Monday, September 12, 2011
"I'm feelin' good from my head to my shoes
Know where I'm goin' and I know what to do
I tidied up my point of view
I got a new attitude"
This is the second song that I added to my Cardio mix. It not only helps me keep my speed up for chair marching, but the words have significant meaning for this journey. For the first ime, i feel like I know where I am going and know what to do. This morning when I weighed in; I had gained .2 pounds. This in spite of the fact that I stayed within my calories and did get all my Cardio minutes in last week.
Previously, I would have given up. (Actually, I would have quit when I had a week last month and lost nothing.) Now, I run a nutrition report. I found that my fats and sodium were high all week long. In addition, when I evaluated individual days-I had less fruit and vegetables per day, more red meat and more processed food than previously. So this week , I am eating clean. This morning I had half a tomato and plums with cheese. Lunch is a tuna sandwich with more fruit. We had planned on pork chops tonight, but I am going to look for a lighter alternative for myself. Also, I need more salads.
I am also going to do more interval workouts. I do better when I do 3-4 mini workouts rather than a marathon session like I did on Saturday to catch up. I need sessions early in the day to rev up my metabolism. So, I did 12 minutes during my planning period and plan on another 10 minutes or so during my lunchtime. I will do my boxing this evening before dinner.
I am paying more attention to my water consumption this week as well. Soup made me feel better when I was ill last week, but all that sodium needed a lot more water than I consumed.
So, this week, I am tidying up my point of view and keeping my new attitude.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
I realized after reading Wildfire Kristin's Blog today that this is a battle. A battle to regaain our Power and our lives.
Gradually, I had let go of the Power in my life and since August 1, 20111 when I was guided to SparkPeople-I have been taking it back.
I have taken back my power to choose to be healthy.
I have taken back my power to laugh and smile.
I am taking back my power to be a Dancer.
I am taking back my power to be Stupefyin'.
To help me remember to take back my Power every day- I have a Battle Cry "Spark On! We Got This!"
What Powers are you taking back? What is your Mantra or Battle Cry?
Saturday, September 03, 2011
But, we have learned to make a better pizza. Last week, we had hamburger mini pizzas-good, but I had to go really low on lunch to have enough calories. Last night we came up with the perfect pizza recipe.
The magic ingredient is Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles. There are only 80 calories in a 2/3 cup serving. We mixed it 50/50 with extra lean ground beef that was season with garlic salt and Italian seasoning. 4 ounces of this meat mixture only has 173 calories. The crust is Orowheat 100 calorie whole wheat sandwich thins. I made two mini pizzas with one sandwich thin, my husband used 1 and a half and our son was happy with two. Ragu has a pizza sauce that my husband and son used-1/2 cup 60 calories covered 3 mini pizzas. I used sliced tomatoes sprinkled with garlic salt and Italian seasoning on mine. Then, 1/4 cup of meat per pizza, topped with diced onion, mushrooms and bell pepper. 1/8 cup of cheese
topped each pizza-Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. 398 calories for my two minis and the flavor is amazing. Spray your baking pan with oil spray for a crisper crust.
You can reduce the calories more by using only the Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage crumbles for meat, but they are a little pricey. We also use them to make breakfast taquitos on the weekend. La Tortilla Factory makes a 100 calorie whole wheat Tortilla with 8 grams of fiber.
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