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My daughters favorite scene from RWBY is the epic food fight.  That is going to be my main focus this challenge.  It is my weakest link.  Time to buck it up a bunch.

 

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So in my battle log I laid down my training schedule for the next 4 weeks.  I have found that I have many goals and a hard time keeping focus on just one.  In the next 3 challenges my fitness goals are related to staying consistent with strength work, cross training fun, and running.  The only thing I am honestly upping is biking.  That will be the first epic off my list this year.

 

However I need to eat better to achieve my goals both short term and long term.  So for a big change of pace the main 3 goals of my challenge are food focused and the life goal is consistency with training.  That simple.

 

Goal 1:  Eat mindfully.  I must work on stopping when satisfied again and making more good choices.  

Goal 2:  Mega meal plan and track what I eat here.  We plan meals but I need to be careful.  We are trying out a martial arts class this Monday and if we like it we will be going weekly.  This means I have to be the gal with a plan.  Since that happens one day a week (and it is done for week 1 already) this goal is also going to encompass tracking my food here to keep it honest.

Goal 3:Eat whole foods with only 7 servings a week of a food that is not a whole food.  Free pass with plain greek yogurt and almond milk.

 

Life goal: stay consistent and meet the training plan I laid out in my battle log for the next 4 weeks.  Period.  No excuses.

 

 

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I like this idea of dedicating the battle log to your training schedule and keeping the challenge for the foods!

 

I have a super hard time with diet goals -- Greek yogurt is an absolute weakness

 

But if you are interested, I have a recipe for making your own. It is time consuming and works best with unpasteurized milk -- which makes many Americans uncomfortable so it is hard to find.

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I like this idea of dedicating the battle log to your training schedule and keeping the challenge for the foods!

 

I have a super hard time with diet goals -- Greek yogurt is an absolute weakness

 

But if you are interested, I have a recipe for making your own. It is time consuming and works best with unpasteurized milk -- which makes many Americans uncomfortable so it is hard to find.

Yep would love the recipe.  We buy a milk for the rest of the family (I do not drink it) that is minimally pasteurized.  It makes amazing butter so I would love to try and make plain old greek yogurt from it.

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Todays food:

B: egg banana with a full serving of pumpkin...bit of flax seed ground and wheat germ added.  Stopped before full.

L: borscht with 2 tbs plain greek yogurt, black bean and quinoa burger that I made, a few fresh pickle chips we purchased and 1 tbs steak sause (so that 0.5 servings of non whole food in my book)

D: skinless boneless chicken thighs I baked with dinner last night since tonight will be busy going to the martial arts class, brown basmati rice (1/2 cup...love the stuff), avocado, and some salsa made with fresh ingredients.

 

unless otherwise stated it is safe to assume we make most all our food homemade..pickle chips and steak sauce and salsa were not but 2 of them are all fresh and no additives.

 

Bike commute, strength, and cross training as planned.

 

And that is how day 1 gets started!

 

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Eating mindfully and planning meals in a diligent way are great goals for this month.

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Awesome challenge!  I thought about doing more food goals since diet is always the hardest part for me too.  But then I thought I might slack on the other stuff.  I hope you don't slack and accomplish yours goals too :)

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Awesome challenge!  I thought about doing more food goals since diet is always the hardest part for me too.  But then I thought I might slack on the other stuff.  I hope you don't slack and accomplish yours goals too :)

Diet has been killing much of my hard work so I had to make it the main focus this go around.  I am still keeping accountable for activities in my battle log.  

 

I have been feeling like and have noticed from better behaviors in the past that if I do not eat right for me then I will not be able to do what I want or perform to my best.  Tired of feeling like I do with energy and not eating what I know I need to get it done.  ;)  Now we are trying to be more active as a family and possibly taking up a martial art in addition to the fun cross train things I do and I need to be eating much much better.  LOL

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Okay last nights intro class for Gongkwon Yusul was amazing and we are going back for more.  I think we may go more than once a week.  The rest of this week is out but starting next week it is on.  My daughter got more confident as the class went on.  People there are so kind and respectful of each other.  You could tell they are like family.  At first kiddo was freaking out and did not want to enter but one of the instructors who also ended up in our class as a student came out and just helped her feel good.  It was incredible.  I hope the other students/classes have that same vibe.  Monday is a small class normally.  With how much the Master was concerned with safety and helping everyone and having everyone help each other it would be hard to not think others in the school would be any different.  So add this to my list of awesome!

