Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Day 2 - 11/15


It was a good day with regard to MFL but a late sleep and still sick. Good news 10/31 was unofficial start and doctor weigh-in. Wait, that was not the best of news. Today was. I went to the doc today for this flu and learned I lost 6 pounds these last two weeks. The highlight of the day. Hopefully that visit will result in better news with a negative strep test...

 

Only two meals today. 

 

Morning coffee

Water

 

Up eggs

Potatoes

Spinach and mushrooms
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homemade chicken soup with potatoes

Melonsalata (grilled eggplant, red onion garlic and tomato topped with smoky salt

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Official Day 1 of Magic Foods List - 11/14/16

Been sick all weekend but have been incorporating the Magic Foods List (MFL) since 10/31 with the exception of a weekend in Seattle and Grandkids plus dinner out one night and another evening out this past week. It's not that bad one you get the hang of it and I am starting to feel better!

After my annual physical a few weeks ago, it really sunk in that my work environment in a sedentary day job has made it easy for me to put on unwanted pounds. Not teaching at the gym hasn't helped. I am making it into the gym a little bit, but not nearly enough. Thankfully I can still whip through a strenuous hike with no problem. Really time to get this all worked on!

Hardest thing on MFL is being prepared. Once you get past the initial 3-4 days, it's easier and you feel so good! The food is satisfying and actually a lot more than you can imagine.  The weekend consisted of healthy meals but not so much prep as I'd hoped. Here are the highlights and big thanks to my handsome and supportive husband who is on board with me as well...he is a great cook!

Saturday
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2 poached eggs
Roasted potatoes
Sliced tomatoes
Greens First capsules**

Tuna with rice cakes
Celery sticks

Grilled salmon
Brown rice cooked with vegetable broth and spike seasoning
Grilled baby bok choy

Sunday
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1 egg
Scoop of brown rice
Greens First capsules **

Egg salad made with Primal Kitchen Mayonnaise (made with avocado oil and no sugar) Capers for topping
Rice cakes
Celery sticks

Filet mignon
Boiled potatoes in vegetable broth with garden chives
Arugula salad with cherry tomatoes with Homemade Dressings Italian Garden Salad Dressing Mix (with herbs and no sugar)

OTHER NOTES: I usually reserve black coffee for the weekends and find that if I want a tasty creamer substitute (which I can do without), Better Half Dairy Free Unsweetened Coconut Cream  Almondmilk can be a tasty addition.

DON'T FORGET TO HYDRATE WHEN YOU DRINK COFFEE!

EFA (omega and fish oils) are consumed 1x a day along with other necessary vitamins.

Vitamins are included in my daily where there is a deficit of nutrients or where they have a specific benefit to me, healthwise. Ask if you have questions.

Finally, send questions or comment! If you are interested in a copy of the Magic Foods List or complimentary information-packed Camp Manual that will help motivate you and give you ideas for working out and nutrition, please let me know. The Camp Manual needs to be mailed, so email me your address. beth@bethmidfitness.com

Stay focused on health and taking care of yourself!

Beth

www.bethmidfitness.com

BBQd salmon and extra for the week's preparation


Friday, May 15, 2015

Queso, Page Turning and Things

Leaving Atlanta

OK so (cheese) its about time I finished the book Wild. On the flight home from Atlanta, Georgia, I am fully loaded for the 2 layovers to California and home.

I loved the book, Wild, and will now be interested in seeing the movie. As usual, my only reading time is on an airplane, in the pedicure chair at the nail salon or the rare and short read before sleep. Hiking is one of my most favorite pastimes and I look forward to opportunities to do it as much as possible! To think of doing a backpacking trip and the transformation that would take place is so exciting. I know that my best friend and love of my life and I will take on this journey later this year or next Spring.
The transformation that occurs in a day hike is more the wonderful and you will know this once you do it. I cannot wait until Sunday to hike!

Back to the airplane -- just about to make the first stop in Houston, Texas. Oh how I wish the layovers didn't mean "butts stay in seats" because I would love to peruse the airport! People to watch, new book titles to discover and pricy treats to mull over before. Fun!

On to the next book, A Walk in the Woods, which is another book about hiking! My babe had this one already on the shelf as Bill Bryson is a favorite author of his. Ironically, this title is a movie now too! So much to see and do! I prefer to read the book first, then see the movie...

Of the books I've read before watching the movie:

The Secret Life of Bees - by Sue Monk Kidd
Big Fish - by Daniel Wallace
The Lovely Bones - by Alice Sebold
The Notebook - by Nicholas Sparks
Message in a Bottle - same
A Time to Remember - same

My preference is reading the paper or hardcover books as the feel, smell and look of a book is so unique.

