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things I am doing that are working for me

Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 28, 2012

Things I am doing

Food :
The least possible processes and messed with by man foods
So no -
Breads, Packaged cookies, no candy, No chips, pop, packaged snacks
Keep pastaís and rice to a minimum and only at one meal a day (most times this is within my soup at dinner).
I do allow myself some rice crackers or blue diamond nut crackers or dill flavored air popcorn on weekends only.

Focus on fruits and veggies
Cantaloupe, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, watermelon
Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, bean sprouts, carrots, celery, onion, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli
I love a good stir fry (no oil) with lots of mushrooms and bean sprouts, broccoli, onion, celery. Cooked in a little water and low sodium soya sauce. Basically steaming it. Sometimes I toss in leftover meat, sometimes just veggies.

Good clean meats in reasonable portions

Homemade soup is my main food
I make a big pot every weekend my favorite is homemade chicken vegetable.
I boil a whole chicken with a thick sliced onion, several tablespoons on dried parsley, some chicken bouillon, and black pepper. I cook that about an hour. Take the chicken out to cool. Add a whole bunch of celery sliced, and about 1 Ĺ - 2 pound bag of baby carrots sliced, shredded, or diced.
I continue cooking that for 20 minutes. Add a can or two of black beans that have been rinsed well. Then clean the chicken throwing out all the skin and bones. Tearing up the chicken meat and add back to the pot.
Stir it all up and let it cool enough to store in plastic ware and refrigerate.
I cook a batch of pasta al denti, drain and rinse in cold water. Drain and bag in a big ziplock.
Each night I ladle the soup I need for myself and whoever is joining me in a bowl I add in a comfortable portion of pasta and heat in a pot on the stove.
I always feel satisfied.
With my soup and a salad.

Excersise :
I walk
This month I have fallen off track and that is my new focus to get back at it every day. Because it really works.
I do an hour each week day
I break it up into 20 minutes at a time, this works for me.
I have just recently bought a set of resistant bands and a bar and am adding that in a few times a week.
Thatís where I am right now.

Oh I forgot a few items occasionally I have a low fat yogurt and unsweetened granola which it really toasted oats, shreaded coconut, almond slices , ground flax

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_BABE_ 6/1/2013 9:23PM

    That's a great idea with your soup...pasta sitting in the soup gets so bloated and this way if you heat an individual portion you can control/measure exactly how much pasta gets in the soup! Genius and thanks for the tip!

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SIMONEKP 5/30/2013 9:15AM


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FAVALL 5/3/2013 2:01AM

    Thanks for sharing the items that are working for you.

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MAGNOLIA416 4/29/2013 10:23AM

    Excellent self-care and self-discipline!

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TERRY0217 4/29/2013 8:09AM

    Wonderful! it's a sensible plan and the soup sounds great emoticon emoticon

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HARMONYAGAIN 4/29/2013 6:32AM

    In my way of approaching this if i wanted bread I would make it from scratch. I would try to make it with an unbleached flour , maybe 50percent whole wheat flour. I love the smell of bread baking in the house. It is a lovely treat. I am far from perfect in my approached and I am sure it is not for everyone, but it is working for me and my family. Thanks for the comments.

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LHLADY517 4/28/2013 10:06PM

    Would you consider homemade bread to be off limits?

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QUOOTIE 4/28/2013 9:49PM

    WOW Sounds so sensible and do able

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QUOOTIE 4/28/2013 9:48PM

    WOW Sounds so sensible and do able

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