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    Let's see how I'm doing here...

    Exercise:
    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.
    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..

    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.

    Nutrition:

    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.
    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.
    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.

    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.
    2% worked fine again.

    Diet:
    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.
    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.)

    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)
    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 want to switch over to coconut and olive oils nearly exclusively.
    Easily accomplished. I'm buying a coconut oil cooking spray to make it a bit more fun next time I go grocery shopping.

    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.
    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 make a new health food recipe each other week that I've never tried before.
    Lentil gravy and Tofu chocolate pie are on the roster for this month.

    I also want to incorporate vegetables into each and every meal.
    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.

    Health:
    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.


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    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.
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    I made a playlist of some great stretching routines that, even if you just watched 1 video at a time a day, would only put you out 1 minute to 10 minutes.. Most of the videos you can skip the little intros and them talking and get straight to the good stuff and it cuts the time down a ton.

    But also I have no idea how to fix it so that people can see this playlist without seeing my info too.. Sooo I suppose I'll c&p all the video links here and you can create your own playlists depending on what y'all like.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re-h_rtttIE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnlcuZ0mJSU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Oa7Xm850E
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuScgzVJp-s

    ^ The 1-minute series

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC-boFTgNwQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPO-zST-7EE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyY_gA_W2zA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw_EtkaF5Vk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYeGTf8AtAk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckMBp3bRgT0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxXLYQcBpWs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnAqH0_InbA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWAsAseT39A

    A full body stretching series, broken down by body areas. Each one is only a few minutes long, with the full-ones being slightly longer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7-CAFhJn78
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbJZXG4fsd4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NOsE-VPpkE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NePr1XKRTLU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggzb-IpH8ZY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNvJyfrSqW4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv9XGskry4M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPHrX_oALk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrnKzcTems4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2G5WCJBpps
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc62Ju2kUAc

    I could go on listing her forever, she has some very specific videos for various problems, this is just an all-around all-body set up. The videos are 4-7 minutes in length, but really if you just want the stretches skip all the talking and it'll knock off a minute or two.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qby3ZsiidMY

    This guy has a great glute stretch that is a lot better than most of the ones I see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtPkvFBrCJE

    An ankle strengthening thing. It's meant for rehab, but great for non-rehab stuff too.

    These next ones are longer, but full body, and while made for dancers can be used be beginners if you prefer a longer stretching video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2aBPh_2eEo Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMZmzwr6Fxg Part 2
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    This is the yoga I've been doing and I'm really enjoying her program.



    She isn't as stuffy as other yoga programs and she shows a lot of variations and 'beginner' moves which I wasn't getting from other programs and made me constantly struggle with the poses. Having a beginner's way to transition into upward dog is super useful.
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    FINALLY got some time to get up and make some from-scratch food. I ALMOST got caught up in old habits and bought salsa, fajita meat, and enchilada sauce and then I was like "NOPE!!!" Even though they were on the discount racks.

    Ended up making, entirely from scratch, chicken enchiladas with salsa, charro beans and corn, shredded tangy cole slaw, and a cool dill cucumber cream salad. Pretty proud of it, but I'm not gonna lie my mom definitely helped me. Cooking from scratch is hard work!!
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    my mouth is literally watering reading that. haha.

    why do i never think to make tangy cole slaw!! Growing up in Texas, my dad and his gf occasionally made cucumber salad with purple onions, and it swam in some sort of juice...vinegar and oil maybe? I should make that and the cole slaw sometime.


    fajita meat is healthy, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    my mouth is literally watering reading that. haha.

    why do i never think to make tangy cole slaw!! Growing up in Texas, my dad and his gf occasionally made cucumber salad with purple onions, and it swam in some sort of juice...vinegar and oil maybe? I should make that and the cole slaw sometime.


    fajita meat is healthy, isn't it?
    Oh man I'm not gonna lie it came out pretty damn good. I don't mind cooking a ton and it lasting a couple days in a row and then doing it all over again.

    I like tangy because I have the ingredients on hand vs a ton of mayo, it's easier, and I have kids in the house and it's perfect for them to make with their hands. Cabbage and onion and carrots shredded in a food processor (they love feeding it in the shoot), in a huuuge glass bowl with some salt, and they crush it with their hands for a while and break it all down. Then rinse it, let it drain forever and forget about it, and come back and dump it back in the bowl with rice wine vinegar, some brown sugar, pepper and salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Let the kids mush it all together, and let it sit in the fridge while you actually cook dinner. Easy, and I don't get my hands dirty.

