Saturday, June 20, 2009

On My Own

I talked to my JC consultant today about my current economic situation. MJ and I need to cut some costs. While JC isn't exactly a luxury, it does add to our grocery bill. C and I talked about creating a menu that will meet my JC requirements. I will be able to prepare meals that I can share w/MJ and that he'll enjoy. I've done an inventory of what we have in the freezer. I've researched some recipes on Cooking Light. Now, I have to make my menu for the week. The real challenge will come in figuring how many calories I'm taking in. I'll be chronicling my adventures here. I am going to need all the help that I can get. So, please check on my progress. I cannot do this alone. If you have any lowfat ideas, I ask that you share them.

I am going to list some of the basic things that I should have every day.

8 oz. fat free milk or low fat yogurt
2 pcs. fruit
3 or more servings of vegetables
150 cal. snack like popcorn or 100 cal. pack.
8-8 oz. glasses of water

I am going to need to step up my exercising. I gave up my gym membership a while back. So any creative ideas on working out would be good as well. I enjoy walking so I will be doing that as often as I can.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Mrs. L said...

The best tip I can tell you is to definitely meal plan and then make a whole bunch of stuff at once. I find that if I spend a couple hours on Sunday shopping, chopping things up, making batches of things to eat during the week etc, it helps out for those times I get home and am tired and don't want to expend the energy to have to plan and really cook.

And walk. Everywhere. Park at the far end of the parking lot. Take 10 minutes of your lunch and walk around the block (something I'm trying to do here at work). Remember that every little bit helps!