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New tires and too much water...


Saturday, January 26, 2013

First, allow me to give a PSA: Do not drink half your day's worth of water just before going to get tires put on your car. You will spend half the time running back and forth to the bathroom.

That said, today was pretty darned productive. The roads were cleared off by afternoon, so we decided to go ahead and get tires. My grandmother has been working herself into a tizzy every time I went somewhere because she was convinced my tires were going to blow out the first time I tapped the brake. {Nevermind that she is 400+ miles away and has not seen one of my tires in 4 years.} So, in the interest of not worrying here into her grave, I decided to suck it up and shell out the cash for new tires. So I am now the proud owner for 4 brand new tires.

While we were waiting for the car, we wandered over to Marshall's for a while. I found all kinds of stuff I liked, and bought nothing. Dh was pleased. Mostly I held back because what I REALLY wanted was a periwinkle pair of New Balance. I didn't want to buy them until I know what my doctor is going to say about the shoes I already have. But we'll let dh go on and keep thinking I was martyring myself for his benefit.

After we were finished with the tires, we went to the store. We ended up with a bizarre mixture of healthy stuff and crap. I bought lots of Helpers, which would be much to the dismay of my nutritionist. Helpers are just so easy for me to make "healthy". I know exactly what I'm eating and how to count it. I can also easily add veggies. I bought some more bags of seasoned steamers, ones that have fewer calories than the last kind I had. I would LOVE to find a way to eat veggies that is enjoyable. Most of the time it's "Oh, well, these are edible. Good enough." I would like to find PALATABLE. I know, I know... I ask for a lot. But darn it, I want a tasty veggie! {And let me qualify this by saying: I know how to make a tasty veggie. Drown it in butter and/or cheese. I'm talking about a healthy tasty veggie. } So I'll give those a try this coming week.

I forgot to make any additional goals yesterday, so I stuck with the same 3. Healthy breakfast, water, and 5 servings of produce. Check, check and check. And I even got in a little exercise meandering from tire place to store and back again.

I'm meeting The Buddy at the park tomorrow morning for a nice walk. We haven't walked in over a week, so I"m really looking forward to it. It's not supposed to be bitter cold, and no snow, so it should be fairly nice. Hopefully we won't get trampled again by people training for a marathon.

I have 4 goals for tomorrow:

1. Healthy breakfast
2. Water
3. Produce
4. At least 20 mins of walking.

I'm also gonna make dinner at home instead of eating crappy food from fast food places. {I originally typed "fat food" places instead of "fast food" places. Freudian slip, i think.} It'll just be a Helper and some veggies, but it's surely a step up from eating whatever fast food place sounds the least distasteful.

And now I'm off to finish watching Jaws. I wanted to watch A Clockwork Orange tonight, too, but we got a late start and only have time to finish Jaws. If i stay up too late tonight I'll never get out of bed to go walk tomorrow morning.

Hope everyone has had a great Saturday!

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INTHEGAP 1/27/2013 12:20PM

    WTG Cat. :) I can't offer any suggestions about veggies because you know how I feel about them ;) but I sure like the suggestion, below, of cooking them on a Foreman grill. I'll be looking for one of those at a garage sale, soon. Yes, my cravings, and eating everything in sight, lessened with age ~ I don't know if that happens to everyone, or not, but it did for me. Now, all I have to do is watch 'what' I eat, not 'how much' I eat. :) Have a wonderful Sunday. emoticon emoticon

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RETURNTOTHIN 1/26/2013 9:42PM

    Interesting.... I LOVE my George Foreman tabletop grill. I found it on line, electronic with removable grates, a timer and an adjustable temperature.
I grill almost all my veggies... done in 8-10 minutes. For example: Summer squash, brussels sprouts, onions, leeks, fennel, eggplant, cabbage, green tomatoes (in the summer), beets, carrots and on and on the list goes!! Kale chips are so much better on the grill than in the oven. I use only fresh veggies.
Tonight, a fish fillet, fennel, onion, and carrots.... a wonderful dinner.
I wash my cutup veggies in water, drain and then sprinkle garlic powder, and different seasonings on them and toss.. Toss them on the grill and dinner is ready within 20 minutes, usually 10.....
There are so many choices and I'm finding it's not hard to cook for one!
Have fun~ experiment!

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/26/2013 9:18PM

    I love having my van worked on... I hate DOING it (and paying for it), but right afterwards I feel so accomplished for some reason.

Do you have a crockpot? SO many easy, healthy meal options with a crockpot.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/26/2013 9:03PM

    I know it's hard to find your way from comfortable habits to new, healthier, comfortable habits.

For the "helpers", pick up whole grain pastas, cans of tomatoes or sour cream, add some spices and the meat stuff you were going to add to it and you have a healthier version of a helper (easier to make too!).

I suggest trying vegetables without sauces or dips and see how you like them. It takes a while to get used to a new way of tasting things. I enjoy English cucumbers, peeled, plain or with a little spreadable cheese. Right now I'm into petite sweet peppers, they're in season right now. For the frozen veggies I eat, I just toss them in the oven when I'm doing my meat and have a good roasted plain veggie. I love a salad with just tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and a little vinaigrette.

Invest in spices. You can use them well, without salt (I don't believe in adding salt to anything, except maybe potatoes) and have plenty of flavor without the added calories or salt.

It takes time and testing out new things before you discover the things that you like. I went through many recipes that went over like a lead balloon with the family to find the stuff we really like.

Keep on getting through those goals! You can do it!

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ADARKARA 1/26/2013 8:31PM

    I personally think that the best way to make veggies delicious is to roast them in a hot oven with a bit of salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. =)

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EMMACLAIRE5 1/26/2013 8:19PM

    You're on a roll, Cattutt, even if it's just rolling to the bathroom and back! WTG on meeting your goals, and good luck with the walk tomorrow. I hope your foot behaves itself and that you enjoy your Buddy time!

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