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My New Challenge & a Couple Questions

I’m still working on the exercise thing. Curves 3 days a week is going well. It’s pushing myself to do the other 3 days that I’m finding hard.

How do you find motivation to exercise?

I’ve also decided to embark on a “diet” if you will. I am cutting soy and sugar from my diet. Though I am having a hard time finding peanut butter that doesn’t have sugar in it! Seriously! Does all peanut butter have sugar in it? I did settle on one yesterday with natural cane sugar and when I got home (after already opening it) and compared the nutritional facts with the regular peanut butter we had at home . . . there’s hardly ANY difference. I’m severely annoyed!

I’m going to eat it anyway. Hrghmph! But after that I may have to go grind my own peanuts for peanut butter . . . I really don’t want to do that. (Read: I’m lazy. I want it supplied)

Do you know of a peanut butter that doesn’t have sugar in it?

I am going to start making my own bread again. I’ve JUST gotten on a bread and peanut butter kick. Right before I decided to kick out sugar and soy . . . officially.

I’ve just decided since Friday to do this. Since then, I’ve been craving salty foods like mad. Right now a huge bag of lay’s chips would TOTALLY hit the spot. And yes, I would eat most, if not the whole, bag. Mmmm . . .  Good thing I’m not going to the grocery store right now.

Last night for dinner I had steamed asparagus with balsamic vinegar splashed on top (I haven’t checked the balsamic vinegar for sugar or soy yet, when I run out of it, I’ll replace it with sugar-less, soy-less balsamic vinegar . . . if this isn’t already.) And green beans sauteed in butter (real butter) and garlic. I don’t think either were cooked long enough. Next time I’m going to steam the asparagus longer and steam the green beans before I sautee them. Otherwise it was a very yummy dinner. Lot of crunch and chewing.

Tonight we’re having steak (I’m craving steak as well) with wild rice and asparagus. (I have about a pound and half of asparagus in the fridge right now.) YUM!! I may toss a nuked/baked potato in there as well. I haven’t decided yet.

EEEK!!! It’s 5:30!  My Italian wants to eat at 6. I’d better get off of my batookis and start dinner! Ooops!

What’s for dinner at your house?



2 thoughts on “My New Challenge & a Couple Questions

  1. There are indeed peanut butters without anything added! Check out Kraft All-Natural Peanut Butter. The only ingredient is roasted peanuts. The nutritionals don't LOOK any different when you compare them to regular peanut butter, but there really is a big difference because of the ingredients that are in there. And also because of how much peanut butter we tend to consume 😉 Even if the amount of added sugar/salt/fat seems minute in regular peanut butter, it adds up. It's better to go for the all-natural stuff. That's my two cents, anyways!

    Posted by Sagan | March 24, 2010, 5:37 pm
  2. Thanks for the heads up! Once I get through this jar of peanut butter, I'm going to have to try that.

    Posted by Bardess Blogger | March 24, 2010, 7:47 pm

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