I have begun getting myself prepared to add the Spark Solution to program. I have discovered that I need some structure and am trying it out right now to see if it fits me. One area I am having a bit of trouble with is the diet. While I eat a vast array of different foods, I am probably the worlds pickiest eater. I will not eat foods that I don't like, for any reason. This comes as of growing up being forced to eat whatever was put in front of me, whether I liked it or not. This did not expand my repertoire of food and only served to make me decide that when I was an adult, I would never eat anything I didn't like. We belonged to the empty plate club also, so many nights I sat at the table until bedtime, at which point I was given reprieve and allowed to just go to bed, hungry. What kind of thinking was that? I know many of us shared the same fate.
Many of the diet recipes include a southwest theme. It doesn't work for me at all. I dislike peppers, onions, chiles, refried beans , all of that type of food. No no for salsa or sour cream. I find I am going to have to provide my own diet, trying to keep the calories per meal in line with the prescribed foods. Testing, so far has been a failure. WHile I am staying within my calorie limits set by Spark for my weight, height and age, I am 400+ calories over perday for the S.S. diet. I still need to do some more tweaking to get this working to my advantage.
Meanwhile, I am still involved in the 100 day challenge and boy, somedays it is a SUPER challenge. Exercise and I are not now, have never been and I dare say doubt will ever be close friends. Just committing to walking for 10 minutes some days gets the best of me but I am still in there fighting to complete the 100 days.
I have adopted a motto for this challenge, which is not something usual for me to do. My motto is," I don't have to be perfect". If I learn nothing else during this challenge it will be that best is my best and I can live with that.
We went bowling again last night with DH's family. Before I started, I picked up a light ball and threw it down the alley. Right away my hand started to hurt, so I sat out again last night and will test it again next week. It has been 2 weeks since I strained it but it is not quite healed yet.
Tomorrow the guy comes to take away my old couch in the morning and at noon, our new one will be delivered. We chose quite a plain colour and model. It is a sofa bed so that DD and SIL can stay with us when they come to town. My darlings have little foam foldout mats to sleep on here and for Christmas we got them each a sleeping bag. SO when they come to Grammas they bring their own sleeping bags and we fold out their little mats in our room on the floor. At 2 and 3 they are still well comfortable down there and won't fall out. LOL For Easter I got them each a 'CARS" pillowcase so next time they come to visit, they will have a new pillowcase to match their sleeping bags. 'CARS' are very big with both boys.
Last Saturday, DD was taking the boys to the SCience museum. On Friday night when she put them down, she said to Simon, who is 3, " Tomorrow we are going to the Science Museum. Won't that be fun?" He replied, " Yes, they will all be flat". DD looked at him questioningly and said " what do you mean, flat?" He piped up, " The signs will all be flat"!
SIgns = Science to a 3 year old. LOLOLOLOL
Well tonight's dinner is Salmon fillets and barley and mixed frozen veggies. I love frozen veggies, so quick and easy. That should fit into the diet just fine. I will continue to tweak out the program and will weigh in at the end of 7 days. If I am losing, then I know that what I am doing is going to work just fine and I will continue on to Spark Up my metabolism.
Have a happy and healthy week,