Saturday, May 17, 2014

Life-Changingly Amazing

I apologize for my absence. These past couple days have been life-changingly amazing! More on that, soon.


A view from our porch.

As I write to you from my covered porch this morning, I've decided to put a hold on the May Challenge, or rather; I'll make an amendment to it. My Challenge for May is to just eat healthy foods, drink lots of water, go for walks with my dogs and rest, a lot. That sounds like the best way to finish out the month of May, to me.

Now, when I say eat healthier, I mean more meaningful foods. I want to make every bite count. I want the food that I'm eating to nourish my body. I'm going to be working on being completely conscious of what types of food I'm eating. I also want a well-balanced diet.

When I say well-balanced, I mean:

6 servings of whole grains and legumes: brown rice, whole-grain bread, whole-wheat pasta, pitas, tortillas, beans, lentils, etc.

4 servings of calcium: milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.

5 servings of fruits and vegetables

3 servings of protein: poultry, beef, seafood

3 servings of iron: beef, beans, oat bran.

4 servings of fats: peanut butter, avocados, cream cheese, etc.

A lot of water

Following that well-balanced diet will be a fun challenge in itself. I want to work on sticking to that list as best as I can. For breakfast, I've been eating cottage cheese a lot lately. It's my new favorite "thing". For breakfast this morning, I had turkey sausage on a bagel with cream cheese with a side of cottage cheese. That was amazing!

As for the rest of this morning, my husband and I are going to go shopping for a couple books, then we have a birthday party for my friends child and then we hope to see some of our other friends after that. It should be an amazing day!

What are your plans for today? 
Do you try to eat so many servings of vegetables, protein, etc. a day?

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