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day 8/100, and Spark coach action steps-snacks

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hooray, it's Saturday morning. I've been to the market, have a weekly plan for groceries, shopping, cooking. I have my chores all lined out. I'm going to blog, and then take a small nap.
Goal 1: return to regular, daily exercise, focusing on toning. Friday and Saturday were my rest days of the week. Not that I m resting. I am cleaning today, so will get my steps in!
Goal 2: weigh, measure and track all that I am eating. Be honest. Stay in calorie range. I went over. between lunch event, dinner event and babysitting snacks, I went over. Today is a new day.
Goal 3: work on stress management. this was a low point for me yesterday. I officially demoted, a low point for my career. I know it's the right thing to do for the family, but I'm still sad. I get to painfully rip the band-aid off, as it will take until October 15 to find, fill and train my replacement.
Goal 4: In bed by 10:00pm, up at 5:00am. I sleep in till 7, but it is Saturday.
Goal 5: finish the healthy family challenge, and focus on family time. Jake had his first high-school football event.. I took the littles, and watched. I couldn't even tell which big person in maroon he was. It will be better when he has a number on the back of his jersey.

Action plan: Smart Snacking. My top ten list of favorite snacks.. This is an issue for me. It's hard to stop at snack size for calories. Once I start eating, I have a hard time stopping. Using the portion controlled trick of ziplocks and pre-planned containers will help. Other days, i don't eat my snack, and end up throwing out food that has sit in my lunch box. With the change of job duties, more field work and planned evening work outs, my 3pm snack will be much more important.

1) vegetable soup, made in big batches and frozen in individual containers. the thawing out in the lunch box helps keep other items cold, and I can nuke it quickly in the microwave at work.
2. fruit and peanut butter. I love apple slices and peanut butter, or celery and peanut butter. the problem is the measuring out of peanut butter. I need to be very disciplined with the two tablespoons, or it becomes a cup.
3. nuts. almonds. again, I need to work on portion control.
4. string cheese and an apple.
5. hard boiled eggs.
6. veggies and ranch dip.. I miss real hidden valley, but don't want to do the processed msg loaded calories bomb. I made a substitute with greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, parm cheese and parsley. It's good, not the same, but good.
7. yogurt and fruit.
8. hummus and sandwich thin sandwich
9. oatmeal and baked apples.. kind of like a cobbler...
10. banana.. bad, because I usually eat more than one.
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JINLYNN 8/27/2012 2:59PM

    I like how you start your blogs/day by remembering your goals. Keeping focused is so important.
Great list of healthy snacks!
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IOEINC 8/26/2012 12:14AM

    Bananas are my favorite frit and they really kill my BSs so I had to learn to only eat 1/4 of one at most. You have a really good list of snacks! I also like air popped popcorn with a few handfuls of smokey almonds or cashews thrown in. Not the same as Cracker Jacks but get my carb and protein together. Sounds like you have a great plan!!!!

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