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23 November 2015 @ 06:24 pm
Is there a place I can buy pre-chopped veggies of the organic variety??

I know this may be very location-specific... but figured it's worth a try asking here.

I want to eat organic foods, and I like to eat a lot of fresh veggies, either in salads or cooked in the crock pot for the day... but I'm going to be pretty busy for a while, so I want to buy pre-chopped stuff. Which I see in the grocery stores around here (like ShopRite) all the time.... but, not the organic varieties.

Is this something Whole Foods might have? Trader Joe's?

The google machine doesn't seem very helpful here, and I just wanted to run this by people who might know without making phone calls to a bunch of places that are a little out of the way ;)

x-posted a few places...
Hi everyone,

I am currently walking/biking 4 miles to work, which means carrying my lunch in my back pack. I'm also eating gluten free (by necessity due to a gluten sensitivity), and also trying to avoid processed foods (or at least those with extra ingredients like preservatives) and added sugar (including added sweeteners like honey, cane sugar, coconut sugar, etc). I recently started baking my own GF sandwich bread, but will not be doing that for long -- I found a good recipe that I can leave the sugar out of, but it uses a rice flour mix, and I want to keep my rice intake down due to all the arsenic info that's out there these days. Other all-purpose flour blends that I've come across are prohibitively expensive - so once I run out of the blend I have now that's mostly rice-based, GF bread will be out as well.

I'm also currently pretty tight on free time, so I've stopped cooking dinner most nights. Until recently, lunch was always leftover dinner. But there are now two issues with that - (1) not having time to cook dinner and do dishes, and (2) worrying that leftovers in a container may leak in my back pack.

So, I'm looking for on-the-go ideas (to the extent that it needs to be backpack friendly without risk of leaking, and relatively easy / quick to prep) that fit my other restrictions. Currently all I can come up with is a salad in a jar (spinach, veggies, seeds/nuts, maybe some cheese, or leftover taco meat since we are going to do tacos once a week for dinner - I have oil at my office and can add that as the "dressing" at lunch time), maybe peanut butter and banana sandwiches on corn tortillas, and potentially something like nuts and fruit/veggies, which I'm afraid might not fill me up enough.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

x-posted to healthystart, naturalliving, veryglutenfree, celiac
31 July 2012 @ 10:38 am
I'm Bea and basically out on a limb here. I'm doing well in recovery but am now overweight from all the crazy yo - yo dieting shiz...

So I'm working toward a healthier me - any one got any advice?
11 July 2012 @ 10:25 pm
Today was good and bad for me. 
BAD- i smoked again
GOOD- i ate pretty healthy, went to the grocery store and bought healthy tasty foods, which always helps keep me motivated, and worked out with a Pilates dvd for 1 hour, ohhh and i felt the burn haha!
So overall i would definanitly say the good almost made up for the bad.
Now tired, and off to sleep. I hope everyone else had a good and even better day! 
12 July 2012 @ 12:22 am
Hey everyone - I primarily get my exercise from walking back and forth to work everyday and from running about 3x a week, but sometimes I can't get out and do my running - like tonight, as it's raining pretty hard outside now :\  So when I stuck in a bind and want to get my exercise in, I use this woman's cardio videos.  She has many uploaded on her channel, as well as a bunch of good weight training routines.  I recommend them - this one's only 10 minutes, but like the title says, it's pretty high intensity and she encourages you to play it again for double the workout.

10 July 2012 @ 06:27 pm
Today was a good one for me, i think,
I only have had two cigarettes, I want to say HOORAY, but i feel more like saying i want about 18 more. I dont have any more of them though. So i am just sitting here stiff necked, and feeling angry for no good reason. Its been 7 hours. Thats a long time for me. 
I dont think i am gonna exercise because #1 i worked all day #2 i have house cleaning to do #3 i have laundry also. So i think all of that added up is enough exercise :)

ALSO, we all know that drinking a lot of water is an important part of being healthy. Did you also know that drinking lots of it, is a major help in flushing the toxins from our bodies. Toxins can cause fatigue, headaches, and low energy levels. 
Current Mood: deviousdevious
10 July 2012 @ 05:46 pm
I am happy to see there is a few new members! I hope that we can all really help each other, on our new healthy paths.

dearmisterecho has brought to my attention that the few of you that are here now, are recovering from bad eating behaviors, disorders, and habits. So lets all try and remember this when we are posting. We dont want anyone to fall back into these bad habits based on something they read or seen here. 

Instead lets all focus on what we can post about to help each other be even more healthy. Also defiantly keep us informed on how your journey is going through all of this. I am hoping that we are not just a community, but more of distant friends for each other. 
10 July 2012 @ 11:38 pm
Hi!  I like the idea of this community as well, especially since I've been trying to lead a healthier lifestyle the past few months.

Just quickly about myself - I'm 25 years old and work as an ESL teacher in Japan.  While I was in University, I was depressed and gained quite a bit of weight - about 50lbs.  After graduating, I got a job here, and had a radical lifestyle change - no more cars, no more time to eat, far less junk food within my immediate vicinity.  I lost that 50lbs and a bit extra over the course of a year and a half, and I feel *so* much better!

Now that that extra weight is off, I'm more focused on toning and building muscle.  I started Couch to 5K, and I must say it is AMAZING.  Never in my life would I ever think I would be a runner, but this program is made specifically for people who think that.  It IS possible!  Next week is my last week and I will be a C25K graduate :D

I'm also trying to make sure I eat a lot more veggies and fruits everyday.  I'm addicted to carbs and sugar so trying to wean myself off that has been hard :\

Aaaand along with all that, I've become more conscious about my fiber intake and how much water I'm drinking.

I hope this community continues to grow and we are all able to share our ideas for healthy living <3
10 July 2012 @ 07:48 am
Hello, my name is Cassie and I like the idea of this community. I am not completely in "recovery" but not completely consumed by my ed (anorexia) right now either. I try to think positive and want to live a healthier life where I do not spend every second of the day consumed with food and the way a I look. I want to learn to eat and not feel guilty about it. I want to measure my worth by more then just the number on a scale. Just FYI my stats:
5ft 7in
cw 110
I have no goal weight 1,2 or 3.
I am at the time not trying to lose any weight. I am trying to find comfort in my own body.
My low weight was 97 . And looking back at pictures I know I do not want to go there again.
I just want to feel "in control" and "happy with who I am".
I just keep looking for it in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. It has become second nature to just fall back on ed. And I would like to change that.

09 July 2012 @ 09:00 pm
I have recently started a new healthy plan for my life. My goals are to feel more energetic, be more comfortable in my own skin, feel and become healthy, eat healthy foods, and become more active. 

Today i ran/ walked two miles. Although i might not have ate the best, i didnt eat horrible foods. I feel good that i at least exercised. 

Tomorrow i will do better with eating though. 

Wish me luck!! i need it!!