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food, fitness and a life with IBS
Breakfast – Organic Nature’s Path Hemp Plus granola
Lunch – 1 cup serving Chicken and Broccoli side kicks (made with soy milk)
Snack - Caramel Rice Cake
Supper - 1 cup cooked Quinoa
Snack - 1/2 cup Vanilla ice cream
I was cleaning and organizing like a mad woman today. I vacuumed and re-organizing the kitchen. I am really trying to de-clutter and simplify everything. However, for most of today I wasn’t feeling very well, on and off headaches and tummy troubles. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Jocelyn is having a wicked "Cheer Up My Blog Giveaway". She was my secret bloggie Valentine! Check her page out!
Breakfast – Organic Red Delicious Apple and Organic 5 grain toast with PB
Snack – Medium decaf coffee with cream and sweetener
Lunch – Medium French vanilla coffee
Supper - Homemade pizza (same as yesterday)
Snack - Caramel rice cake
Today was project attempt to make ‘spinach and cottage cheese’ perogies. They turned out, but I am not really impressed with the texture or anything. Here’s how they looked:
In other news, I am learning to play the Guitar! I have already learned these chords: D, A, G and E, E7 and Em. I never thought I would be so excited about it, but it just seems like a fun thing to learn and a good pass time. Right now I am learning to play the intro of Sugarland’s Settlin’.
Tonight we watched the Canada VS USA game . It was pretty intense. Unfortunately, we lost. But it’s not over yet!
What’s your favourite junk food that you’ve made into a healthier alternative?
Breakfast – Organic Red Delicious Apple
Snack – medium decaf coffee with cream and sweetener
Lunch – Souleio Panini - Fresh Organic BC Pears with aged chèvre & toasted pine nuts on herbed focaccia (vegetarian)
Supper – Homemade veggie pizza (green,red and yellow pepper, mushroom, sauce and cheese)
Snack – small bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce
This afternoon mostly consisted of guitar browsing. I just learned to play 3 chords! YAY
Just cleaning up a bit and watching Olympics tonight.
Are you still keeping up with the Winter Olympics?
Happy Friday everyone!
On today’s agenda it is an afternoon with my sister and aunty. Lunch, shopping and coffee.
Breakfast – Organic Red Delicious apple and caramel rice cake
Lunch – Strawberry Mandarin Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Snack – Large decaf coffee with cream and sugar twin
Supper - Campbell’s Tomato Garden Vegetable soup with tuna on Organic 5 grain bread
Snack – McCain singles Cherry Cheesecake and 1/2 cup serving Vanilla ice cream
Today was a pretty basic day of eating. Watching calories and portions. Lunch was super awesome, best salad ever. It had fresh strawberries, mandarin slices, raisins, craisins and nuts.
The afternoon with my sister and auntie was a lot of fun. We laughed a lot and joked around! I am pooped for the day. Have a good night!
WORKOUT – 2.1 miles
Breakfast – Apple
Lunch – Smart ones Fettuccini Alfredo (not something I would normally purchase, but I was starving) and a caramel rice cake
Snack – mix of watermelon, honey dew and cantaloupe
Supper – Crab and scallop stuffed sole with steamed organic broccoli and carrots and sliced cucumbers
Evening Snack - probably will consist of some organic cereal and an orange.
A couple Organic purchases were made today.
drum roll please *curtains open*
Organic Kashi Cereal, Organic Hemp Plus cereal, Organic Silk soy milk, and Organic Red Delicious apples. Can’t get any better than that!
Tonight will be pretty relaxed, I don’t plan to do much, as I am pretty tired and having some pains.
Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment then it is girls day with my big sister and my auntie, so that will be super fun! Have a great Thursday night and Friday!
Today is the first day of Lent, I remember Lent as a kid, it was something we would do every single year. I can’t even remember the last time I did it. So this year I will start it up again but instead of giving something up for 40 days, I want to improve on something. I want to focus my meals more around vegetables.
