Saturday, June 25, 2011
The July issue of the Ladie's Home Journal really delivered: 3 pages of meals/ 1 page of snacks. The meals are under 400 calories or less and include lean protein, fruits, veggies,garlic honey, fresh lemons, whole grain carbs (tortillas, bread and pasta) yogurt dressings, etc. The snacks are under 150 calories.
Breakfast Fruit Parfait - defrost 1/2 cup berries, add 1 cup plain yogurt, 1tsp honey, toasted oats (sauté in non-stick pan with cinnamon) Layer in a tall wide glass and enjoy.
Greek Salad with Salmon - whisk 2Tbsp,plain yogurt, juice of 1/2 lemon and clove minced garlic. toss dressing with 3C chopped fresh baby spinach,1/2 C tomatoes , 1/4 C cucumber and 2Tbsp chopped almonds. Top with 6 oz grilled salmon fillet
Basil Chicken Salad Wrap with Cucumber Chips and hummus
May I also recommend:
Steak and Pepper Quesadilla made with the steak left-over from the Pepper Crusted Sirloin dinner we enjoyed the day before.
The snacks are easy, fresh, delicious and portable.
I have more energy and am enjoying not to think too much about what to make.
If this sounds good to you I suggest you look for the magazine. It has been my constant companion this week.
Dawn Jackson RD also provides a handy shopping list for the week. She also has some suggestions for eating out.
BEST of ALL: I lost 2 inches off my waist and 1/2 inch from my hips!!!!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I recently read a SP member blog and the writer expressed many things that I really needed to hear. One of the many cool benefits of belonging to this community is the opportunity to connect with people who can motivate us when we're down.
Since reading the blog I have increased both my food tracking and followed through with the Bootcamp Challenge consistently (ok - it has only been 2 days but heck that's the start of a streak).
My new motto (borrowed from the blog) is the Yodaism: DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY.
If you haven't seen the Most Popular Blog by Notaboutheface (aka Mrs), allow me to recommend it.
May the ripples from the original blog spread and help others as it has helped me.
A Big Thank-You to Mrs. Notaboutheface
Friday, April 09, 2010
When my daughter was little we used to meet another family at the mall food court for dinner on Friday nights. The adults would get their meals at the food court, we packed for the kids.
We would all begin the meal together, within 10 minutes the little ones would be clamoring to "pway". The adults supervised in shifts. After awhile the little girls would be coaxed back to the table for a few more bites of cheese, cereal, fruit or veggies, then they would be on the move again. Sometimes we would end the evening with a small shared serving of ice cream.
Wouldn't it be great if we all moved more than we ate - such a simple equation.
I know the longer I sit at a table laden with food, the more likely I am to overeat. I struggle with eating too many sweets, while my teenager seems to naturally limit herself to occasional small amounts of sweet things. I'm fairly active but could be more active.
Taking care of myself as well as I take care of my family should be simple. Somehow it seems that many women are excellent caregivers when it comes to others but not so much when it comes to ourselves. We know that we cannot give our best if we are not at our best.
So here's to healthy eating, a good night's sleep, fun activity and lots of love!
Those toddlers, they're onto something!
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