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Redundancy, safety nets, and sleep analysis

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yesterday was my turn to cook, Big Boy has an after school activity that the DW coaches, so the system is that typically, I prepare the little dudes favorite meal, which is a tofu dish.

Start up the rice cooker, look for the tofu...well, that's not going to help matters much. We don't have any. Excellent.

It reminded me of HEALTHYGRAMMY49's blog regarding her trip to the Farmer's Market. Load up on the produce.

Luckily, DW had loaded up on the produce. Threw together something, quarter pound local grass fed ground beef; carrots, green beans, sauteed onions & garlic, purple kale, brown button mushrooms, couple of teaspoons of red miso. Bed of brown jasmine rice.



Adaptability needs to be part of our programs, sometimes even the best intentions fall through, but if we build in redundancies and safety nets, we can structure our programs and healthy lifestyles so that we don't go back to where we don't want to be.

Plan to succeed, so that your secondary plan or tertiary plans are just as good as your primary plan. Plan to win!

I've been lackadaisical on the sleep element of my health. This is nothing new, been a very challenging element for me in regards to time management and carving out enough time for quality sleep, because I have a tendency to stay up too late. I was drinking Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea (w/ Valerian) and was finding that I was growing dependent on it and waking up groggy. This is unhelpful. I was treating a symptom, rather than the underlying cause, so I've been working on unplugging before bed, getting to be earlier, and just drinking chamomile tea (sans Valerian) to unwind.

We have to make sure our health/fitness/wellness outlook is holistic, in the sense that it is important to attend to the many elements that are interconnected with our health. Each element/variable has an affect on our goals, so we should endeavor to be mindful of what is happening.

Keep striving, keep visualizing, keep pursuing your goals!
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SIMONEKP 2/28/2013 11:45AM

    Good backup meal

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RYDERB 2/22/2013 8:03PM

    Your description of your plan B meal has made me hungry! emoticon Probably doesn't help that it's dinner time, and I have neither a Plan A or a Plan B. emoticon I guess that leaves plan C. Call my husband and ask him to bring something home. emoticon

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JANETRIS 2/21/2013 7:17PM

    Love that you "threw" together a fabulous plan B meal! It sounds wonderful. Way to tackle the sleep issues. We must pay attention to all aspects of our health, not just the food and fitness. I need to work on time in front of the computer. Sparking seems to take up so much time! .....I try to make it count. Have a great weekend!..Jane emoticon

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MARIAJESTRADA 2/20/2013 10:42PM

    emoticon Get some of that! I love when cooking turns out, even when your plans don't. I make almost everything from scratch, and today my son said, "Homemade is better." LOL.

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BLOCKHEAD23 2/20/2013 12:26PM

    "Adaptability needs to be part of our programs, sometimes even the best intentions fall through, but if we build in redundancies and safety nets, we can structure our programs and healthy lifestyles so that we don't go back to where we don't want to be. "

That quote speaks to me. Thank you for writing this in your blog. You have been a constant for me throughout this last week and I want to thank you. You are an inspiring person and I know that we can all reach our goals if we put our mind to them! :)


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BILL60 2/20/2013 8:41AM

    Lucky for me that I have no problem with sleep. After reading for 10-30 minutes, I'm out for the count. 6-8 hours later, I'm up with a smile on my ugly puss.

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LOLABLACK69 2/20/2013 2:08AM

    Nice save with the meal. Sounds delicious! Hope you'll find a good recipe to get enough good healthy sleep, also. emoticon
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UWHK8STER 2/19/2013 7:54PM

    That meal sounds excellent - your wife might make you throw stuff together more often!

Adaptability definitely needs to be learned and incorporated into the journey. If you don't learn that, as soon as you have something go wrong, you'll be tempted to fall off the wagon completely, instead of finding a way to get things done.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/19/2013 3:06PM

    Your cooking skills would be very welcome in our house.
I agree on the chamomile tea. It's how we unwind too.

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