RAWCOOKIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAWCOOKIE RAWCOOKIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Luddite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967751 Day 17 of the Balance Life Challenge is to 'Get Rid of Time-Wasters' <BR> <BR> it's about cutting down the amount of time we spend watching TV or on the internet - and the suggestion is to stay right away from it all today (unless you have to use it for work). <BR> <BR> Well, strangely enough, I've been pursuing a project like this for a few weeks' now: it's called Weekend Luddite (a habit described by Reinhardt Engels on the everydaysystems website. The deal is, that at the weekends, I ca... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:48:06 EST Thank You :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965768 It's Friday - it's been raining since yesterday evening and it's still going strong! It's 7.30am and still dark as night! Ergh! <BR> <BR> I'm going away for the weekend - leaving at midday - and have just made my packing list over a cup of coffee. Rain makes it all more ........... plastic! Lots of plastic bags round everything! <BR> <BR> That aside - I will be away from the computer for a couple of days - so I'll pause my Balanced Life Challenge for Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> Tod... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 02:47:03 EST Taking Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965536 Today's Balanced Life Challenge is about recognising our sources of stress, and learning to manage them. I feel like I've been doing quite well at this recently - and I do take quite a lot of 'me time' when I need it. <BR> <BR> When I clicked through to the day's article, I was immediately 'stressed' by the fact that it was six pages long! Most of it I have read before - usual stuff, eat well, exercise well, get enough sleep, timetable in quality time with yourself and others - you know t... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:22:27 EST shhhh....... she's sleeping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965214 Day 14 of the Balanced Life Challenge was about getting enough sleep - and all that wind-down routine stuff. <BR> <BR> I can honestly say I don't have a problem with this - I sleep whenever I can! And on work days that end late and start early, I come home, unpack my bag, clean my teeth - and get into bed! <BR> <BR> I am blessed not to have a sleep problem! And I'm not a night owl! Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:43:42 EST Buddy Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964140 Encouragement to exercise with a friend is the message for Day 13 of the Balanced Life Challenge. <BR> <BR> Well, I do take up offers to do things like swimming, walking, with friends - but on an everyday basis I prefer to exercise alone. '..... and spending time with friends is crucial for a balanced life!' Well, yes, I'd agree with that. <BR> <BR> My best friend likes a yoga class, a dance class, choir, art classes and French lessons. I like running, swimming, Cornish, hiking, and Budd... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:14:45 EST I love Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963542 Day 12 of the Balanced Life Challenge is 'Get Socially Inspired' <BR> <BR> I already do this - I get a lot of inspiration from twitter - but most of all from the Spark People community. Twitter is a launch-pad for links - and I often get inspired to do something different as a result. <BR> <BR> I follow Spark People on twitter, of course, but I don't often go over onto Pinterest. The Spark People Pinterest boards are well-organised and inspirational - I'll definitely go there from time-to... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:03:15 EST Stop Complaining! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963037 Today's mission for the Balanced Life Challange is to Create a 'Complaint-Free Zone!' <BR> <BR> This is an excellent one for me today, as I (a) have to go to work and (b) feel a bit grumpy (stuffed up nose/headache). <BR> <BR> So - I've read the article on how much better optimists fare healthwise - and I'm going to make a BIG effort today to keep my grumpy self amused by looking at the bright side of everything! <BR> <BR> This is how optimisists do it: <BR> <BR> They think about, ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:11:16 EST What time is it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962550 Day 10 of the Balanced Life Challenge is called 'Switch Your Schedule'. <BR> <BR> I guess what their getting at is (a) not getting stuck in a rut and (b) being flexible about when to exercise. It's also about experimenting and testing the edges. <BR> <BR> I do prefer to exercise first thing in the morning - if I catch it then, it's done! If I don't catch it then, it might not get done! That's true for me certainly. <BR> <BR> I have occasionally run in the evening - and it did surprise... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 01:53:30 EST Communication Curfew - Balanced Life Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962259 Day 9 of the Balanced Life Challenge is to set up a 'Communication Curfew'. <BR> <BR> By this they mean turning off the computer and phone an hour or two before going to bed - to wind down properly and sleep better. <BR> <BR> Mystically, I've just begun doing something along these lines. From the Everyday Systems website (associated with the NoS diet) - it's called 'Weekend Luddite'. I'm applying this in two different ways:- <BR> <BR> (1) during the week I am not allowing myself to go on... