I know I am late on my weekly check-in, and I will explain in another post, but please give me leniency! Can I get immunity at least because I got my Covid booster and flu shot a week and a half ago and still have some side effects?
My Week of Change
If you read my previous post, I was talking about all these goals I would reach and how I would make all these changes; I didn’t do so well with keeping my word, but I am overall proud of myself.
Starting from Jan 12, here is what I did.
Thursday, Jan 12 – Came from the doctor and declare to change. I ate baked chicken and veggies.
Friday, Jan 13 – peach smoothies and homemade chicken tacos with gluten-free wraps
Saturday, Jan 14 – I went to a private wedding, and I started out eating well. But somewhere between the salad and rice, I let the carbs creep in. This is what I ate! Salmon, garden salad, yellow rice, banana pudding, key lime cake with cream cheese icing, strawberry shortcake, and red wine… Yes, I Did! But I only tasted wine. I thought it was grape juice, but it wasn’t, so I gave it to Natlie!
All week – I made sure to fix low-carb meals from Sunday, Jan 15 – Sat, Jan 21.
- baked chicken sauteed with veggies.
- black beans cooked with salsa for taco night
- sauteed mushroom, onions, and bell peppers with chicken
- homemade oatmeal with frozen peaches or other fruits
- pork steak with fried apples and onions
- scrambled eggs, onions, and bell peppers in a gluten-free wrap
- lemon pepper
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- white pepper
- black pepper
- crushed red peppers
- kosher/ sea salt
- Baked Chicken Sauce:1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 cup robust Italian dressing mixed with parmesan cheese
One gallon a day. If you don’t like the taste of regular water, spruce it up.
- ginger and lemon
- apples and cinnamon
- lemons and limes
- orange slices
Make sure you drink as much water as possible; your goal is a gallon. It flushes out all those toxins and keeps you hydrated and feeling full, and it is great for my kidney health.
How I got my steps in
I am a SAHM, so it is a little difficult to walk but so far. I have invested in the weighted hula hoop, and when I watch tv or listen to music. I put it on and shake my hips. It sounds too good to be true, but it works. Give the hula hoop a chance if you struggle walking or to move around.
For me, it is a great way to exercise and not feel like I’m exercising. Also, a fun fact to know, 30 minutes on the hula hoop is like walking 2 miles.
I tried to walk 7000 steps a day, but I forgot to always keep my phone on me. I didn’t feel too well after those shots, but I still pushed to make a dent in my exercise.
I could have made more smoothies, but I chose to cook instead. Next week I will improve my smoothie intake.