Saturday, January 9, 2010
Howdy do da! (* when I told my friend to reply this to his mom via text, she then asked if I was drunk) :o) I just thought that was funny.
I am very proud to say that I have not been spending a dime since my last post about my embarrassing spending habits. hoorah!
For the last few days, I have been more appreciative of the things I have and especially the food I eat. Since I vowed not to go on unnecessary food shopping trips (unless my life depended on it! hence starvation), I treat food as if it is my last meal on earth. I discovered my love for spaghetti squash this week, and I am trying to ration it so that I can have it for dinner for the next few days.
Especially since I whipped up some ground turkey to go with it! The last time I had spaghetti squash, it was a last minute decision. Unfortunately when I wanted turkey with tomato sauce, there was no time to thaw out the meat at that point. Not this time...
- one whole onion (carmelized)
- four gloaves of garlic (they were small btw)
- sliced zuccini
- cracked pepper
- chili flakes
- two bay leaves
- olive oil
- Srirachia (red sauce, consistency of a paste, very spicy!) something you'd find in an asian restaurant.
Yesterday at work (I have the best job, what job can let me eat every 2-3 hours?) I decided to organize my workout binder and re-use my journal. I think it's so fun to look at back at my thoughts and frustrations back in the summer when I decided to start eating clean and losing the lbs. I thought it was funny, but the same thing that I was dealing with then, still applies today. I still have trouble with slip ups and the lack of motivation, but upon reading my entries from summer, I can honestly say that I feel like I've improved and that I have an ounce of what it takes to eat way better and sacrifice some food groups to reach my goals.
I bought a few magazines to clip out, both Oxygen Magazine (we have a manogamist relationship) and
Shape (oh, I got over you a looooong time ago).
Hopefully this will help me with my progress and goals of 2010. Which reminds me, I need to take progress pics (bikini style, oh la la).
What keeps you motivated and on track? Do you find it hard like me and need resources, if so what is it and what has helped you in the long run?