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Sunday, September 08, 2013

I started up eating right again this last week. I feel good. I felt yuck when I was eating poorly for such a long while. I thought it would be hard to get eating right but, prayed about it, and it's been going real well. My main goal is to get at least 5 fruits/veg a day, but I'm going beyond that real well. :)
I'm looking forward to fitting into my clothing better and then dropping down a size after that. I've done it before, and I can do it again. I want to make it a life change this time, not just a goal to get to a certain weight.

I've discovered a new way to enjoy baked potatoes. I know some say you shouldn't eat those, but they have a lot of vitamins and minerals and if you eat them with the skin, you've a good bit of fiber as well. I do enjoy them that way. I used to have them with margarine a plenty and salt. Now I have found that Central Market Artichoke Antipasto (I got it at a local grocery store) or World Table Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade (I got it at Walmart) is just right on them- no salt or margarine needed. I have another kind to try, of the Tapenade. It has various olives in it. Sounds yummy! Not many calories in these toppings and they are nutritious to boot.

Saturday I went to a large flea market with my parents and my brother. I purchased a decorative kitchen towel, bought a fruit salad to go with the sandwich and veggies I had brought, and also purchased a nice variety of produce. On the way back we stopped to check out a Mennonite store and we stopped at an ice cream stand on the way home (since my dad had been hankering for an ice cream cone all day). One I knew I could get a non-dairy treat that was low in calories as well. We thought we saw a loon on the lake. I have only ever previously seen one in the Adirondacks.

During the night I had both of my lower legs cramp up. Ugh. My back again. I really need to strengthen this thing after it's fine. I have a cold pack on my back after stretching it. Hoping I'll do well tonight.

Didn't do a whole lot today, though I did watch a movie with hubby, and we went to shop a little for more produce, and some spray adhesive he wanted.

I think tomorrow I'm going to do some things with at least the veggies I have. Like maybe I will vaccum seal some of them to ready for salads instead of letting some of them rot (like lettuce and celery) like usually happens. In fact, I might just seal some ready made salads- as long as I don't put fruits/cukes/tomatoes in them, I think they'll do well.
I thought I might freeze some veggies too- ones I would enjoy taking out of the freezer, in just the right sized portions. Mix up some broccoli and cauliflower, celery, matchstick carrots and red pepper. I like that combo. I think it'll be cheaper than buying them prepackaged that you usually end up having to put back part of in the freezer too- and it generally gets ice crystals in it. Not sure if I want to blanch them first and put them in freezer bags, or just vacuum seal those too. Maybe I'll try both ways. We'll see. :)

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CHRISTIECAT 9/9/2013 9:07PM

    baked potatoes sound good that way! keep up the good work and you will feel fantastic!

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CINDYSDAY 9/9/2013 3:38PM

    great ideas!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/9/2013 1:12PM

    Great job. Good luck with the veggies.

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JACKIE542 9/9/2013 12:17AM

    I think we always need to remember how yucky we feel when we don't eat right, maybe it will stop us from moving away from healthy eating. I never use to like fruit and veggies, now I just love them. Like your goals too. I never tried different toppings, I should, the ones you are using sound interesting.

Sounds like you had a relaxing weekend, still kinda hot here so we stayed home. I hope to hike when Fall arrives. Take care and have a great week. emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 9/8/2013 11:58PM

    What do these taste like?
Central Market Artichoke Antipasto
World Table Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

I don't like olives so I wouldn't be interested in that one. but- my favorite on any veggy is butter and salt.

I have tried the salt substitute items but just don't like them. and would like to find another way to enjoy these good for you wonderful foods.

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