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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Week Eight: Day Four

I have to type this super quickly this morning because there is a full day ahead of me!!

FOOD AND DRINK:  Right Size smoothies for breakfast and dinner were just the ticket to get through yesterday!  Would you believe I made Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole for the family last night and didn't even sneak a bite??  It smelled so good.  I do have a serving set aside for myself for lunch today.  Baked in a 13x9 pan, cut into 12 pieces and the calorie count of each serving is only 328!  I have been eating spinach every day, and have failed to mention that as a tip!  Sorry!!  Holding out, I guess.  :)  I had read or heard that spinach is better for you than regular ol' iceberg lettuce, so I bought a pack and tried it out.  I just bought the pre-washed bag.  What I love about spinach?  1.  Keeps for a long time!  2.  Hardly any calories!  3.  Super good crunch!  I made a "grilled" sandwich last week with 100-calorie thin whole wheat bread "rolls" sprayed with cooking spray, 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese split between the two slices - toasted this, then put a bunch of spinach leaves in the middle!  YUM.  And only 210 calories (because I don't even count any for the spinach, it's like 20 calories for 2 1/2 cups).  One day I added 1/2 a can of tuna to that concoction, another day put some lunchmeat in the middle.  Very satisfying.  I figured out if you "grill" it - or at least melt the cheese somehow, I don't even miss the condiments!  I'm a mayonnaise girl through and through (not Miracle Whip), so I thought that would be super hard for me.  Not bad!

EXERCISE:  DVD still missing.  I picked up a little magazine at the grocery store last week about walking...yes an entire magazine about walking!  Ha.  It has lots of tips about how to increase your daily steps, so I have been thinking about those throughout my day and really trying to focus on taking extra steps.  I have a couple of items I need to invest in - one being a blender to try out some of those Right Size "recipes", and two being a pedometer!  I got pretty excited reading all of the benefits to just walking and making it a point to increase your daily step count.  Also, I am signing up for a half-marathon in September!!!!  Signing up this week.  Running in September.  Some good friends and I are planning to start training at the first of May, and I am so very excited.  It has never been a goal of mine to run a marathon (of any length), but this is a goal I am ready to set!

TIPS AND ISSUES:  Harris Teeter has strawberries on sale 4 pounds for $5 and they are the most delicious strawberries I've ever eaten!!!  Major tip.  Ha, ha! 

Breakfast requests are being shouted from the living room...time to officially begin my day! 


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