Hubby and I went through our cupboards and refrigerator these last few days and were surprised at how much stuff has HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). The kids chocolate syrup, jelly and jams, ketchup, BBQ sauce, yogurt, cereals all had to go! We found replacements for everything but jelly/jam and the chocolate syrup (all at Wal-mart), so I'll have to try a different store I guess. Ashely was with me today when I went shopping and was making fun of me for checking the labels and putting the product back if they are full of crap...but at least she's paying attention and I know I am setting a very good/healthy example for her :)
I've also bought Stevia to use in place of sugar, because the artificial sugar (Splenda) is processed (or as Jillian Micheal's says, poison). I'm cleaning out my house and my body and I feel great for it!!
This week I stayed true to good eating. I did have two pieces of pizza one day and last night we went out for Mongolian, but my bowl was filled with a tad of chicken and the rest good veggies, so only the sodium was not good. Today it was back to egg whites, oatmeal, super smoothie, and a nice chicken/pasta dinner with whole wheat garlic bread (made with real garlic and Smart Balance spread, sprinkled w/garlic powder).
With Ashley starting school this Tuesday and hubby going back to work Monday, I'm putting together a plan to start working out again with the weights. As I get older, I know it's what we all need to do to take care of our bones. I won't be going over-board with it, but I will be starting it once again. I'm going to do a push/pull split and make sure each muscle gets a good amount of rest to heal in between workouts. I will also stay with the cardio and of course the healthy eating :)
Here's to good eating and healthy living!!!