I've been a recycle, don't waste water, buy local, drive the Prius kind of girl for a long time, but lately with the help of my friend @dollyswholelife along with @thewholefooddiary and @zero.waste.collective I've become so much more aware of the crazy amount of waste that we (humans) are creating by the second. Did you know the average life of a plastic bag is just 12 minutes?
I watched the documentary A Plastic Ocean on Netflix a couple of weekends ago and just seeing all that plastic, most of it single use, really got to me. So I'm committing myself to reducing our plastic consumption. From grocery bags to individual produce bags, and plastic straws to to-go cups, I'm going to try to reduce or eliminate altogether. I bought these produce bags on Amazon (Izzi brand) and the cashier thanked me for using them today! Yes, I will be terrible at remembering them every time, but I have my darling husband on board and hopefully together we can keep the Earth a little cleaner for our kids' generation.
Could you make a plan to reduce or stop using one of the big four? (Plastic straws, grocery bags, to go cups, plastic water bottles)??
the haul 🌈😌
For the first time in a month I feel excited to cook and eat healthy again! I've been chronically sick for while now, feeling exhausted 24/7 and never having an appetite: the sight of good food made me sick. I had no idea why this was happening, but finally after stopping a new medicine and attempting to reduce some stress I began to feel better. 😌
It's really exciting to have the opportunity to just go to a grocery store down the road and fill your cart up with a rainbow like this. It's so easy to forget that convenience, healthy products, and food in general is a privilege, not a given.
Especially being sick, I started to have a really negative relationship with food, just hating it and restricting myself obsessively because everything made me feel unwell. Now I am trying to be more grateful and conscious when I eat, to take a moment to be mindful and recognize the nourishment good food offers us. 🍋💛
So yesterday, we had a family lunch at our house & we have ended up with so much food... hence the small shop.
1. Aldi $20.10
2. Woolies $30.80
So $50.90 to last us until Sunday.
Hubby & I have changed up the budget this week, in an effort to be more mindful of our spending. We've taken $100 from our weekly budget & are planning out expenses more. Im so glad hubby is on board, because he has the biggest fear of the B word (budget 😲)
A couple of things!
I no longer eat meat, only fish sometimes, so I believe that makes me pescatarian/vegetarian!
I've been meatless since February 2018, before that, as you can see from my previous pictures, I was already eating a lot of salmon, and had a pretty good diet, but for some reason as soon as I said I'm no longer eating meat (although I was only eating chicken & turkey occasionally) I started eating ALOT of bread, and just lost my whole diet plan. But that's also because of my new work schedule. But I need to stop that, eating bread and stuff, and today I bought a lot of meatless options from Jewel Osco, so hopefully that helps me loose back the weight I did, and lose more!
Also I got down to 217lb by the end of January, and now I'm 223lbs, because of all that bread and maybe rice haha
End of life update! 😁😁😁
*McCain buffalo flavored tarot tots
*McCain (2) smiley fries!
*CauliPower margarita cauliflower pizza *CauliPower(6?) veggie cauliflower pizza
*Gortons spicy shrimp *Gardein buffalo wings
*Gardein skillet meal:chick' fried rice
*Gardein needless burgers
*Gardein chick'n tenders
*Outshine peach yogurt & granola
*Outshine blueberry & acaí yogurt & granola
*Sea Cuisine Mediterranean crusted salmon *Morning Star veggie classic corn dogs *Morning Star chik'n nuggets
*Sargento extra sharp cheddar cheese✌🏽️✌🏽✌🏽
Every other Wednesday I get my lashes done and then head straight to Costco for my essential grocery haul. I have my usual staples but I also bought a lot of new things today that I can't wait to try. I'm becoming obsessed with reading food labels but not just for the macronutrients. I'm scouring the list of ingredients for naughties (well, that's what I call them).🚫 Ingredients that cause inflammation in the body. Since eliminating gluten 6 weeks ago, I've been researching a ton and it's been fascinating and overwhelming!😳🤯 I promised myself that I wasn't going to allow myself to get obsessed about trying to implement everything at once. Been there, done that.🤦🏼♀️ Healthy living doesn't have to be an 'all in or all out' kinda thing, and it most certainly isn't a one-size-fits-all. It's a process that looks different for everyone. My goal right now is to feel good, both inside and out. I want to nourish my body with foods that don't cause inflammation, foods that help stabilize my blood sugar, and satiate.🥑🍗🍳🥒🥥🍫This hasn't always been my goal but since taking a long hard look in the mirror about what could be causing my skin issues, it's lead me here.🤷🏼♀️ I'm learning that food can be medicine and I don't have to live on a Rx forever🚫(hallelujah )! It's not a quick fix but I'm up for the challenge.👍🏼
grass-fed ground beef
cage free eggs
greens (spinach, kale)
Turkey burgers *no antibiotics
Vital Protein Collagen Peptides ($44!!!)
frozen cauliflower rice
frozen avocados *for smooties
coconut seed clusters
*This is not all I eat, it's just a Costco run. Do you want my Trader Joe’s staples? #calibett#myjourney#costcofinds#grocerylist#groceryhaul#mealplanning#intuitiveeater#glutenfree#intermittentfasting
I was gonna go buy just the basics...but I got carried away and now I feel really guilty lol. This is only half of it. Who else suffers from buyer's remorse?! I try to make myself feel better by telling myself well at least I'm not ordering out and this will last us a lot longer. ALSO, the tofurky smoked deli slices- you haaave to try them. They taste incredible and you get that filling satisfying protein feel but without eating the animal.