Let's see how I'm doing here...
Tomorrow is my run day. NOT looking forward to it (I HATE THE COLD!) but I'll eat hot soup afterwards for some shred of consolation. Tonight it's Abs, Yoga, and hip stretches. I didn't do anything Sunday and Monday prepping for clinical days..Yoga twice a week, heavy weights for the legs (2 days) and arms (1 day), and a run day and work my way up from there. Abs three times a week. That gives me a day off inbetween those things with just the stretching. Three times a week I need to do physical therapy on my legs on top of the stretching too, to keep my legs in shape enough.
I'm gonna split it into two-a-days 3 days a week for my sanity. Short-burst (<10minute) work out segments, stretching + hip therapy in the mornings, and a longer work out (yoga, cardio, whole body, arms, legs x2) and abs x3 in the evenings. I just can't handle yoga more than once a week right now. It's still annoying to me and I get impatient with it.
So vitamins are pretty stupid confusing.. tons of research going into this stupid thing just to find a decent brand/price range for these guys.I've been making plans to get my teeth into better health. I've been reading a lot of research about A/D/K2 vitamins and calcium and teeth. I was taking a multivitamin (half doses with gummies which are notorious for not being as readily absorbed) to supplement my diet, and I need to get back on that track again. I'm going to try a new tooth care routine, one piece at a time, and see how that goes for the next few weeks.
https://labdoor.com/ These guys have been helping a lot. They also have stuff on protein supplements and fish oils.
They sort of (?) confirmed my fears that gummy vitamins suck (I sort of knew that though) but gummies are 210% more likely to be taken than gels.
At the end of the day, I need to go get blood work done to see what I'm actually deficient/sufficient in, so that I can tell if taking a multi is even necessary, or if I can just switch to "eat an extra yogurt/egg/whatever a day" or something. So my goal for January is to get blood work done, start taking vitamin D3, and continue collecting my tooth experiments and research.
Also tried chewing sticks, and the first brand is.... sort of a total flop. It fall apart in my mouth and makes it not-so-fun. I'm going to try a different brand.
2% worked fine again.Also, for some reason my stomach has started rejecting whole milk. I'm going to try dropping back down to 2% or skim, and see if that helps, but if it doesn't then I'll be a very sad bird.
Doing Meh in this department. I AM eating home cooked foods, and breaking down how I make foods at home right now. Whole foods for snacks (fruit or dried fruit mainly), I did eat McDonalds and Pizza once each which were free from family members, but Pho is tomorrow which I'm cool with, and the past 3-4 days has been home cooked goodness of breakfast tacos, potato hash, homemade leftover chili (though I'm thinking that's half legit and my dad added some cans of stuff into it), and a chicken noodle soup my BIL cooked (though I also think he added a ton of bouillon cubes, so I'm only half-counting that.)My main goal is just home cooked, from scratch foods at least 6 days a week--no convenience foods or instant packets of soups, gravies, and things like that. I'll make broth if I want a soup, for example, or just use water. Or I'll make my own salad dressings. This doesn't include condiments like ketchup though I will buy no-sugar-added low-sodium versions. This will start officially on January 7th when I am home and settled in more. Canned goods that are low sodium are okay, and freezer-packed vegetables and fruits are okay as well. If I go out to eat, I'm going to pick a restaurant that serves healthier foods and options like sushi, pho, or salads and protein from the menu.
Stayed well below my sugar goal today! 70+ day streak on MFP, started being more accurate with my drink logs (mostly because I switched to drinking 'extra' drinks at dinner and have tea and water the rest of the day). I almost thought I would be under my calories for today until I added a tablespoon of peanut butter and some milk to it. Gotta work on that balance.I keep track of my calories with myfitnesspal, but I am going to start keeping better track of my water and drinks (I used to not track those at all), and I don't have too much trouble hitting calorie marks but I want to focus on trying to stay under the sugar goal and over the protein goal. (Next month I aim to start tracking my vitamins and minerals and such to see if I'm getting enough)
Easily accomplished. I'm buying a coconut oil cooking spray to make it a bit more fun next time I go grocery shopping.I want to switch over to coconut and olive oils nearly exclusively.
Sprouted grain stuff is pretty much on the back burner as I've been eating non-grains or pre-made (i.e. tortillas). However I am going to acid-wash my oats and rice before I cook and freeze them, and sprouted bread is on my agenda for sandwiches.I'm going to try eating sprouted grains for the vast majority of my grain intake (or sprouting/acid washing and soaking them myself), and try baking goods with more alternative flours or eating grains with less sugar/unsprouted content.
Lentil gravy and Tofu chocolate pie are on the roster for this month.I'm going to make a new health food recipe each other week that I've never tried before.
Done and done! Except I'm pretty lame about it.. just a handful of greens here, onion/celery in soup there, green onion toppings.. I'll get more substantial about it though. No worries. at least it's happening.I also want to incorporate vegetables into each and every meal.
I'm going to start being more diligent on washing my sheets and pillow cases and cleaning my cell phone and sunglasses daily, and work on not touching my face so much.
I'm going to try steadily lowering the temperature of my shower water so that I'm not drying out my skin.
I'm going to do a power clean of 15 minutes in a section of the house each day.
I'm making doctors appointments and writing them down and sticking to them, and I'm also going to pay my primary care provider a visit and see if I can't get things back on track for my hips and jaw, and I also need to speak to my VA representative and ask him questions about the documents and paperwork I was sent by the VA.
I'm sucking at all of THIS except my appointments. I canNOT get warm which means I am sucking at shower temperatures as it's the only time of the day I feel warm. Washer and dryer are shot right now so no washing any clothes.. and I need to start using my wipes on my phone more. ooyy. I AM cleaning a section of the house each day but it's hardly 15 minutes each per room right now. Today I was just tired from all the phone calls and doctor stuff. ugh. I'll get better.