 

I did not get up to run this morning since I was exhausted but I will at lunch.  There is nothing scheduled that could be a problem.  Tonight my hubby is going to a carving/whittling club at a rec center.  Kiddo and I are tagging along to either play tennis if no one is out (we are terrible and balls fly every where) or hang out at the library near by.  I am leaving it up to her.  She is feeling last nights endeavors.  ;)

 

Food went entirely as planned except for after class.  I ate a piece of roast beef and some organic minimally processed tortilla chips.  I kept it to one serving but that puts me at 1.5 servings of non whole food in my book.  At dinner I ate a little past satisfied but that feeling subsided in about 30 minutes. 

 

Food for today:

B - refried beans we made Saturday with 0.5 serving of cheese, almond milk with pumpkin (full serving of it too....yeah more veg!) and 0.5 serving of a raw protein powder which again is not a whole food in my book

L - medium baker with sundried tomatos, house smoked ham from a local market (it is not processed with anything...just smoked) of about 1 oz, and my delicious broccoli soup with curry

D - beef stew from the freezer (I make fabulous beef stew).  May add a slice of home made bread...may not.

 

Non whole food item total is 2.5.  This mostly happened from being tired and not wanting to work harder on breakfast.  Last night I could have had a pear or carrots instead of the chips.  They may be a good quality, not highly processed, and I see nothing wrong with enjoying them once in a while but last night they were eaten out of being tired and wanting a little something.

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GGgrrr what is with this website going offline so often!  Happens more than once a day.  GGGrrrrr posts lost...grumpysue done being grumpy.  

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Goals are looking Awesome as usual awesomesue!!

 

I have been physically fit all my life, almost always active and always 'skinny'. Even so, changing my diet 2 years ago has been the single best thing I have done for my health and how I feel. I have become very passionate about the importance of a good diet now. It isn't an easy transition though, and it really is a lifestyle change. I am excited to see how your goals go!

 

Hate it when I lose what I have written! I have now made a habit of doing a quick ctrl+c before I hit post. It has actually saved me several times. Doing it now  :playful:

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Having a punishment last time helped keep the strength work going.  Last nights dinner was a big free night on the MAX Health Challenge but certainly dinged my week on my personal challenge. 

 

We ordered out and I even drank soda.  So I have 6.5 servings of not good things out of 7 for the week counting the half serving of pasta I am eating as left overs an at lunch today.  I simply can not waste food.  After struggling and being food insecure it is not an option but I can make good choices around it. Last night means I had 1 meal this week of not eating mindfully.  I was aware of being stupid but did it despite that anyway.  So goals 1 & 3 were tossed aside for one stupid meal.  At least if I had opted not to have the soda or stop when satisfied I would at least have helped one goal.

 

When I got home kiddo made us a snack since we both were hungry and dinner was on hold as we waited to work out what was going on with my m-i-l..  It involved a banana, natural peanut butter, and a slice of homemade bread.  She sprinkled on some unsweetened cocoa powder too.

 

Today;

B:  almond milk (I drink the plain stuff that is unsweetened) + pumpkin puree + real protein

L:  Broc soup (left over from yesterday...I was satisfied so I did not drink it in keeping with a goal of eating mindfully) + half serving of pasta left over from last nights dinner

D:  salmon + sweet potatoes 

 

Okay punishment ideas....

I am open to suggestions.  I think for each full serving over 7 should have increasing pain value each week and then if I go over 28 servings for the entire challenge should have something painful.

 

1 point:  write and post a haiku about food 

2 points:

3 points: (must hurt a lot since this is definitely not acceptable in any way)

 

over 28 points for the challenge then the punishments is???  This gives me a chance provided it is not week 4 fail to make up for a bad week and possibly bank some points just in case.

 

Today is strength which I will do as soon as I finish and 30 minutes speed work on the bike.

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Been thinking about punishments...

 

What about 'grounding' yourself, or removing something you enjoy for a period of time?

Or consider practice for sports - laps are often a consequence for stuff, but it's conditioning so it's a punishment that improves your health. So the punishment = some sort of monster workout.

Or maybe try charging yourself $$?   If you fail, you have to give the money to some organization you don't like? haha

Which will hold greater rule over you? Your fear or your curiosity?

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Yep would love the recipe.  We buy a milk for the rest of the family (I do not drink it) that is minimally pasteurized.  It makes amazing butter so I would love to try and make plain old greek yogurt from it.

 

Finally getting around to this :)

 

Yogurt Recipe

 

To make it Greek Yogurt, typically you drain the whey off until desired thickness -- I have found 20 hours makes a nice thick near cream cheese consistency

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Finally getting around to this :)

 

Yogurt Recipe

 

To make it Greek Yogurt, typically you drain the whey off until desired thickness -- I have found 20 hours makes a nice thick near cream cheese consistency

Thank you thank you thank you!  I will be trying it.

