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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!

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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)

veggie pizza

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:

spinach and cottage cheese perogies

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

not so smart ones rice cake

Snack – mix of watermelon, honey dew and cantaloupe

fruits

Supper – Crab and scallop stuffed sole with steamed organic broccoli and carrots and sliced cucumbers

supper

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!

organic

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

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

pike with sauce and cottage cheese

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

Breakfast: Apple

Post Workout: Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding (recipe from Angela’s blog, modified)

Vanilla Coconut Chia Pudding

2 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbsp agave
splash of vanilla extract
2 tbsp sweetened coconut

mix all ingredients for 2 minutes. Refrigerate 15 minutes, Stir and Enjoy! Only 180 calories

 vanilla coconut chia pudding

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!

Brainsport Shorts

Lunch: Egg noodles with sweet n sour sauce.

sweet n sour egg noodles

Snack: Organic broccoli and carrots with ranch dressing

veggies

Supper: Sides Plus Vegetable fried rice with kidney beans

sides plus and kidneys

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 – 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

salad

Snack – 1 navel orange and 1 apple

Supper – Vegetarian Bean Chili with cheese

chili

Snack  – Small Oreo Cheesequake blizzard from Dairy Queen

 

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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 going growing!

sprouts

WORKOUT –  4 miles on treadmill – 60 minutes

I attempted my skills today for my 6.2 mile race, I fell short, only 4 miles before I had to call it quits. But for me I was impressed, plus I ran most of it which is almost impossible for me. I guess if I keep this up, I’ll be able to do the 6.2 in no time.

Pre-workout food was an apple and a banana. Post-workout fuel was 3 eggs scrambled.

And here’s another tribute to the month of LOVE! With only 6 days left.

redfaucetlight

So first off, not sure what kind of gift this would be! But I kind of thought it was clever, when the light is red it’s hot water, and when it’s blue it’s cold water. Just in case your real "smart" I guess. Not such a good gift if you’re color blind!

poo

All I have to say is, WTF!?

eye_massager

I bet you don’t know what that is? Maybe it’s my new mask because I’m a super hero. Wait, no I’m not. It’s actually an ‘Eye massager’,  Umm ok then!

dog

This is a good product because its Green, use warm or cold. But WHY is it a dog laying on your face? Why couldn’t they just make it something that wasn’t an animal, how about a rectangular shape

 

That’s it for now. Not even sure what to say after those inventions.

I am excited about making Raw Juices with my juicer and using my new book the big book of juices. There are some good detox juices and smoothies in there that I will be trying. I want to start to practice yoga with my beginners yoga DVD.

What I want to do to get Healthy:

Do my best to eat High Raw and Vegan, and if I don’t I will not beat myself up over it.

One juice a day.

One smoothie a day.

 

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Here is one day of me focusing on eating right, this is what I want to obtain in the long run and do on a regular basis. But remember it takes time, and it definitely helps if you get as much support as possible. If everyone around you in not eating healthy and not supporting you of your choices, things will be much more difficult. So it’s best to let people know what your plan is, and hopefully they will join in or at least make an effort to help you out in your journey.

Breakfast: Capple Kiwi juice made in the juicer (from the big book of juices), which consisted of 3 carrots, 1 apple and 2 kiwis.

Capple Kiwi

Cardio workout: 4.29 miles

Lunch:  2 Kiwi and Giant green smoothie – 2 bananas, 1/2 cup frozen fruit, 1/3 cup frozen cranberries, 1/2 cup water, 3 handfuls spinach (cooked) and 3 ice cubes.

kiwi Green Smoothie

Early afternoon snack: 20 almonds

almonds

Late afternoon snack: 2 kiwi and 1 macintosh apple

Supper: homemade bean chili

bean chili

Snack:  Banana soft serve with chocolate syrup – 2 frozen bananas mixed until smooth in food processor.  syrup was made up of agave and organic cocoa powder.

banana soft serve with chocolate syrup

Evening Snack: 10 plantain chips and a macintosh apple

google image for plantain chips

 

 

Eating raw until supper was easy and I didn’t feel the need to snack a lot today, my stomach seemed satisfied with what I ate. I have had a migraine most of the evening. My body is getting used to eating right and it is just having a little bit of withdrawal I think. Christmas sabotaged my eating habits and my body needs a little time to adjust.

Best of luck in your journey!

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