Hello all. Looks like I have a fledgling that isn't quite ready to fly the nest. Cody has decided to wait till he gets a newer car, and perhaps, a different job after Christmas. Plus this will actually be the first experience for him and his twin, Alex to ever live apart. They went from our house in Michigan, to an apartment together, then with Monica and them.... then down here, all of us together. Now, he's going to see if he can make it without being right on top of Alex. Honestly, they are so close I think they were meant to be joined at the hip, lol.
And last night, our A/C conked out again. It was 85 degrees in this house all night, even with the back door left open and a fan blowing the "cooler" 80 deg. outside air in. Hopefully the landlord will get this SOB fixed today. I'm having hot flashes on top of night sweats on top of heat exhaustion.
No walk today, I'm too hot and too tired from the heat. But I still have Gage so I'll be doing quite a bit of lifting.
Breakfast was down and dirty, too hot. A banana 1 c of coffee w/ stevia and water, lots and lots of water
AM snack Apple ring pancakes (1 cored apple sliced in thick rings, dipped into thin pancake batter and pan fried in PAM like pancakes, then topped w/ sf syrup drizzle
Welcome "Poe"! I had no idea how to respond to your needs for your journey, so I googled it.... I try to be prepared for any situation, lol Your dietary limitations shouldn't be a problem and , like Abby pointed out, will actually be a blessing in disguise.
No prepackaged processed meats? YAY that isn't good for you anyhow No overripe bananas or other fruits? YAY those only gain calories and sugars as they ripen No aged cheeses? YAY who needs the "stinky stuff" anyways? No "organ meats" like liver? YAY not necessary and too high in other fats for a decently healthy journey anyway
No problem as far as I can see. So let's get started Sign in on this community, check out the "resources" link on the left hand side of the page. You will find recipes that we have developed or found to be very tasty, healthy and quick enough to share with our friends, here. Most of those should be ok for you since we have all tried to use, raw, fresh foods to make them. There are also several links on there to lead you to really great workouts that any body can do, not just anybody, but any body.
As Abby said, ff cottage cheese would be a good choice for you if you like it, otherwise, you can get your calcium from skim milk, unsweetened almond, soy or coconut milk . Eggs are always a good choice as "meat" substitutes and there is also tofu if you like it. The biggest concern would be that you need your fruits and veggies to be AT peak or just pre peak ripeness , because of your meds. All or most salad fixings would be appropriate for you, since one rarely eats wilted, old lettuces anyhow, mushrooms are a decent source of vitamins and trace minerals and so are root veggies like beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga and turnips. Try to eat a rainbow of raw veggies/fruits everyday and shoot to drink 64 oz of water a day.
Log in, start a food and fitness planner, blog, join in discussions, and tell us how you are doing or what's going on with your life ... it's all part of the journey.
Abby, I'm feeling the empty nest already. Last night, I hardly slept a wink for anxiety over it again. Honestly, Michael isn't a big conversationalist. He's a gamer, and there is very little that gets a gamer involved with real life stuff. It's going to be difficult to readjust again to just him. The babysitting will be the same. On the days that I have Gagey, I'll go to their apt and pick him up because it's very close to the walking park that we go to. It's really only about 3 miles from this house, so it's not like they are moving far. I'm figuring I'll hold a family dinner here once a week too. That way, we can all get together and catch up on things. It'll probably be better, actually. I'll feel less inclined to just sit around and might actually start using my gym membership more. For sure, there will be less junk food in the house, so that will be a definite blessing.
Hi Abby. I always eat either old fashioned oats or the steel cut ones(which are very chewy) . I hate mushy oatmeal so I don't ever cook it on the stovetop, always in the MW and only till it's "al dente" like pasta My favorite way to eat it is with craisins or dried cherries and unsalted sunflower seeds or pepitas. Never plain, never quick oats... blah! It's not that it doesn't fill me up, it just makes me crave more sugars/carbs for the rest of the day. It's like it sets me up to fail if I eat it for breakfast for some reason.
Helene, double up on the good practices. Try for a short walk every day. If you have a entry door in your kitchen, go from there as part of your habit forming practice. But, before you leave, drink a big glass of water and when you come back, drink another one. Don't leave the kitchen till you've gotten all the water down and rinsed your glass, both ways, in and out. That way, you will form all sorts of good habits all in one sweep.
Judy, I really envy your ability to eat cereals and oatmeal for breakfast. It seems that every time I do, I end up craving more sugary foods and more starches all day long. If I eat them at all, it has to be later in the day or I end up severely overindulging. I'm sorry you had the hungry horrors last night. I did too. I wanted chocolate so bad, that at midnight I asked Michael if he wanted to go to Walmart with me. What a guy! He started getting dressed, but then I stopped him. I told him I'd better not, since I felt like I could've shoved 6 whole candy bars into my face before I even started shopping for "chocolate", lol. So, I didn't have anything. NSV! I think it's my first one in forever, actually.
For you newbies, NSV is a non scale victory. Anything that you accomplish on your healthy journey that isn't the numbers on the scale is an NSV.
Breakfast 2 eggs n greens w/ sliced mushrooms and a sprinkle of parm. cheese 2 coffee w/ stevia and unsw. baking cocoa
Lunch Taste of the Islands smoothie (unsw. pineapple chunks, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1 container coconut chobani, 1 C unsw. van. almond milk and a sprinkle of gr. ginger)
Afternoon snack 1 low cal protein shake
Dinner 3 Baked veggie eggrolls and egg drop soup
Evening snack if needed 1 med yellow apple w/ 1T PB2
Well, I guess things are going to change really soon here. Alex and Monica had decided to try to branch out and get an apartment to have a separate bedroom/playroom for Gage, and had been looking for a few weeks now. Looks like they found something, a 2 story duplex, but since it has 3 bedrooms and is kissing close to 1k a month, they have asked Cody to move in with them. He's opted to move also , as of this morning. So, Michael and I will have a pretty huge 3 bedroom house all to ourselves. And no furniture, lol. When I moved from Michigan, I left almost all of it up there for the kids to use in their apt. When they moved South, they sold it to the roommate that stayed behind. Up until this point, Michael and I have had furnished apts and never really needed to purchase more. I have our bed and lots of bedroom dressers and my hope chest... our TV, my recliner, and our dining set. No Living room stuff. So ...today, I shop. I won't be able to afford it all at once, since the bills for this month will be left to Michael and me, to help the kids with their move. I was concerned that we wouldn't be able to afford it on our own, as this house is more per month than our last place, but with the decrease in food bills, electric and gas usage, I think we'll be ok.
So, that's what's on my plate today.
*************************** Food Combinations;
Has anyone ever heard that you shouldn't eat Fruits and vegetables at the same meal? I honestly had never heard this and have suffered the consequences too many times to count because of it.
Please check out these articles and the video. It will explain how certain food combinations work against your digestive system and cause uncomfortable gassiness and stomach upset.