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 pasta’s 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 ½ - 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.
That’s 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
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