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Friday, March 17, 2017

OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of absence from this boot camp because of my mental health, but they are letting me complete a later one and I will not lose the money I've already invested).

This means I have 2 months... 2 months with no work or school. What will I do?! Obviously resting and recovering is going to happen.. but what else?

I'm thinking about volunteering at a cat shelter... they have an informational session Tue and I think I will go to it.

I'm also joining this gym with my friend, Katie... I might make it a morning routine and see how much progress I can make in 2 months.

The biggest thing I need to focus on is my eating. It's out of control. Portions, and choices... not always the best. I wonder if I track everything and try to stay away from fast food if I could get used to a more healthy eating pattern. I hate being addicted to fast food....

What are you guys' favorite healthy meals for one person? what about snacks? How do you stay on track?
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    Breakfast is an eggbeater omelette (can be microwaved, too) with either leftover meat and veg or freezer stuff. Lunch is when I do my run, so normally a smoothie with almond milk, protein powder and frozen fruit.
    639 days ago
    I cook separate meals for myself, so, about every 3 weeks, I cook up a bunch of proteins and portion them out for the freezer. Things like taco filling (ground turkey, black beans, onions, peppers, etc), meatballs (ground turkey, quinoa, black beans), chicken teriyaki (ground turkey, low sugar teriyaki sauce, water chestnuts, cauliflower, broccoli, snap peas, etc), roasted chicken, pork loins, or use the recipe calculator to portion out my lasagna or chili.
    With the frozen meats, I just heat them up and eat them in a bowl, or mix into an omelette, or toss in a salad, or bake in a zucchini boat, fold into a quesadilla or lay on top of steamed veg.

    Just tracking accurately will help you make some swaps. Like, I still go to taco bell, but, I don't get the crunchwrap supreme or burritos anymore, I'll get the pulled chicken soft tacos. Or I'll go to Hardee's, but, I'll get one of their burgers with no mayo instead of the frisco burger. I'll get a happy meal instead of an adults meal from McD's. I'll get broth-based soup instead of a sandwich from Panera.
    Don't get me wrong, I make healthier versions of all of this stuff at home and it tastes pretty great, but, sometimes you're out, and it's better to plan ahead by looking at online menus than to have buyer's remorse afterward.

    639 days ago
    I think volunteering at the cat shelter is an excellent idea! Good for you! Your bootcamp is for computers, right? Fast food is addictive. I started slowly by taking apart any sandwich/burger and removing the top bun usually. the top usually has all the condiments on it and is the fatter of the 2 pieces of bread. Then, I cut out fries. I tried to get a side salad each time. So, my best advice is to cut back slowly and consistently. If you are normally eating say, 2 burgers, then cut back to one. Then maybe take off the extra bread, etc. If you are eating a large or super large fries, cut back to the medium. The slow cut back helped me a lot! Think about subscribing to the Hungry Girl E-mail. she often has good ideas for meals for 1 or 2... Healthy ones too. A lot of stuff I like, Hubby does not, so I make a batch and freeze the leftovers for me to heat up in a hurry! I make a lot of healthy soups and freeze them in single serving bowls. I hear you can buy nice single serving bowls with lids at the dollar stores. Hope that helps!
    639 days ago
    Hmmm. . . can't help there cuz I cook for 3.

    Good luck w/your boot camp! You'll find plenty, I'm sure, to do with your time!

    Happy st. Patrick's Day.
    639 days ago
    Have a gr8 Day - :-}When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did–in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.
    639 days ago
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