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:33:35 EST Variety is the spice of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962047 The 8th mission on the Balanced Life Challenge is to go 'Round The World' - by this they mean trying out new exercise machines in the gym - doing something different. <BR> <BR> I don't go to the gym - but I do already put a lot of variety into my exercise routines - thanks to Spark People's wonderful library of exercise videos. <BR> <BR> Variety comes naturally to me - so this, at least, I do have in balance! <BR> <BR> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 01:20:46 EST Look on the bright side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961013 <em>335</em> Always <BR> <em>335</em> Look on <BR> <em>335</em> the bright side <BR> <em>335</em> of life <BR> <BR> Today's Balanced Life Challenge task is to focus on gratitude <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1541 </link> <BR> <BR> I've been doing something like this for a while now - I have a small notebook by my bed, and before I go to sleep I write down 5 things that I've done well; this was to boost my self-confidence. However, I am n... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:38:41 EST How many pedometers have you lost?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960706 Today's task for the Balanced Life Challenge was to look into fitness trackers. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm not really someone who wants to track my every breath and move - although I can see the value in them. I do make a note every day of what exercise I've done (over and above my everyday walking - which is substantial as I don't have a car). <BR> <BR> I did google the things - considered them. The only thing that appeals to me is a pedometer, but I've had several of the things in the past a... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:55:58 EST Connect with my inner child? where is she? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960092 Today's task for the Balanced Life Challenge was to 'connect with your inner child'. By this, they meant join an amateur sports league of some kind. <BR> <BR> I'm really not interested in joining any sports leagues - I work irregular hours anyway and it makes it very hard to belong to any regular group activity. I've never been into team games to be honest - and I feel too old (sorry, but I do) to start now. Basically, I don't have the inclination to do this. I don't want to play golf ... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:55:41 EST Some photos from yesterday's walk and Balanced Life Day 4 - read a book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959554 Hooray - the photos are uploading today! These are all various mine ruins on the Great Flat Lode which is one of the trails on the Mineral Tramways in Cornwall. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bdc3a3b0-c708-4812-bc42-c823accc5d07.JPG"> <BR> from the trail, looking towards King Edwards Mine in the distance (I think!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e991d9c-cc24-4a85-b0c8-dd59cb21d743.JPG"> <BR> Cooks Kitchen Mine <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:29:35 EST The Mineral Tramways - UNESCO World Heritage Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959100 I didn't go to the beach today after all! <BR> <BR> I went to bed at 8.30pm last night, and woke at around 7.30am! I was exhausted. I had a sort of sinus-stuffy head when I woke, and felt flimsy, so I decided not to go swimming. I did do 14 mins of core and resistance band exercises though. <BR> <BR> I made some Chia 'doughnuts' for breakfast (recipe at the end of this blog because I know some of you will ask!) - and whilst they were in the oven I popped down to the shops and bought s... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:56:57 EST Ditch Distractions for a Balanced Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958650 After yesterday's challenge, I have unsubscribed from several emails - it's a start! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to eat without distractions. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was pretty good - I did have the radio on and listened to the news. <BR> Lunch was as good as I could get it; I ate it standing up in the kitchen at work, talking to a colleague - I don't get a meal break. <BR> Dinner was good - I sat at the table, still had the radio on - but no reading or computing. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am go... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:15:55 EST A new challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958196 Sparked by a Spark Friend, Jennie, the other day - I decided to have a go at one of the new 30-day challenges: Balanced Life. <BR> <BR> Day 1's task was to write down what I feel is unbalance about my life at the moment. Here's a summary of what came up for me: <BR> <BR> Work takes up a lot of my time. <BR> I 'forget' to do other things I enjoy: Cornish language, knitting, swimming, exploring <BR> I am not spending as much time as I'd like to on my spiritual practice <BR> My garden overw... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 17:01:35 EST Walk while you wait! