Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hit the Ground Walking

Yay! Another juice fast completed until mid-year. I was so hungry yesterday, I ended up breaking the fast with some fresh pineapple chunks in the late afternoon and had supper of homemade minestrone with 1/2 cup cooked quinoa added. The quinoa slurped up all the broth and filled the bowl, it was so delicious, warming and filling.

I'm back at work later today, so I got up and did a quick 1.75 miles around the block to energize and get myself moving. Pre-walk, I had some raw milk with a scoop of protein powder shaken with some ice until frothy...

Breakfast was 40 grams of oatmeal cooked with a medium mashed banana and 1/2 cup canned pumpkin with one farm egg whisked in and topped with 7 grams of walnuts...

I ate this big bowl of hot deliciousness slooowly. This is one thing I need to keep practicing because it's so hard for me. I can't stress enough how important it is to eat a satisfying and nutritious breakfast!!!! It sets me up for healthy eating for the rest of the day. I'm going to blog more about breakfast in the near future.

I've got my food scale back out of the cabinet and displayed prominently on the counter top, it's really the best way for me to keep track of my portions of energy dense foods.

Noon time which means juice time. A refreshing red juice with beets, fennel, cucumber, carrot, apple, celery, lemon and ginger.

I should be hungry for lunch, but I'm not. But I will have to have something or I'll be too hungry when I start my shift. I have some cooked quinoa and some spinach and salmon in the fridge so I think a salad is in order. I have a Kashi meal (Mayan Harvest Bake), an apple and some almonds to bring for dinner at work this evening.

I'm off to food shop tomorrow, on the meal plan: thick beef and bean chili, a roast chicken, roasted root vegetable, chicken and wild rice soup, some collards and brown rice with grilled chicken. Lots of veggies and lots of fiber!


  1. Another question about your Garmin: How does it measure distance? Do you have to program in the length of your stride? If that's the case, it ain't gonna work for me. My strides are just too little to exist (lol), at least as far as my very low-tech pedometer is concerned.

  2. The Garmin uses satellites to measure distance. I didn't have to program a stride or anything like that, just age and weight. I'm going to do a full post about it soon, so look for that!

  3. I want those oats!!! That looks just like a breakfast I would have :D

    I weigh all of my food except fruits and veggies. I especially have to be careful with those dense items like peanut butter. My eyes think 3 tablespoons = 1 tablespoon :D