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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Smart Habit Saturday

Last month I was all about finishing things that I've started. I give myself a B. I did finish quite a few projects I had going on but in the midst of all that finishing, there was an awful lot of starting new things. Maybe that's the way I secretly like things? I don't know. I only have a few items left that I was supposed to list in my etsy shop. Now that Carl is back home from his business trip, I should be able to get those done this week.

For February, I'm going to focus on meal planning. I started N-lighten Nebraska yesterday. Basically, I just have to keep track of my weight loss and activity for 3 months for the chance to win prizes and eternal glory. Or, something like that. I cleaned out the fridge earlier in the week so I knew exactly what was in there and got rid of the clutter (empty pickle jars and forgotten leftovers---icky). Just that one simple act has made eating a pleasure this week. My food choices have been better and since last Saturday, I'm down 3 pounds! With proper meal planning, I should be able to keep up the healthier eating. It is no secret that most women with PCOS have problems with their weight and that most traditional diets don't work well. But, that doesn't mean it can't be done.

I've also been looking into joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I'm trying to decide if it will be worth it for our family. It will definitely stretch my creativity in the kitchen. I also have a few months to weigh our options since it won't start until Spring. We've also got a berry and fruit order form going around the ward for the frozen fruit that comes on the truck. This is another option but we don't have a stand alone freezer so we wouldn't be able to get that much. Plus, with the CSA you get fresh fruits & veggies on a weekly basis. I could also just haul my cookies down to the farmer's market when it starts and fight the crowds for the best produce. And, there is always the supermarket.

Here's to keeping up with February's SMART Habits!
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  1. Anonymous9:06 AM

    3 lbs in a week is amazing! Great job! Meal planning is a real life saver in our house, that's for sure!

  2. My only suggestion would be to think about an upright freezer for the garage:)No chest freezer as it is not fun for us less than tall women. It helps me a lot with a busy life and actually today I am making healthy meals to freeze so during the busy week I can grab something :) It is nice to make less grocery trips and who wants to fight the market with any kids.

  3. Good job on finishing some of the stuff you started, that's better than nothin! OH I love meal planning! Unfortunately I am not organized enough to make it work yet *sigh* perhaps you can share your tips at the end of the month! I struggle with my weight and I think that would help me a lot to plan out my families meals. Good luck being SMART this week!

  4. I think a B is great! I start new projects before others are finished also. I hope the meal planning works well for you! I think it definitely has great benefits - though I have yet to start it myself, but from what I've read it's a great thing to get started on. I agree with the upright freezer if you do end up getting one. My parents have one in their garage & it seems to be much easier access than a chest freezer.

  5. I've been a member of our local CSA for about six months and I highly recommend it. I've been introduced to many new veggies (especially greens) since I joined, and they've all tasted great. I've tried many new recipes and they've all been good -- the CSA group provides a newsletter every week with recipes for that week's harvest.

    You're a much better finisher than I am, and I think you should be proud of yourself.

  6. Janet2:43 PM

    That CSA sounds interesting. Let me know how it works. I love farmers' markets.

  7. I lost 25 lbs on Weight Watchers in 16 wks & learned how to eat proper portions & healthier. I know it's kinda expensive, but just do it for a month ($30) & drop out once you've learned :)

  8. You are off to a great start, lady! Three pounds already? You also got a ton done this past week and a B is a super grade. Keep it up - you're doing fabulous!