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Time to do this!

 

My Rebel Challenge:

 

Diet Quests

  • Eat a vegetable with one meal every day -- I might need to go grocery shopping tomorrow to complete this.
  • Take one processed snack you have each day and replace it with a healthy protein, fruit, or vegetable -- see above.

 

Fitness Quest

  • Participate an active social game, like frisbee or kickball, at least once a week --  I have standing plans to go running with my SIL twice a week, sometimes it's just once though and that's okay!

 

Level Up Life Quest - finish crocheting my new blue beanie with earflaps.

 

Here's to hoping I can make some real changes this time.

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Oh, your post fell on the second page before I could catch it! Welcome back! :) You have some lovely goals there, I especially like that you are putting a seocial spin on your fitness quest!

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On 2/16/2017 at 6:47 AM, Miw_Sher said:

Oh, your post fell on the second page before I could catch it! Welcome back! :) You have some lovely goals there, I especially like that you are putting a seocial spin on your fitness quest!

 

Thanks! I've found that someone else's expectation that I join them to exercise is what keeps me on track best. I'm an externally motivated person! Plus it's fun to spend an hour running and chatting about Lady/Job Struggles.

 

Last three days I have been on track! Looking forward to a lunch of mesquite salmon and baby carrots with organic hummus.

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I am extremely jealous of your lunch. 

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3 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

 

Thanks! I've found that someone else's expectation that I join them to exercise is what keeps me on track best. I'm an externally motivated person! Plus it's fun to spend an hour running and chatting about Lady/Job Struggles.

 

Last three days I have been on track! Looking forward to a lunch of mesquite salmon and baby carrots with organic hummus.

 

I'm the same way about exercise- being around people helps me stick with it. Before we moved, I was at my fittest when I went to BJJ 2-3x per week because it was fun and the people were great. Since we've moved to the countryside, I recently joined the local YMCA and have been going to classes. They're not as physically demanding as BJJ was, but I actually go instead of when I'm at home telling myself I'll work out, then finding reasons not to.

 

also, yah, I'm jealous of your lunch, too.

 

good luck! Post a picture when you finish your beanie.

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4 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

 

Thanks! I've found that someone else's expectation that I join them to exercise is what keeps me on track best. I'm an externally motivated person! Plus it's fun to spend an hour running and chatting about Lady/Job Struggles.

 

Last three days I have been on track! Looking forward to a lunch of mesquite salmon and baby carrots with organic hummus.


That is very true! ALso, you tend to giv eup far less easily because you keep encouraging each other. :)

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It's going well thus far! Last night I had a completely vegetarian dinner: spiced beets with rice, baby carrots, and fresh strawberries for dessert.

 

Wednesday means running laps in the evening, looking forward to it! And I was just thinking another interesting thing. It's easier for me to exercise when it's a social thing... and it's also easier for me to exercise when I like my workout clothes. Like, my outfit today is a coordinated workout set and it just makes getting out their easier than if I was wearing old leggings and an oversize t-shirt. :P

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3 hours ago, Hypotheticalfox said:

Beets? My sister in Colorado recently became a fan of beets, but we didn't really grow up eating them, so I have no idea how to prepare them. Did you use a recipe for spiced beets (if so, from where?) or did you just wing it (if so, how?).

 

It's something my mom used to make when I was a kid; I had a craving recently and she brought me a big tupperware full when she came over to visit this weekend. It's a south Indian recipe BTW, so it may be outside your realm of experience: http://vegrecipesofkarnataka.com/52-beetroot-palya-curry-recipe.php 

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Update on how I'm doing for my goals...

 

Diet:

#1 - I'm doing great so far. I've had an assortment of vegetables for at least one meal a day since I've started. It's varied from bagged salad, to roasted yellow peppers, to baby carrots, to homemade coleslaw.

#2 - I have successfully purged my cupboard of my favourite potato chips and replaced my desire for crunch with cucumber and almonds!

 

Fitness:

#1 - For some reason Mondays never work out for me and my SIL! Week 1 there was a snowstorm, so we cancelled. Then this week her basement flooded! Thankfully Wednesdays have been solid and a good time to run and catch up and share healthy habits.

 

Life:

#1 - Ughhhh I've stalled on my crochet, I think I've only done 2 rounds since the challenge started. I have 8 more to go, plus the earflaps themselves. I think the problem is that I've come to the repetitive part of the pattern, so it's a lot more boring now. Also, I've been distracted by a couple books I borrowed from the library. Going to try to make time for it tonight, hopefully it doesn't make my neck/shoulder hurt.

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21 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

Update on how I'm doing for my goals...

 

Diet:

#1 - I'm doing great so far. I've had an assortment of vegetables for at least one meal a day since I've started. It's varied from bagged salad, to roasted yellow peppers, to baby carrots, to homemade coleslaw.

#2 - I have successfully purged my cupboard of my favourite potato chips and replaced my desire for crunch with cucumber and almonds!

 

 

You are doing GREAT! :) Congratulations on your diet changes ! Veggie power! 

 

 

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1 hour ago, taymonsta said:

 

You are doing GREAT! :) Congratulations on your diet changes ! Veggie power! 

 

 

Thank you!

 

I have also decided that instead of eating 4 (!!) croissants as I drive to work in the morning, I wait until 10:30am to have a cup of the most delicious Greek yogurt money can buy.

 

Afternoon snack today was a few chunks of cheddar cheese and some baby carrots, yum.

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3 hours ago, Plazmotic said:

Thank you!

