Day 2 5% challenge blog

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Renewing habits;
I have been trying to go back to where I started with Spark. One of the things I really enjoyed was fresh lime juice in water in the mornings with my breakfast. Its low in calories and high in Vitamin C and when I squeeze it fresh has some good fibre. I like all the bits added.

So I am drinking 20ml of bottled lime juice (not sweetened, pure) in water with breakfast instead of a Smoothie. I cannot afford fresh limes at the moment! LOL! But will get them when I can!

Unless I am running or hiking. Then I will have the smoothie which is 125 ml fruit with 125ml water. The smoothie is banana, strawberry and blackberry most of the time, but I like to change it around sometimes. I like the berries best of all. I love bananas but cannot eat them raw nowadays, but in a smoothie its fine. Or cooked in an omelette which is one of my favourites! YUM! emoticon emoticon

My first habit day one yesterday! Gardening!
Well I eat my words. Its dull damp and freezing cold, so the pond will have to wait till tomorrow! LOL!

hugs Ellen
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    I don't like bananas unless they are still a bit on the green side. Once they start getting the brown spots, they are too ripe for me and I will put in the freezer to be used in a muffin or buscuit or something.

    I'm curious. When you use them in an omlett, how do you do them? Do you have a recipe? I'm wondering if that might be a way to use the riper ones..... ? ? ?
    3067 days ago
    I love limes, lemons, oranges -- all things citrusy! Enjoy!
    3072 days ago
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    I haven't tried lime juice in my water yet. I have only used lemons...and I can only drink it that way warm emoticon

    Do you really eat your banana in an omelet?
    3073 days ago
    My problem is, I Love breakfast foods but not first thing in the morning.
    For some reason, I cannot get myself to eat breakfast...BAD,BAD,BAD !!!
    You're Doing GREAT My Friend !!!!
    3073 days ago
    Banana in an omlette? Interesting!
    Sounds good! I like the lemon water, never tried lime!
    Thanks for the idea!
    3073 days ago
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    Never use limes here .. use lemons tho'. Good luck with it all.
    3073 days ago
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    Water with lime or lemon is GREAT!

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    3073 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    I love the 5% challenge, I really do. But I HATE blogging haha. Good for you for getting it done. Good goal too. Oh, all right, I have to admit, I HAVE blogged for 2 days now.
    3073 days ago
    emoticon Lime juice eh? Sounds interesting. Don't know about the banana omelet. It would probably be one of those"best thing I ever ate" things if I would try it! LOL Portebella mushroom burgers and egg white omelets are two new foods I now LOVE!
    3073 days ago
  • POPSY190
    I've never cooked bananas in an omelet but it sounds yummy and I must give it a go. Well done in getting back to SP first principles!
    3073 days ago
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    Ellen: great plan! Water is great with lime! I do envy your gardening time just now-we are having a snow fall! I can't wait to stock up on limes..I alternatively have been using lemon and could use the change! Have a Sparkling day!! Keep drinking and gardening away! emoticon emoticon

    3073 days ago
    It is so good you are back and also getting back on track, Sorry about cold weather we still have snow. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3073 days ago
    Great way to start the day!!! emoticon
    3073 days ago
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    Ellen, WTG!! So proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon
    3073 days ago
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    Great plan for day two!! Lime juice sounds yummy, I must try this. Thanks for sharing!
    3073 days ago
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    3073 days ago
    Good idea!
    3073 days ago
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    Cheers, Ellen. Sometimes I start the day with hot water and lemon juice. I suppose it's the same type of thing, but limes do have a special flavour. I find that lemons are bigger and juicier and I can get two drinks from one. Snow is still melting here, but I can see the tops of our Daffodils poking through... emoticon emoticon
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