Good morning fellow travelers on this Journey to Health. I hope you each had a victorious Valentine’s Day yesterday.
I chose it as my ‘cheat day’. Here’s my menu for the day: B-12 shot, orange, Patriot Power Greens, Wheat Grass & Maqui powder with coconut water in afternoon, 2 slices 12 grain bread, cottage cheese with cinnamon, vanilla, 2 eggs (yummy French toast), Aunt Jemima’s low sugar syrup, cacao in hot chocolate, decaf with sugar free creamer x2, 2 slices 12 grain bread, sliced turkey breast, avocado, tomato, 4 pickle chips, mayo, Apple Cider Vinegar with stevia, coconut water with chia seeds, ground turkey, shredded cabbage, salsa, sour cream, whole black beans, guacamole (home made onion, garlic, lime, avocado), grated cheese, Wheat Grass & Maqui powder with coconut water, chia seeds, pumpkin recipe with stevia, cool whip, 2 Medjool dates, 1 square dark chocolate.
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses – only results.”-KenBlanchard
Even when I have a ‘cheat day’ I eat mindfully. I am committed to my goal! Day by day, step by step I’m making the journey.
I tried the healthy baked fried chicken recipe I found on pinterest. Here’s the recipe link. Next time I make it, I WILL have the rack needed to keep it off the cooking surface of the pan I place in the oven. It stuck & got a little dryer than I would have liked. It was a hit with Hubby, even though he was at first leery of ‘corn flakes’ on chicken. I crushed them enough you couldn’t tell ‘what’ they were. It will be a recipe I use often.
I was pleased to find the linked article above about good veggies to keep on hand at Care2, a site I’ve belonged to since 1995.
I’m a sucker for acronyms. Here are three I liked that I felt apply to my Joyful Journey to Health:
F.A.I.L. First Attempt In Learning
E.N.D. Effort Never Dies
N.O. Next Opportunity
There is a recipe I’m modifying for a no-bake ‘breakfast cookie’ to share next week. I’ve got a few more tweaks to make before I’m pleased with the results.
I’ve been reading a lot about the times when will power gets overworked & weakens. So when I found this quote, it struck a resounding note for me. BTW, I totally agree, so I keep a ‘clean eating’ house.
“The thing is… you’re making things harder on yourself than they need to be. Set up your environment for success. If you don’t have cookies in your house, you won’t have to constantly drain your energy fighting the temptation. Then when reward time comes, you can have one of those fancy schmancy gourmet cookies at a deli. Your environment is more important than any kind of willpower. Willpower is sooooo overrated.” Mike Whitfield
I don’t have a problem with water intake because it’s the only thing I drink besides decaf or an occasional hot chocolate but I found this chart interesting.
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”-Jim Rohn
This correlates with Silver Threading’s Mindful Monday
Her article helped me recover a delightful memory. When I was a very young woman, I had access to deserted country roads with no traffic. It was a time of safety & in a place where I was able to walk alone in the wee hours of the morning. I’m not sure what prompted me to do it, but I would close my eyes & count my steps. It was pure bliss to open them again to a moonlit night. I even enjoyed hearing the cicadas sing.