 

I have also decided that instead of eating 4 (!!) croissants as I drive to work in the morning, I wait until 10:30am to have a cup of the most delicious Greek yogurt money can buy.

 

Afternoon snack today was a few chunks of cheddar cheese and some baby carrots, yum.

 

Good for you! :) That sounds like a big change! Treat yourself on that greek yogurt! Do you have a favorite brand? I used to like chobani, but I don't particularly fancy the chunks of fruit. I moved to Oikos keylime because its blended but found I kept getting weird batches (its supposed to be a light green color and mine would be yellow *ew* I'm sure there was nothing wrong with it but im OCD), and now I'm eating Fage lime with the little cup on the side of the jam so I mix my own. It's tasty! 

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10 minutes ago, taymonsta said:

 

Good for you! :) That sounds like a big change! Treat yourself on that greek yogurt! Do you have a favorite brand? I used to like chobani, but I don't particularly fancy the chunks of fruit. I moved to Oikos keylime because its blended but found I kept getting weird batches (its supposed to be a light green color and mine would be yellow *ew* I'm sure there was nothing wrong with it but im OCD), and now I'm eating Fage lime with the little cup on the side of the jam so I mix my own. It's tasty! 

We used to eat fage a lot and found that baby spoons were perfect for dipping into the side cup.

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15 hours ago, taymonsta said:

 

Good for you! :) That sounds like a big change! Treat yourself on that greek yogurt! Do you have a favorite brand? 

I've been eating the Krema line by Olympic... Canada-only brand I believe. The multi-pack I have only has honey and vanilla flavours, which is just fine with me! I'm not a fan of yogurt cups with chunks (fruit or otherwise) in them... I'll add my own fruit chunks, thanks. ;) 

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I've been eating the Krema line by Olympic... Canada-only brand I believe. The multi-pack I have only has honey and vanilla flavours, which is just fine with me! I'm not a fan of yogurt cups with chunks (fruit or otherwise) in them... I'll add my own fruit chunks, thanks. [emoji6] 

 

I can't eat dairy but I feel the sane way about soy yogurts.

 

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General Update

Yesterday I had a very sucky evening that involved a 2 hour commute home, rude department store clerks, someone hacking my email, and thinking my car keys were broken when I was actually attempting to break into someone else’s car. Ugh.

Came home and didn’t have the fortitude to think much about cooking for dinner, so I made taco skillet spaghetti. To be fair, I left the spaghetti for my husband and piled on the ground beef and tomatoes for myself. Finished dinner off with sliced cucumbers and almonds, and NOT the massive chocolate croissant my husband tried talking me into eating.

Alas, he talked me into taking the chocolate croissant to work this morning (In my defense, I’m very suggestible in the early morning hours). This thing is HUGE, and covered in confectioner’s sugar too. I don’t want to eat it, but I cannot stand wasting food. I’m sure I can pawn it off to someone here in the office…

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Just leave it in the snack room. By noon it will be gone.

 

It's magic. Totally magic.

 

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30 minutes ago, Plazmotic said:

General Update

Yesterday I had a very sucky evening that involved a 2 hour commute home, rude department store clerks, someone hacking my email, and thinking my car keys were broken when I was actually attempting to break into someone else’s car. Ugh.

Came home and didn’t have the fortitude to think much about cooking for dinner, so I made taco skillet spaghetti. To be fair, I left the spaghetti for my husband and piled on the ground beef and tomatoes for myself. Finished dinner off with sliced cucumbers and almonds, and NOT the massive chocolate croissant my husband tried talking me into eating.

Alas, he talked me into taking the chocolate croissant to work this morning (In my defense, I’m very suggestible in the early morning hours). This thing is HUGE, and covered in confectioner’s sugar too. I don’t want to eat it, but I cannot stand wasting food. I’m sure I can pawn it off to someone here in the office…

 

 

Im very suggestible anytime there's delicious looking chocolate based food around. That's why I stopped keeping it in the house (more or less). Good job holding off on it!

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4 hours ago, Miw_Sher said:

Just leave it in the snack room. By noon it will be gone.

 

It's magic. Totally magic.

Y'ALL I put it out  in the office kitchen AT noon and it was gone by 1:30pm ~magic~ indeed! I'm so happy I didn't have to eat it.

 

I did however eat a couple pigs in a blanket. Er, is this the right time to mention that I work at a factory that makes fancy cocktail appetizers, and that my desk is next to the test kitchen?

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5 hours ago, Plazmotic said:



I made taco skillet spaghetti. 

 

 

I not sure what this is but I'm very upset with myself for having gone 27 years without it in my life.. Also it sounds like your doing great. If you want a vegetable idea, i like to fry asparagus with seasoning salt on it. 

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16 minutes ago, Plazmotic said:

Y'ALL I put it out  in the office kitchen AT noon and it was gone by 1:30pm ~magic~ indeed! I'm so happy I didn't have to eat it.

 

I did however eat a couple pigs in a blanket. Er, is this the right time to mention that I work at a factory that makes fancy cocktail appetizers, and that my desk is next to the test kitchen?

That might be the best and worst job ever.

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On 2/24/2017 at 4:16 PM, pepin1224 said:

I not sure what this is but I'm very upset with myself for having gone 27 years without it in my life.

It's so easy and delicious! http://www.readyseteat.com/recipes-Taco-Spaghetti-Skillet-7080.html I substitute the Ro-tel for my own salsa I make at home, and I make my own taco seasoning too.

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