Monday, January 28, 2008

Getting Bigger

I have consumed a disgusting amount of calories in the past week (think pizza, starbucks, cookies the size of my head, creamy noodles, m&ms, pizza again...). Feeling kind of sick just thinking of it. Even though I say that calories don't count during your birthday week I don't think that my thighs got that memo. Anyway Kendall is napping right now so I started prepping tonight's dinner, Chicken Vegetable Soup. I appreciate that a whole chicken is a fraction of the cost of pieces of cleaned, dinner-ready chicken but after this experience I may become a vegetarian. I had to clean and cut the chicken in half. There was gurgling & bone cracking and gagging & nearly crying (those last two were me not the chicken). I'm not looking forward to the whole removing the chicken from the bone part. Vegetarianism is looking pretty good at this point.
Anyway, is anyone aware of any healthy eating challenges online? I'm not really looking to lose weight just encouragement or accountability in healthful living. If you aren't aware of one is anyone interested in organizing or participating in our own? Any thoughts? Email me or leave a comment.


  1. Ugh, chicken. I would rather pay more and touch less, thank you very much. So gross.

    I am SO with you on the healthy eating! I found a challenge in a magazine but the website is down. Now I have to go eat a brownie.

    No really, let's set up our own!

  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Ashley...I just discovered a helpful tool for healthier living. On, click on "National body challenge". The challenge only lasts through March 1st, but there seems to be some good resources available, like healthy recipes, exercises, etc.

    I have to tell you...I messed with whole chicken yesterday, too. I refuse to cut them...I feel like I am just spreading germs all over the kitchen as well as grossing myself out. So, I boiled it whole. Hannah saw me remove it from the pot later...still whole, and actually screamed at the sight of it! I laughed so hard I nearly dropped the bird!


  3. OH MY GOSH GIRLS!!! Can I ask were all you were when we did a mess'a chicken at once? (Yes I said 'mess' and said 'a' pronounced 'uh' at the same time!) Aunt Lesley, just what are you gonna do when it is time to 'off' your overpopulated farm! haha...I am totally joking, but that is just too funny! You weanies!! haha

  4. Oh I forgot! I want to participate in the eat healthy challenge! I am game to participate or help come up with something or our own.

  5. I need to proofread my comments!!

  6. Anonymous10:17 PM

    i want to participate too. no dieting, just healthy eating and some movement (not from the frig to the couch...REAL movement). So if you put anything togethr, let me know.

  7. Anonymous10:18 PM

    oops. I forgot to sign my name.

  8. Count me in, too.