Thursday, January 03, 2013
Ok... so here's the deal. I had bought, more like overbought, 3 boxes of Kashi 7-grain Pilaf a few months back because they were on sale...and I make a soup with it that I lovingly refer to as "Colon Blow" , well, the the thing is, that soup is good for like, once a year thing or otherwise, you'd feel like this and then this and then this .. ALL THE TIME!
Unless you like that sort of thing... you sick twisted masochist!
So now I have hubby telling me every so often that there are still 2 boxes downstairs in the basement .. are we gonna use them or not ... (I was hoping that our occasional seasonal house guests, Mickey and Minnie, would find them as a mid-winter treat, but alas, they have not) ... blah blah blah. Now i gotta figure out what to do with them besides Colon Blow Soup.
Break out the crockpot! I read somewhere about overnight breakfast porridge... I look it up...and low and behold, there it is! I follow the directions (mostly) and whallah! breakfast is served.
And it sucked
Well, I ate it - OK, I forced myself to eat my half cup serving... it's GOOD for me! I MADE it! I HAVE TO EAT IT!!
But the kids, try as they may, they flat out tried it and hated it.
Exit 2 cups gone to the trash and 6 cups left in the crockpot.
and I HATE waste... so it's time to redoctor what's left! I will show them! This will be GREAT!
Enter butter, brown sugar, a banana - coat the bottom of a cassrole dish, add 2 cups mush on top and add more brown sugar. Oh yeah...and salt. Even wall-paper paste needs some salt, or so I have learned with this escapade in mush repurposing.
Baked it this morning . .. with not too bad results! I ate it.. again. Can't even count the butter and most of the sugar because the flavor only penetrated a small bit of the mush-brick that was in my bowl and the rest was laft behind in a liquid form back in the casserole dish.
So you see... I am SO good right? Colon cleansing goodness... repurposing.. bein' green and economical. Yeah... I got it goin' on!
Hold on a minute here.
What is all this gurgling going on.
You IDIOT! You forgot about the lentil soup you ate last night, didn't you!
You know what the kashi + the lentil soup is, genius? Don't you remember??
Silly silly girl!!! You inadvertantly made Colon Blow Soup in a 2 day process, but inside yourself!!!
To say that my insides are rolling, well, how can I describe this nicely... All of you who had kids, remember when they were moving inside your womb? stretching, having hiccups, flipping? Close your eyes, take a moment, think back. Well...um, they ya go... that is what is goin' on!
OMG!!! Where is my water?!?!?!
I need it! STAT! We need to get this stuff OUT ASAP!
Oh, WHAT HAVE IT DONE!
My family is going to HATE me later! There is no way around this.. there is no feminine delicacy when one consumes Colon Blow.
Oh the horror!!
This is a learning moment for SURE! and I cannot even blame anyone but myself! Suuuure, I can blame the hubby, but what good will that do??!?! Absolutely nothing.
Oh well... I am sure this too shall pass in due time (literally)... but in the meantime... such JOY! such FUN! This is going to be a fanTAStic day! I can feel it..right here, in my gut!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
I had a conversation with someone, not to long ago, about how she just didn't want to have to think about food every single day. She knows how to lose weight (been there done that), but once she stopped thinking about food, the weight crept back on. She really wishes she could just not think about food and have it be done.
Good god! Me too!!
But that really is not the case at all.
I think about food every . single . day. Period.
But at least now it's not the 'What am I going to indulge in next" or "what can I eat to make myself feel better" (who knew I was even doing that before??? But I was! Oh yes, I was.) or "omg, I really need to have ______ " because 9 times out of 10, it was garbage I was really needing to "have".
Now it's more like this: "What are we going to eat that is healthy enough for the kids and fast enough so we can get to our next activity" or "Geez, we haven't had that in a while" or "Well, I already overdid it with the salt, I think we are going to go this way for dinner tonight" or the ultimate "I am really close to being in or out of my calorie range for today, and I really want to be on track, so let's skip this and go for that."
See... I still think of food, but it's with a different frame of mind.
Even during the holidays, there is always this little voice in the back of my head calculating the calories of the prior week's "sins". It has become a part of my brain to think that way. Heck, I know for sure how much a slice of bread's calorie count should be for a portion during a meal. Nooooooo...don't worrry.... I'm really not obsessive, it's just that it has become knowledge after tracking food for so darned long!
