Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I grew up watching Richard Simmons when he was on TV...does anyone else remember that show?? lol. I know, I am showing my age! I love his enthusiasm...at the end of each show i remember he would have a little sit down and ask the question, "what will you save on when you lose weight?" There were always some good answers...junk food, soda, fast food, buying smaller clothes, etc...i always wanted someone to say shaving cream cuz your legs aren't as big...lol...don't ask my why i have this random memory, but i can remember waiting for someone to say it after each show...and nobody ever did...lol. I do know that toilet paper would not then nor now ever be one of the answers...lol... i think i am doing somewhat good with going pee every hour (sorry, tmi)...and that's just with my normal 8-10 cups of water a day... and coffee of course...but they say you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces...so if you weight 200 lbs, that is 100 ozs...that is a little over 12 cups... and uh...i weigh more than 200 lbs...so i need to drink more than that...i would need to drink just over a gallon of water...and have been hitting pretty close to that...but that also means...yea...see above...lol. I can tell you for sure what i am not saving on!!!
Friday, February 01, 2013
Ok, We have been talking a little about our crock pots on the team Flylady Sparkers, so I put a little challenge out there for both team Flylady Sparkers and Losing and Playing. I want everyone to start adding their favorite crock pot/slow cooker recipes into the SP recipe data base, then come here and post the link to it. This in turn will give you the nutritional break down, but also help us out with new recipes to try :)
First, I would like to explain the difference between a crock pot and a slow cooker for those that may not know the difference. Both cook foods over a long period of time, ranging from a couple hours to 8 to even 10 hours. The crock pot cooks at a higher temp than the slow cooker. The crock pot is also usually digital, so you can set it to go off at a certain time. I have both, and love both, but I tend to only use the crock pot when I am home since it cooks at a higher temp. Also, since it cooks at a higher temp, more liquid is needed since the higher temps will make the liquid evaporate.
Here is the link to the Spark Recipe database:
If you are on one of those team's, please go to the challenge under the challenge forum in that team. If you are not part of one of those teams and would like to join us, feel free to join a team, we would love to have you :)
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I love to try new things, new foods, new places to go, etc. And with my renewed goal to eat better, well, one of the things i want to cut down on is my sugar intake. I love oatmeal but I love my sugar on it...a lot of it!! I have tried many different things, some work but just not up to par with my love of pure sweet sugar. So I had gotten some Truvia for free and decided now was the time to try it. All i can say is, i'm glad it was free...yuk I would almost rather have sweet and low...almost...i don't normally eat artificial sweeteners anyways... so, i guess for now, my sugar sweet oatmeal is back on the shelf for the occasional treat and not a normal breakfast item. But the good side...now i know...Truvia YUK! lol.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
This is New Year's Resolutions Week (gee, imagine that...lol). What were your resolutions? Mine is to read my bible through this year and to lose 12 pounds which is only 1 pound a month! Trying to keep it manageable..lol. Also to devote at least 5 minutes to cleaning and decluttering each room each day. And last but not least, to waste less (food, money, etc).
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I swear that is what happened last night with a piece of chocolate cake. I had decided on Sunday, that my eating needs to be got back under control. I feel yucky and tired and just plain blah! I know I've been veering off the beatin path and haven't been taking my vitamins either...so Monday morning, i set myself up to succeed...i packed a healthy breakfast with all my vitamins, a healthy measured out snack and a lunch that was yummy and fit right into my plan...and I had a dinner planned to get me right at all my goals. So imagine my surprise when i get home and found out i didn't have 1 of the main ingredients for dinner...no biggie... i found something else that would be quick and even more nutritional than what i had planned on to begin with...thumbs up and high fiving myself all the way...so i'm cooking dinner, talking on the phone with dd1 and cleaning up some things... life is going along and i looked down to find a piece of cake missing from the cake i brought home the night before and the offending fork in my own hand...what???!!! i stop.. i lick my lips...yep, that was me that did that...without even thinking twice, it was down my throat and on it's way to my tummy... i told my son to hurry up and eat the darned cake and get it out of the house...lol. In all reality, they were cut small, and after doing the math, i stayed within my limits..just the upper part...wohoo!!! i didn't fail...but i also realize that i am the baker of the family, and as such and with all the extra baking that is going to be going to the next 2 months, i am going to have to be more mindful of what goes through these lips...rule 1 is leftovers are not to come home with me! rule 2 is leftovers are not to come home with me...lol. Today is another day, i may slip, i may not... but either way, it will be recorded and accounted for and I will deal with the good or the bad...i will learn from it and i will move forward.
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