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Avoiding the Grocery Store

Avoiding the Grocery Store

I’ll admit it — I hate going to the grocery store.  It’s a hugely stressful event for me, but I do it to myself. I’ll wait and wait and wait before going to the grocery store — even when it means meals are a patchwork of whatever is left in the house (plain toast with a side of cottage cheese, leftover spaghetti sauce on rice, etc…).  This of course means that the house is totally empty of anything edible by…

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IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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The Food Pusher

The Food Pusher

I have a Korean Mom story for you today!  It’s about my very own Korean Mom and how her relationship to food has shaped who I am today.   Push and Pull Growing up, food wasn’t consistent.  My folks were young and broke, with three kiddos to feed, so they used whatever they had to scrape by.  Basically, this meant that we ate simply for the most part — rice and side dishes, hot dogs and macaroni w/ cheese, and…

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Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Current Eating Moods After meeting with a nutritionist and giving her the log in information to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracker I use daily) — I feel more accountable for what I’m eating on a day to day basis.  It’s only been about a month, but I’ve started to see myself “normalize” into a few routines/set meals. For breakfast, I’ve been loving on Eggs.  I’ll hard boil a bunch one day, then bring 2 at a time with me for quick…

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Friday fun day!

Friday fun day!

This weekend is gonna be awesome!     It’s hubby’s birthday and it’s when we’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day!     To prep, I’m going to make homemade cupcakes and attempt piping frosting (both store bought by hubby’s request and a chocolate buttercream recipe I found).  Fingers crossed!   Our plan is to spend all Saturday together. Starting with a workout, then brunch and a nap, dinner and a movie, and some serious couple time!   What are you…

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Meal Planning & Meal Prep

Meal Planning & Meal Prep

If you haven’t read about my first trip to the nutritionist, you might want to do that first… before reading on… Waiting… and waiting… We’re currently waiting for the nutritionist to give us our meal plans.  Until then, she’s given us a few “starter” meals and meal formulas to tie us over.  Basically, we need protein/veggies/carbs at each meal — with a goal of 20 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  She’s set my macros at 40% carbs,…

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Nutritionist

Nutritionist

Today was a totally new experience for me — I went to see a nutritionist.   It was my husband’s idea — he found the nutritionist, made the appointment, and even planned out the day around it.  He and I both wanted to have our metabolisms tested and meet with a specialist to discuss the results.  The whole thing was fascinating!   Here, breathe through this Our appointment started with taking turns breathing through a tube hooked to a machine….

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Let’s Catch Up!

Let’s Catch Up!

  Today’s the first day of a new semester as well as the first official day where I feel “back” to myself after vacation.  What is it about travel, holidays, and family that gets me way off course?  It feels nice to be back into a routine again. The past few weeks, hubby and I drove nearly 3 thousand miles to visit all of our family and friends.  We ate, we drank, and we sat around a lot.  Sure our…

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Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

I’m not dead!!   There’s looking on the bright side!   Now for the Tummy Pain bit Apparently I had some sort of infection in my digestive tract… how gross is that??! I’m still undergoing testing — but here’s the scoop. Saturday, Hubby and I were having a great date day!  We went to the gym, we took a nap, we watched a football game, and we went for a late dinner/movie.  Halfway through dinner, I just had a weird…

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Still Alive! But I smell like bonfire…

Still Alive! But I smell like bonfire…

Well Hello! It’s so nice to be working at a computer again!  NC was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, which meant major power outages throughout our state.  Many counties are still flooded and in the dark — with FEMA coming to our neighboring county (where I work) to provide assistance and using a local university as a staging area.  So many families have been evacuated… and many more have lost everything due to flooding! Some of our neighbors had HUGE…

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