There once was a saying, people who have clean homes are thin because it takes a lot of work to clean! Or at least my mother would tell me this in an attempt to get me to clean the house. Didn’t work either way.
Today, on the other hand, I found myself working very hard! Didn’t manage to clean anything though. I dug, I screwed a whole bunch of wood together and voila! I now have a raised garden! I swear to you I would have lost maybe five pounds through work and sweat. However, with the first day of work comes celebration, so we subsequently sabotaged all this hard work with the new Oh! Henry Blizzard from Dairy Queen (worth it).
Boy am I tired!
And I think that is the real problem with working, with cleaning or otherwise. It’s great to get a sweat on and pump those muscles, but your body feels tired, your brain feels tired, and you are emotionally drained. Just typing for these few minutes, I find myself thinking how exhausted and yet satisfied I feel in accomplishing something. My mind is saying ‘you deserved that Blizzard, yet in reality, I know that even when you work really hard, physically or psychologically, you have to eat the same amount of carbs as if you hadn’t worked. Which sucks.
The only way for your body to shed the pounds is if your intake contains less calories and carbs than it would to have gained in weight. I prefer to do this without the exhaustion that comes with a workout.
However today I decided to get outside and put together my new raised garden that I got for Christmas. It is always a good time to grow your own organic food, and it doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. You can grow your own garden anywhere. You can grow your garden on your balcony, in a plot of ground, a community garden or in any container.
I have been growing seeds in my bedroom for a few weeks now. I am looking forward to transferring my little seedlings to my garden plot after May 2-4 week end. I usually buy vegetable seedlings, which I most probably will again this spring.
When I worked at the restaurant the chef had an herb garden. I have never gone in that direction as of yet, but it is a thought. Cooking herbs such as marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme are low maintenance. These are easy to grow and maintain, do not take up a lot of space and are perennials, meaning they keep coming up year after year.
Cool season edibles are generally grown for their leaves or roots. These include, beets, carrots, lettuce, peas, and scallions. Warm season edibles include, eggplant, beans, cucumber, melon, peppers, squash, and tomatoes.
The top 12 easiest edibles to grow are; beans, chard, kale, lettuce and salad greens, peas, perennial herbs, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb, onions, tomatoes, and summer squash.
So far I have my heart set on growing pumpkin and watermelon. I will keep you posted!
On the quest to lose 50 pounds in a year. Can she do it? Only time will tell....with the help of this blog.