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New Goals and Refocusing (again!)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Yes I know, Staring again. But not really "starting" again. I'm just fully attempting to follow my nutritional guidelines I had worked on with the Nutritionist awhile back. My husband has made a few copies and I have posted one on the Fridge! So Today is just my official day of doing a strong following of my guidelines. I think I will have trouble with some aspects. So I will really have to be more aware of planning. This is a "Gluten-Free" and "no White-sugar" attempt for my diet changes.

Here is the listing of servings:
*Medical Food (x1) Medical food is like a protein bar or shake.
*Concentrated protein (x3) Cheese actually falls into this category along with meat and eggs and tofu
*Legumes (x2)
*Dairy/Alternatives (x1)
*Nuts/Seeds (x1) Includes nut butters
*Category 1 Vegetables (x4+) These are typical veggies)
*Category 2 Vegetables (x1) This is carrots, winter squash, potatoes, beets
*Fruits (x2)
*Grains (x1) Grains are like Rice, millet, quinoa, and other Gluten Free grains. This also includes Gluten free Bread and pasta as options.
*Oils (x4) Oils are Olives, Flaxseed, coconut milk, and avocado, as well as the cooking oils.
*Calories per day to eat 1600.

Here are my concerns:
1. Eating more than the 1 allotted grain
2. Not eating enough of the Category 1 vegetables.
3. Eating too many fruits (some days I can eat 3-4 fruit servings)
4. Not being able to get my legumes in. These are beans, hummus, peas, bean soups. I do like peas, and I have some hummus for my carrots.
5. possibly eating too much protein?
6. not being able to keep up with my planning or keep on my eating plan well.
7. The difference between the Calorie intake from Nutritionist and Sparkpeople calculation.

I'm sure some of my concerns are silly, But I feel overwhelmed thinking I might end up eating too much. The plot line of the eating "schedule" is actually good for my blood sugar balancing. I just need to actually SCHEDULE my eating. So I have Breakfast, AM snack, Lunch, PM Snack, and Dinner and Evening snack. This also includes Activity and "relaxation".

On another note: My cargo should FINALLY be arriving on Tuesday! So I can't wait to get a hold of stuff I've been anxious to use and get my warmer clothes! So I will soon have my hand weights and my warm clothes, and my Cisco Books and my fuzzy boots! emoticon ESPECIALLY my fuzzy boots. (both pairs!) So Let's hope they actually show up and nothing is missing or severely damaged. With that note: I will happily start my Bootcamp DVD again WITH my weights. It's hard to do toning exercises with Coach Nicole without weights.

I am glad my husband is being so supportive. He is also pressing me to call the personal trainer. He also bought me some Gluten Free pasta. So we are having some Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner again tonight. I used the yummy "spicy italian turkey meatballs" recipe from SparkPeople, used a jar sauce I added Tomatoes, peppers, and onions to, and the gluten free pasta. he has enjoyed my various recipes and foods! And he is willing to try gluten free recipes for my sake as long as I don't make him eat rice every day! emoticon

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