Monday, February 24, 2014

Week Ending 7 of CANDO 2014: Vegetables and Double Happiness

I CAN eat lots of vegetables.
 This last week I focused on eating more vegetables...
Vegetables are DOUBLE HAPPINESS!
 and this was my favorite meal:
Shrimp and veggie rice rolls.
These ingredients were rolled up in rice paper.
Then and I made hoisin sauce mixed with Adam's natural peanut butter
 and chopped peanuts for the inside of the roll.
Then dipped the rolls in a sauce of tamari, sriracha sauce and orange juice.
It was so good.

 Unfortunately, this last week I also focused on eating more...
of EVERYTHING.
I even visited the chocolatier...twice!
It was one of those out-of-control weeks.

So here's this morning result.
138.8
NOT DOUBLE HAPPINESS. ;-)
But I CAN give you something instead of the excuses that I had planned.
(Thank you TA for your words of wisdom.)
I CAN give you the truth.
The truth is...I took in more calories than I needed, 
many of those calories included sugar which made me crave more sugar
 (gosh the pickled herring even had a lot of sugar in it - no wonder I ate the whole jar in two days!) 
and I lacked willpower to resist the cravings in spite of not being hungry. 
I also ate after 6:30 PM.

However; there is some other good news,
 in addition to the vegetable good news, 
my exercise routine is on track.
Last week looked like this:

M, W, SA: 15 minute EXTREME weight work-out.
TH: A rest day
F: Yoga class called "Stiffer Bodies" with Little Bug.
SU: Walking with intermittent 30 second bursts of jogging with the NVO.
(As close to HIIT - high intensity interval training as I can get at this time.)

This week, so that it's not so overwhelming, I will focus on not eating after 6:30 PM
 and continuing a similar exercise schedule.
Water too!


Here are today's charts:

I report the following:
It is what it is...

If you would like a copy of this Excel spreadsheet to customize to your own plan, 
I would be happy to send it to you. 
Just drop me an email at digger.lizzie@gmail.com requesting it.

 CANDO homies report the following:

Have a good CANDO week and remember that the chart that includes
 everyone is posted on the CANDO 2014 page here.


YOU CANDO IT!

5 comments:

  1. We are eating more veggies this week too - children included and they are doing really well. You CAN get back on track Jo X

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  2. Remember the overall trend is still going in the right direction. You're doing great, Astri and living life as well as losing weight and getting fitter. I admire your perseverance and dedication very much - you are so inspirational! Have a good "can do" week! (with hooky action too of course!) E x

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  3. Those veggie rolls look so fresh and delicious. We always like to get those when we go to a Thai restaurant if they have them. They are good with tofu in them for a little protein too. I think I made them once and decided it was just easier to go out and get them than spend half the day chopping all those veggies! Lazy!

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  4. Oh, I'd love some of those veggie rolls and I've never tried making them. We used to have Filipino neighbors that made those and would bring me some over. Since they moved 2 years ago I've not had them since. Are they easy to make? Now I want some!!

    You go girl on your work out program. I love that you're doing the walking/jogging. You're doing great!!

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  5. Astri you are doing so well - your pictures are so mouth wateringly good. The veggie rolls sound divine, I would love some of them. Your exercise programme sounds good and you are on your way towards your goal, well done Astri you are an inspiration to us all. Have a fabulous week, sending you lots of loves and hugs as always
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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