Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 4-8

I'm definitely not going to be able to keep up a daily food record.  I can try, but life is just crazy.

Friday was my "treat" day.  We made peppermint popcorn and it was delicious.  There was a little leftover on Saturday still, but on the whole I contained myself.  I fed the missionaries on Sunday and instead of making dessert, shared some of my pre-packaged peppermint popcorn - had them take it to go so I wouldn't eat any.  ;-)  Sunday was also fast sunday, which felt like a great re-set day for my diet after feeling like I splurged on the popcorn.
Monday was Kenna's birthday.  I ate yummy food and had cheesecake.  I will probably skip the Christmas dessert this Friday, which is actually just fancy hot chocolate.  A fun thing, but something I could live without.  And I guess it's our ward party, which means resisting sugar cookies (not too hard) and other things.
I've been thinking about how "treat" is synonymous with "sugar" and how we as a population tend to have "treats" every single day.  How is that a treat, then, and not just a regular part of the diet?  In my quest to conquer my sugar cravings, I'm trying to think of sugar as a splurge to be had on occasion and not as something I need every day.  I guess the question needs to be asked - is it even really a treat if it's harming your body?

A friend told me yesterday that when she's craving sugar she finds it helps to eat more natural sugars in the form of fruit.  I tried that yesterday when I was recognizing that scavenging feeling I get when I start looking for something sweet.  I grabbed a persimmon and ate about half - shared the rest with Faith, and found that the craving had disappeared.  Sometimes my peanut butter filled pretzels help if I'm actually hungry.  The protein is often just what I need.  And a glass of water because I know I think hungry when I'm really just thirsty.

I injured my back yesterday (Monday) so I didn't get my walk in, but I got great exercise on Saturday on our family hike.  I will probably do some mild stretching today, but carefully as my back is still in recovery mode.  I took ibuprofen this morning so I kind of want to wait until it wears off and see how I'm feeling then.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dec 2-3

December 2
15 minute walk and 15 minute fit2be workout
Breakfast: eggs and hash browns
Lunch: minestrone leftovers
Dinner: enchiladas, cabbage/carrot slaw

December 3
15 minute tataba workout
Breakfast: granola w milk
Lunch: leftover pizza 1.5 slices
Dinner:  salad, 1 thin slice olive pugliese bread, barley mushroom risotto, tiny bit of chicken
Snack: popcorn

I remembered to skip ice cream last night.  So proud.  I had a bit of  chocolate today.  One tiny Andes mint.  Divine.  Love those.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 1

15 minute walk, 5 minute jog this morning, followed by a 30 minute Tataba-style workout.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with berries, maple syrup, unsweetened coconut
Snack: animal crackers
Lunch: bean and cheese quesadilla (1) with salsa verde
Dinner: vegetable minestrone, french bread (1 slice)

Monday, December 1, 2014

November 30

I don't exercise on Sundays, so today is a rest day.  I might go for a quiet walk later today just to stretch my legs.  Half my family has a vomiting disease - hoping I don't get it too.

Breakfast - 1 pancakes (mostly whole wheat) with applesauce on one and a little maple syrup on the other
snack: homemade granola bar (small size)
Lunch: forgot about, so had an apple
Dinner: grilled cheese with sourdough bread

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 29

Breakfast:  eggs, hashbrowns, and cheddar cheese in flour tortilla (one)
Lunch: leftover pizza - 1.5 slices
Dinner: weird hawaiian haystacks that I didn't like much.
snack:  10 or so peanut butter filled pretzels with a couple tsp of nutella (I know - cheater)

I spent today unpacking, doing laundry, grocery shopping, and watching it POUR rain.  I'm thinking about my exercise program.  I've been using a website called Fit2Be and enjoying it.  Feel like it's really strengthening my core in slow, small increments, but I also need to do something more aerobic everyday and I'm not sure WHEN.  Aerobic exercise is the hardest to fit in with the three young girls.  I can't push them all in the stroller, and they can't walk fast enough to keep up with me.  Maybe an evening walk?  Evenings get so crazy, its hard to be consistent.  Mornings I'm getting up and doing my gospel study which is just one step higher than exercise, but by the time it's over I usually have kids to take care of.  Can I get up even earlier????  6am is comfortable and doable - how serious am I about this??  I need to be able to make it through the day without a nap, too.

Goal for this week:
wake-up at 5:45 for 15 minutes of serious exercise, then 30-40 minutes of Gospel study.  I can do my Fit2Be workout with the girls at 9am - which is already scheduled in my day.

Friday, November 28, 2014

November 28, 2014

Breakfast - Honey Nut Cheerios with Rice Milk (at my sister's)
Lunch - olive and artichoke heart pizza
Dinner - granola with milk
Snacks - cheeze-its, cutie mandarin orange

Today was strange because we were traveling.  Tomorrow I get to the store and we start fresh.