Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I ate for lunch :)

Healthy Lunch Idea!

Just wanted to share todays lunch!
I am a sucker for for pizza, hot pockets and pizza rolls :p
But with trying to loose weight and eating healthy those are always the best thing for ya. Its important to keep foods you love in your new diet but just healthy versions and not as often, I tried out the Lean Pockets and they are sooo good and only 280 calories! Im counting calories (the pepperoni one is anyway)
They come in a box of two or you can buy them in bulk!
Also I drink 2 bottles of water one before my meal and one after..keeps you nice and full !

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dealing with Picky Dressers

Mariah, my 6 year old about to turn 7 in a couple days!
 (I picked this out this morning, she was actually okay with it)
 So me and Mariah are constantly arguing about what she wears.
Whatever she picks out I dislike what ever I pick out she dislikes.
I mean everything she has I approve of, of course cause Im the one that buys it.
But she wants to wear tanks and camis or big (prom like dresses) or non weather appropriate things.
Oh and our mornings.. they are horrible.
She has even went as far as hiding the clothes I set out for her at night! 
 So I did some research and found this...
Picky Dresser
Vicki says her 7-year-old daughter, Raelee, is very selective about what clothes she wears and the way she looks. She changes her clothes repeatedly and throws a temper tantrum every morning if her outfits don't perfectly match and her shoes aren't just right. Is this a sign of something more serious? "I just want her to be happy. I don't want her to worry about the way she looks at 7," the mom says.

Dr. Phil tells Vicki, "I think this is a little girl who, on the upside, is taking pride in how she looks. She pays attention to it. It matters to her if she has a spot on her shirt." Dr. Phil tells Vicki to consider letting Raelee have an impact on what clothing is bought for her and maybe having fewer clothing choices would help.

Dr. Sears says, "She has some anxiety about how she dresses, and I think you're treating that with more anxiety. You're yelling at her, her brothers are yelling at her, and she's kind of getting the message that รข€˜I'm not good at dressing myself, so I'm going to have to really obsess about how I look.'" He recommends that Vicki ask her daughter for fashion advice and opinion when she gets dressed, to take the focus off herself. 

Dr. Phil says he and Robin let their son, Jay, wear his Hawaiian Jams shorts and red high-top sneakers without laces every day when he was young, because it made him happy. "You go with it, and they'll move through it. She has a fashion sense and a desire. Embrace that. Embrace her nuances, but you don't want to fight her individuality here. You're picking the wrong battle."

 - Don't fight individuality
 - Do embrace a child's nuances 

 And it hit me Im choosing the WRONG BATTLES!
So I will back off a bit, I definitely think a good cleaning of her closet will help too!
Well just wanted to share.. Im sure Im not the only mommy that struggles with this.. well not anymore, lets hope <3

Monday, November 28, 2011

My favorite healthy snacks!

100 calories or less!
(Per serving)

Love these things, great for when you craving something crunchy and sweet! 
They come in a variety of flavors these are my fav!
 Fresh fruit! Great for those sweet cravings. 

Crunchy and Salty.. these are perfect and conveniently packaged!

CHEESE!! =) The best stuff on earth

Celery and Cream cheese!! I love me some cheese! 
You can also use peanut butter. I use Low fat cream cheese!

What are your favorite HEALTHY snacks ?

A healthy dinner: What Im cookin tonight!

Chicken and Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta 

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:30 min
makes:6 Servings

What you will need:
8    ounces dried whole wheat or multigrain penne pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
3    cups Fresh Broccoli, cut into florets
1    pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1    teaspoon adobo seasoning
2    tablespoons olive oil
1    clove garlic, minced
1/4    cup light mayonnaise
1/8    teaspoon black pepper
2    tablespoons shaved Parmesan cheese

Time to get cooking!
1.    Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain well. Return to pot.
2.    Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine chicken pieces and adobo seasoning; toss to coat. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
3.    Add chicken to drained pasta and broccoli.
Add everything in a baking dish.
Stir in mayonnaise and pepper. Cook over low heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.
4.    To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
*Use frozen broccoli instead of fresh.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 90); Total Fat 10g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 50mg; Sodium 380mg; Total Carbohydrate 33g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 3g); Protein 24Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 6%; Iron 15Exchanges: 2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
If you use My fitness pal just do a search for 
Healthified Chicken and Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta 
and add it to your food diary!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weight Loss Tip Of The Day!

Weight loss motivation is all about desire rather than willpower. How much do you want to lose weight? How much more do you want to lose weight than you want to eat fattening food and lay on the sofa watching TV all day? List all your reasons for wanting to lose weight, or stay healthy and slim. Add more reasons to your list as you think of them. Make reading your list the first thing you do in the morning!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Weight Loss Tip Of The Day!

It doesnt matter how slow you go, just never give up! :)

I've been trying to loose weight for about 3 months now!
Ive lost 15 pounds, then I gained 5 back.. lost the 5 gained 10 back, lost a couple more... ugh its such a struggle. BUT Im not giving up! 
I already drank a soda today AND ate McDonalds.. now usually I would be like well I already screwed up.. I'll eat whatever I want the rest of the day, Im an all or nothing type of person haha but today.. today is different. 
Usually I would be like oh Ill start Monday or on the 1st.. nope not this time.
Im RE starting now!
(Yay and thanksgiving is tomorrow.. great)
I just downed 2 water bottles. I plan on working out later tonight (comcast on demand has great work out programs) and eating a low-sodium Progressive soup for dinner!
I will start doing these DAILY motivation/weight loss tips for you and myself!
Good luck, whether you need to loose 5lbs, 10lbs, 20lbs or even 200 we can do this!