Staying on track … or not

This past week I was in Tucson for a family matter: My 90-year-old grandpa had a tumor removed from his colon on Tuesday. Surgery is serious for everyone.

But for a 90-year old, well, that’s another story. I decided it was important for me to be home to visit with my grandpa and be there before, during and after the surgery for my grandpa, me, my dad and my family.

The week before I went out to Tucson I had started back on Weight Watchers Online. My first week on plan went well.

I debated on whether to try to continue on plan or to make it OK for myself to be off plan for the week. I decided to not worry about what I was eating and whether or not I was exercising (which I didn’t do once, unless you count taking the stairs at the hospital).

A great friend and avid reader and supporter, Jen, tried to post a comment on my post I love my family via her iPhone. She had difficulty. So instead she posted it on Go Fit Girl’s Facebook page.

Jen wrote: There’s always one food/fitness thing near and dear to my heart: stress … Continue reading

Snacky obsession

Lately I have been having some major cravings for Roasted Seaweed Snacks from Trader Joe’s.

They have become my latest snack obsession.

I was at Trader’s last week and bought four packs. They went quickly. I kept thinking about those things today. When I got back to Emeryville after the shuttle bus ride I headed directly to TJ’s to get some more seaweed snacks. They had a decent amount in stock so I thought I better stock up myself as they don’t always have them.

So I bought 15 packs. They are only 99 cents. So how could I not stock up?

They are vegan and gluten free–neither matters to me. But does to some, so I thought it was worth mentioning.

If you eat the whole package, which is very easy to do, it is only 60 calories, 4 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein. There are just 4 ingredients: seaweed, sea salt and two kinds of oil.

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I love vegetables

I was grocery shopping on Saturday after my two hours at the gym. I was in the produce department grabbing my various fruits and vegetables for the week for Curt and myself. I was just finished bagging up some Brussels sprouts when a woman came over to get some small red potatoes and announced to me that she loves red potatoes. I agreed with her and then announced: I love vegetables!

And I truly do. There are very few vegetables I don’t like. The only thing off the top of my head that I am not fond of is zucchini. Some of my friends shared a zucchini “pasta” recipe with me last year. And I have to say I like it that way. And have been making that pretty regularly.

The great thing about vegetables is they are good for you, fill you up and contain all sorts of healthy things.

I recently bought a rice cooker and it came with a steamer. So tonight I made a week’s worth of brown rice and steamed the Brussels sprouts. One time I accidentally cooked the sprouts too long and they were mushy. But I have to say I really like them … Continue reading

Comment Contest Tuesday

So … no one took advantage of the extra Comment Contest Tuesday entries. I am guessing that I have been writing a post every day for the past week and not a single person has read any of them. Oh well. You can now redeem yourself. (Though you can no longer participate in the Early Bird Comment Contest Tuesday. That ended yesterday.)

So today’s Comment Contest Tuesday idea came from Curt, The Husband.

What are your excuses for not sticking to your diet/exercise plan, healthy way of living, healthy lifestyle?

I have many … long hours at work; someone is in town; I am out of town; too many parties; I messed up yesterday so this week is shot; I really wanted to eat that; I haven’t gone to the grocery store; forgot my gym bag; free food at work (and a lot of it); meeting at work ran over; sick; too tired …

To participate in Comment Contest Tuesday answer the above question in the comments below. You can comment as much as you like. The comment has to be relevant to the actual question. Up to three comments will be counted. In other words, you can comment five times, … Continue reading

Eating Right … Safeway style

If you shop at Safeway I am sure you have seen their Eating Right line.

For some time now I have been buying the Shrimp Stir Fry. It is so easy and healthy. Spray a pan with a little Pam and throw in the stir fry. I also have it with brown rice. It comes with some sort of sauce, which I don’t use. I use garlic powder and Kick’n Chicken. Curt likes the stir fry, too. I use the Kick’n Chicken on all kinds of stuff. Sprinkle some on pasta with a little olive oil and garlic. Yummy!

The other day while at the grocery I was grabbing a bag of the stir fry I noticed a Chicken Fajita Stir Fry. I decided to buy it. Curt and I had it for dinner last night. It was really yummy. (I even have a little leftovers for lunch today.) It comes with a powder to add a little kick. I always need a little more kick and smothered my stir fry with Rooster Sauce. We eat our fajita stir fry with corn tortillas.

Good stuff!

When I looked up Eating Right I noticed … Continue reading