 

charlomechry posted a great video in their challenge.  The Max Health Challenge they set up is pretty fun too.  

 

Okay the embarrassing punishments are motivating.  So for 2 points I will sing about food to some crazy song (um no!).  A 3-point overage will be a song and dance video (oh heck no!).  Over 28 points for the challenge will be me reciting a food poem on video in public.

 

Holy crud just the thought of those has me thinking so hard...just no.

 

Okay dinner last night had a change of plans.  Hubby was not feeling well and salmon did not sound good at all.  Plus we had loads of left overs so we ate those.  I did awesome.  Brown rice/tomato sauce/chicken (basically taco night left overs) and I topped it not with cheese and sour cream but a spoonful of delicious plain greek yogurt.  I am happy with how we used left overs and all that.   Upon reflecting more I think I actually hit all 7 servings of crud foods already so the rest of the week has to be clean or all will suffer as they endure my motivating punishments!  Have I mentioned I have never written a haiku?  Lets hope that does not happen here.

 

Anyway I weighed myself yesterday morning and since last Wednesday I lost 3 lbs.  That was not something I expected to see but boy was I excited.

 

Todays food:

B:  spinach/fresh pineapple/ginger drink (whiz it all in a blender with cold water and ice but I used fresh pineapple I had tossed in the freezer instead of ice).  It has 2 cups of spinach in it.   :)

L:  small to medium potato/broccoli/sun dried tomatoes/chicken...yum!

D:  It is breakfast for dinner.  Kiddo wants us to do a mega batch of our homemade pancakes where I sneak in all kinds of good stuff.  We will freeze them.  I will enjoy one but top mine with half a pear and some banana.  My pancakes are so delicious it seems a waste to add syrup or honey.

 

I did eat mindfully each meal and stopped when satisfied.  In fact before bed I began to feel a little hungry but eating right before laying down is a bad idea so I just went to sleep.  I did not wake up hungry in the morning so it was not really one of those that I was really hungry hungry if you know what I mean.

 

I did not get my bike speed work in ultimately yesterday but it will be done today along with a 2 mile run.  Speed work at lunch and run for 2 miles on the way home.  Still happy with the activity I did yesterday.  When I saw that the bike workout may not happen as the day progressed I managed to walk a couple extra miles so I covered 4 miles!

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Punishment, eat a bug since your bug count for the year is low :)  And besides its a whole food :)

 

Keep up the awesomeness!

 

Hah! Another great idea. Is it wrong that I'm getting amusement from your proposed punishments?

Well it is cold out and I am sure as soon as spring hits that number will climb!  LOL  

 

Food rocked for yesterday!  I am so happy.  The pancakes turned out fantastic and they really are delicious plain.  Kiddo brought in the laptop and played music while we talked.  Thursday night pancakes every couple weeks is the best time.  We talk, I get to listen to music she likes, and just have fun while making good food.  She likes dubstep, edm, and trap.  Kind of not sure of the differences but it is cool to share something she enjoys.

 

I have the dr's visit today...ugh.

 

Food for the day:

B - spinach/egg/bacon (smoked cured without added junk)/olive oil and vinegar

L - hummus I made last night for today/celery and a pear.  I may not feel like eating much or doing much.  Not sure.  May have some tuna.

D - ?  But bet your bottom that it will be real foods and healthy.  Tonight kiddo is at a sleep over which leads to stupid temptation with hubby but he is sick and went to work since he stayed home yesterday so I doubt he will want to make much of anything.  I will most likely be feeling cruddy so I will not feel like making much so...oh gosh I will need to make something good no matter how I feel.  

 

I missed the speed work on the bike again but I rucked instead and did run.  Also nailed a couple miles walking.  I will do strength today, bike speed work, and a short run.  Tomorrow will be entirely off outside of walking some.

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Well it is cold out and I am sure as soon as spring hits that number will climb!  LOL  

 

Food rocked for yesterday!  I am so happy.  The pancakes turned out fantastic and they really are delicious plain.  Kiddo brought in the laptop and played music while we talked.  Thursday night pancakes every couple weeks is the best time.  We talk, I get to listen to music she likes, and just have fun while making good food.  She likes dubstep, edm, and trap.  Kind of not sure of the differences but it is cool to share something she enjoys.

 

I have the dr's visit today...ugh.

