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I've been playing with the food tracker.....

Saturday, February 04, 2012

So lately, I've been entering foods to see how they fit into my diet & then making choices of what I want to eat and then going back to delete the items I opted out of eating. It's been working really well.

Yesterday I went shopping at BIG LOTS to look for all the health food overstock I could find. I made some very good purchases & only spent about $25! I got Bob's Red Mill Vegi Soup Mix. I LOVE THAT STUFF!!! I also got a whole wheat bread mix for my bread machine. Guess what's for lunch today? lol. Mmmm!! Nothing like soup & warm bread on a snowy day! 1 cup of soup has 206 calories, 36 carbs (14 fiber), 2 grams of fat & 12 grams of protein. It is so hearty.

I also picked up some Muesli, which I've never eaten before. The box said to mix it with milk, fruit juice or yogurt & either eat it immediately, wait 5-10 minutes or let it sit overnight like they do... um, wherever this stuff comes from... lol. I did have some in yogurt for a snack yesterday and OMGosh was it amazing!!! So I compared Muesli & yogurt vs my regular breakfast of 3 egg whites, double fiber wheat bread & mozzarella and made my decision of what I wanted to eat for breakfast today based on numbers instead of letting my tongue make the decisions. That was new. So which breakfast do you think I chose??

Also, I've been trying to buy & serve my family a lot more whole grains, much to the dismay of my husband. I was starting to think he was a lost cause but last night he made some very wise choices at a restaurant. He had grilled salmon, baked potato & broccoli. (He didn't have a choice with the broccoli. It came with the fish. HA HA HA!!) I was shocked. Normally he goes for breaded & deep fried shrimp & french fries. Maybe there is hope for him yet.

Not much else new here. I had a rough start to the week exercise-wise because of lower back pain stemming from a car accident last Saturday. I didn't reach my exercise goals for the week but I'm (semi-)OK with it. There's not much I can do. I still have discomfort on occasion while Zumba-ing but I'm plugging away!

I hope everyone enjoys this weekend. I plan on it.
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    Hope your back is feeling better soon!! Great job on the food tracking choices. I'll have to try the Muesli. Your healthy habits are trickling on down to your family and that is emoticon
    2635 days ago
  • TERRI289
    Take care of that back-don't overdo!

    I may have to try muesli-I love the spelling of the word!!LOL

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! emoticon
    2635 days ago
  • YELLA722
    I hope you are feeling better!! You are doing AWESOME and are a great example to the spark people! Keep sharing your spark and new finds!
    2636 days ago
  • no profile photo THERESAJF
    You will get back to your routine.
    2636 days ago
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