Hi guys! I have missed my food and healthy living blog. I have all these great recipes and photos to share with you that have been building up over the last three months. Plus I am planning a new garden which will debut in the spring! Actually lots of garden plans are in the works.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Vegetable Gardening for Small Spaces I have been reading many blogs and books and I’ll share with you some of the specifics of using the space you have to grow vegetables and herbs.
Worm Composting Kitchen Scraps Why worms make sense for folks living in apartments or condos.
Quick Wholesome Meals: Recipes that come together in 30 minutes that are tasty, mindful of your body and your pocket books.
Canning and Preserving I really enjoyed it last year and I will be planning my year out. When and How will be the big ones shared and recipes!
Ideas for Nourishing Packable Snacks and Lunches I have a full time job and I’ll reveal to you what I bring to work for breakfast, lunch and snacks that are easy, wholesome and healthy.
Foraging for Wild Fruit, Fungus and Fronds As we head into spring it’ll be time to gather fern fronds, wild onions, ramps and wild berries. I look forward to some great Hikes too…
Well, I think that should keep me plenty busy.
By the way, what do you think of my new blog design? I’m still working on the heading. If you notice anything that isn’t working or confusing let me know.
I feel that I should share some of my achievements and failures of the past month.
Health and Body: I have been feeling fairly crummy lately. The shoulder seems to be healing very slowly. I am currently attending physio 3 times a week. I have specific exercised to increase the range of motion and hopefully strengthen my shoulder. I have also noticed that I have been drinking pop, again. I realize that was an item I was truly trying to cut out… too much sugar. That may be why I have been feeling crummy.
Food: Even thought I have cheated by drinking pop. (Slaps Hand) The achievements have been great. I have been eating more fruits and veggies. I am working to minimize the quantity of processed foods. I have been trying new recipes. Also we have been indulging in yummy salads at meals. Mr. has even embraced the salad!! I am happy that he is participating in my healthy outlook.
Exercise: I have not been able to get out and exercise with my shoulder. Dexter and I do go for our walks, and I have been trying to walk farther with him. There is a local pool which I have been cleared to use. I have temporarily given up on the running as I do not feel that is an exercise I would like to do at this time. I will continue to strive to achieve that goal to run a 5k. In July I started at 208lbs and I have lost 8lbs. WoooHooo!! I am now down to 200lbs!!
Work: With the pain and injury with the shoulder I am leaving my baking position. I have been hired to work in a call center downtown. Yes it is a call center although it is full time and its all inbound. NO OUTBOUND. I refuse to call and disturb people. I will be in training for 6 weeks starting on August 16th.
Reading: I have SO many books… Right now I have found my love for reading again. I have been reading Eat Pray Love. This is a wonderful book! I would highly suggest that other should read this. I am looking forward to seeing the movie after I finish the book.
Goals for August:
- Get out and go Swim Lengths. I have included the schedule… To hold me accountable. I will go 4 times a week (Shoulder permitting)
- Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day to help regulate my metabolism. Also it will help keep the body on a schedule with the back to work coming up.
Monday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Thursday 8:15 – 9:00pm
Saturday 1:00 – 2:00pm
Sunday 12:00 – 1:00pm
- Pack lunches!! I do not want to waste money eating unhealthy food at the office.