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Garden, Meat Shop, Move

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's nice to see everyone so motivated lately! When everyone is back and all excited about losing weight again, makes me motivated as well to do better. One thing I wish I could get more into lately is cooking. Maybe it's the off season and nothing exciting is growing. Usually I made most of cooking around a veggie. One thing we have changed up is, we have a meat shop about 3 minutes from our house. We have been utilizing that a lot and paying about the same as the grocery store but the quality of the meat is so much better. Only thing is we used to eat a lot of fish and chicken. This place has some chicken and turkey but not much. Been eating more beef than usual. They have these monthly bundles but it's mostly pork and that's one thing I wont eat. But it's nice to support local business. They may have more poultry, I just gotta look around in there more.

We started about 1/3rd of our garden in the basement on Sunday. Most of the stuff I wanna try growing this yr needs to be started much later. This will be my 3rd year of having a garden. Seems like each yr it doubles in size. Last yr I started way too early and then we moved so most of my stuff stayed in pots way too long and were planted way too late, it was a bust. This yr I already have 1 raised bed and then we are gonna make 2 two more small gardens in other places in the yard for things that sprawl. Each yr is an experiment. Our starters in the basement under their lights.

Of course Josie had to come help by sitting the turtle cage and eating their food while I was planting my seeds.

Exercise continues to be good. I am back to water aerobics two days a week again. I just feel so much more relaxed and less tense when I go. Plus Scott makes dinner and has it ready when I come home hehe Been hitting the dance class 2-3 days a week. Then also doing the lifting class once a week for an hr. The past two weeks I have been so sore. One thing I have learned from having friends go with me. If you hate something in a lifting class, grab a dumbell and do an alternative for the same muscle. I think one of the reasons I hate those classes is that we do some tortuous things and I just dread it. Screw that, I am there for me, I am not there to be tortured. This is probably why I would never hit a bootcamp or get a trainer. If exercise isn't fun and something to look forward to, then it aint on my list of stuff to do, period. I am happy that works for some, but not this girl. Exercise empowers me, it doesn't kick the crap out of me leave me for dead.

I feel like my eating is better again finally. I managed to get my weight up to 167 over the weekend. Now I am slowly deflating. I was 163.8 this morning. Amazing how I can raise my weight 7 lbs in 2 days, yet getting that back off takes takes a week, even if it wasnt actually 7 lbs. Whole bag of popcorn is getting me thru at night lol You know whats funny, they advertise 100 calorie small bags of popcorn. But if you get light butter, you can eat a whole bag for 120 calories. Or I have been getting this white cheddar one, whole bag is 150 calories. Then of course I must share with my dogs.

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    I have been cooking more lately and hope to continue. I used to love it but have not been in the mood for a while. I'm getting used to it again.

We are starting to plan our garden and start the green house up.

Josie is so cute! I'm glad she does no bother the turtles. The neighbors cat messes with the ones outside.

I love popcorn. It's one of my favorite snacks.

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SEAWILLOW 2/13/2013 3:04AM

    Great the coloring of your cat..great tip on the popcorn.

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PHEBESS 2/12/2013 6:00PM

    Yeah, this isn't exactly salad season - I like roasted root vegs during winter. (A trick - chop up potatoes, onions, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, etc. - add a bit of olive oil and rosemary, salt, pepper if you want - roast about 45 minutes in a 350 oven - then stir, and add your chicken or turkey on top and continue roasting another 30-45 minutes til the meat is done. Easy and tasty!)

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    You are doing sooo good with the exercise and great job getting back to eating well. I'm super jealous of your garden. I just have a tiny, lame balcony to use. Boooo!
Popcorn is definitely one of my late night go to foods. Of course I have to share with Becca too.

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JPONCIN 2/12/2013 12:39PM

  I need to see your garden when you have everything in place. Ours grew last year too, this year it's going to just stay the same.

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CHANGINGK 2/12/2013 10:54AM

  popcorn has really helped me as I slowly take off the pounds!!!

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LEIGHWOMAN 2/12/2013 10:23AM

    What is this white cheddar popcorn for 150 cals per bag you speak of? I must find it!

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ASHESS85 2/12/2013 10:15AM

    You are doing so well! I love that you are going to a butcher, I wish I had one close to my house to utilize. The garden is looking great! That is my goal this spring, to start one in my back yard.

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