Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What am I up to?

I'm veering from my "normal" recipe post today to share with you what I'm up to. 

Roasted Acorn Squash
 At Back to the Basics I shared 20 Superfoods for Weight Loss Part 1 and Part 2.  
A great place to start might also be 6 Ways to Stay Focused.

Basically, I'm working on dropping a few pounds and NOT gaining over the holidays.  If you've read this post you'd know that I've struggled with my weight off and on for my entire life.  Don't get me wrong...I'm at a healthy weight at the moment but I'm happier when I'm a bit lighter.  I also feel better when I'm eating healthier.

So...I'm on a Mission!  
No Chocolate or Alcohol until Christmas.
And I mean it!

Wake-up: 1 large glass of water with lemon or lime juice.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with a spoonful of honey and a cup of black coffee with honey.
Snack: Carrot Sticks and/or celery sticks. 1 cup of Slim Tea.
Lunch: Scrambled eggs (no cheese for now)
Snack: Protein Shake
**Let me be more specific**  
I use Standard Process SP Complete.  It is a natural, whole food product and is available non-dairy.  
No chemicals and non-gmo.

Dinner: Salad with homemade dressing and another protein shake.

Water is key.  I drink about 10- 8 ounce glasses a day.  Sometimes more when I workout.  After dinner I've been drinking a cup of Everyday Detox tea but I might switch that to the morning.   I love the slim tea and it's natural.

Above is my typical day of food.  The snacks vary and the salad is usually loaded with good stuff.  It's not very exciting but it's fuel to keep my body going and most importantly it's healthy.  There will be no starving!

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  1. Oh man.....I SO needed to see this right now! Thank you! Your daily menu for keeping on track is awesome. I'm going to check out that shake. I'm lactose intolerant, so something non-dairy is so exciting! Thanks!

  2. Thanks Regan. Sometimes it's helpful to have a "plan" to stay on track.

  3. You, you can so do it!!!

    The boys and I will be boarding a plane soon in search of holidays with loved ones and snow-- oh my goodness we may just freeze our little island toes off, but I wanted to stop by here first, to:

    Thank you for being a sweet part of last week's An Aloha Affair.
    And, to personally invite you to join us again today.


  4. That roasted acorn squash looks delicious.

  5. super :-) and yummy squash too. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  6. I'm your sister in NO alcohol and chocolate until Christmas! (I don't eat either of those either- choice & allergy) but I know you can do it! You have a great blogging community on your side! Go SISTER!

    Thank you for linking up on the Photo Friday Blog Hop- we hope to see you next week :)

  7. I can do no alcohol better than no chocolate! Although sometimes I just need an ice cold beer ; )

  8. You're right you really do feel better when you're eating healthy. I notice instantly how sluggish I feel if I junk out after I've been consistently eating healthy.

    Happy to be following you from Super Sunday Sync.

  9. Great goals, I'm like Stephanie, I would struggle with the no chocolate. I really need to increase my water. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking to the Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  10. Hi. I found you through the Super Sunday Blog Hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a minute. Happy New Year!


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