 

Food for the day:

B - spinach/egg/bacon (smoked cured without added junk)/olive oil and vinegar

L - hummus I made last night for today/celery and a pear.  I may not feel like eating much or doing much.  Not sure.  May have some tuna.

D - ?  But bet your bottom that it will be real foods and healthy.  Tonight kiddo is at a sleep over which leads to stupid temptation with hubby but he is sick and went to work since he stayed home yesterday so I doubt he will want to make much of anything.  I will most likely be feeling cruddy so I will not feel like making much so...oh gosh I will need to make something good no matter how I feel.  

 

I missed the speed work on the bike again but I rucked instead and did run.  Also nailed a couple miles walking.  I will do strength today, bike speed work, and a short run.  Tomorrow will be entirely off outside of walking some.

 

Your smoothie yesterday = ridiculous-healthy.

And I LOVE the image of you cooking w/ the kid!!  Nourishing in every way =)

 

You are doing fantastic with your food goals!!!

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Your pancake tradition sounds wonderful ..... and yummy!!!

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The best part of pancake or waffle making is that she relaxes and just talks.  

 

The rest of Friday I barely ate since I felt terrible after the doctors.  I am glad she had a sleep over at a friends house and had fun.  Her dad and I were not feeling fun (he is still sick).  Saturday was good for the most part.  Felt awful off and on so food was simple.  Started with out with oats and an egg on them (tasty) but late that night I cost myself a point so that puts me at 8 points.  Stupid gelato in the house and my bad decision out of pouting.  So as promised here is my really bad haiku.

 

cold nights gelato

empty container calls me

plump berries sublime

 

I think we all can agree that this need not be a habit.  Embarrassing for me not to mention hard to do and I would hazard a guess painful for you to read.  I should have ate blueberries instead or a pear or anything but gelato especially since it was a reaction to how I felt.  I did keep eating mindful at least and not over eating but again that is easy when not eating much of anything.  Then again how mindful is it when you eat out of a reaction.   Pain kept me from feeling too hungry anyway.  Honestly I do not remember much besides sleeping/resting a lot.

 

Today is much better.  I am going to take kiddo to the pool for a couple hours.  Easy exercise for me and relaxing.  Hubby talked me out of doing the planned 2 hour bike ride today.  I am just now not hurting and he thinks one more day of healing may be best.  I do not know.  I have energy and desire.  Sometimes I feel like he does not want me to push myself and even when I disagree he gets all cranky about it.  I think hitting the water with kiddo is good.  Good for her and allows me to make sure all is good for tomorrow.  Last time I had some issues.  I have gotten things done around the house at least today with only minor irritation and will be grocery shopping with kiddo later as the hubby rests.

 

Today's food:

B:  sweet potato hash + 2 eggs

L:  pear (not hungry)

D:  taco night so I will do meat/beans/red sauce/onions/greek yogurt instead of sour cream on lettuce 

Not risking another point and having to do the 2 point punishment.  LOL  Now I actually have to make up a point so at the end of the challenge I am at 28 points.  *shudders*

 

I have planned food options for the week so that is done.  Admitted there are a couple openings but those will be filled once I go to the store and make final decisions based on what is on sale/prices.

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Your doing great! Keep it up!!

 

I love the food diary! What is your pancake recipe? Paleo pancakes are our breakfast treat, love em!

 
Like the punishment ideas. You should make it a rap!! A food rap!
 
Glad to hear you are feeling better and all rested up. Be sure to take care of your self first, then crush your goals!!
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We are not entirely paleo and our pancakes are not either.  LOL

 

For dinner last night I changed things up a tad.  Instead of lettuce which was not very affordable I used an idea I tried thanks to Strickland...I topped thinly sliced red cabbage.  Adds so much crunch and it really is tasty!

 

I did take kiddo swimming for a couple hours and it was a blast while my hubby stayed home to rest.  At this point I am thinking bronchitis or walking pneumonia.

 

I did strength work already today so all I need to do at home is sledgehammer goodness.  No martial arts class tonight.  We were going to sign up today but with the hubby sick and kiddo now complaining of a sore throat I think it wise everyone gets better first.  Not very respectful to go and get others sick.  So we are aiming to attend on Friday and sign up.

 

Stopped when satisfied with all meals yesterday and it was nice.

 

Food for the day:

B: almond milk + pumpkin puree/chobani yogurt thing (ancient grains mixed berry...1 serving and thus 1 point used for the week)

L: clementine orange/celery/hummus I made...I packed a load of celery and hummus so it will be quite filling

D: chicken and broth with carrots and peas plus noodles but  I am skipping the noodles

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