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957317 I managed to get off work early yesterday - at 5.30pm instead of 6.30pm. But then managed to miss the 5.50pm bus - and was faced with an hour's wait for the next one at 6.50pm. So I decided to walk along the coast path and catch the bus at another stop along the line. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb7cf2c9-248c-4a4e-b95d-b48e99353a31.jpg"> <BR> <BR> About half an hour into my walk it started raining - and because it was very windy - it drove into the backs of ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 05:23:55 EST A lovely day out in the woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955841 Today I took the day off from everything. I got a bus which runs along the north coast in the summer months - and the driver kindly dropped me off at the north gate of the country park I was going to walk in. I live by the sea, and there aren't many woods in Cornwall at all - in fact, I think Tehidy might be the only one! <BR> <BR> It was a lovely day for a walk - sunny and not too hot. We did have a sudden, torrential, downpour - and I sheltered under a tree! A couple of claps of thund... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 13:14:33 EST Monday 29th June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952759 Just a short blog to check-in as it's over a week since I posted a new blog. <BR> <BR> Things are going well for me with the NoS diet - and I'm posting what I am eating in my Community Journal (so if you're curious you can look there). The Saturday and Sunday eating includes snacks, sweets and stuff - so no telling me off - it's part of the plan! <BR> <BR> I'm finding that it's hardest for me to keep up a regular running, strength-training routine - work schedules, and being 'tired' are... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:13:30 EST Getting the right combo - for me :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947821 We all have our different ways of managing our quest for health and fitness - and one of the things I love about Spark People is that they are pretty much ALL represented on this site. <BR> <BR> I am currently following three main pathways - I found my way to each of them via Spark People. <BR> <BR> I am tackling the fundamental issues of emotional eating/how I relate to food, with the 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle team - this is material written by Linda Spangle which I hav... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:43:25 EST Sort Out Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944780 I expected my 10 days' off from work to be a period of calm in which I could sort myself out. But, the complete opposite seems to have happened; it's like I let go of all the strings and I feel like I just unravelled! I woke this morning feeling exhausted! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did some work from Linda Spangle's book Life is Hard, Food is Easy (Chapter 4) - and I nearly gave up on it - it felt 'too hard' to do! One of the activities was to think of my strengths; she suggests three catego... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:40:15 EST A few photos from my son's wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944343 I didn't manage to take many good photos on the day - there was a professional photographer who has taken some great photos - and perhaps I will be able to share some of them - I think they're copyrighted, so don't think I can just have them! <BR> <BR> I was pleased with my outfit - it was comfortable, appropriate, pretty - and the best thing was that my son said "aw, you look lovely" - that was the icing on my cake! The photos don't do me justice really - the dress was quite a light fabric... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 07:51:45 EST Taking time for myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931990 I finished work at 9am today. Often, after a sleep-in shift, I just get the bus home, and kind of flop for the rest of the day. But today I had an arrangement to visit someone at 11.30am, so I stayed in town. <BR> <BR> First I went to Costa and got a plain coffee with soya milk. I avoided the temptations of wall-to-wall sugar/fat/flour offerings! <BR> <BR> I took my coffee to the beach, and sat there for about an hour, knitting, chilling, listening to the sea. There was a crowd of p... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:10:29 EST What DID I actually eat today 17th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929663 This is the last of my 4 weeks of food journal blogging. I am going to continue to track my food in this way, but use the Community Journal. So, if it interests you, you can find me there by clicking on the community journal link above my profile picture. <BR> <BR> Today was a lovely, lovely day - I feel like I've had a mini-holiday! <BR> <BR> 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really food <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) no plan <BR> 2)2 x... Sun, 17 May 2015 14:55:47 EST What DID I actually eat today 16th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929163 I can't believe that THREE days have slipped by without blogging my daily food - how did THAT happen? Work got in the way? <BR> <BR> Summary 14th May - low nutritional content really - toast, chocolate, a shop-bought cheese, mayo, salad wrap, oatcakes, Doritos, bread, cup