Monday, August 20, 2012

Eating clean

that's my goal this week.
to eat as "clean" as possible.
I am still working on getting back on track.
I have "excuses".
no money to buy more "healthy food"
no time to prepare healthy meals
no time to get to the gym
blah blah blah

so last night..
I chopped veggies and bagged them so I can grab a bag and go
I made salsa to go with my veggies, or eggs, or whatever I love homemade salsa! mmm
this means no fattening dip! :)

I spooned out tablespoon portions of almond butter to go with veggies
I hard boiled eggs for the week, so much easier to grab and go when they are already in a bowl ready to go.

I visited the farmers market last week and got tons of tomatoes, green beans, squash and zucchini. mmmm
I love to just cut a tomato and eat it.

I have been looking for recipes for the zucchini and squash.. but so far have only used them in my egg cups. I put an egg, some grated squash and zucchini and some green pepper in muffin tins and baked them for a bit. they popped out so yummy!! I also have those for breakfast so I don't have to worry about grabbing junk.

I think I am off to a great start. I only hope I can stick with it again. lol
I have gained at least five pounds since falling off the "no grain/carb" train. I feel like shit! seriously. shit.

I have learned my body does not like grains, or carbs, or whatever is in bread, pasta etc.. it may have to do with my many "excuses" for not previously exercising or eating right.. like Ankylosing spondylitis.. or Fibromyalgia, or Irritable bowl disease. or migraines.. or pinched nerves in my neck and back (which by the way are now causing leg issues) yay.

no more excuses.
I have found what actually works for me. And makes me feel good inside. and out.
I am going to remember the bloating and icky feeling every time I want a "treat" that isn't so good for me.

I am going to get back to the gym. get my WOD on !

My father in law has been in and out of the hospital the last couple months. he is a sick guy.
he is a disabled veteran. has M.S. COPD, and now seizures. sometime last week or so.. he broke five ribs. he is just such a positive guy. the nurses in the icu love him. seriously, one asked if she could take him home and care for him. lol.
 but all his health issues have finally made my hubs start thinking about his health. whew! finally! I have been begging him to stop smoking for years.. and now. he is!! ok. cutting waaaaay back and using an electronic cigg.. but yay!!!! I'll take it :)

anyone want to see a bunch of teenage girls?

drill teams from all over came to perform at a major league soccer game Saturday. they practiced for about 10 hours. Super long day for everyone
 they said they had over 700 girls there!
 our team is the teeny one in the far back left lol
 my teenager! she had so much fun!!

have a great week!


ike said...

Hey there You - get BACK ON that wagon !!! You know you are going to feel so much better. I like it that you got your meals all prepared - go thinking and will certainly help you. We have Zuccini recipes here in Greece but they involve lots of olive oil so I don't know if you are eating that ???
Great pickie of your daughter - such a pretty girl :-D xxxxxx

ike said...

Oh - by the way - I followed you onto this no carb thing so you can't fail me now !!!! I've lost 1 stone :-)

Sugar said...

you did??!!! woohoo!! I can't give up now lol
thanks for being so supportive doll. I so totally appreciated that I have a true friend out there :)
I can sub coconut oil I think.. for olive oil..

ike said...

Have you ever tried them raw ??? If you have one of those potato peelers thingies... slice the zuccini up with that and then sprinkle with a little lemon juice, salt and black pepper and add a little tiny amount of fresh chilli for extra zing !! Awesome :-D xxxx

Alex said...

I think we all need a fall off the wagon to really understand how much better we do feel and that no, it isn't imagined! You can do this :). Sorry to hear about your FIL, but love the side benefits of hubby thinking about his health.