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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickensioux, Jan 1, 2010.
My New Year's resolutions are to read my Bible more, walk more, drink more water, eat less refined sugar, keep a neater house and
LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST WHILE I STILL CAN!
Also, only get chickens I truly want and not get stuff because it's there, on sale or cute.
Happy New Year!!!
My resolution is to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.
Mine - I've started before Thanksgiving:
1.) Already weaned myself off any kind of sodapop, kool-ade - they are man-made chemicals! YUCK!
2.) Already weaned myself off any kind of chocolate - that extra sugar is what I don't need to put into my body!
3.) I try very hard (I read ingredients) not do any kind of artificial sweetner - man-made chemicals aren't for my body!
4.) Trying to wean myself off of hot tea with 3-4 level/slightly rounded tsps of powdered creamer and 2-3 level/slightly rounded tsps of sugar - - 2 cups morning/2 cups bedtime (I love my tea LOL)
I tried hot tea with honey, but I only drank half a cup each morning before I had to go to work, and I didn't drink any before bedtime, and I tried to do this for a week, but, I couldn't do it any longer.
Although I do use honey for my pancake (I have one, once in a while), if I don't have any fruit topping, and I don't use sugar sprinkled over my pancake any longer.
Who has tried the sweet-leafed plant called Stevia? How do you sweeten anything you drink with it's leaves? Do you bruise or crumble it's leaves? How many leaves do you use?
No, I won't try the artificial stevia sweetner, or even splenda! No, I won't! I understand that I am using a man-made creamer, but, being lactose intolerant, I consider it tolerable, (any sage advice on not using this would be thoughtfully considered)
5.) Being lactose intolerant, I have stopped all dairy, except butter/margarine. I now use half of what I used to, on my pancake. I still cook with it though.
6.) I eat my oatmeal with only fruit, crunchy granola cereal, or nothing in it at all.
7.) I do eat more bird, than beef, I only like fried liver, pork I will eat any way cooked, and I don't eat processed meat, and I hardly eat any fish/seafood type foods. I do like baked/boiled bird. I can't stand grilled, though . My weakness is fried foods, and I am trying, but, this is hard.
8.) I do eat more vegies and fruit, than I used to.
9.) I have cut down on my usage of salt, as my left foot tattles on me!
10.) I do drink alot more water.
So far, I do think I am doing quite well, as I have lost 25 lbs. so far, since before Thanksgiving, and, I only ate a saucerful of food on Turkeyday - I really didn't like how the foods were cooked. I was banned from the kitchen, since my oldest DD and my DFiance' was both cooking that day.
My hardest is my weakest - 1.) Hot tea with sugar and artificial creamer < I may not be able to totally buck this way of making my tea. (I drink iced tea very lightly sweetened with sugar, once in a while)
2.) Fried foods - like fried bird, fried liver, fried mushrooms, fried onions, fried eggs, ect.
I do take into consideration that I don't eat the best choices while at work (McD's), but, my body does let my know when it has had enough of a certain food, so I am making some progress at work, also, I do, on nice days, walk halfway to work, and I do move around quite alot at work, but, I already know I can excercise harder.