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Mar 5, 2015

Here We Go (Snow) Again

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We have now been hit by the fifth winter storm in the past two weeks.That is 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5! There are Less than 3 weeks for Winter to end. The funny thing is that it had been a very mild season up until recently and now our area has been getting more snow and ice than I would prefer.

Mar 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Unexpected Wild Animal Sighting

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Mar 3, 2015

How I Am Trying To Improve My Health‏

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Yesterday, I talked about trying a new lifestyle chance by eating by the 80/20 rule when it comes to sweets and bread. I failed to mention that I am applying it to any type of junk food as well. This means that if I eat five times a day in a week I can have a bread or a sweet or some other type of junk food once a day. I call those my cheat foods. I just started Sunday and I ate a bread for breakfast then healthy all day. Yesterday, I had a taste for a quesadilla from a fast food restaurant so that was my cheat for the day and I ate healthy the remainder of the day. So far this really helped me to control over eating on the unhealthy side.

Another thing I am doing is trying to incorporate protein more frequently into my diet in order to help control my snacking habit. I am a heavy snacker usually because I am frequently hungry throughout the day. By only eating two snacks a day I make sure to start my day by having a protein at breakfast. I am also eating a protein with my snacks. Doing this is keeping me full and allowing me to eat less at dinner  because I am not so hungry by the end of the day.

Here is a list of proteins I am trying to incorporate into my snacking to help me snack less:

Peanut butter with rice cakes, or celery
Cheese and grapes
Oatmeal
Boiled eggs
Nitrate free deli turkey
Organic chocolate milk
Tuna
Jerky
Bean and cheese quesadilla
Oatmeal raisin cookie
Pumpkin seeds
Roasted turkey
Blueberry flax muffin
Cheese strings
Rice
Nuts and with dried cranberries

Other protein snacks that you can eat but are  not tasty  foods to me are kiefer, yogurt and protein bars or shakes.

Mar 2, 2015

Trying a New Life Style Change

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My major food weaknesses is eating sweets and bread. I love sweets a lot. I can control myself when sweets are not in the house, but when sweets are around I tend to have a lack of control. I also eat bread pretty much daily at least twice a day and sometimes more.

Yesterday, I started to try the 80/20 rule with sweets and bread. In a week I am only going to eat bread or sweets 20% of the meals and snacks I have during the week. On average I eat five times a day: three meals a day plus two snacks. That means that I can eat a sweet or a bread once a day.

I hope trying this plus another new lifestyle change will help me to improve my health. Tomorrow I will talk about one more lifestyle change that I am trying to implement into my life.