Those who have been following know that I have some challenges in place for myself so I can change my life. Here they are:
Crock Pot Cooking Challenge
Food Waste Challenge
For the Paleo challenge, I am transforming my diet and lifestyle to be 100% Paleo 75% of the time. I have my moments of weakness, but am improving. What is encouraging is the weight loss I’m experiencing and that I feel much better. Food can be our best medicine or our worst enemy. I think it’s sad that there is a LOT of research out there regarding food and health, but folks just won’t sacrifice the poison they put into their bodies even for a week to see if it makes a difference. At this point, I am beginning to feel how different foods make me feel. Grains make my tummy hurt. Dairy just about makes me nauseated and I feel bloated after I eat any of it, even a little. Diet sodas, which I used to be absolutely addicted to, just make me feel…weird. Not sure if that’s purely psychological, but I feel off after I drink one.
The crock pot challenge has been a slight struggle because too much food has been cooked without proper storage, thus the food waste challenge was born. What I would love to get is a food saver. But there’s only two of us…the question then is, would it be an economical choice? Or should I just strive to make smaller portions in the crock pot. Decisions decisions. The crock pot challenge has shown me that I need two crock pots instead of one. How fast would it be to cook two meals at once? That would be lovely.
The food waste challenge began this week. As discussed in a post yesterday, food waste makes me sad, this trying to minimize the amount of food we throw away. As with any new project, this will take some time.
Another challenge I charged myself with has been going on a couple weeks, I just haven’t said anything. It made last week’s mornings run a bit more smoothly, so I’m amping it up this week. It something so simple, but my life has been in such disarray, it hasn’t been thought of until now- getting everything ready for the day the night before. Meals, clothes, dishes, laundry, baby supplies, everything! This made my life 100% better all last week, so onward to this week. Having a routine has made a world of difference.
These absolutely were not new years resolutions. I just don’t do those. Why? They are either forgotten about or recklessly abandoned and then guilt sets in for not accomplishing what was set out to do. So the goal for 2013 was just to “do better.” I’m trying.
Thanks for listening! I hope you are accomplishing goals you set out to do and are changing your lives like The Mrs and myself are!