Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Have these days been passing us by or is it just me?
I think I wake up when it's time for bed....or did I miss somthing in between?
When will I have time for laundry? to cook? to clean? to run? to push play?
It must be the confetti clutter scurring around in the brain cavaties again, no doubt instigated by those mutant fat cells refusing to leave my body.
Rather than beating myself up about it wondering how my butt is still scrunching into a chair I thought "I think I better revamp a goal" When? Where? How?
When: Goal when will be August 9th. That's, let's see, how many days? ...... **tick tock** 54 days! Which is almost 8 weeks.
Where? Vegas baby! Size 12? 14 at MOST....I don't want to see my 16s any more!! I have size 14 dresses....oooooh to wear a dress!! I don't even think I care about the "weight" persay if I can just get to LOOKING and FEELING good, ya know?
How? By getting off my butt. Quit using it as a seat cushion and jiggle it a little!
The food thing has become an issue though. I track, but I track tooooo late. So, here I am looking at my 2500 plus calories going "uh....."
I'm wondering if I should find a specific diet....you know. "follow me and everything is alright" type thing.
But, then I'm not learning....and this IS about learning.
Okay....okay.....so let's quit procrastinating here. Get up....get up. Go make some egg white breakfast...with spinach, LOTS of spinach.
Do a little running, Push Play on my DVDs, Do a little Wii...some laundry. Make your menus...
Get your Ladybug goal! Get your SIYC goal! Make your teams proud! Make YOURSELF proud!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Last night I created a dinner for my family out of the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution cookbook. The cookbook itself is a fairly simple concept. Healthy eating for your family and it has very easy recipes. I WAS going to do the more advanced recipe, and still may before next Tuesday, but opted for the following.
Garlic Crusted Chicken with minted peas and open side.
Everything went well as far as the making of this dinner. As mentioned before it was very easy to prepare. I didn't use organic chicken as was requested in the book. The reason is very simple. Money. I know it's deemed "healthier" for people to use organic foods (and I should be a testiment to that considering I'm a poisioned well water baby) but, it's so much mor expensive. We are facing "depression" eras once again after all.
So, frozen chicken thawed and beatened with my meat mallet. Let me tell you, that has always been my favorite part of cooking!
For the minted peas, I didn't have any peas on hand so I used the next best thing.
Frozen green beans. As my optional side, I roasted fresh potatos. This is what we got:
The reviews were mixed:
Chicken - Out of six people that ate the garlic crusted chicken;
2 said it was AMAZING
2 said it was okay, but they wouldn't ask me to serve again
2 said it was pretty good.
3 said the lemon I put on top and zested into the crust reminded them of eating fish
1 said was too bland
4 said it was "missing somthing"
Now, I had never used real lemons in my cooking except for on salmon. I have NEVER zested one. The interesting thing about the book is it's mostly for 2 people recipes. So, to triple batches....sometimes ya just got to wing it.
For the most part the chicken was a hit. I just have to be careful with the lemon zest and keep the lemon slices on the side so not to trick the mind into thinking it's fish? LOL
As for the minted peas (greenbeans)
I got a wrinkled nose
a no thank you
a no way in heck
and a maybe next time
So, the only review I gots is mine. I was nervous about trying it. I didn't have the peas as I mentioned before and lettuce/gravy mixed? Surprisingly, it WAS pretty good. The bullion cube in the veggie seemed non-existent to the mint though. I would rate it as "okay" or 3 out of 5 stars.
I will have to try the more advance recipe of Chicken tyme something or other and see what I come up with. My family....well, they are just going to have to learn to love healthy foods or eat a sandwich every night! MuHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Monday, May 17, 2010
My computer broke down and I didn't have Spark.
My husband was home and I couldn't workout in front of him.
The stress was enormous.
There wasn't enough time.
There wasn't enough good food...
My shins hurt....
None of it sounds acceptable, does it? I was at 189 last Tuesday. And gratned, I was in pain from running I know that I could've done it. I know I could've done more. I think that's what eats at me.
That and in 5 days, I have gained 5 pounds.
When it takes me a week to LOSE one freaking pound, I know better than to sabatoge myself...and I did.
No worries. It's another hurdle. It just means I need to work harder this week. I need to focus, believe, and commit!!
But, I AM glad to be back on Spark. It does help in the mornings to get on here and "listen" to what others feel, say and do. It is my mental motivation to go downstairs and push play. It is my mental motivation to put on my C25 shoes and run up hill....just to see if I can.
For that I thank you...
Which....now being at 194....I need to go downstairs and push play, then put on my shoes. I have ALOT of work to do to get back into the 189 mark. Ugh, to think... my goal WAS 187......now it's just getting back down..
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I love the number 3. All 3 of my girls were born on a day ending in 3. My hubby's bday ends in 3. I had 3 dogs, 3 birds, and 3 fish at one time...just worked out that way.... It takes 3 months for society to feel affects of the financial world. Everything seems to happen in 3s....good things..bad things...wierd things....small things.
AND.... if you really want to get wierd about 3s. My birthday ends in 8. Makes me the odd ball, huh? Nope. Take my 8 and subtract the number of people in my family (5) and what's it end in? ....yup....the glue that holds this 3 family together.
And incidentally, but NOT concidentally, I am on Week 3. Week 3 of my plateu breakthrough and repeating week 3 of C25.
I have lost 3 pounds so far....a pound a week. It'd be NICER if I could lose 3 pounds a week! But, I'm aiming for 2. I want to be around the 170s when I go camping for the 4th of July.
Oh Oh OH!!! I forgot to tell you. So, determined as I am NOT to fall back into my 2 week plateu, I ran into a speed bump. My husband on Sunday asked me to go for a walk with him. First of all......that's the 3rd time he's gone on a walk with me (there's that 3 again!!) and that's CRAZY since he doesn't "do" exercise. It's been FABULOUS!!! We have these trails that go all around town and we talk and it's been nice. On this particular day it was warm and I slipped on my flip flops not thinking. .. not remembering that I am allergic to a) heat, b) sweat, and c) pressure.
sooooooo.....after half way through our walk I realized I had done something BAD. The flip flops (which are my first pair owned EVER in 40 years) that worked so well for me last year....TURNED on me!!! My feet began to rub against the rubber. The rubber already heating up from the ground below me was heating up my already iritated feet. Long story short...I walked on two blistered feet for the 2nd half of the 3mile trek.
NOW....not wanting to give up my plateu. MONDAY, I popped those bad boys, soaked them in epson salt, took about 1600 mg of Ibuprophen and attempted Week 3 of running. Needless to say, I reminded myself of Michael on the Biggest Loser running. It was the straight faced, stiff kind of run. The run that people look at you and grimace. Most of it was done via a not so brisk walk and I certainly never completed a round of 3 minutes. But, I stuck to my guns.
You can only even IMAGNE the earful I got when hubby found out. "moronic" I think was the phrase. He was absolutely right for sure, however, I really really really know myself and if I slack off for even ONE day...well, I'll be writing another day one blog.
and I can never be a runner if I do that.
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