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cooking more at home but....

Monday, May 28, 2012

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I tried to make chicken with feta and spinach (roll-ups.) I didn't make it by the prep. I eat chicken less than once a week and no red meat. I just have trouble stomaching food with veins, ligaments, etc. As I was pounding the breasts, the ligaments and stringy somethings separated from the meat (muscle)- I'm not trying to be gross, just sharing how my brain operates. I had to stop because I was ill. I asked my husband if he wanted to cook the chicken and he looked at the pile of what I called "good meat," ie, the part I was willing to eat and looked at me. He was a bit annoyed because I called him in from mowing the lawn. I figured the neighbors needed a break from the swearing... He said he didn't know what he would cook with the little bit of chicken I deemed edible. ahem, I did not share the recipe because there were no longer breasts to wrap aroung the spinach and feta. That would have given him too much teasing material... so it's trashed. I guess I will stick to nuts, greens, seafood and chicken that doesn't need tenderizing. Too bad I hate tofu.

  
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FANGFACEKITTY 5/31/2012 1:39PM

    Maybe you can buy pre-tenderized chicken breasts from the meat counter, instead of packaged ones you have to do yourself? On the other hand you can use the spinach & feta filling inside something else, like eggplant or zucchini roll-ups instead.

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MELIVA 5/28/2012 11:14PM

    I can totally relate. In fact, I hate chicken. Between the prep stuff (how you put it) and just knowing how it comes to be (I grew up with birds), blech. Poultry is so not my thing, which troubles DH because he loves himself some good chicken.
Your description was so well done it made my stomach turn! LOL
(This is where I'd put the green little smiley, if Spark had one)

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BABYSTEPS84 5/28/2012 2:17PM

    I laughed, I hope you don't mind :)
You know...I cook meat a lot...I don't think I've tenderized more than once or twice...generally I'm not sure it's worth it.
At least you know that you don't like it, so it was a learning experience :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/28/2012 1:56PM

    I can totally relate. I had the same problem in high school. It's how I ended up a vegetarian for a couple of years. If meat bothers you that bad then I would not eat it. I ended up in the hospital when I was a vegetarian due to severe vitamin deficiencies as it was before all the knowledge they have now on how to eat healthy vegetarian. Maybe you should consider it if eating meat becomes too nauseating. I still prefer fish and seafood but I have overcome my aversion to meat. I still take out all the tendons, veins, and fat though.

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JCARDINAL 5/28/2012 1:24PM

    I know how you feel. I can only buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I can't deal with the icky stuff.

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old age

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Too bad I didn't remember my list from my previous blog when I went grocery shopping... argh emoticon

  
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BABYSTEPS84 5/25/2012 4:22AM

    :). Perfect is overrated!

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JCARDINAL 5/21/2012 2:03PM

    I love when I cut the coupons attach them to the list and then leave both on the table!!

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MIRAGE727 5/21/2012 7:49AM

    That's why I have a Smartphone!
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It happens to all of us!

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SARASMILING 5/21/2012 5:56AM

    lol! I've still been meaning to print mine out too. :)

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BLUE42DOWN 5/21/2012 3:11AM

    emoticon Whoops!

Hopefully you did make some choices that affirm you.

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/20/2012 10:11PM

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TEMPEST272002 5/20/2012 9:48PM

    Snort. Been right there with you. lol

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/20/2012 9:48PM

    LOL. I can totally relate.

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go-to shopping list and a new personal affirmation

Friday, May 18, 2012

Today I am choosing to love myself through my food choices.

vinegar
sunflower oil
pickles
olive oil

kelp
Vit C
Vit B
magnesium
calcium
Vit E
daily vit and mineral

Proteins
avocado
walnuts
cashews
sunflower kernels
all natural peanut butter
tuna
swordfish
chicken (when I have no other choices)

Lean Proteins
cod
egg
scallops
shrimp


Fruits
limes
lemon
pumpkin
raspberries
cherries
mango
mandarin oranges
oranges
strawberries
oranges
grapefruit
watermelon
blueberries
(higher calorie/nutrient dense)(before workout snacks)
bananas
dates
coconuts

Veggies
broccoli
spinach
arugula
endive
cabbage
leeks
brussels sprouts
celery
water chestnuts
kale
carrots
onions
garlic
scallions
cucumbers
squash
peppers

Soy Yogurt


Carbs & Starches
brown rice

Kidney beans
black beans
quinoa

recipes:




Progress on monthly goals:
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squats/lunges
planks

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/20/2012 11:30AM

    Great idea to make a list like this. I need to make one too.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/20/2012 12:27AM

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JCARDINAL 5/19/2012 5:41PM

    Great list!

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ENCY23 5/19/2012 2:52PM

    I'm with MESEATURTLE...Showing love through your food choices is an awesome idea! Love it! :)

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SARASMILING 5/19/2012 6:46AM

    Great List! emoticon

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MESEATURTLE 5/19/2012 1:59AM

    " today I choose to love myself through my food choices". - Love this!!!

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TEMPEST272002 5/19/2012 12:26AM

    That's a fabulous shopping list. Look at all the variety you have on your list.
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MONTY68 5/18/2012 8:19PM

   
I think you did a great job putting this together. Your shopping list has some great choices'
May it add success to your journey

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Irishbeaner's monthly challenge

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 2012:
a late start so I will do half...

1550 squats (averages to 50 a day)
775 push ups (averages to 25 a day)
774 lunges (averages to 24 a day - 12 each leg)
1550 crunches (averages to 50 a day)
351 minutes of planks

Doesn't look bad when she does the DAILY totals... either way I did more pushups last month than I have ever done before!
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BLUE42DOWN 5/16/2012 12:25AM

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That's seriously impressive to me!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/15/2012 3:43PM

    Fantastic!!

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    That does sound like a great challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Awesome!! emoticon

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JCARDINAL 5/14/2012 1:47PM

    Great challenge!! emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/14/2012 11:19AM

    Sounds like a great challenge!

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You've GOT this!

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Baby stepping -external to internal beliefs

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Monday- walk and ST
Tuesday: walk and ST
Wednesday: ST
Thursday: Zumba
Friday: walk
Saturday: Zumba
Sunday: Zumba

I accept myself with my strengths and my limits. One limit I have is
differing levels of energy due to chronic illness. I accept that I regularly have one week where my energy is high and the next where I have days I sleep more than I am awake. I accept I need to honor how I feel in the low energy weeks because I have been sick many times by ignoring my body's needs.

A new strength that I am developing is portion control. Amazingly, if I check in with my "belly" I have natural portion control!


  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/15/2012 3:41PM

    You have grasped some of the most important lessons. Good job!

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JCARDINAL 5/14/2012 1:36PM

    Great plan!! I think portion control is a hard one for all of us. emoticon

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BABYSTEPS84 5/14/2012 10:35AM

    NICE on the portion control! JEALOUS!
You have a great plan.
I'm impressed with you! It's hard to be honest with yourself and see your strengths and weaknesses for what they are. And you are working within your own limitations which is HUGE!
GOOD FOR YOU!

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LOPEYP 5/14/2012 8:44AM

    Glad that you are listening to the belly and not the head. The belly rules this game!

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SARASMILING 5/14/2012 6:16AM

    Portion control is a tough one for me too! We can do it!!
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