Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chewing on some better food

I'm still detoxing, still drinking a gallon of water a day.  I've found that I enjoy beets as long as they're not canned.  I'm also having broccoli and the occasional turnip in addition to my lean proteins. 

I like my exercise class and the trainer I'm working with.  Last week Friday, I got dizzy and nauseated and had to walk around outside until it passed, which was super embarrassing. There are all levels in our small class, from very fit to those of us who need to modify in order to keep up. 

Since I've started this program I'm also making small changes in what I'm buying at the grocery store for the family.  My trainer would like to see us eating organic, whole foods but our budget just can't handle that.  (Although the author of the book "Skinny Bitch" says you can you just have to do it) 

I do the best I can with the budget I have available.  Yes, I buy some canned foods and non-organic fruits and vegetables that have been transported from outside the local area.  It's what I can afford to feed the family and I am of the mind set that fruits and vegetables that have been brought in are better than none.  I get them frozen blueberries to much on and Will actually likes frozen peas. 

I make as many meals as I can from scratch, which is better than pre-packaged, I buy as many things as I can that are high fructose corn syrup free.  Scott's been able to get off soda, for the most part, with the addition of bubbly water in cans to our fridge.  As good as spring water?  No, but better than soda.

While the weather is good I shoo the kids outside to play.  I try to kick it old school and tell them they're not allowed back in for X amount of time.  I've joined the Ultimate Mom's Club, giving me somewhere to take Will on non-school days to keep him and I from fighting about Xbox and computer time. 

I'm hoping we can continue to make small changes to our habits, but in our house, you never know. 

Amanda's beauty tip of the day:  If you whiten your teeth, don't go for blue.  That's a sign of damage. 


Cyndee said...

Frozen can be more fresher and better for you than "fresh" produce. Flash frozen in the field makes it one step below Grandma Dortha's garden.

Cyndee said...

More fresher??? I need to read my comments!