Breakfast: Apple and Banana Berry Yogurt Smoothie
Lunch: Giant Caesar Salad
Snack: Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs and a carrot
Well there was a little afternoon excitement for me today, attempting to make some buns and cinnamon buns, I was using a couple different kinds of flour I have in the cupboard to use it all up. I opened one bag (was previously opened), And there was like a million bugs crawling around in it. I almost puked! I was so grossed out and thoroughly checked everything else, but that was the only rotten bag, thank god! Fortunately there is no pictures, I wouldn’t put you through that.
FAIL! Buns were a flop, they were all grainy and blah. Sucks to be me.
Supper: Pike filet with dill butter sauce and dry curd cottage cheese and broccoli
Evening Snack: apple, Vanilla Coconut Chia pudding, and an orange.
Are you giving up anything for Lent? Or are you improving on something instead?
WORKOUT – 5.1 miles
Post Workout: Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding (recipe from Angela’s blog, modified)
|Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding
2 tbsp chia seeds
mix all ingredients for 2 minutes. Refrigerate 15 minutes, Stir and Enjoy! Only 180 calories
I went to Brainsport today and picked up my secret bloggie valentine gift, It’s not exactly "warm" but it’s something I’ve been eyeing up for awhile. Thanks Susan, I love it, I tested them out today and they are so comfy!
Lunch: Egg noodles with sweet n sour sauce.
Snack: Organic broccoli and carrots with ranch dressing
Supper: Sides Plus Vegetable fried rice with kidney beans
So disappointed, The Biggest Loser isn’t on tonight, I almost cried. I look forward to Tuesday nights with the gang. And it’s not on again until March 2nd. I think I just might cry, whatever will I do!
WORKOUT – 2 miles and arms & back
Let’s to do a recap of this long weekend:
Monday’s a holiday, Family Day, it’s only a holiday in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and PEI. As well as a couple of the states, etc. Basically, if you had Monday off, then you know what it is.
The Winter Olympics in Vancouver have been on, and surprisingly we’ve been watching it a fair amount. We won a Gold Medal, that’s pretty cool. Canada Rocks!
Valentines was celebrated on Saturday, I was taken out for a lovely supper at my favourite place, Red Lobster, where I stuffed my face with crab legs. I did not hold back. As well as I was taken out for Lunch to an awesome place downtown that I have never heard of. It was called Souleio. We dined on Steelhead Panini’s, they had a citrus cream cheese and spinach. It was AH-mazing.
My Secret Bloggie Valentine, Jocelyn got my package. It included postcards of my amazing city! And Saskatoon Berry Tea. Hope you enjoy!
I received a message from my Secret Bloggie Valentine, Susan, where I was instructed to go to Brainsport and "get myself something warm". But unfortunately they were closed today for the holiday, so I am eagerly waiting to go tomorrow!
I got in a workout today, did 2 miles on the Cross trainer and did my Arms and Back strength training. It was super busy at the gym today since a lot of people had the day off.
So I think that will it for now, I don’t need to babble on for hours.
Are you watching the Winter Olympics?
WORKOUT – 1.84 miles and legs
I am back to tracking calories again, not religiously, but I want to keep an eye on how much I am eating, since my weigh in and measurements yesterday, obviously I am doing something VERY wrong. So it is time to take more action. Usually I use a program to track, but since I don’t want to obsess too much, I am doing it the old school way, writing it down on paper. It might not be exact, but it gives me a good idea of where I am at for the day.
Here’s what I ate today:
Breakfast - 1 apple and 2 slices 7-grain toast with light butter
Lunch (post workout) – large caesar salad with hemp seeds
Snack – 1 navel orange and 1 apple
Supper – Vegetarian Bean Chili with cheese
Snack – Small Oreo Cheesequake blizzard from Dairy Queen
I picked up something new and exciting today. It’s an Organic Sprout Growing Kit, I’ll be able to grow my own spouts inside, even in the winter, and since I can’t really have a garden, super pumped. Definitely will be more on that once I get it