As promised on my post about SCBR, I'm going to try to document my Food/Exercise Journal here on the blog. I'm supposed to note times, items, how much, and how I felt afterwards. So, here goes…first day!

10:30 am – oatmeal & coffee – satisfied

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I slept in today, but was so ready for breakfast by the time I got up. I made extra of those steel cut oats yesterday since they take so long to cook, so I'd have some to re-heat this AM. The oats re-heated nicely (and quickly in the microwave), but were a bit dry (see first photo). It was nothing a little milk couldn't fix. To my oats, I stirred in 2 tbsp 2% milk, 1 tbsp peanut butter, and topped evthing off with about 1 tsp each: flax seed, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and sugar (I forgot to stir the sugar in).

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I tried my best to finish the oats, but couldn't quite do it. I think I ate about a cup or cup and a half worth. I also had a cup of coffee (forgot to take a photo in my sleepiness), though I think it was probably more like 2 cups (i.e. 16 fluid ounces)…guess I should measure it some time so I know.

1 pm – Water & Walk – satisfied

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Around 1PM, hubby wanted to take Bails for a walk. The weather was so nice, I was happy to oblige. Plus, it would count as one of the 3 walks I'm supposed to take this week. Before leaving, I downed a quick glass of water.

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We walked for about 45 minutes, going through a local park, which is always a nice detour. Bailey made several doggie friends. He's so outgoing! I felt great after the walk. The fresh air was wonderful. I didn't feel too strained…walks don't do much for my physically, but they at least get me moving.

2:30 pm – Salad, Smoothie, & Crackers – Satisfied

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I wasn't too hungry for lunch, so we just ate lightly. I made a berry banana smoothie and caesar salad.

Banana Berry Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain organic yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • drop vanilla extract

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I also had 2 small pieces of cheese (jalepeno jack) & crackers.

6 pm – Salad, Carrots, Pizza – A Little Overly Full

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We were headed to a friend's place to watch the superbowl. I was only going for the first half, but hubby wanted to stay for the whole thing. We were thinking of making something to bring over, but we decided to just get a pizza from our local pizzeria (yea, we had pizza last night…I know…heehee).

I made a quick salad to take over with about 1 cup romaine lettuce, 1 tsp sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp Drew's Rosemary Balsamic dressing along with 6 baby carrots. Baby carrots are so good, no?

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I had 3 pieces of pizza (1 pepperoni, 2 cheese) and a small cup of coke (about 3/4 cup guestimate). I probably should have just gone with 2 pieces of pizza, but the 3rd was so small! It's hard to measure in slices of pizza when they aren't cut the same size.

9:30 pm – Yogurt – Satisfied

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At around 9:30 pm, I had a hankering for something sweet and grabbed a raspberry Wallaby yogurt. These things are so good! I also had a small cup of water. Gotta work on drinking more water on the weekends!

Ok, I really need to get my Food Challenge post up…gotta run!