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Breakfast ideas

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Today I realized I hadn't eaten breakfast and had about 1 minute to leave. So I went for my basket of bars that I bought when I was home at Christmas.

I'm down to 2 more Luna bars (the breakfast of running late champions). And so, I need some ideas of things I can make ahead of time and take with me. Things like breakfast bars and cookies are good. Things like eggs and oats are much harder when I'm running late like that.

Any ideas, friends?

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JUDITH316 2/7/2013 8:43PM

    Here are easy ideas that will get you started, hope this helps...

1. Quaker Instant Hot Oatmeal Cereal, topped with brown sugar and cinnamon, you can also try some almonds, other toppings..
2. Scrambled eggs on whole wheat toast
3. Special K Cereal with non fat milk
4. Cheerios, can be topped with fruit and nuts
5. Multi-grain or plain unsalted rice cakes with low fat melted cheddar cheese and or cream cheese and or peanut butter..
6. Special K Cereal Bars with fresh fruit
7. Fruit Smoothie, add a handful of almonds to eat along with sipping your smoothie
8. Measure 1/4 cup of Rogers 5 grain granola light raspberry almond cereal in a cereal bowl and mix 1/2 cup of any fruit flavored yogurt in to the granola cereal, mix until well blended, this is my favorite and it is so tasty...
9. Multi-grain, whole wheat pita bread or whole wheat toast topped with reduced sugar low fat jam or peanut butter or low fat granola bars topped with peanut butter..
10. Hard Boiled egg, fruit and a calorie reduced/low sodium toast with your favorite filling...

For me I use a variety of foods so I don't get bored...There are plenty of foods out there...I encourage you to try something just might find out that breakfast is your favorite meal of the day!

Bon Appetite`

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BECKYR16 9/13/2012 8:37PM

    Mamasuds - yes. I've tried a couple of breakfast bar/muffin type recipes. They've been super easy.

The other thing I've wanted to try and haven't yet is baked egg cups - put eggs & veggies in the muffin tin and bake them. Then when it's breakfast time, pop them in the microwave and eat them.

Did you try your breakfast pockets at all? They sound like a fun idea. Maybe they could be made with wonton wrappers, so that the outside isn't very many calories?

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MAMASUDS 4/8/2012 10:30AM

    A piece of fruit is always a good start! Hmm, but you need your protein. Have you found any answers to your dilemna yet? I'm a big fan of cold pizza = )
How about making your own breakfast pockets with low-fat meats and cheeses. That with a piece of fruit and a bottle of tea would be perfect. What do you think? If you have some recipes you want to try, I would be willing to help you. We can see how if passes the "family test".

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AMYNYNJ 3/25/2012 6:13PM

    I'm with Becky. SP has some great healthy muffin recipes that you can make and freer ahead. Then have some milk and fruit later in the morning.

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BECKYR16 3/21/2012 10:56PM

    Those both sound good! But, if I'm running late, it has to be things I can just grab. I've found a couple of recipes for muffins I'd like to try - they should be something I can just toss in the freezer and grab one when I need a 'to go' breakfast.

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POOKASLUAGH 3/21/2012 10:35PM

    I wish I could help. I've had the same thing for breakfast nearly every day for the last 7-8 years (Oatmeal Squares and milk). Breakfast tacos are good if you have time to make them ahead of time. Just wrap them in foil. :)

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Challenge Day 3

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today's update:
2 meals finished with tea (well bottles of cold, I didn't want to heat water)
no exercise

That brings me to:
5/10 meals finished with tea
50/120 minutes of exercise (2/6 days)

We'll see if I'm going to make it exercise-wise. I got kind of out of the habit of doing something everyday over the last few weeks when my car died and it got significantly harder to get to the gym. Gotta get back to finding fun things to do.

The fridge arrived way early! It's here and set up. I decided that the proverb about a watched pot never boiling was also true of the fridge you keep peeking in to see if it's any closer to being at the right temperature. Finally, after having to ignore it for 2 hours for Bible Study, it's cool enough and I moved the last of the things in the cooler into it. Tomorrow I'll have to go collect my things out of the BOE fridge.

It's getting much cooler here. It's going to be sweater weather soon, I'll be sad to say goodbye to my wonderful summer, but in not too long we'll have snow and it will be beautiful!

