Thursday, April 22, 2010

It's finally here!

My DietMinder Personal Food & Fitness Journal, that is! I ordered it a couple of week's ago after Prior Fat Girl, Jen, talked about it on her blog. Yes, I know that many of you can journal and track in any kind of notebook. But the NERD in ME likes columns and boxes and stuff like that! I also like a written food tracker, as opposed to an online version.

SO, now... in addition to eating healthy food (or striving to... more on that later) and walking, I will now be tracking my food starting today. Baby steps...  (even though in my messed-up, all or nothing mind I still feel like I need to be doing more, faster...)

I am not setting a calorie limit... yet. Right now, I just want to get in the habit of writing everything down and being accountable for what I am eating. Let me tell you, I have NOT been doing well in the eating department this week. I do well in the mornings, and I do well in the evenings (basically, I do well when the kids are watching me). But while I am at work - not doing well at all. Ugh. Yesterday was better... Today I am hoping that with the tracking I am more aware.


Today is my last day of school for this semester, and I already have everything ready to turn in! Yay! I have officially taken my last on-campus class, so I no longer have to factor that into my already crazy schedule. I will still be taking online classes to finish my Master's (hopefully in December).


Has anyone else noticed the overabundance of perfectly ripe, tasty strawberries?

I have been eating them like crack for the past week!

Guess what else I tried this morning? SPINACH in my smoothie! Most mornings, I make a smoothie for breakfast that has:

1 c. water
1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
1 c. frozen berries (strawberries or blueberries)
1 tbs. flaxseed oil

This morning, after getting the idea from several blogs, I decided to add spinach. I put two big handfuls (~2 c.) of spinach, 1 scoop protein powder, and 1 tbs. of flaxseed oil w/ 1 c. water and pureed.

I have to admit... this didn't look very appetizing. But after I added 1/2 c. frozen blueberries and 5 frozen strawberries, I got a smoothie that was absolutely delicious! I couldn't taste the spinach at all, and felt really good that I had found a way to sneak 2 servings of veggies into my day!

Did you see what else is in the background? That would be my crockpot!

I have two soccer practices tonight, so instead of rushing to make dinner, I was PROACTIVE and put some frozen chicken breasts and BBQ sauce in the crockpot so I will have BBQ chicken all made and ready to eat when I get home! Score!

I am going to shred it up and serve it sandwich-style with broccoli and sweet potato fries. Hopefully, there will be leftovers for lunch tomorrow.


If you haven't checked it out already, go over to my other blog so you can see how my first week of "operation healthy family" went.


I might come back later with more... I have had a LOT on my mind for the past few days. I had a situation at work (involving my oldest child) on Tuesday that I am having a hard time "letting go". I also had a heated discussion with my not-so-ex husband this morning. Things have been going REALLY well between us, but sometimes his *sshole side creeps out and really p*sses me off! (There, Clyde... now I have officially mentioned you on my blog:))