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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Salad - wow do I love veggies and fruit

At home due to the ice today and made the most fabulous salad!! Thought I would share with you all.

Spinach and mixed greens
1 apple diced
sprinkle of dried cranberries

Topped it with:
Canned chicken breast with a TBL of light mayo, red grapes and chopped celery mixed into it.


Think I will try this again soon. I calculated it at around 300 calories. Very filling for that amount. Not sure what I could use instead of the mayo.

Be safe and keep warm!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week 2

Week 2 has gone well - stayed away from the burgers, fries and cokes that I would have had prior to starting the project. We traveled a lot this week and boy there sure aren't many places that offer healthy food for those on the road. I did pick salads and bottled water at the places we stopped. Now my next goal is the preplanning. I am a working mother of 3 and think it would really benefit me to pre plan all my meals for the week. I have heard of people doing this and know that there are companies out there that allow you to go to their business and do it. I would just like to start off at my home. This might be something we can get a few members of the project together to do. Not sure how to put something together like that, but I know it would help me. I just need healthy recipes. I have noticed as I go through my recipe book - those recipes passed down from family etc. are all horrible for my family. YIKES! So anyone who has recipes for a family of 5 that are healthy but kid friendly - I am all ears. Hope you all had  a great week and I look forward to making even more progress this coming week!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Week 1 down

Wow - what a week! Even though I didn't accomplish all as planned this week - what a transformation I have experienced. As I look at my nutrition journal, I noticed some pluses and deltas as we use in the administrative world.
  • went from a coke or more a day to only one this week
  • drank 287.3 oz or 2.2 gallons of water this week
  • felt more refreshed in the mornings than I have in awhile
  • did my 1 mile run in 13 minutes
  • did aerobic exercise and got my heart pumping fast
  • feel proud of what I can do
Deltas (what I still need to work on)
  • try strength workouts as scheduled next week
  • try yoga sessions as scheduled
  • plans meals on Sunday

Another great thing happened this week - it was stressful, but I was successful!
I defended my PhD proposal and have passed. :-)  Now on to the actually study and data analysis and then by May - Dr. Rinehart ;-)  YIPPEE

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here I go!

No Excuses is the motto - so I am in for a big change. Getting ready for a wild ride :-)