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BECKYR16 9/28/2011 7:25PM

    Thanks Rosalyn! It's now down to the right temperature and has the food that I have left in it. :)

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SHAPELY 9/28/2011 1:42PM

    Keep it up Becky you are doing fine.
Glad you got the Fridge, it does take a while to cool down tho.
Enjoy your Bible Study. Hugs Rosalyn

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Challenge Day 2

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

As of today I have:
3/10 meals finished with tea
50/120 minutes of exercise finished (2/6 days)

In other news:
After almost 2 months and my fridge dying, my BOE has purchased a new one which will be here tomorrow. Still frustrated with how they handled the whole thing, but glad to have a working one again.

Getting closer to purchasing a new car. I just have to figure out the next step of the paperwork.

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BECKYR16 9/28/2011 8:48AM

    Thanks Ladies! It arrived a few hours ago and now is down to the correct temperature.

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NELLIEC 9/27/2011 9:15PM

    Definitely have to have a refrigerator that works!

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SHAPELY 9/27/2011 4:29PM

    Can't do without a fridge, Hope it comes.
Wow thats exciting a new car Hugs Rosalyn

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Challenge Day 1

Monday, September 26, 2011

Last week, I read about a spark friend trying to change her signal for the end of a meal to something other than sweets. I was inspired and thought I should change to tea.

I told another friend about this and she decided to join me.

Then we decided to turn it into a mini competition: whoever meets less of their exercise and tea goals. Has to buy the other a tea. But, if we're not going to see each other in real life that week, then we switch to something on spark.

My goals this week: tea after 10 meals, and at least 6 days of exercise with an average of 20 minutes each.

Today I:
- finished 2 meals with tea
- did 10 minutes of kickboxing
- walked 20
- did strength training for 10

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BECKYR16 9/27/2011 9:20AM

    Rosalyn - Thanks!

Amanda - Thank you!

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SHAPELY 9/26/2011 1:47PM

    Good one. And the tea is excelent for you. Rosalyn

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POOKASLUAGH 9/26/2011 8:40AM

    Fun challenge! Good luck! :)

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Running advice?

Monday, August 01, 2011

A while back I started doing the c25k training. I did really well for the first few weeks and then traveled with my running shoes and a pair of sandals, going back and forth between the two.

During the trip, while squatting down to take a picture my arch started hurting. I kept running anyways and continued to have pain while running.

I got insoles. The top was leather. When the weather got hot, I started to get blisters.

Last week, I got a new pair of shoes. I haven't taken them out, but I've worn them a bit inside and I'm not sure if the arches are good enough for my stupid feet. :)

So I tried running with the old shoes/insoles and slathering my feet in deodorant and baby powder and no blister-y issues!

I need to try the new shoes out inside some more and decide if they are going to work or not.

But after all the set-backs for running, I'm now running more like once a week and I'd like to be back to doing it 2-3 times a week.

Any advice on how to re-motivate myself?

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BECKYR16 8/8/2011 1:11AM

    Thanks everyone for the advice!

Seeamandarun - I wish I could. I don't know if there's even any shops like that remotely near where I live. Perhaps when I go home for Christmas I will do just that.

Shapefly thanks :)

Traxina - Sounds terrible! I hope that I don't end up in that spot. I'll look it up. Thanks for the warning.

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SEEAMANDARUN 8/2/2011 1:57PM

    Look into some Body Glide and if you really want to run, I highly suggest going to get fitted at a running store. They know their stuff!

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SHAPELY 8/2/2011 12:56PM

    Becky yes be sure you take care of your feet.
They govern the rest of your body, they aren't working right and the rest of you doesn't either.
I have HEEL SPURS and sometimes that is very painfull.
Take care of yourself. Hugs Rosalyn

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TRAXINA 8/2/2011 12:22PM

    Girl, take care of those feet! My case is extreme, but I ignored the arch pain and eventually spent 3-1/2 years recovering from plantar fasciitis. (Look it up online -- very common running injury.) The good news is, it's preventable and treatable... so just listen to those dogs when they bark and get yourself some good orthotic inserts .

For motivation, remind yourself how awesome your body is, and what it's capable of!

I still have pain sometimes but I ran a half marathon last fall to mark the official "end" of my injury.

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