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Chickpea salad

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

So I finally figured out I can carry less containers to work if I combine ingredients from the sparkpeople meal plan. Duh! So today I combined 1/2 cup chickpeas, 1 cup cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice and fat free feta for a yummy summer salad. Funny thing is when I bought the feta I assumed I should get fat free, but realize now regular feta is fine and good source of healthy fat. The point is I think I'm starting to get used to the meal plan and it's starting to become second nature to eat this way.

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URBANLOTUS 7/20/2011 11:35PM

    Isn't it great to connect the dots like this? Great work! emoticon

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Gardening at night

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

(That's from an old REM song)
This heat is killing me and my vegetables. For the second year in a row I've planted some veggies in pots in our backyard. You would think the tomatoes like the heat, but appearently it is so hot the tomatoes don't like it. Out of 4 plants 1 completely died, no fruit and did not take root, the second one is hanging in there but appears to have some strange fungus. The two other plants are doing fine but their leaves are wilted from the heat. I'm not really sure what to do. I know they are getting enough water. Anyway the peppers are out of control. We have 3 different kinds jalapeņos, cherry bombs and Thai chillies. I'm pretty excited to watch them all grow. And finally we just replaced one of the dead tomatoes with an eggplant, so we'll see what happens, so far it has 3 little eggplants and 2 flowers. I hope the eggplants enjoy the heat more than the tomatoes.

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MSPEACHYJONES 7/19/2011 10:45AM

    Wow your poor tomatoes!! The gardening sounds great though! I hope the rest of them survive long enough for you to enjoy garden fresh produce emoticon

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JOANNS4 7/19/2011 10:27AM

    My plants are not doing real well. Too much rain. I am just happy it isn't too hot here. Good luck with your garden.

Jo Ann

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Week 5

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Finally starting to settle in and not be as overwhelmed with all the tools on this website. I'm not much of a blogger. I prefer things short and sweet as the saying goes. I've been following the SP meal plan as closely as possible but it does take some work to cook and bring my food to work every day. It is starting to get easier and now I've tried cooking a bunch of meals up all at once and dividing it up into servings. I also bring a bunch of sides and snacks to work on Mondays and stock the fridge and freezer up.
Now about the exercise... I'm still exercising more than I was before I joined SP but it is slowly starting to become more difficult to get up early in the morning to go running. I need change my thinking about exercise, so here it goes: getting up early is totally doable, 30 minutes is no big deal.
Ok that was my pep talk to myself for the day.
Anyhow thanks for reading.

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MENOLLYRJ 6/25/2011 9:36AM

  I'm struggling with the exercise too. I have to make myself get up and do what I know I should do. Hang in there!

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7PASTORMIKE7 6/25/2011 12:48AM

    I am sure you will have a blessed time here ! We are all here for you !!

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