Friday, October 8, 2010

Giving it some gas

Well, I know I said what I was going to do in my last post, it's just been a bit slow in happening. I've decided to try something new. I downloaded this calorie tracker  program awhile ago as a free trial and I liked it, but I decided I could do just as well with my excel spreadsheet. Well, obviously my spreadsheet isn't keeping me on task anymore. So I'm going to try this out. It keeps track of your nutritional balance, it keeps charts and graphs for you, and the best part is that it stores your entries so you can pull them back up easier (something that was annoying with excel). You can also add exercise, measurements, and weigh-ins. I'm looking forward to using it and reporting further on its effectiveness.

I've got bowling tonight, but I think I'm going to talk Paul into walking with me to New Season for dinner. We should take advantage of the lack of rain while it lasts!

On another note, I've been on a nesting kick this week. For some reason I've been feeling really motivated to cook and clean. My bathroom is sparkly! I've also managed to cook every day this week so far. I've made chicken noodle soup, a horseradish pot roast with veggies that was to die for,  and spaghetti (I made it both with whole grain noodles and spaghetti squash), and I did my grocery list. I also had the brilliant idea to put sticky notes on my weekly menu with a mini-shopping list of the perishable ingredients I should pick up that day for each recipe. This way I won't have a bunch of food go bad before I make it.

I'm looking forward to eating at home more and saving money in the process. I feel like home is more like home when I spend time in my kitchen. I've noticed when I let kitchen go neglected for awhile I avoid going home to unwind. It feels good to have my house in order. Perhaps it will help me feel less stressed about getting more exercise again.

2 comments:

  1. WTG Bethany! I am right behind you on starting a journey for my weightloss.....I had a bunch of tests drawn and the bottom line....I need to change my eating habits....

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  2. Wow Bethany! Way to go!

    Now, can you come do my bathroom? LOL!

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