Hills and Valleys

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Like most long term projects, there are hills and valleys in my health and fitness journey. I had lost a bit prior to Christmas and despite the impending holiday, was able to focus and concentrate on my fitness and right foods. I am now experiencing a lack of focus. I haven't eaten all my calories today, but might before the day is done. I didn't eat many veggies though. I have had trouble making myself drink my water too. I haven't been getting in too many fitness minutes either. I AM doing a few, just not a big block like I was.

A lot of participation is happening on the 13-13-13 challenge and that's great. There are more than 400 people who say they are in the challenge. Don't think all really are, but a few have used the mailing list from email I sent to spam everyone and a few participants are irritated. I tell them just to delete the emails, block the senders if they want, or reset their account so they don't get notices of the emails while at work. I sent everyone a note asking them never to send email to the group, especially updates and encouragement--do it on the team page, but a few have still persisted. I guess since the team is composed of people aged 50+, there might be some that are not computer savvy. Maybe they have no experience with challenges and think email is the way to communicate. I just hope it subsides before people get all fired up about it.

ANYWAY, I have been enjoying fixing treats from Hungry Girl cookbook. I think my real hobby is cooking. Today I made everyone an after-school treat of individual pizzas. The crust is a low carb/high fiber tortilla. I used leftover canned spaghetti sauce (from the lasagna yesterday), and leftover mozzarella cheese. The pizzas were met with positive feedback. I will try other variations in time. The cookbook has quite a few variations to peruse.

Keep on sparking, y'all!
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    I love Hungry Girl recipes! It really opens one's eyes to possible food swaps for a healthier lifestyle.

    And thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! :) Have a wonderful Sunday.
    2224 days ago
  • IS1GAR
    I have been in the same battle after the Holidays but is getting better and going back to the meal plan and the fitness, still working to get where I was.
    I love Hungry Girl's ideas and have bee buying her Flat Outs and she also have the individual pizza crust already made. I received her free emails that have great recipes and advise, just go to her web site and subscribe. If you crave to have pizza this is the way to go.
    You can't please everyone, but you keep doing the good work. I will check 13/13/13 out too.

    2224 days ago
    I admire you for taking the initiative to start the challenge, and even be a moderator on the group. You can't control other people actions, but sometimes you get blamed for anything someone else doesn't like. Sorta discouraging. But you do a great job and our group is lucky to have you! I think the site sometime is a difficult to figure out how to work, especiall how to change privacy settings for various items and that makes it challenging.

    I have to go check in on the 13 in 13 post now!
    2225 days ago
  • KAREN608
    It is just a little slump! Just do some every day. Glad you are enjoying cooking! I like pizza...yum. But we are having beef over rice for lunch today. I had been going over my calorie range but still lost a pound. Maybe having a hubby around 24/7 burns calories or all the kitchen cleaning I do day after day?!
    2225 days ago
  • AMBERT27
    Just take it one day at a time!!! Love personal pizzas and I've heard so much good about the HG recipes.
    2226 days ago
    i'm a big fan of pizzas. i've used whole grain pita breads as well. if you have leftover roast chicken, you can use bbq sauce as a base - absolutely divine. i often make my bbq chicken and caramelized onion pizza. emoticon
    2227 days ago
    We are, but with exception to the link you sent us, there appears to be no challenge page in challenge central so several are probably giving up. But I saved the link and will continue to give updates
    2227 days ago
    It is hard to please everyone, but there are worse things than getting an e-mail or two.

    I like the idea of the individual pizzas. I have seen the Hungry Girl cook books, but have never tried any of the recipes. Maybe I will have to rethink this.

    Thanks for sharing. And enjoy your new hobby!
    2227 days ago
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