~Beth

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Perspective

Time to get ready for the 3rd "group hike" of the season and cannot wait!! There is an effort level for everyone and this weekend will be at:

Lake Del Valle - Livermore





And we will start at 0800 hours on Sunday, May 17.

It promises to be a great morning and by the time you are done, you may feel pooped, but exhilarated!





Contact me to RSVP so we can expect you!

beth@bethmidfitness.com
or
925-719-2990

Every one of us needs sunshine and movement - both are simple and free. The magic of the trail can help clear your mind, bring you to a healthy, glisten or thick sweat and add new perspective!

See you soon!

~ Beth

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

21-Day Challenge, Days 12-14

Ok, I admit it's getting easier when it's not just me on board. Got my awesome other half on task with this. A few at work are continuing to share their meals, motivation and overall improvement in the everyday!!

DAY 12
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee
Did I mention daily supplements:
Relief First (joint support herb formula)
Metamucil fiber capsules (4-6/day)

Meal 1
HB egg
Celery
Tomatoes

Meal 2
Salad with oil and vinegar and loads of veggies
2 soft corn tortillas

Meal 3
(Can't get enough of the Chipotle near the PD --- fresh!!!)
This is a repeat dish and it's just like my last post. Fajita peppers and onions, carnitas, lettuce, pico on top of 2 soft corn tortillas.

DAY 13
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee
Daily supplements:
Relief First (joint support herb formula)
Metamucil fiber capsules (4-6/day)

Meal 1
3 egg scramble
2 potatoes

Meal 2
Corn chips
HB egg

Meal 3
OMG potatoes in my salad?! And some bacon too, but it's real! Oil and vinegar too...




Day 14
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee
Daily supplements:
Relief First (joint support herb formula)
Metamucil fiber capsules (4-6/day)

Meal 1
Deviled eggs
Celery
A few smoked oysters



Meal 2
Corn chip snack
Cherry tomatoes

Meal 3
Grilled tilapia and cod, topped with piccata sauce and small prawns
Simple white rice
Cherry tomatoes over green salad
Red wine


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

21-Day Challenge, Days 8-11

Feeling good and realizing I don't miss the sugar. I guess the Jolly Ranchers in the candy bowl at dispatch weren't "all that" after all.

The only thing I felt I needed to change today was not indulging in too many corn chips versus corn tortillas!

DAY8
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee

Meal 1
2 HB eggs
Celery

Meal 2
White rice
4 oz crumbled ground beef
String beans with olive oil salt and pep

Meal 3
BBQ chicken over salad
Rice

DAY 9
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee

Meal 1
3 egg scramble
Soft corn tortilla

Meal 2
Chipotle burrito bowl with steak
Peppers and onions
Pico de gallo

Meal 3
25 corn chips
Salsa

DAY 10
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee

Meal 1
Cucumber salad with celery
Leftover chicken

Meal 2
4 oz ground beef crumbled
White rice
String beans

Meal 3
Burrito bowl
Chips!

DAY 11
8 oz aloe vera juice
Black coffee

Meal 1
3 egg and ham scramble
Tomato

Meal 2
Celery sticks

Meal 3
Burrito bowl over corn tortillas



I am not starving and I still feel like my body might need a little bit more food. Yea, surely I will increase my intake in combination with my exercise.

It has been a week of catching up on sleep and the only exercise has been walking!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

21-Day Challenge, Day 5 Continued, 6 and 7

Still feeling great this 8th day morning, catching up below here from Friday, Saturday and Sunday... DAY 5 8 oz aloe vera juice Black coffee Meal 1 Egg and hamon (ham) omelette with salsas Papas (potatoes) Bell peppers and onions FREE black coffee (after purchasing an lb of beans from Peets) Meal 2 Celery and corn chips and salsa snack Tomato juice Meal 3 Korean BBQ consisting of: Beef, pork, octopus Veggies galore with kim chee and other korean delights White rice DAY 6 8 oz aloe vera juice Black coffee Meal 1 2 tacos with leftover ground beef 2 corn tortillas Salsa Lettuce Meal 2 Celery sticks and HB egg Meal 3 BBQ chicken boneless Conji (white rice with mushrooms) Cucumber salad White wine DAY 7 8 oz aloe vera juice Black coffee Meal 1 Leftover BBQ chicken Leftover conji Leftover cucumber salad Meal 2 1 taco with leftover ground beef 1 corn tortilla Salsa Lettuce Meal 3 Ba Bim Bop BBQ pork steak Lettuce Leftover conji Leftover cucumber salad Tomatoes Ginger dressing SUMMARY ------- All in all I am doing great on the eating -- likely more frequent meals would help but really have not included any major cheats (a few bits of corn chips never hurt anyone!) and having just a few glasses of wine is good for the soul!