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Making Changes

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I had a great May long weekend. The weather was nice, a little hot for my liking, and I spent the weekend at the cottage with my family. I actually didn't spend too much time in the sun this time and I didn't get burned. I am so sensitive to the sun I almost always do lol. The bugs are not bad at all this year too, its been very dry so not too many mosquitoes, again a nice surprise as I always get eaten alive lol.

I did however indulge a little too much in the junk food like chips and chocolate. I gained 2 lbs this week. I do plan to spend a lot of time at the cottage this summer so me, my mom and my sister are making plans to eat healthier. My dad and brother in law always eat so heavy and so much, like steak and baked potatoes often. Like eggs and toast and bacon and fried potatoes for breakfast but no fruit and limited veggies at dinner time.

We're going to have things like salad, fruit and veggies, yogurt and granola, and crackers and cheese. We'll be cutting up all the fruit when we arrive so its ready to eat or buying pre-cut fruit. we'll make some things like potato or macaroni salad ahead of time and take it, a light version of course.

I am also stopping by the hardware store tonight to buy an electronic timer. I will use it in my kitchen for my slow cooker. I find every time I use it to cook, what with work and commuting everything is always over done when I get home and its not that great, especially chicken. My slow cooker is a fairly cheap one and doesn't have a timer and I can't afford to replace it. I also have a mini slow cooker I like to use to make steel cut oats for breakfast, but again it doesn't have a timer and I tend to sleep a little more than 8 hours and its always a little over done in the morning. This way I don't have to worry about that ^_^

I think using my slow cooker on a regular basis is really going to help, cus I'm always hungry when I get home and I never feel like cooking, now I can't use that excuse lol. Everything will already be done and I won't even have to wait for food when I get home. so I think I'll be less likely to order in or go through the drive thru. I'll have much better tasting and better for you food already ready ^_^

Now I just need to get on the exercise part, which I have not done at all recently lol. well I guess one thing at a time is a good strategy for making changes if we want them to stick.

anyway that's all for now, I'll be trying to post more often to keep myself at least kind of accountable lol.
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    We've really started using our slow cooker a lot lately. There are some great recipes on SparkPeople and in the new SparkPeople Cookbook if you're willing to invest the $17 in that.
    2524 days ago
    Me to with the slow cooker- I don't have a cheap one- I think they just cook things to death- good job problem solving and thinking out your food. BTW- they can't eat stuff if it isn't there- My husband doesn't naturally eat veggies- but he does when i cook. I had a dietician who said fix what makes you happy and they will eat- or go out. You know what- I was fixing a lot of stuff he shouldn't eat and I would eat it- but now we both eat better... take care of you- you are worth it.
    2524 days ago
    I've had the same problem when using my slow-cooker. My work day is too long for me to use it on work days, so it kinda defeats part of it's purpose! Someday I'll get a nice one with a timer...
    2524 days ago
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