cake. I was out all day - and evening - ended up buying lunch in a small store, and didn't have time for dinner, so had oatcakes and peanut butter, then a cup cake at the event I went to. I didn't Over-Eat, but I had too... Sat, 16 May 2015 14:16:24 EST What DID I actually eat today 13th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927851 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not actually food <BR> <BR> Breakfast (6am) <BR> 1)Porridge, raisins, sunflower seeds <BR> 2)Porridge, raisins, sunflower seeds <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack (9.30am) <BR> 1)grapes <BR> 2)wasabi peas (50g) <BR> <BR> Late-morning snack(11.30am) <BR> 1)nothing <BR> 2) <BR> 3)mint licorice stick; mint & cacao protein ball <BR> <BR> Lunch (1.30pm) <BR> 1)wrap with red bean, artichoke, spring onion, mint, hotsauce... Thu, 14 May 2015 04:06:03 EST What DID I actually eat today 12th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926972 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really food <BR> <BR> Breakfast (6am) <BR> 1)4 xRyvita, nut butter, orange <BR> 2)4 xRyvita, nut butter <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack (10am) <BR> 1) Date bread <BR> 2) Date bread <BR> <BR> Late-morning snack (11.45am) <BR> 1)nothing <BR> 2)banana <BR> <BR> Lunch (1.30pm) <BR> 1)'Cheeze' (tofu/chickpea pate), celery, carrot, 2 x Ryvita, Banana <BR> 2)'Cheeze', celery, carrot, 2 x Ryvita <BR> <BR> Mid-afte... Tue, 12 May 2015 13:20:56 EST What DID I actually eat today 11th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926420 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast (6am) <BR> 1)Quinoa pops, apple, vegan yoghurt, oatly <BR> 2)as above! <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack (10am) <BR> 1)2 x choc chip cookies (homemade, vegan-style) <BR> 2)as above, plus a decaff coffee from the local cafe to drink on the bus (between work places) <BR> <BR> Lunch: (1pm) <BR> 1)Mexican Bean wrap with leaves. 10g 85% dark choc <BR> 2) as above <BR> <BR> Mid-aft... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:49:11 EST What DID I actually eat today 10th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925818 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3)=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: (5.30am) <BR> 1)Ryvita x 4, marg, nut butter <BR> 2)Ryvita x 3, marg, nut butter, Sweet Freedom Choc shot <BR> <BR> After my run (7.30am) <BR> 1) nothing <BR> 2)the remaining Ryvita from breakfast <BR> 3)10g 85% choc <BR> <BR> Mid-morning (10am) <BR> 1)25g nut and cranberry mix <BR> 2)25g nut and cranberry mix <BR> <BR> Lunch:(1pm) <BR> 1) French cassoulet g-free pie,... Sun, 10 May 2015 14:28:09 EST What DID I actually eat today 9th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925387 1= what I planned to eat <BR> 2= what I actually ate <BR> 3= anything I ate which was not really food <BR> <BR> Breakfast (6am) <BR> 1) Quinoa pops, apple, vegan natural yoghurt <BR> 2)Quinoa pops, apple, vegan natural yoghurt, oatly (oat cream) <BR> <BR> Morning snack (9.30am) <BR> 1)25g cranberry and almond mix <BR> 2)25g cranberry and almond mix <BR> <BR> Lunch: (1.30pm) <BR> 1)left-over vegan pizza, salad leaves <BR> 2)left-over vegan pizza, salad leaves <BR> <BR> Afternoon snack (3.3... Sat, 9 May 2015 15:54:45 EST What DID I actually eat today 8th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924912 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really food <BR> <BR> First thing: (6am before going for a run) <BR> 1)no plan <BR> 2)2 Ryvita with vegan marg & Marmite <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1)no plan <BR> 2)Date Bread, 10g dark choc <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)no plan <BR> 2) <BR> 3)Saffron Chelsea Bun <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon: <BR> 1)no plan <BR> 2) <BR> 3)25g Panforte <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> 1)vegan pizza (lots of veggies) & salad <BR> 2)vegan pizz... Fri, 8 May 2015 16:16:04 EST What DID I actually eat today 7th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924296 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast (6am) <BR> 1)Porridge, raisins <BR> 2)Porridge, raisins <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) 25g cashew & peanut mix <BR> 2) (10am) Date Bread, 10g dark chocolate, 25g cashew & peanut mix <BR> <BR> Second mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) nothing <BR> 2)gluten-free brownie and coffee (11am-ish) (maybe that should be a (3)? it was good food <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)Crispbread, ... Thu, 7 May 2015 13:07:03 EST What DID I actually eat today 6th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924020 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1)Mushrooms on toast <BR> 2)Mushoroms on toast <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)banana <BR> 2)banana <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)Cauliflower 'cheeze', tomatoes <BR> 2)Cauliflower 'cheese, tomatoes, 2 Ryvita & Marmite <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1)Dates stuffed with hazelnut butter <BR> 2)Dates stuffed with hazelnut butter <BR> <BR> Second afternoon snack: ... Thu, 7 May 2015 01:02:12 EST What DID I actually eat today 5th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922845 I'm posting my food plan here for the day - as I shall be working until late tonight - so I've only got to edit it when I get home. <BR> <BR> I know I'm in an 'eating phase' - this might be because my body has lost a little bit of weight, and my body is trying to get back to the former weight - who knows? I am aware of my own 'cycles' and about every 14 days I seem to have increased appetite. So - I've made a realistic plan for the sort of day I have ahead - making sure I have planned sna... Tue, 5 May 2015 05:39:08 EST What DID I actually eat today 4th May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922505 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) porridge, raisins, sunflower seeds <BR> 2) porridge, raisins, sunflower seeds <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)apple <BR> 2)spicy peanuts & cashew mix (50g) <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)Crispbreads, cucumber, Naked Bar <BR> 2)Crispbreads, cucumber, Naked Bar <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1)dates & almonds <BR> 3)sugar-free boiled sweet (1) <BR> <BR> Dinner... Mon, 4 May 2015 14:42:21 EST What DID I actually eat today 3rd May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921855 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=things I ate which were not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1)Mango chia pudding <BR> 2)Mango chia pudding <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) nuts & raisins <BR> 2)nuts & raisins <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)2x Crispbread, cucumber, Naked Bar <BR> 2)2x Crispbread, cucumber, Naked Bar <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1)clemantines x 2 <BR> 2)clemantines x 2, 200g strawberries with oat cream, <BR> 3)10g 85% dark chocolate <B... Sun, 3 May 2015 15:20:46 EST What DID I actually eat today 2nd May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921386 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) no plan! <BR> 2)crispbread, hazelnut butter, cherry tomatoes <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) no plan! <BR> 2) fruit & nut mix 30g (raisins, hazels, chocolate-covered coffee beans) <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)no plan! <BR> 2)nothing <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon: <BR> 1) no plan! <BR> 2)cake (vegan, g-free) <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> 1)Chilli & rice <BR> 2)Chilli ... Sat, 2 May 2015 15:48:36 EST What DID I actually eat today 1st May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920896 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=things I ate which were not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) Porridge, banana, maple syrup <BR> 2) Porridge, banana, maple syrup <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)Naked Bar <BR> 2)nuts (25g) and raisins <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)left-over bolognese, crispbreads, berries <BR> 2)left-over bolognese, crispbreads, berries <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) nuts and raisins <BR> 2) Elephant Food (! 30g 120kcal) superfood s... Fri, 1 May 2015 16:03:54 EST What DID I actually eat today 30th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920308 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=things I ate which were not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) toast and Marmite (g-free bread, vegan marg) <BR> 2) toast and Marmite <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) Nuts & raisins <BR> 2) Bounce Ginseng & Spirulina Energy Ball <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) veggie sausage, left-over curry, pearl barly/lentil mixture <BR> 2) as above! <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) Date bread, satsuma <BR> 2) Date bread, satsuma <BR>... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:44:24 EST What DID I actually eat today 29th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919753 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) vegan 'bacon' sandwich & decaff <BR> 2) vegan 'bacon' sandwhich & decaff <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, raisins) <BR> 2)ants on a log <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)almond nut butter & cucumber sandwich, cherry toms, 10g dark choc <BR> 2)almond nut butter & cucumber sandwich, cherry toms, 15g dark choc <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:02:01 EST What DID I actually eat today 28th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919238 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) overnight oats <BR> 2)overnight oats (6am) <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> 1) nothing <BR> 2) Date bread (my packed snack) and a Costa Americano coffee (8.30am at a service station) <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)apple <BR> 2)apple (10.30) <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)Salad in a jar (grains, lentils, spinach, toms, cucumber, hotsauce, green onions, pineapple), dark choco... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:20:31 EST What DID I actually eat on 27th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919234 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 2=anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1)Porridge, dates, sunflower seeds <BR> 2)Porridge,dates, sunflower seeds <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)apple <BR> 2)apple <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1)veggie sausages, smoky baked beans, cherry toms, 8 grapes <BR> 2)veggie sausages, smoky baked beans, cherry toms, 8 grapes <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) Date bread <BR> 2) Satsuma, wasabi peas <BR> <BR>... