Yup, here it comes! HuRah for Hockey Season! Go AVS!!!
Nope, nothing homemade, tasty or kitchen related in this post – just a confession……
I Love Eddie Vedder.
And every minute in between 🙂
I keep hoping he’ll come sing in Denver…but it hasnt happened in awhile…..I’m hoping to see him live in the next few years.
Who’s your favorite artist?
I have rules about my food. Some say these rules border on OCD, I’d probably agree. My rules dont make me picky, I eat pretty much anything, my rules make me particular about how food is combined and served.
My kids think I’m nuts, and my husband purposely breaks these rules on his own plate to make me gag at the dinner table. It’s their hobby, I think. Who am I to deny them, it doesn’t interrupt my appetite, I could eat and watch the surgery channel and not think twice.
What are your food rules? Here are mine…..
- Fruit does not go with meat, ever. Pineapple does not go with chicken, cranberry sauce does not go on turkey, and NO fruit sauce on the planet goes on my steak.
- Foods that aren’t meant to touch – should not touch. Buffets and Potlucks are really difficult for me. I’ve ben known to put one food at a time on my plate to eat it. Gravy can touch potatoes, and sometimes meat. Gravy cannot touch corn or peas. Spaghetti cannot touch salad, ever, and salad dressing ONLY goes on salad – not leaked all over my plate touching my other food. I seriously want a set of these for next Christmas – I’m not lying – Ceramic Lunch Trays.
- Condiments such as ketchup get their own bowl in case they encroach on my non-ketchup-worthy foods – no veggies in my ketchup.
- Nuts do not go in savory dishes. Cashew Chicken? Spinach salad with almonds? Waldorf salad with walnuts? Wrong, wrong, and wrong……nuts are for snacks or dessert.
- Fruit does not go with chocolate. Raspberry chocolate cake? Orange hot chocolate? gross…..
Those are my big ones, although there are probably others that my daughter will chime in with when she reads this.
- Maple flavored ANYTHING is disgusting.
- Pudding is gross, unless its frozen
I am really enjoying my 30-day challenges . The truth is, 30 days is a LONG time! I’m on day 21 of my couch to 5k challenge (that one is more like a 70-day challenge) and feel pretty good. Have been super busy so tweaking the days around and I need to double up on a workout today, but other than that – doing great.
Maddie and I have been talking about how we eat, nutrition, and exercise lately. She’s in great shape and has some good definition in her muscles and a GREAT water drinking habit. Good girl! We’ve talked about changing the way we eat to be more healthy. I think now is a great time for her because she’ll be setting life long habits, and I’ll be breaking life long habits.
We decided to try out the “Skinny Rules” for 30 days. We’re on a “test run” this week until she leaves for Grandmas on Sunday. It’s hard to do those things when you’re not at home and dont have a support system.
Are you familiar with the rules? Technically we should buy the book- but the rules are outlined and have been running around Pinterest for awhile. They’re part of the rules Bob Harper gives his Biggest Loser contestants. I’m not sure we can be 100% diligent 100% of the time, but we’re going to do our best.
Here are the rules in a nutshell:
- Drink a large glass of water before every meal – no excuses
- Don’t Drink Calories
- Eat protein in ever meal
- Slash your intake of refined flours and grains
- 30-50 grams of fiber every day
- Eat apples and berries every single day
- No carbs after lunch
- Learn to read food labels
- Stop guessing about portion size
- No more added sweeteners or artificial sweeteners
- No White Potatoes
- Make one day a week meatless
- Get rid of fast foods and fried foods
- Eat a real breakfast
- Make your own food at home at least 10 meals a week
- Banish high-salt foods
- Eat your veggies
- Go to bed hungry
- Sleep right
- Plan one Splurge meal a week
So we’ll see how we do, I’ll likely be sharing my progress on my personal Facebook profile, if we’re friend