Thursday, September 13, 2012
New BLC, New Team, New Plan!
Week 1 September 12 - 18 Recovering from nasty food poisoning/flu bug. Should be quiet weekend. Hubby's traveling so it will just be DD & me. In the past, this could be a recipe for a blowout, but plan to keep food on track. Exercise probably light.
Week 2 September 19 - 25 Challenge this weekend will be traveling to Mizzou with DD. College visit - should be fun, but travel is always hard. Food on the run, eating in the dorm (oh boy!). Will get lots of walking in on campus - ST Sunday
Week 3 Septemer 26 - October 2 Hmm. 2 challenging weekends in a row. Birthday, visitors staying with us, float trip. Food goals to maintain gluten free, minimize grains/junk. Find some ME time.
Week 4 October 3 - 9 Time to start pushing the exercise. Add a little more cardio on weekends and after 2 questionable weekends, getting back to clean eating.
Week 5 October 10 - 16 Focus on relaxation, finding some play time. Keeping food clean and exercise routines.
Week 6 October 17 - 23 Halfway! Re-evaluate how I'm doing, whether things are on track - what needs to be tweaked. Increase exercise.
Week 7 October 24 - 30 Camping! Fun, yet challenging. Plan ahead to prepare food and avoid old patterns of eating junk all weekend.
Week 8 October 31 - November 6. Halloween candy - make sure we're giving out junk I don't like!
Week 9 November 7 - 13. Focus on exercise / stress relief
Week 10 November 14 - 20. Make plan NOW for Thanksgiving. How to stay on track. Foods we can all eat that don't throw me into carb coma.
Week 11 November 21 - 27. Thanksgiving. Family dinners - find foods we can all eat/get exercise in
Week 12 November 28 - December 4. Last week. Take a look at how I've done and what I need to keep doing to be successful.
OK, new pics
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This is part of a series of blogs from Admin in response to TRUTH or DARE week in the BLC. BLCers DARED Admin to perform various tasks. One was to show the good, bad and ugly in our cupboards and fridge! Here goes:
We start with my secret (not really, everybody knows where it is) stash of chocolate! The good stuff - currently 72% cacao from Trader Joes. These little bars will give me 2-4 servings of sanity! See my fish oil supplements and candles? Believe it or not, this cabinet has been recently cleaned (but not for this pic :- )
Canned goods! These are all tomato products - mostly low sodium and some organic. Yes, I have an entire drawer of tomatoes, tomato paste (though I appear to be out), and spaghetti sauce. It used to be full of canned green beans - yuck! But I have switched my family to the frozen kind - less sodium, more like a real green bean!
Not much in this drawer -coconut milk, pumpkin, DS's Cliff bars, hubby's peanuts, some mayo
My LARA bars! They were on sale at Whole Foods, so I bought boxes - not much left in either box, so I'm hoping for another sale soon!
Freezer - it's hard to tell, but you're looking at bags of frozen shredded cabbage, some chicken breasts, my lunch (that little round red top is veggie soup), and a bag of breakfast (chicken, eggs and veggie mix). I take premade breakfast and lunch in and pop them in the microwave each day. That's also a bag of okra in there. You'd also find some frozen fish - it's been there awhile because I'm not really a fan and nobody will eat it with me.
Spare freezer (and I wish it was MUCH bigger) - nuts, almond meal, flax seed, those stacks in the middle are shredded zucchini, several pork roasts (hubby's new obsession), chopped red/yellow peppers, pastured chicken. The packages on the door are hubby's ham (he eats ham sandwiches every day) and one roll of sausage - hubby's - I don't really like ham or sausage, so he stocks his own!
This is the spare fridge - not sure where the big fridge pic went. This is where we thaw frozen meat and keep our soda - the diet coke is mostly mine (I'm working on breaking this habit, so I moved it to the spare fridge so I have to walk farther to get there). Bottled water, a few veggies left from the challenge - carrots, parsnips, coconut and tapioca flour, a few dozed pastured eggs, anything that doesn't fit in the main fridge. And a shake from Steak n Shake - local diner. The shakes are pretty good, we've been buying them and taking them to my dad, who has gotten to the point where he's not eating much and we're trying to tempt him. Solid food doesn't work, but the shakes are tasty and a source of calories (other than the gin - for some reason he can still drink gin).
There you have it, a mix of healthy and not so healthy. Questions?
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