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Need motivation-read my blog Part II eating.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I said I was going to find motivational quotes for healthy eating. Again, I went to the spark people quotes page. I found a lot of them. Some are common sense, but I like the pictures, some are clever.


I purchased asparagus yesterday. It was on sale. $1.99 a bunch. If you spent $50.00, which I did 4x over you got it for $1.48 a bunch. emoticon emoticon I love it when you can eat healthy and save money too. SCORE!


Asparagus is green, cucumbers are green and my favorite, broccoli emoticon I am going to make broccoli cheddar soup that is in the SP cookbook. I have made it twice and I love it. It is not as rich as what I had in the restaurant but it is not as fattening or heart unhealthy either. SCORE!


My refrigerator is now full of healthy freah fruits, milk and freah vegetables. I also have orange juice in there. It is healthy, but not as healthy as the oranges in there. I have also had an empty refrigerator with no fresh fruit, just canned or jarred in syrup. You eat what is in the refrigerator. After doing my shopping yesterday, I really saw how my shopping and eating habits have changed. emoticon


This is my favorite healthy snack. Yesterday I purchased both regular and Greek yogurt. There are times when I need the extra protein to make my range. There are times when I don't so I keep both. Sometimes I have a greek yogurt for breakfast and a regular yogurt for bedtime snack. There are more flavors for regular yogurts but my emoticon belongs to greek yogurt.


Okay, I am really not sure how healthy this is. I know making my own oatmeal probably would be healthier, but I am lazy. I buy quaker instant oatmeal packets flavored and make them with water. Maple and Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Spice, Apples and Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Raisins and Spice etc. Most have about 3 grams of fiber and anywhere between 20-33 grams of carbohydrates. I have this for breakfast probably 5x a week, different flavors. Sometimes I have orange juice with it, sometimes a piece of fruits or sometimes a hard boiled egg.


I had a bag of M&M's in my hand yesterday. I have been thinking about these candies for the past week or so. I had a dream one night that I was in a field of M&M's. I haven't been able to get them out of my head since. I looked at them and thought about the blog I wrote on all my NSV's. I put the bag back and continued on my shopping trip. emoticon


I did buy the truffles. I have been wanting one of these since Thanksgiving. I didn't open the bag until about 8 last night. First the serving size is 3 candies. Of course you have to eat the serving size don't you know. Not too much damage. Calories 220 Fat 17 grams wow 12 grams saturated(holy sh*t)carbohydrates 16 grams and protein 2 grams ---hey I got protein. You know what--I really didn't enjoy it. They weren't all that great. I was let down. I built it up in my head so much that I was disappointed. SIGH Gary is on a diet, my Mom is diabetic, who is going to eat these? They were $7.48. I will give them to my landlord I guess. She loves them. I gave some to her for Christmas. Lesson learned. Don't build things up, it will be a let down.


I have heard this so many times. I use to think, yeah yeah yeah. But it is really true. Since eating better I feel so much better. Even my depression has gotten a lot better. The few weeks that I wasn't eating the healthiest, not really bad like a did, just not good like I have been, I could feel the difference. I can't wait to start feeling better again.

I hope I haven't bored you to tears. I find that by doing this for me, it helps me figure things out. I hope it will help you see things clearer too. Like I said a lot of it is just common sense and very simple. I think it is simple that we don't even think about it. What have you done to improve your diet? Are there still things that you can do to improve your diet even more? Are you eating enough vegetables?, fruits, drinking enough water?
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ROCKRUNNER404 2/24/2013 6:49PM

    12 grams of Saturated Fat in the Lindor Truffles.... emoticon

emoticon I love how you worked in the NSV. Great idea!!!

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TKLBRIDGET 2/22/2013 7:06PM

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wonderful blog!

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JOYOUS1917 2/22/2013 4:50PM

    I have learned I CANNOT trust my brain. It has a fantasyland all it's own and it leaves me out. The reality of the desired chocolate is not the same as what is imagined...same for coffee ..it smells good but shut your eyes and taste? Same for cigarettes...sometimes smells good...but oh the hacking and strangling if I would take a puff! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FISHER011 2/22/2013 4:20PM

    Love it-great blog! So Inspiring! I like that you put the photos in the blog too. I love the greek yogurt plain-yum with fruit.
I know I feel better when I eat good- thanks for pointing that out emoticon
I also like your honest, helpful approach...keep Sparking!
Debbie

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MAMAOWLS 2/22/2013 2:29PM

    Great Blog. Thanks for the info. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRS_TOAD 2/22/2013 8:27AM

    Great blog, Bonnie. I love the way you integrated the inspirational photos.

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WARDMIC78 2/21/2013 8:34PM

    Awesome blog!

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LIVEDAILY 2/21/2013 6:16PM

    You are too funny ("holy sh*t! lol) My taste in chocolate has changed a LOT. I almost only eat dark chocolate now, and the Lindt's EXTRA Dark truffles are what I save up for!

