I have been doing quite a lot of cooking lately in bid to eat more healthy at home. Since being on the healthy eating challenge I’ve been experimenting with different types of foods which are both yummy and healthy.
Pan fried chicken over spinach
I’ve introduce a greater variety of greens and include more salad like vegetables like baby spinach to our diet.
When I am out I too gravitate towards ordering salads and request that they put the sauce on the side so that I can avoid taking in all the hidden sugars that normally come with the mayo or other dressings that they have for salads.
Fried beef with peppers
If we are dining out at a Japanese restaurant for dinner I would order just the dish without noodles or rice to accompany it. I’m currently on a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) diet and have been cutting off sugars and wheat products in my diet.
Baked Cheesy eggplant and Almond Four bread with a side of bacon cooked at home
I find that I am doing much better in my weight lost management as compared to the previous months after switching to LCHF. The weight has finally started slipping off. (Even though it would certainly be better if the weight came off much faster!!)
Grilled fish with vegetables and mash potato.
Nowadays when I eat out I’ll pass the mash potato to Doggie boy to eat as he loves eating mash as it is too high carb for me.
Life is never a bed of roses. There are ups and down and different seasons which one goes through. You never know what is coming at you when you go around a bend.
Moments of triumphant and happiness or agony and despair. One may experience these feelings on multiple occasions, but, alas for the individual they last a mere few minutes or days before they are committed into memory. Etched into our personal history to be recalled at a later date.
Every time when you feel that you manage to get on top of the game life throws you another curve ball and it knocks the stability off the platform that you are on.
The schedule/plan that you have painstakingly put together is no longer feasible and once again you see yourself racing against the clock to realign everything so that you can have some sense of normalcy.
You hate the uncertainty that is brought about with the change and are at crossroads as how to proceed.
It can be exasperating at times when everything seems to be falling apart. You feel that you are grasping for breathe clinging to a sinking ship with no lifebuoy in sight.
It is during moments like this that one wishes for a miracle to appear. A moment of clarity or a mechanic who can fix the problem that you have at hand.
– Strengthening my marriage in a long distance relationship.
I can say it hasn’t been easy facing up to these challenges of mine. The burden has overbearing at times and I have had my weak moments where I really wanted to give up. I have been slicing it really thin with all my current resources.
Every ounce of energy seem to have been drained out of my body and with no refill in sight. All the activities that I have lined up to complete on a daily basis has really sapped the life out of me on several occasions.
It’s more of a mental then physical exhaustion that I face on a daily basis coping with the hectic schedule which involve taking care of the house and 360% customized education for the kids.
Being judge and referee, multi-tasking while watching the clock to ensure that everyone gets thing done on time. There is only one of me and I have to be split into four at times to be able to give adequate attention to everyone.
Even though I’m far from completing the challenges that have been given to me I’m certainly not going to throw in the towel. I believe that all the hard work will certainly pay off. I just have continue to be disciplined and put my best foot forward.
I believe in never giving up even though the odds maybe stacked against me at the moment. Challenges are to be faced head on and that’s the way I’m charging.