Don't get me wrong, do I have moments when I don't want to think about food? I sure do! Are there times when I let caution fly to the wind and lower the flood gates? I sure do! Do I sometimes have a blast! I sure do! Do I regret sometimes that I did go out of my "new normal" comfort zone? I sure do!
I would say that 9 times out of 10... I am thinking about food, every minute of the day. It's like guys thinking about sex 90% of the day! LOL OMG I just realized that right here...right now! LMAO!!! Funny stuff...but true!
What I'm trying to say is that you HAVE to think before you do or act or in our case, eat... as with everything in life. This weightloss thing is no different.
Now off I go, to tuck the kids into bed and finish my water so I can get up and pee at 2 a.m. It's like clockwork...I'd miss if it didn't happen, just like tracking my food! LOL
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Why HELLOOOO there!
Welcome to everyone's Day 1!
You have oh-so-many hopes wrapped up into today... into this first month in fact, right? oh, yes... right!
I WILL stay in calorie range!
I WILL EXERCISE for 2 hours!
I WILL NOT cheat or binge at ALL!! So help me!
I WILL drink that 8 glasses of water!
And then... reality sets in like the
Stomach is growling.
Your mood is
You see everyone else eating and continuing on like they have been before and it makes you want to
And then... all those good intentions go
And then you realize
And then you get and and then more and then get more and then....well then, you just
Nice, huh? Yes, I am that nice to write it down and point it out like the Advocate that I am... because it is how everyone (ok, maybe 99% of the population right now) is starting off the New Year and that is great and all, but the reality is ... well, the reality of it all is that most people will give up those good intentions before the week ends.
So here I am to give you a reality slap in the face (and me too - I am coming off the whole eat whateverIwantandIwillstartoverintheNewYear state of mind too) but I have some tactics to share after UMPTEEN times of playing this game.. and here they are:
Try your darnest to stick to your plan
Drink that water like you are a fish living in the sea and track EVERYTHING! (oh yes, track the good, the bad..and the ugly).
Be gentle and start slow if you are just returning to working out. A little bit a day makes a bigger difference than you know and you won't burn out as fast if you go whole-hog.
Time.. give yourself TIME to adjust to changes you are doing. I'd say the first two weeks are the WORST (even for me! I'm expecting some real fun now that I'm back in the proverbial tracking saddle again!)
Be ZEN about things and don't get nuts when you slip up or go over calories or miss that workout. Imagine the healthy changes as a larger part of a whole...the more good you do, the better than if you didn't do anything at all right? Right. But don't get cocky now...stick to the plan as best as you can.. and last but not least
FORGIVE yourself if things do go awry... um, and they just might! Expect it, plan to dodge it or alter it to a healthier aspect of how you want to live.. and then move on the way YOU want to do things.
That's all I got folks... I'm right there with you with the tummy already grumbling at 10am, my water bottle by my side, and the plan for Chinese food tonight with the in-laws already altered in my head (with steamed veggies and brown rice for me...ok, and maybe an eggroll - LOL)
So in the meantime: GOOD LUCk!!! Keep on blogging it out... talking here and getting the support we all need (oh yes, we all need this support to be successful at this game) . . and make the most of this brand new year!
and many happy to you !! (seriously, has anyone every questioned why there is a mullet emoticon?) Do people actually use it???
Friday, December 28, 2012
Yup! It's that time of the year once again!!!
It's time for the GREAT COOKIE TOSS!
I do this every year because a) it gets the crap out of the house because by now, really noone in the place needs any more of it and b) it just feels soooooo gooooooood to do it.
Yeah yeah yeah... all that work I put into them - the time, the money... oy what a waste! Ummm... well, I'd rather see it go into the trash than onto my ass though at this point so, out they go - for the good of all!
And you know what? I even cut back this year on the number of cookies I made because it was actually WORSE in the past....and still, not everyone is eating them. So let's look at the big picture here... it's a good thing for everybody that they are actually a bunch left, even with my cutting back baking by half! YAY FAMILY - both immediate and extended!
So everybody grab that plastic garbage bag and have at it!!! It will make you feel SO FRICKIN' GOOD!!!!
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