Oatmeal: I have it almost every day, especially in winter (Brrr....). I use Quaker old fashioned oats (not quick). It takes 3 minutes in the microwave!! SO easy, really!! You can flavor them ANY way you want. My favorite ways are with either a chopped up banana and cinammon (tastes like banana bread!) or with dried mixed fruit (cherries, blueberries, and cranberries) and cinnamon. I've even learned how to cook them in a mason jar (quart size) in a microwave at school so I can have a hot breakfast at school. I love it! I even got my Mom to cook her oatmeal in the microwave. She loved it because it was so easy, and no pot to clean out afterward; less sugar and additives too. Try it; you'll like it!
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JOANNEHOLL1 2/21/2013 4:45PM

    Good if it works for you. My motto is to clear the house of the food I know I shouldn't have and only bring in the healthy stuff. I've learned to make Lattes & bake healthy small muffins & etc. to change my morning and afternoon snacks. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always in the refrigerator. I carry a take-out and cut my food in half when I eat out at the Senior Center or a restaurant. I'm trying to be quiet regarding conversation that I am trying to change eating habits as comments are on occasion negative, and I do need encouragement!

I like your post. . . keep up the good Sparking! emoticon



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GABIBEAR 2/21/2013 4:06PM

    Great blog Bonnie! Talking it out or writing it out or whatever usually does help. Great going! Glad to hear that you are getting your fruits and veggies in. I love both! My new favorite veggie dish is any green like Kale, Collard Greens, Mixed Greens (these are all available in my grocery store already washed & cut which makes it easy) with a little bit of ham, vinegar, honey, S&P, and a pinch of nutmeg! Yummy. Have a happy eating week!

Gabi
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DIANN111 2/21/2013 1:37PM

    Great blog! emoticon emoticon

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1STARVINGARTIST 2/21/2013 1:14PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing, and you are doing so well with your food choices. Congratulations!
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SONGBIRDPAULA 2/21/2013 7:28AM

    emoticon emoticon Howdy! from the DFW area of Texas!

Great blog and very good information. Thanks for sharing!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

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QUAIL75 2/20/2013 3:38PM

    Great blog!

I do really well with my diet most of the month but that time of the month completely derails me! I'm really hungry then and I've eaten more chocolate in the last 4 days than I did during January!

I'm staying within my calorie range today but it's really hard!

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JMORRIS85 2/20/2013 3:10PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Great Job!! emoticon


Jackie

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1CRAZYDOG 2/20/2013 2:32PM

    And that's the point -- right! Learning what helps you, sharing what helps you so you have done a good thing with this blog!

HUGS

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2BEHEALTHY2014 2/20/2013 1:54PM

    Thanks for sharing. I admire you for putting the M&Ms down. They are my downfall.

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/20/2013 12:40PM

    This is wonderful. It's so true. I had taken a candy at work for a future time and I had room for it on my plan last night and wouldn't you know it, I'm so used to dark chocolate now that the milk chocolate just didn't taste very good. So I "wasted" my calories on something I didn't really enjoy. Back to dark chocolate occasionally for me!

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NEW-CAZ 2/20/2013 12:28PM

    Lovely healthy fridge will leave you healthier inside too Bonnie.
But if you have any trouble polishing off the truffles I am here.
I only buy them at Crimbo and Easter but take my time plouging through a box, I'm the same with Cadbury's Creme Eggs- together these are my only weakness and treats! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CBRINKLEY401 2/20/2013 12:16PM

    I agree about the truffles. I don't care for those either. And the M&Ms aren't really great either. If I am going to splurge on chocolate, I might as well make it something that I really like, so I can be satisfied with just a piece.

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JENNA3 2/20/2013 11:59AM

    What a great blog! Thanks for posting. I agree about the truffles. I only ever eat one of those at a time. I think they are better that way. When I have three the third one is like, "hm. what was so great about that?" I also tend to like the chocolate squares more. For the oatmeal-I think if you can get one with less sugar then instant isn't bad. I have also toyed with making instant plain oatmeal and then adding my own sweeteners and fruits. There's also a ton of great recipes for making oatmeal in the slow cooker so you can have it ready first thing in the morning and made from scratch too.

Keep up the great work!

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BOOKWORM27S 2/20/2013 11:53AM

    Great blog! Awesome looking inspirational pictures. Veggies and fruits are so beautiful. So much more attractive than fake packaged "foods."

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FIRECOM 2/20/2013 11:53AM

    SP cookbook has a recipe for slow cooker oatmeal that is to die for. It is luscious and will keep for a few days of leftover delights.

Great blog and full of very important data.

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CKSCARBERRY1 2/20/2013 11:52AM

  If it works for you it's a good idea

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