Remember how for like 8+ years I was a certified
lunatic vegetarian? Remember how I didn’t eat meat ever and I modified recipes that included chicken broth and I invented meatless recipes for 8 years? Remember that one time I fell on my face and got two black eyes while walking on a sidewalk? Remember!? A few months ago, I determined that I needed to buck up and be a woman… enter the world of the meat eaters… or at least attempt to. It’s more of an experiment phase at the moment because I still eat 95% vegetarian during the week, but on the weekends, I’ve been forcing (yes that’s the word I would use) myself to eat at least one meat item. I started out with chicken… which I’m still not a fan of… especially when I get a particular piece of chicken that has a fishy flavor to it… I can’t explain it… but it turned me off of it back when I was a semi-normal regular person.
This weekend I tried my first bite of roast beef. Definitely not a fan of that yet… but I’ll keep attempting. Pork and Turkey have not been attempted… but maybe one weekend soon I’ll get up the excitement to down a piece of pig flab. Fish… fish will be a ways out. Those little smelly slimy fellers I never loved. Worm gut tar-tar anyone!? So, to sum it up… still 95% vege-psycho-ism with an added 5% meat attemptation.
In other news, to update my “Fresh Start” goals. I am now regularly exercising at least 3 times a week for cardio and 2 times a week for weight lifting… 3 weeks strong. I find I have to push myself sometimes to fit it into my day, but I’m always glad after I do it. The week after I started that I started regularly logging my food and trying to stay within a set calorie limit. It’s helpful for me when I get home from the grocery store on Saturday afternoon to put any foods that are trigger foods into single-serving bags and then hide them out of sight so that I only eat the serving size. I’ve also downed my sugar intake drastically. My next goal is to stay off the scale for at least 2 weeks at a time and eventually a month. It does no good for me to obsess over the numbers on that thing because weight can fluctuate day to day with water retention and hormoney hormones and the real measure of health is how one feels… weight loss is just a side effect. If you see me driving around town with a scale strapped to the top of my Beulah, you’ll know I’m trying to keep it out of the house!
In other other news… this weekend was General Conference weekend (my favorite!), but also Whitney gets to work weekend and carry the pager, so it was like a unicorn carrying a single-edged sword. I still tempted fates of the pager ringing and went with the family to check out the salmon run… aka salmons swimming upstream to lay eggs and then die in their noble effort. Such a tragic story. Salmon… I’d just like to tell you that I have never eaten any of your brothers or sisters. You are welcome.
My camera is not good enough to get fabulous shots of the little critters, but if you look closely, those red oblong things are totes the salmons!
We stood here waiting for one of the salmon to jump up the waterfall, but it never happened. They were all pretty worn out and just trying to rest
Corbin thought it was pretty cool… even if he couldn’t throw any rocks at them.
Madre and Makayla wanted feeeessshhhh for dinner! 😛
A short video for a better ability to fall to sleep tonight. Zzzzzzzzzz…