    The one your parents made is probably the same as what we make too: a bit of rice wine vinegar, some white vinegar, a tad bit of sugar, pepper, salt, and water, and let them float in that for a few hours. It's a milder acid and neutralizes some of the onion's bite.

    Fajita meat *can* be healthy... but generally, the pieces that taste the best are the fattiest. It's not the cheapest option but it is tastier. When doing fajitas they star in the show. But enchiladas is all about that sauce and cheese, so using more expensive meat isn't really necessary. Shredded boiled breast would do just fine with all that moist sauce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Oh man I'm not gonna lie it came out pretty damn good. I don't mind cooking a ton and it lasting a couple days in a row and then doing it all over again.

    I like tangy because I have the ingredients on hand vs a ton of mayo, it's easier, and I have kids in the house and it's perfect for them to make with their hands. Cabbage and onion and carrots shredded in a food processor (they love feeding it in the shoot), in a huuuge glass bowl with some salt, and they crush it with their hands for a while and break it all down. Then rinse it, let it drain forever and forget about it, and come back and dump it back in the bowl with rice wine vinegar, some brown sugar, pepper and salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Let the kids mush it all together, and let it sit in the fridge while you actually cook dinner. Easy, and I don't get my hands dirty.

    The one your parents made is probably the same as what we make too: a bit of rice wine vinegar, some white vinegar, a tad bit of sugar, pepper, salt, and water, and let them float in that for a few hours. It's a milder acid and neutralizes some of the onion's bite.

    Fajita meat *can* be healthy... but generally, the pieces that taste the best are the fattiest. It's not the cheapest option but it is tastier. When doing fajitas they star in the show. But enchiladas is all about that sauce and cheese, so using more expensive meat isn't really necessary. Shredded boiled breast would do just fine with all that moist sauce.
    Oh, nice. That does sound fun for the kids, what a good idea. I don't have a food processor though. I am so hungry now.

    OH, haha. They don't know about rice vinegar where I am from. That sounds like a good blend for a sauce, and they serve something like that at the sushi restaurant I like to go to. No, ours was literally swimming in the oil and vinegar, and you had to serve it with a slotted spoon. Of course that was Texas and the greasier the better!

    I am totally making that tangy cole slaw soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    Oh, nice. That does sound fun for the kids, what a good idea. I don't have a food processor though. I am so hungry now.

    OH, haha. They don't know about rice vinegar where I am from. That sounds like a good blend for a sauce, and they serve something like that at the sushi restaurant I like to go to. No, ours was literally swimming in the oil and vinegar, and you had to serve it with a slotted spoon. Of course that was Texas and the greasier the better!

    I am totally making that tangy cole slaw soon.
    This is the recipe I used this time, I try to change it up each time but this came out really good. I replaced the smoked corn with roasted corn though because I don't have that special equipment shit.

    Tangy Coleslaw with Smoked Corn and Lime Dressing : Recipes : Cooking Channel
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Are you eating enough throughout the day? I got SUPER used to two BIG meals while on vacation (aka tons of snacking in the morning and a huge dinner later) and I'm having to re-adjust to eating a little bit every few hours right now.
    I eat 3 decent meals, but eating is comforting to me, so that last 2 hours of my day that I spend in front of the tv,
    I just want to eat. Not because I'm hungry, just because I like eating.
    I've tried to replace it with drinking tea instead and that works to a certain extent.

    Checking in for the past week... SUCCESS!
    I did my 3 weekday workouts and my 30 ab crunches every morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJMom View Post
    I eat 3 decent meals, but eating is comforting to me, so that last 2 hours of my day that I spend in front of the tv,
    I just want to eat. Not because I'm hungry, just because I like eating.
    I've tried to replace it with drinking tea instead and that works to a certain extent.

    Checking in for the past week... SUCCESS!
    I did my 3 weekday workouts and my 30 ab crunches every morning!
    Great job on the success! !
    Maybe an empty calorie with a few nutrients like popcorn? You can usually pick up air poppers at the thrift for like $5, and the bulk kernels are pretty cheap. Alternatively, just throw bulk kernels in a paper bag in the microwave. That's what I've been giving the kids lately when they want to eat but it's close to dinner.
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