And I’m back! First, let’s get this weeks chef ready to go.
Patrick and Gina Neely, they’ve been on the food network for some time now. Their bio is a pretty good read and very positive. They’ve done pretty good with themselves. I wonder if they fight back stage and throw food at each other? Ahhhh the drama. Their recipes can be found here.
Last week I talked about trying to add new things into my routine and adjusting to that. Well, I’m mostly adjusted now and it’s going pretty good. Den and Betsy both work for a local school and they have been trying to be very health conscious (the school that is).
The school does a Biggest Loser each year. It started last Monday and runs until late November. Personally I think it should run until they come back from X-mas break to see who really has put in the effort but that’s just me.
Because of this ‘contest’ that Den and Betsy are doing she is paying a bit more attention to what she cooks and our biggest problem, portion control. Most of the stuff Betsy makes is relatively healthy (not lots of fried foods, theirs always a vegetable or two, not a ton of carbs, not a lot of fat) we just tend to eat it to the point of it not being so healthy. Low fat muffins aren’t low fat after the 5th one!
Granted, Den and Betsy can win like $250, which I can’t, but I’m going along with this as well. I’ve gotten to a point and I’m sick of being a fatty so now is a perfect time to change. Change my lifestyle for the better.
The new routine I was talking about working in is going to the gym. That’s right… I’m one of THOSE people now. Betsy and I started out trying to do it at 6am. We’d workout for an hour then she has to be home to wake the animals and get them to school.
Did you know the sun isn’t even awake at 6am?
We’ve switched to starting at 7am and Betsy just has to be home at 7:45. She wakes the brood and then we’re off! I’ve been trying to get some stupid starter pictures of our voluptuous bodies so I’ll have some reference but I’ve been failing. I’ll try to get them tonight (remind me Betsy!)
I’ve also been eating healthier. I’ve been eating breakfast (did you know it gives you that early morning energy people talk about?) I’ve been eating a better lunch, ie. no fast food or smarter fast food choices. Dinner has mainly been about portion control and then there is the big one… no late night eating!
Did you know that people who stay up later are 60% more likely to be fatties? It’s mainly because you do those late night snacking and then go to bed shortly after. Dr. Oz (ya know that creepy guy from Oprah’s show) suggests not eating AT LEAST 3 hours before you go to bed. I’ve been doing pretty good on this.
Our diet isn’t a REAL diet I’d say, it’s not like we are cutting corners or things like that we are simply eating correctly… healthily (that a word)? Diabetes runs in Betsy’s family and she had gestational diabetes with both Tiny and Gremlin. She was on a diabetic diet (carb control) and she ended up losing a lot of weight while being pregnant.
I’ll post fatty pics tomorrow and scary specific numbers when I get Den and Betsy’s weigh in numbers.