Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 30th, 2014 Trying Different

October 30th, 2014 Trying Different

I do get into routines and habits. I like certain things and I seem to be able to enjoy them again and again without tiring too much. In the spirit of variety, I made a conscious effort to try something different. I ended up having a day where I didn't consume tortillas in any form--no chips, no tostada or taco shells and only one serving of cheese. I didn't eat any avocado today, either. I'm not saying my usual "go-to" menu items are bad--and believe me, I'm sure I'll have some tomorrow, I just decided to try some different things today. It was a great food day. I was very satisfied.

Remember those sugar free cupcakes? Eight of them remain in my fridge, untouched. I enjoyed my one cupcake and I haven't felt compelled to have another. I could, easily--I mean really, it's 155 calories and sugar free, I just haven't. It's interesting to me because if these were regular sugar laden cupcakes, and I wasn't sugar free--I would have devoured more, likely the rest of them. It's as if my "inner brain" knows there isn't sugar to be found in them, so they're not an attractive option. These cupcakes are really good, don't get me wrong--they just don't contain the drug my brain sniffs out like a police dog.

I enjoyed a fantastic workout tonight on the elliptical at the YMCA (speaking of routines). It's really past time for me to expand my workouts to include weights. I've said I would--almost did--said I was ready, then backed off so many times--and it's getting ridiculous! It's too easy to just do what I've been doing. I enjoy what I do. But just like changing up my food today, I must be willing to try different in the exercise department.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,
Strength,
Sean

14 comments:

  1. Nice change today Sean. Change is good once in while. But so is consistency. I agree, you should add weights to your workout, it will help you burn more fat too. I try to do the weights 3-4 times a week.

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    1. It was a nice change. I really enjoyed the lunch. I visualized how it would come together and it did, perfectly. Using 1.5 srv of the pasta and sauce was enough for a big hearty meal--within my calorie budget. I also agree, consistency is very good--key, in fact. I think this change was just a way for me to see that I could try a few different things.
      I'm determined to start the weight training. 3 to 4 times per week--wow! Okay, Michael-- I might have some questions for you as I get started. Thank you for your wonderful support!

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  2. Nice to have caught up with you again. I've missed reading your blog and have gotten a bit behind as.... well life just happens. I've missed receiving the regular inspiration and ideas I have gleaned from your blog. I will definitely go back and catch up. Your doing great. Have a great day tomorrow.

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    1. Welcome back, Leah! Life happens--I certainly understand that!! Thank you very much! You have a great day, too!

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  3. Your food always looks so good and fresh! I say viva la staples! I have my own that I eat not everyday, but try to most days because that's what helps keep me on auto pilot lol. Do you keep the skin on those sweet potatoes? I have never done that and wonder what it would taste like. You need to write a cookbook lol! Keep up the progress! -M

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    1. Yes, indeed, M--Viva la staples!! Having those "go-to" foods helps me stay consistent--plus, I love them!!!
      I do leave the skin on the sweet potatoes. I simply cut em and bake em. Sometimes I'll spray with a little olive oil--but a good non-stick baking pan doesn't need it.
      Awe yes, a cookbook--perhaps someday! Thank you very much!

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  4. I'm gonna have a sugar-free Halloween!🎃🎃🎃

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  5. Another vote for sugar free Halloween right here! Have. A great weeknd!

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    1. Thank you, Alati! It was a wonderful sugar free weekend!

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  6. Like the idea of "change for a Day" in the foods we have normally. Sugar Free Halloween is sure a major step forward. Hooray foe Halloween 2014!

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    1. Yeah--the change up was good. I quickly reverted to my favs the next day! Loving Halloween 2014. This is what it's all about, Nancy!

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  7. Sean, I'd love to see a link on your site to your recipes, sweet potato medalions, etc.

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    1. That's not a bad idea, Bonnie. By the way--those sweet potato medallions are super easy-- Just slice a sweet potato--put oven on 425--spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray--and bake 10 minutes--then flip 'em and bake another 10-15 min...salt and pepper--and season to taste...Simple! I'll seriously consider adding a recipe link to this page. Thank you for the suggestion!

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