Sunday, March 10, 2013

His and Her Veggies

For the last 9 years, I've been packing my husband's lunch. 

When we first moved in together, he was on a steady diet of Healthy Choice meals.  He is a creature of habit and likes what he likes.  I packed a cardboard box and a Diet Coke every day and he was very happy. 

At some point I convinced him that he should eat some real food and he took left overs from the night before.  And a Diet Coke.  

He's never been a sandwich guy. 

We moved to Utah and he was diagnosed with Diabetes.  This changed not only his lunches, but our dinners.  This is when he started eating lots of steel cut oats with a tablespoon of peanut butter on top.  He still took leftovers for lunch but they were healthy. 

Now he's moved on to greek yogurt with ground flax seed, almonds, assorted veggies, a banana and a Coke Zero.  He doesn't tolerate leftovers and we don't have many anymore.  I like making exactly 4 servings so that some people can't go back for seconds. Correct portion sizes are one of our New Years Resolutions!

I should be eating more vegetables but I don't like taking the time to cut them up.  I like to grab something easy.  Two weeks ago, it occurred to me that I should be making myself a nice container of veggies everyday at the same time that make one for iKeith.  Why didn't I think of this before? I take the time to care for everyone...but me.

But not anymore.  It takes a couple minutes more to cute up a few extra for me!

His and Her Veggies!

I accidentally packed the Hello Kitty container in his lunch the other day.  Keith was NOT impressed.  In my defense...they are both GREEN!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Goals for March

It's March 5th!  Seriously?  What the heck is going on?  How is it the 5th already?  Time to revisit our goals for February and make new ones for March!

February 2013

Lose 4 pounds GAINED 1.4
Research fitness ideas for my family Looked at Bikes, bought son a scooter
Make Bread Made over Mom's Banana Bread recipe
Make a date with my husbandSet for March 2!
Start C25K and train for a 5K race  Too Snowy

March 2013

Lose 2 pounds
Make Pasta
Train for 5K race
Cut carbs by 50%

What are your goals for March?

Monday, March 4, 2013

I Only Lose Weight in my Face

I can't seem to get the scale to move in the direction that I want it to move, especially this week.  It's Denver Restaurant Week and we had reservations at two amazing places. It's been quite a lesson in how eating healthy makes you feel, as opposed to eating rich, heavy food.

We had cajun Tuesday night.  It all tasted so good and we were beyond stuffed when we left.  We didn't sleep well and felt terrible the next day. I spent the next two days eating tons of body craved them after the that I'd put it through.

Saturday night, we had a date night at Lola in the Highland area of Denver.  We started at a wine bar where we shared a cheese tray.  Small amounts of delicious cheese, figs and nuts. Lola is coastal mexican and the servings are small.  We had ceviche, a seafood enchilada and shared spiced chocolate flan. Everything was light and fresh and we weren't stuffed.  We also shared a tequila flight!  What a treat!

I remarked about how in the past, we would frequently eat the heavy and rich meal but now because we've been eating differently, we crave the smaller, fresh options.  We really could have done without the cheese course but we both love cheese and wine, so we took the opportunity.

During our meal, my husband took my picture and I noticed something amazing.  I'm losing weight in my face!  It's noticeably thinner!  Why am I not losing anywhere else????? EDITED:  Took my measurements this morning.  My waist is an inch smaller.

I've also decided to make this picture my PTA President Campaign Picture.  Vote for me...or else!

My friend Jessica has challenged me to a fitness challenge and it's exactly what I need to get my butt in gear!  I'll be doing this every other day from today to March 21st.  Almost three weeks!  She took the video clips from Fitness Magazine's website and made a 15 minute video without ads and noise.

 Join us! And drop a pant size!