Monday, April 12, 2010

I'd Like To Introduce You To My Water Glass..., this is my water glass (well - not a glass exactly - but you get my drift) &'s empty.  Empty as it has been far too much lately. 

Is it empty because I filled it up & drank all my water as I should?  NO!  It's empty because I don't fill it up as I haven't been drinking my water lately.  How hard is it to drink 8 glasses of water a day?  It shouldn't be hard at all.  So from this day forward, I WILL drink my water faithfully...8 whole glasses a day!  Do you drink all your water daily?

Oh, check out this great giveaway at Life, Health & Fitness for some Prairie Natuals Protein Powder.  Looks like great stuff!

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Monday....Again!

On a good note...this is a short week! Hello Good Friday!

This morning I had some Bolthouse Mocha Cappucino before I left the house. This stuff is so yummy...I could be addicted :0)

For breakfast I had some Fibre 1 Honey Clusters cereal with Vanilla Almond Breeze & a sprinkle of Omega Crunch flax (I love this combo!) and, of course, some coffee with milk & Davinci Gourmet Sugar Free French Vanilla Syrup to sweeten.

Lunch was a salad and a leftover BBQ Chicken Breast from last night, with Dave's Hot Sauce for dipping.

I forgot my Vitamuffin today (my totally saviour afternoon snack) so I had to have the other half of my "Maple Nut" Cliff bar for my afternoon snack. Poor me…NOT! This is the first time I've tried this flavour...and it won't be the last YUM!!

Supper was some Brown Rice & Lentils with some Veggie Patch Falafel. I’ve never tried Falafel before….I’d have to say I’m not that impressed! They were edible but that’s about it. I expected them to have a beanier (is that a word?) texture, instead they had a bready (again..word?) texture. All I can give them is an OK. I had them with Salsa, but still not that great!

Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained!

While I was eating, my cutest little big dog stole a Falafel off the counter (bad dog!)…but I guess she didn’t like it either, because it ended up on my bedroom floor….not so nice!

You’d think we never fed her!

Oh and I received my giveaway prize from Lynn over at Life, Health & Fitness. I can't wait to try my OJ. Thanks Lynn!!

And…I received my Chocolate Amazing Grass too…so of course I had to have some as soon as I got home! Who knew nutritious could be so good!

Happy Monday & I hope everyone enjoyed their day!

P.S. - Sorry for the sideways photos...haven't figured out how to rotate on here.  I had my blog all done up with proper facing photos on Windows Live Writer...but it wouldn't this is a do-over!!  I'll get it all figured out one of these days!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It' a Beautiful Day...Until You Step Outside..

My how the weather through the window can be deceiving.....brrrrrrr!

This morning is Zumba class - love it!  For breakfast I had 1 cup of Chocolate Almond Breeze with 1 pkg of Kid's Chocolate Amazing Grass.  Yum!

After Zumba came home & made a Yogurt Mess.  I think I am addicted to these little messes!  (Thought I took a picture...but I guess time!)

Today was:
1/4 cup Coconut Liberte Yogurt
1/2 Banana
1 Tsp Flax
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1/4 cup of Fibre 1 Honey Clusters cereal

Put it in the bowl & just mix it all good!

Then I got on the treadmill for a bit.  (Need to work off my supper last night which may have included a chocolate lava cake with Ice Cream!!)

This afternoon I met up with a friend of mine who I haven't seen for awhile.  She is such a hoot!  Note to self...must do girlie dates more often!  Our meet was at Tim Horton's.  I haven't had a Tim Horton's coffee since I started this diet/healthy eating thing in early January...I got scared when I checked out the calories & fat in a Large Double Double (230 cal/12g fat) aaaaaahhhhh!!  I can't say I really miss it either.  Today I opted for a medium coffee with double milk & Splenda (34 cal/1 fat).  I must say, it wasn't bad.  I never used to like Tim's coffee with milk, but this was pretty good.

After our hour & a half chat and a pledge to get together more often for some healthy activity, I came home & had half of a  Nature's Path Organic Optimum Energy Bar in Orange Chocolate.  It was pretty good...reminded me of eating a cookie.  Not a great lunch, but since it was almost suppertime, it will have to do!

Sorry about the pics....I'll learn to "rotate"!

Supper started with a salad topped with warmed peppers & onions.  Dressing was Renee's Wellness Tuscan Garden.  I have also just started adding granulated garlic to my salads and I'm liking it!  Main course was BBQ Chicken & grilled Asparagus.  Yum!  Also, added for dipping the chicken in was Dave's Hot Sauce (no pic)! 

Not sure what my snack will be tonight.  I managed to do pretty good today after eating out (ohhhh lavacake) last night. 

Have a great night!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Beautiful Day

I am lovin' this weather we are having this year.  It is a little chilly outside, but since it is March I guess that's understandable!

Just got back from Zumba.  I love that class!  Anything that makes exercise fun is a winner in my books!  I come home feeling all energized...but hungry ...noooooo!  I don't like the hungry part!  Must find something healthy & filling to eat.

I finally tried my Amazing Grass yesterday...the chocolate one - of course!  I was going to make a smoothie - but didn't quite make it that far.  I got all the stuff ready...was going to do spinach, banana, peanut butter, Chocolate Almond Breeze & my chocolate Amazing Grass.  Well....I mixed the Amazing Grass with a bit of water first, as instructed, then I added in the Chocolate Almond Breeze & thought I would have a taste....ummmm...I drank it all!  So much for the smoothie! oops!  It was so good I had it for breakfast again this morning, only this time I added in some Bolthouse Mocha Cappucino protein drink. Yum!

I hope to get better at this blogging thing & adding pictures & all that fun stuff.  I enjoy reading so many others and seeing their pictures and stuff.

Gotta go enjoy this beautiful March day.  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Oh Look...Another Giveaway!

Giveaways are so much fun!  Check this one out for some yummy OJ!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Giveaway Alert!

I love giveaways (maybe some of you have noticed)!!!  Check this one out over at Embracing Balance!

Exercise can be Fun....really!

I've been on this get healthy, lose weight journey since early January. So far I've lost about 17 lbs and I'm very happy with my progress. Until now, I haven't really been able to "get" the exercise part. I want to do it...but I guess it just boils down to being lazy! But, thankfully, I hope I am now breaking out of my "no exercise" rut! I have discovered ZUMBA. What a fun way to exercise!!! Now, I HATE aerobics! But for some reason I am loving ZUMBA. It is like fun dance aerobics to upbeat latin music...yes I said FUN and AEROBICS in the same sentence! If you have it in your area, you should check it out.

If you are in the Halifax area, check out

What is your favorite way to exercise?