2010 Resolutions

8 02 2010

**Here’s that Resolutions post I started during the holidays and never got around to finishing.**

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have mixed feelings about the way my year started out. It’s silly, but I like to believe that the way you start off the year sets the tone for the rest of it. Can’t say that I’ve noticed that to be the truth, really don’t think there’s any stock to that superstition, but I guess it’s a frame of mind. So although I didn’t start the year off eating healthy meals or getting a work out in, this illness has made me lose a few pounds and the fear of another relapse has me fighting my cravings.

Crazy thing is I’m craving veggies! (and chocolate, of course.)

I’ve been spending my resting time getting caught up on tv shows, watching old movies that are playing on tv (I’d forgotten how funny Hitch was!), and getting caught up on my fave blogs. I’ve been particularly inspired by Kath Eats lately. She’s put up some really great meal ideas that I’m dying to try.

I’ve also tried 2 products this week that I’ve read about all over the blog world: Amy’s Kitchen soups and Lara Bars.

Amy’s Kitchen Soup – No Chicken Noodle Soup
Totally loved it! šŸ™‚Ā  It’s not a very hearty soup, more brothy, which was perfect for me. Seasoned well. It’s not spectacular. It’s really just very ordinary, but I was so surprised at how much the soy pieces tasted like chicken. For me, that made it yummy. I also bought the organic minestrone. I’m looking forward to trying that out soon.

Lara Bar – Cocoa coconut
Disappointing. šŸ˜¦ I’ve heard rave reviews about Lara bars (granted not about this particular flavor) and I was stoked to find that my local health food store carried them, but I don’t know if there was something wrong with just the bar I opened or if they’re all like that (I bought another so I’ll have to check that out and see if it’s just a fluke), it was just disgusting. Well, it tasted okay. I liked that there were whole almond pieces, but I hated the smell of the bar itself. It was almost chemical-like, I don’t know, I can’t describe it, I just didn’t like it. Ruined the taste for me. Had a couple of bites then had to toss it. And I was surprised at the calorie count for the size of the bar. I much prefer my Glo Bars!

Aside from soup, bread and bananas, I’ve ventured into squash territory. A butternut squash I bought last week was just asking to be made into fries, so I sliced it up and baked it. I wish I had a mandolin! That thing is tough to cut.

New Year’s Resolutions for 2010!

* Lose weight – there was a shift in the scale, then I got hurt and couldn’t work out and the scale has not budged.

* Run a 5 K – only got in 2 runs before I hurt my back. I’m gonna give it a try next week and see how the back does.

* Be more positive – I’ve definitely been putting this one into practice, and what a difference! I usually get affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder, but either it’s the milder weather or my will to be more positive that has me lighter and happy.

* Get out of my comfort zone – have done this a little related to school and being more proactive, social, etc.

* Meet new people and make some new friends – have met some new people, not quite at the friend stage yet, but getting there.

*Read at least 1 novel a month – kind of happening unintentionally. I’m taking an English course (women’s writing a.k.a feminist literature). January novel – Jane Eyre.

*Blog at least once a week – FAIL! šŸ™‚ Will try to remedy that asap.

Warning: I’ve got a little time on my hands this week and am feeling bloggy, there might be a barrage of posts (at least in the context of my blog LOL) this week, so look out! šŸ˜›

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9 02 2010
Rachel @ Shedding It

Oh man, I watched Hitch a couple weeks ago…it’s one of my favorite movies, but I had also forgotten how good it is!!!

Funny, I just bought that No Chicken Noodle soup today! I’m a big fan of Amy’s!!

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