Yes, I got an ice cream maker at Costco that was reasonable and is very easy to use. You just stick the bowl in the freezer overnight and then add ingredients. Totally worth the money. :) I used to be on the Jillian Michaels forum but have since realized that the right food is even more important than the right exercise. Birgit
Birgit, After I pick up my pooch from the groomers, I am planning on walk/jogging and doing some pilates today...I am on the BLC team and our challenge is to get up to an hour of exercise a day for the weekend challenge. The team really pushes me but I get good results!!
I'm going grocery shopping and picking up some ingredients for whole wheat homemade pizza ( I never made homemade crust before)
Your ice cream sounds amazing! Do you need an ice cream maker to make it?
Pam, I did better than I thought. I had a couple of burgers without the bun and two servings of full-fat ice cream without the ice cream cone but a little higher in sugar than ideal. No weight gain as a result so I'm pleased. I sometimes make cinnamon ice cream with heavy cream and Xylitol, it's sooo yummy. Cinnamon does help a lot. We are starting an exercise and lifestyle challenge on the wheatbelly team so I hope to get back into an exercise routine after I had to stop anything but walking for about 6 weeks. What's your plan for exercise? Birgit
How did you do at the county fair, Birgit? I ate clean yesterday... and today am fixing myself a nice bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon... cinnamon is good for blood sugar and energy as well as revving up the metabolism. The sun came out today so since i have the day off, will walk/jog around the neighborhood.
I have an extra challenge this weekend (starting today), the county fair. There is almost nothing I can eat that is clean. Today we had an omelett before we left and I ate one scoop of ice cream, a little high in sugar but not too bad. Tomorrow I'm planning to start off with full-fat yogurt, nuts and fruit which should keep me full for at least 5 hours. I think we are stocked up on all the foods I need for a while. If I should get hungry at the fair I might buy a hamburger and toss the bun. Birgit
Pam, I love our farmer's market. Everything is fresh, local and most if grown without pesticides. It supplements what we can grow in our garden. We got some great basil and peaches the last few weeks. Birgit
The beauty of this cookbook is great for people who have veggies that they want to cook in recipes. You will be able to get some ideas about different ingredients and cooking methods...I plan on looking over the cookbook and going to the Farmer's Market tomorrow or Saturday.
Eating clean is always a good challenge. I may check in here and see what's going on. I don't use cookbooks much, usually just combine what I have in the kitchen which is usually a lot, especially with the garden producing a lot this time of year. Birgit
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I'm interested in eating clean as well. I'd love to check in with others this month to help keep me on track. I'm going to see if my library has Simply in Season, the reviews on Amazon look great.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt
I am on quest to eat clean and healthy... being diagnosed with osteoporosis in my lower spine, I realize it is very important to eat balanced clean meals with an emphasis on leafy green veggies. I am going to post about my progress and would love to have some company. Hope to see some of you sharing, too:)
I just checked out a great cookbook recommended by sparkpeople's dietician Becky Hand called Simply in Season... you can also find it on Amazon.com. It is organized by foods in season, and not just freggies but also has recipes with grains, beans, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, alternative protein, etc., The recipes are easy to follow and has great customer reviews. I just picked it up today and am excited to cook some recipes:)
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