.
6. Stir in lime juice and salt to taste. Reheat if necessary.
7. Serve soup in bowls, swirl with yogurt, and sprinkle with cilantro.
Monday, February 01, 2010
I don't get it,, Thursday I was 157, sunday i was 156, and today 158, sigh... well I will get back on the scale when i hop in the shower later this am and see what it says for my BL wi, crazy!! I do feel a bit sodium explotion water retention so maybe after a day of drinking water to flush that out it will be back down. I don't usually obsess over the scale but I have been so psyched to be in 150'ville i keep getting on it not believing it.... lol
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