The Crazy Suburban Mom: Small healthy changes that don't involve pants

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Small healthy changes that don't involve pants

When Mom Central wrote and asked if I wanted to participate in a Smart Ones Blog Tour, oh yeah.


 I'd guesstimate a quarter of the frozen real estate in my freezer is housing Smart Ones. I have a(n objectively) small  freezer which makes the location, location, location even more precious.

Since I was already rockin' the  Smart Ones it was sort of a natural for me plus they really fit  with what I'm doing for summer....

Remember I found my Filofax?

filofax calendar

I've decided  to try and make it work (I know, again) so I pulled all her guts out last week and set about trying to figure a way to get healthy (ier) for summer. 

That above picture is a year on a page calender so I can keep track of health-related things like the Vitamin D level (post here)  - The mammo (post here)....  And the thing I had scraped off my face last week.   Don't ask , there is no post to go to.  I spared you a post about the growth on my face.

I think a year long calendar will work really well because I don't have a ton of appointments in my life so I really don't need much room but I do need to keep track of things like Doctor's appointments or the mammogram.  Now when someone asks when my last one was I don't have to say, Doh.

 No. 1 in getting healthy for summer is getting my information together!

No. 2

filofax menu

I need to avoid take-out food so I'm making a list of a quick dinners because my mind goes blank after 5.  I have about three pages so far ( I think I will refer to them when I'm flipping through sale circulars too). 

Here's the thing - When everyone is hungry and at me  like a nest of baby birds I am far too willing to throw them the phone, a menu, and my credit card for some - Peace.  If I plan ahead everyone will eat better because no matter what I make it will be healthier then the Megameatastic Pizza extra meat with a cheese filled crust and a side of wings from the local pizza place.

Okayokayokay  - I (almost) always eat a piece of that meatstrosity.    This is where my stash of frozen dinners come in handy FYI.  


I'll work on being better with this, Smart Ones has pizza.

No. 3

I've decided.  No picture of my to-do list because do you really need to see visual evidence that I need to be reminded to floss and wear sunscreen everyday? 

I decided, nay.

No. 4

Less coffee, more tea, more water.    I drink a reasonable amount of tea considering how much coffee I drink but I've decided to really go for it.  I'm cutting down on coffee and purposely upping the tea.   And I'm really upping the water.  

My plan is to get to know every bathroom within a 10 mile radius of my home. 

I'm not trying to change the world here (That would involve putting on pants) I'm just trying to make small healthy changes.  In the end I think they will add up to a BIG PAY OFF!

 If there is anything else I should add?  Let me know!

Weight Watchers Smart Ones is making it easier to stay on track with a healthy meal plan without spending time on prep work beforehand. Their products provide a variety of delicious, convenient and portion controlled meals and snacks that contain lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. And now they are offering two new breakfast items – like the new Egg, Sausage & Cheese Wrap and the French Toast with Turkey Sausage. Plus, the packaging tells you the Weight Watchers PointsPlus values in each serving, allowing you to conveniently plan for the day. Visit for more information.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Weight Watchers Smart Ones and received a promotional item and coupons to facilitate my review.


Lynette 4/26/11, 1:33 PM  

great quick meals that is for sure. but for my family of 5 plus all that visit here....i can cook from scratch at less cost.

Babes Mami 4/26/11, 1:53 PM  

I have to plan out my meals because we shop two weeks at a time and it's usually a challenge to think up different, easy, cheap and slightly healthy meals. I just remembered that's what I get to do to tomorrow...yaaaay.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 4/26/11, 2:20 PM  

Lynette, I agree in a perfect world but you know - sometimes I haven't planned and I have to have a back up. I know from experience I need something like these in the freezer...

Babes, Believe it or not I JUST started doing this. You are years ahead of me.

Laurel Santiago 4/26/11, 8:12 PM  

I'm having to focus on my health this year, too. Those dinners look like they would be good quick fixes for me. I have some Gorton's frozen fish fillets that nobody likes but me. I can feed the family what I can't eat, and heat the fish up for myself.

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