Sunday, March 10, 2013

sprung ahead

have been cleaning, organizing, re-decorating a little bit, websurfing, and eating more consciously.

so far today:
very tasty breakfast of two slices turkey bacon sauteed with onion and kale (no added fat) with a cage-free organic egg cracked over the top and a tablespoon of gorgonzola cheese. a little espresso and vanilla almond milk as well as some green machine-type juice.
lunch was a bowl of special K strawberries and chocolate with unsweetened almond milk.  I am so bummed that it's 'special edition' because that means it will go away some day and i will have to buy the chocolate and strawberry boxes and mix them together myself. AUGH!

now i'm drinking some chai tea with a squirt of organic agave syrup*, and i had a banana snack about an hour ago.

as is the case with the first few days of a new eating plan, i'm OBSESSED with what i will be eating next. i can't go grocery shopping until later in the week so i need to use up my freezer and pantry staples in a portion-controlled and healthy way.

dinner was a bisquik pizza crust with a scant 1/4 cup of cheese and about 3 T of leftover alfredo sauce with a ton of veggies piled up on top of that.

the crust is SO easy to make-it's 1 1/2 cups of bisquik, 1/3rd cup SUPER hot water-mix until it forms a ball, then pour 1 T of olive oil on top and let it sit on top of the oven.... with a towel on top so cat hair doesn't drift in...for 5 minutes while the oven heats up to 450. carefully spread the crust olive oil side DOWN on a pizza pan, top with your toppings and bake 13-15 minutes.  i set the largest parts of the crust aside to see if i was still hungry for them later and i wasn't so the neighborhood squirrels get a big treat.

*pro tip* i get a lot of my spices and 'weird' food items at home goods and marshalls' (and would at TJ Maxx if there was one by me). they have a great selection of gourmet, organic, and specialty items for sale. adding spices helps when you're trying to cut down on fat-because the flavor gets boosted by spice instead.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

no excuses

except this one-

there are not enough hours in the day.

 i can't even imagine what it'd be like to have more than myself in this family. well, besides the kitters. believe it or not spock and kirk's favorite 'bed' right now is their kennel AKA the enterprise. 

i know that everyone has 24 hours in the day, but seriously. i can't get it all done.

between work, cooking, cleaning (badly) and trying to work on the biznass, i just can't seem to keep up with this blog.

interesting things HAVE been happening, but more than likely they go on to facebook and pinterest.

i've also become hooked on watching internet videos like portlandia, rhett and link, and

for instance, check out this AMAZING video about a very unique artist and his art form. warning: john mayer music and skypeing.

in other news, i've sadly slid very far off the WW wagon and gained back about 28 of the 50 lbs i lost over two years ago. i know why, because i started eating whatever and whenever i wanted, and stopped keeping track of fruits, veggies, etc. and started eating way too much processed junk.

for my health (and wardrobe) i have spent the last few days doing what i call 'the long kiss goodnight' to some of my favorite (really bad for me) foods, and looking for alternatives that are better for me and my health.

since daylight savings starts tomorrow (EEP!) i figure it's as good a time as any to recommit to a healthy, happy lifestyle of fitness, healthy eating, and getting enough ZZZ's. because now with the weight back on, i need to lose 100 pounds to get back to my High School weight. YIKES. my goal is 75 though. it would be 50 less than i got to at my low point, and that would mean a total of 100 pounds lost from my highest weight ever.

i remember that during the big WW push the first few weeks were fun and easy-and as the weight came off i felt like it got easier-but when i stopped counting points and going to the meetings my enthusiasm waned quickly. though the weight stayed off for a while, i was leading a much more active lifestyle and i'm sure that helped. i fluctuated in a 15 lbs range for most of the past two years but this winter  the big gain has been a pain as i had to repurchase 'fat' clothes that i had donated as i lost weight. uuuuugh.

so with spring around the corner (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) as the earth transforms from white and brown and grey, and i look to transform from lazy, lardy, and lumpy, this space will once again be a forum for me to share what is happening in my world. 

wish me luck :)