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:07:32 EST What DID I actually eat today 26th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918015 1=what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I actually ate <BR> 3= anything I eat which is not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) Porridge, dates, sunflower seeds <BR> 2) Cheatin' (vegan) bacon sandwich with BBQ sauce <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) apple and nut butter <BR> 2) nothing <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) Leftovers Potpie (Happy Herbivore recipe) <BR> 2) Leftovers Potpie <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) wasabi peas <BR> 2) nothing <BR> <BR> 3) whilst cooking dinner at 6pm... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:25:18 EST What DID I actually eat today 25th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917572 1= what I planned to eat <BR> 2= what I actually ate <BR> 3= anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) Pineapple pancakes <BR> 2) Pineapple pancakes <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1)Date bread <BR> 2) nothing <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) Lentil soup, crispbread, 'cheeze' <BR> 2) Lentil soup, crispbread, 'cheeze' <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) banana <BR> 2) banana <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> 1) 'cheeze' and celery wrap, Naked Bar <BR> 2) 'cheeze' and radis... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:56:26 EST What DID I actually eat today 24th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917045 1= what I planned to eat <BR> 2= what I actually ate <BR> 3= anything I ate which was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) Porridge, peach, coconut, quinoa pops <BR> 2) Porridge, peach, coconut, quinoa pops <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) Date Bread <BR> 2) Date Bread <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) 'cheeze' and cucumber sandwich on g-free bread, cherry tomatoes <BR> 2) 'cheeze' and cucumber sandwich on g-free bread, cherry tomatoes <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) Satsuma a... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:39 EST What DID I actually eat today 23rd April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916485 1 = what I planned to eat <BR> 2 = what I actually ate <BR> 3 = anything I ate which wasn't really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) toast and nut butter <BR> 2) g-free toast, dairy butter, peanut butter <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) muffin <BR> 2) muffin <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) salad jar (chick peas, toms, cucumber, lettuce, radish, hummus) <BR> 2) salad jar (as above) <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) apple and nuts <BR> 2) apple and nuts <BR> <BR> Extra snack after work... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:24:52 EST What DID I actually eat today 22nd April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915886 1= what I planned to eat <BR> 2= what I actually ate <BR> 3= what I ate that was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) porridge, apricots, almonds <BR> 2) porridge, peaches, almonds <BR> <BR> Mid-morning snack: <BR> 1) protein ball <BR> 2) protein ball <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) Insalata fantasia (salad in an jar - olives, corn, tomato, green onions, lettuce, herbs) <BR> 2) Insalata fantasia <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon snack: <BR> 1) muffin <BR> 2) muffin, small pot of frozen yogurt ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:09:58 EST What DID I actually eat today 21st April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915211 1= what I planned to eat <BR> 2= what I actually ate <BR> 3= what I ate that was not really 'food' <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> 1) Ryvita and Marmite <BR> 2) Ryvita and Marmite <BR> <BR> Mid-morning <BR> 1) apple and nut butter <BR> 2) apple and nut butter <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> 1) salad and Ryvita <BR> 2) muffin <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon <BR> 1) muffin <BR> 2) salad and Ryvita, half a banana <BR> <BR> Second afternoon snack <BR> 1) nothing <BR> 2) slice of gluten free bread <BR> <BR> Tea <BR> ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:05:51 EST What DID I actually eat today 20th April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914617 1= what I planned to eat <BR> 2=what I ate <BR> 2=anything I ate that was not really 'food'! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1) porridge <BR> 2) porridge <BR> <BR> Mid-morning: <BR> 1) popcorn <BR> 2) popcorn <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 1) hummus and salad wrap (1), satsuma <BR> 2) hummus and salad wrap (1), satsuma <BR> <BR> Mid-afternoon: <BR> 1) muffin <BR> 2) muffin <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> 1) smoky baked beans and rice, strawberries <BR> 2) smokey baked beans and rice, strawberries <BR> <BR> Sup... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:17:32 EST