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Crazy Day.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I'm working hard to get 7 to 9 servings of non-starchy veggies.
It isn't easy. But I need to remember that most servings consider half a cup a serving. I still remember when I was a kid and used to fight about having to eat 3 tablespoons of veggies.

I should have listened.....

Today's weather is one for the Twilight Zone
It snowed like crazy, covered the street with huge flakes, stopped, snowed again, stopped, and now the sun is shining bright, the birds are singing, and it feels like spring. Sort of like a Weather Time Machine with a short circuit.
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    Keep up the great job with the veggies!
    1549 days ago
    Hey! I have been missing you, friend! I just finished a project and was going to check your spark page... glad to see you today. We have a cloudy day, not pretty, but it is not too cold. Cold for me, but not for normal people from the north, LOL.

    I have a hard time getting my veggies in. I try, but unless I eat a giant salad for lunch, I can't seem to make it. Yes, I know. Eat a giant salad for lunch. OK... I'll try... LOL

    1549 days ago
    Great job! I love the freggies!
    1549 days ago
    That sounds like our Kansas weather. If you don't like it, just wait a few minutes.
    1549 days ago
    I'm waiting for rain here, looking forward to it in fact
    1549 days ago
    1549 days ago
  • DALID414
    1550 days ago
    That is crazy weather, but I would take that over the frigid weather we are having! No snow, sun but VERY cold! Single digits right now!

    Good luck with the veggies Sheryl!!!

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    1550 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    I want that tomato! Wow, lots of veggies to eat. Good luck meeting your goal.

    I always liked the kind of weather you had today. That snow doesn't hang around. Of course, the couple of feet of snow/ice you already have on the ground may be there for a bit longer.
    1550 days ago
  • DBEAU57
    Oh, wow. What else can I say? On my way down to the blog post box I read all the other blogs, and everyone said it all! But thanks for the reminder about how some veggies have 1/2 per serving. I've been eating more veggies than I thought!

    I love putting kale and spinach in a smoothie with cucumbers and some fruit. I also put in some Greek yogurt for protein and body.
    1550 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    No taste or feel of Spring yet in my neck of the woods - I sure would like some!!!

    20 days and 20 hours to Spring as I type - and I'm counting every moment - I sure hope Mother Nature is listening!
    1550 days ago
    Boy, there are lots of good ideas for getting those veggies into our diet posted here. I will have to make a big veggies soup, and snack on it on these cold day. Thanks for waking our minds up to our need to" EAT THOSE VEGGIES" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1550 days ago
  • GINA180847
    I truly haven't found a vegetable I don't love. Now that is weird.
    1550 days ago
    Same kind of weather where I am (near Washington DC). Really weird.
    1550 days ago
    I like baby carrots and hummus !
    1550 days ago
    We have gone from massive snow back to wind chills that cut through your clothes and make it impossible for the ice to clear from the roads and sidewalks (where you can find the side walks!) This is one winter for the record books!!!
    1550 days ago
    here too!!
    1550 days ago
    Too weird
    1550 days ago
    That sounds like Monday's weather here last week: drizzle, rain, freezing drizzle, freezing rain, ice, snow then total wind! UGH! Mother Nature is definitely having a snit fit about something!

    1550 days ago
    Awesome on the veggies. I can almost feel the sunshine - Woo Hoo!
    1550 days ago
    LOL WE ALSO had the CRAZY weather !! SNOWED to beat the BAND, but OVER hEAD was A CLEAR BLUE beautiful sky !! LOL I looked for a "snow rainbow". HAHAHAHA !!

    I have known about the 1/2 cup on MOST but, NOT all Veggies. SPARKS has a list of them. I also have to FIGHT to get them in !!! but, I am working at it. today was a "I DO NOT are to have any",,, but I STill had 2 !! WOOHOOOO
    1550 days ago
    LOL. We had the exact same weather today. It was indeed confusing. Bursts of snow with bright sunshine in the afternoon.

    Good job with the veggies!
    1550 days ago
    I'm still focused on 3-4 a day. Big A$$ Salad does the trick, with spicy guacamole for dressing.
    1550 days ago
    Stay warm and get veggie in! emoticon
    1550 days ago
    All this talk about serving size has made me realize I am get LOTS more freggies than I thought. I need to measure again - thanks for the reminder.
    1550 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Getting in those freggies was a challenge for me too. Then, I read a blog on here about the NutriBullet and the rest is history. GI tract rebels at raw food on the plate BUT has no problem using the smoothie version. I get my daily minimum of freggies all at once with some flaxseeds thrown in for Omega's and Rice Protein powder and coconut milk for other nutrients it is difficult for me to get in sufficient quantities with my allergies and sensitivities.

    Our plants and trees are so confused with this weather. In early January some of our plants that usually bloom in late March and April were already peeking through and our trees that bud in late Spring had plenty of buds and green shoots.
    1550 days ago
    The weather is crazy here too and so am I. I can't bear the thought of another day of winter yet starting Friday and for days after all heck will break loose. I have adjusted to the cold. I have adjusted to the heat. I have adjusted to torrential downpours. I have not adjusted to ice and never will. Death to winter!

    That dog can have that tomato. I don't want it. I don't like tomatoes. emoticon
    1550 days ago
    I have to remind myself about how small a serving of veggies is, too.
    On a typical day I will have a few small tomatoes w/ my egg, or berries in my oatmeal, 1/2 banana for snack, green smoothie w/ 1c spinach and 1 c froz berries,maybe an apple later and then 2-3 cups of cooked veggies for dinner (rarely a white potato), a smallish cold sweet potato for another snack-
    easily 7-8-9 F&V's a day.

    1550 days ago
    emoticon job Sheryl, love freggies emoticon
    1550 days ago
    emoticon I enjoy your blogs so very, very much. It has lifted my attitude on many days.

    Wondering what state you are in with that weather. We just returned from Iowa where we encountered two really good snowfalls - 3" and 5". We lived there for 41 years so were not surprised. But we had to be there for our granddaughter's birth!

    Keep writing! I love it!

    1550 days ago
    another favorite - spread hummus on a flat wrap, pile on LOTS of spring mix and baby spinach, roll tightly & enjoy
    1550 days ago
    I remember sitting at the dinner table, long after everyone else had left - doing a stare-down on peas or green beans. Think I was about 5.
    1550 days ago
  • KARENE10
    Hahaha!!! I was the same way as a kid. Still not thrilled with veggies. I do eat raw baby carrots and those little peppers:)
    1550 days ago
    Try fruit and veggie smoothies. Just run them through the blender and drink them. It is easy to get several servings in, plus you get all the fiber benefit. Lots of good recipes out there. Occasionally I add Greek yogurt to one, just for the extra protein, but not too often.
    1550 days ago
    Great job getting those veggies in :)
    1550 days ago
    I like mild red, yellow, and orange peppers (like the ones on your background) with hummus.
    veggie spaghetti is good - peppers, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, yellow squash and zucchini with tomato sauce. Really good over spaghetti squash too.
    1550 days ago
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