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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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:))