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When I was in California recently, I felt so inspired by all the GOOD food choices I saw others making; when I came home, I vowed to start back eating healthy and make working out a priority again.  I was doing great before my Florida vacation, but then I was "on vacation" and when I came home, I didn't really get back to where I left off before.  But California was awesome - seeing things like Whole Foods, and so many healthy options was wonderful, and really opened my eyes.

A friend and I stopped at Cracker Barrel on the way back from Nashville, and I had one last splurge meal (their pancakes are FANTASTIC), and since then, I've done pretty well.  I'm a huge coffee / sweet tea drinker, so I've been trying to have honey in my coffee in place of sugar.  And instead of three cups, I've had only one or two.  I've been drinking mostly water, and only had one small soda when I went to the city pool the other day.  I felt so bad, but I had a hot dog - but I was starving, and you can't bring food in WITH you.  Ugh.

I've also been more active.  I've been on my treadmill twice, and swam for awhile in the pool on Tuesday.  I'm not fixating on any goals just yet or weights except being healthier.

My family wanted to go to an Italian restaurant last night so I got a grilled chicken salad.  Then I stocked up on fruits and snacks.  SO HAPPY.  I FEEL so much better already, and I'm really excited for garden vegetables.  Some are already coming in, and one of my goals is to try new things.  (Just not tomatoes.  Yuck.)

This feels REALLY good.  I was happily surprised I was able to do a bit on the treadmill; swimming felt good, too.  It's been so rainy here since I got back that I'm not sure how much I can do outside, but I'm trying to get out there as much as I can for the sunshine.  And I have my gym membership, so I'm determined to start using that more, too!

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Groceries, and then this morning's smoothie - before and after.  SO GOOD.

More healthy updates coming soon, hopefully!  I'm off to do some cleaning, mail out some resumes, and then eat a snack.  :)
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Date: 2013-07-12 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourgravity.livejournal.com
It was good! It's a bit of trial and error because I don't really measure or go by recipes, but so far most of mine have been yummy.

I've only ever had Bob Evans's food that they sell in grocery stores, never been to one of the restuarants. And yeah, I only eat at CB maybe twice a year for that reason.

Date: 2013-07-12 09:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locriation.livejournal.com
Awesome food is awesome. Since you seem to be already invested in making smoothies, I would also SERIOUSLY consider investing in a juicer. Because juicing (of the non-steroid related variety) is awesome.

Also, not to derail the topic here, but, while I thank you for the well wishes regarding my mom's cancer situation (seriously, I owe you the biggest hug in the fucking world for that), I am desperately in need of opinions and notes regarding the story while I work out the kinks in the WordPress formatting so that it doesn't suck when I get this damn thing running (seriously, it might have been easier just putting it up on Tumblr, except that Yahoo destroys everything awesome it gets its hands on). So, here's a friendly point in the right direction (http://locriation.livejournal.com/104288.html). If you're already reading it, great, if not, that link'll git it for you. :)

Date: 2013-07-12 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourgravity.livejournal.com
We actually have a juicer, and when garden stuff starts coming in, I'm considering doing like some tomato and fruit juices. I ate a whole green pepper yesterday which for me is so weird. I'm trying really diligently to try new things I normally wouldn't, but make them HEALTHY new things.

I saved it to my comp so I could read it! Started the other day and am definitely going to read your story this weekend. I'm intrigued by the beginning, and I promise to give you honest thoughts.

Date: 2013-07-17 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locriation.livejournal.com
I've got a killer recipe for stuffed green peppers, if you're interested. Very good, hearty meal, and easily converted to soup or leftovers. Just sayin'. :)

Glad you got the story. I could have saved you some trouble and sent over a properly formatted PDF file, which would be much easier to read than just copy/pasting what I posted, but as long as you got it, that's the important thing. I'll look forward to your feedback.

Date: 2013-07-17 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourgravity.livejournal.com
Oh nice! I'd love the recipe. If we get enough from the garden, I may want to make some stuffed ones.

I didn't even think of that. I was just like "MUST READ." I'll sit down soon and do it, it's just been insane here with gardening, canning, cleaning, and job search stuff.

Date: 2013-07-19 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] locriation.livejournal.com
Well, if you DON'T want to deal with the hassle of the crappy formatting allowed by the format I posted it in, shoot me a PM with your email address, and I will happily drop said PDF on ya. Because, yeah. That formatting....yeesh. Makes me fucking cringe when I look at it.

Date: 2013-07-19 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yourgravity.livejournal.com
Sent you a PM. :)

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