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looking for balance in a late summer day

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A part of my spark journey is the search for a healthier way of engaging in my world. I put stress into my body and sometimes my system overloads and kicks me back like a mule. Matter of fact, I have run out of steam a few times in the last years and know there is a healthier way of choosing that will make or break my health in my 50s.

the PLUS side:
I learned about deep nutrition in ingredients through cooking, not in everything but by adding a few main staples to my life:
bone broth, home-made
Kombucha, when I crave fizzies, instead of soda
folate and fiber, not together, but need em every day
pepitas, raw

the soon to be plus side:
I am putting together a fast food freebies chart (by chain, then by fiber and protein) because I travel for a living these days and I live in a hotel or corp apt most of the year.
There have been some great blogs about wendys vs hardees (who's the winner!) and having a cheat sheet in my glove box would help me beat a crave in a moment of weakness.
sleeping rhythms: I am making progress, not a fast as I want it, but IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
Using the CORE armband, it is hard to lose the focus. I am so glad I invested in this tool.

the "still-have to-work-on-it side"
computers games. Any one have a secret to breaking an addiction for jungle jewels? What a waste of time!!!!!

Anyhoo, it's been an odd but pleasing year.

Now to go unstick my mower deck.

peace and love
Allie Baba

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
APPLESBANANAS 9/17/2012 1:09PM

    I actually used to have a dunkin donuts and panera cheat sheet in my glove box when I frequented those restaurants. I highlighted my favorite things so that I would think twice before getting the bad ones, or take a moment to pick the healthiest.

I like your goals for fiber and folate! Two of my favorite parts of nutrition : )

Good luck with your travels, it's so difficult to eat well when traveling, but I guess if it's your "norm" then you get used to it. Have a great day.

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JXNCHICORY 9/16/2012 3:00PM

    It must be very hard indeed when you're on the road so much. That reminder in the glove compartment does sound like a great support tool! [Which chain does win? - or does it depend more on certain specific foods? ] Your determination and organized approach are commendable indeed! Keep up the good work!!

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PICKIE98 9/15/2012 5:23PM

    That cheat sheet sounds great! I have a tip sheet for waitstaff tipping, maybe I should make a diet cheat sheet for foods that small!

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