Thursday, February 27, 2014
Last week when I was grocery shopping I saw something in the organic section at Wegmans called, Kelp noodles. I've been trying to limit my consumptions of breads and pastas so I thought it might be nice to try.
They don't require cooking and you can eat them right out of the bag. So, last night, I finally opened them up and tried them...
Right out of the bag, they are crunchy and have absolutely no taste at all. I mean NO TASTE at all. Of course, it says that on the packaging but I had to see for myself. It's a weird sensation to be eating something that has no taste. This is what they look like in a bowl... it's about 3 ounces of the noodles in this bowl:
These noodles are super low in calories... only 6 calories per 4 ounces!
But, the plan was never to eat them plain... I bought them to try with spaghetti sauce, and that's what I poured over them last night. They just absorb the flavor of whatever you mix them with and they become soft and the crunch disappears. So, if your sauce or broth is good, the noodles will be good. And mine was good! :-)
Monday, January 20, 2014
For only the second time in my life, I have worked out in a gym! The first time was as a guest at my sister's gym a few years ago. But this time, I worked out at MY gym!!
I joined Gold's Gym on Friday and today (Monday) was my first workout!! It was so GREAT! I absolutely loved it!
I never knew how much I was missing out on by not belonging to the gym. I've always been content (or so I thought) to workout on my treadmill in the basement. But, my treadmill hasn't seen any action in a while. I don't know if I was getting bored or not. I just know that I wasn't really using it...for whatever reason.
But, the gym has absolutely EVERYTHING!!! Well, Gold's Gym does. I was like a kid in a candy store. There are so many options!! No excuse to get bored and stop exercising anymore. Variety is VERY motivating!!
I took my mom with me. The reason I joined a gym in the first place was so that we could workout together and motivate each other.
We started out on the recumbent bikes for 20 mins. Then we got on the treadmill for 20 mins. The treadmill goes up to 30% incline!!! What in the world?! I've never heard of such a thing! My treadmill at home only goes up to 10% incline. I waited until the last 10 mins of my workout to test out that 30% incline. Ummmm, yeah, no. I lasted about 3 mins and I was done with that incline. LOL Back to 3% for the remainder of the workout. Our workout was done at this point; but we proceeded to try out the other machines: lateral trainer, elliptical, stairclimber, rowing machine, arc trainer, and something else that I don't even know the name of. LOL We didn't test out any weight machines though... maybe another day. But, sooooooo many options!
I can't wait for my next workout at the gym! I'm so glad I joined!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
2013 was not a good year in regard to health and fitness for me. It was miss after miss after miss. But, that was THEN. That was 2013. I'm not even going to spend time writing reflections about it. It's over.
Its 2014!! And, I'm MEGA-excited about it!!!
I'm finally ACTIVELY engaged. I feel the change within me and I'm finally READY for it!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
Monday, October 28, 2013
This blog will be short... like status-update short. LOL It's really just for me to document my reboot.
I am beginning again...
I have updated my page, my ticker, my attitude, my pantry and my fridge.
I won't stop. I won't quit. I won't give up. I won't settle.
I will continue. I will move forward. I will succeed. I will be healthy. I will be happy with ME... in the skin that holds me right now. I will trust the process... I will trust the Lord.
182 LBS - Oct. 27, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I seriously thought about deleting my account... actually I'm still thinking about it. I'm not sure I've resolved it in my head yet. The thought is on pause for now.
It's kind of sad and frustrating to see where I started, where I've gotten to and then where I've spiraled down to again... Revisiting the same places is not cool. Not cool at all.
So, I figured, if I'm practically starting over, maybe I should have a fresh new sparkpage... reach out to new friends... keep some of the old ones... post new pictures (which would hopefully show a continuous DOWNward trend... just start everything NEW again.
But, then I thought... this up and down, back and forth, in and out, is what MY journey, UNFORTUNATELY, is about. It's probably, in some way, good for me to see it. I have to hope that it at least helps someone to not feel alone.
I certainly feel alone in this struggle right now. But, I can't possibly be alone. No one ever is. I suspect that most folks who feel like I do right now, probably do exactly what I was considering doing. Maybe they just up and started a new page... one they could feel good about.... one that marked their "new resolve." I don't know.
But, I know that I've had toooo many "new resolves." It just doesn't feel good. I'm tired.
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