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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!

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

I didn’t really want to have to do this. But since I have gained weight, (like 5lbs! eek) over the Christmas holidays, I need to be serious now. I am starting to count my calories again, which just makes me realize again how much I was over eating. Fresh start with calorie counting and back to exercising my butt off. I made up a little spreadsheet to track calories in and calories out during exercise. This way I have a visual, something to stick to. Hopefully in a short while I was start to see those added pounds come off again and get back to where I was and keep losing and gaining strength with my exercises.

Today I went out and bought me some sweet hockey skates, since my feet are too wide for figure skates. It didn’t take too long to find something, and so far so good, the real test will be when I actually get one some ice to see how my feet feel then *fingers crossed* . The plan is to maybe do some skating this weekend that’s why I went out and got some, I was planning to do it anyways at some point.

Also, today I have been a cleaning machine, just basic tidying and vacuuming. I did a bit of laundry and general cleaning of all surfaces.

Just wanted to stop by and make a small post, but I need to get back to business. Have a great weekend everyone!

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