Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Souper Day

I slept much better last night, but feel worse today. Not horrible or anything, just worse than yesterday. AGH! I did manage to get out of bed on time this morning, though! I even got some supper in the crock pot before leaving! But first was breakie: IMG_0605
-2/3 cup water
-1/3 cup Quaker oats
-peaches & blueberries
-kefir IMG_0604
Combo made in heaven. It’s true!

I drank a lot of this today… IMG_0608
Not sure if it really helped, but it sure didn’t hurt any either!

I finally remembered to take a picture of the second necklace that I bought a few weeks ago. I’m pretty sure I forgot to, anyways! IMG_0606

This is not typical of what I would normally buy, but for $3.99, I knew I could make it work! ;)

I wasn’t feeling spunky enough for a run or anything along those lines today, but a nice walk was more than doable. Before heading over to the gym I ate one of the bars that Cassie sent me: IMG_0607
It was good. It reminded me of the Nature’s Valley Dark Chocolate granola bars only a bit denser.

So I walked at 4mph with a 7% incline today. I thought (think) my calories count looked pretty high so I checked the settings on my Polar to make sure they didn’t get wonky again, but everything was set OK. I did do some talking while walking and I guess my heart was working a little harder due to this cold…..I dunno.

Time: 45 minutes
Avg Hr: 146
Max Hr: 167
Calories Torched: 497
Distance: 3 miles

Yesterday before I leaving worked I stopped in the kitchen to grab something just in time for them to bring loads of meeting leftovers in. SCORE! I grabbed a wrap for the kid’s lunches and a soup for myself. That is what I ate for lunch today. It was a thick beef vegetable type of soup so before heating it I added a good ½ cup of water to loosen it up some: IMG_0610
I also toasted an Ezekiel English muffin and spread a little butter on it. IMG_0609
Made for a great dipper! I also ate some fruit later on in the day. IMG_0611

Most of the honeydew got pitched. I’m kinda over honeydew lately.

Dinner had to be early and fast tonight because DS had an out of town hockey game and had to leave at 5p. DD and I stayed back to get to Pilate’s. I pulled out my trusty crock pot and filled it with chicken bones that I always have on hand. (Whenever I make chicken of any kind, I save the bones in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer). Then I topped the insert off with cold water and set it to low. I guess it was on a good 9 hours. When I got home I strained it, brought it back to a boil, added ravioli for the fam and brown rice for me (in another pot), added a can of mixed veggies and we were good to go! IMG_0614

I made grilled cheese for the fam and a grilled goat cheese brie, mortadella on an Arnold Thin for me. I did them up on the George Foreman and they were perfect!! IMG_0612

DD and I are settled in to watch The Biggest Loser. Glad to see it’s finally back on! I just had this little Lara Bar for a snack: IMG_0603

I find these minis the perfect snack size, BTW! And and just know sipping on a cup of decaf. I’ve got my fingers crossed that DS’s team won. Guess I’ll find out soon enough!

Don’t forget, you can ask me anything right here!

Bye for now!!


  1. I hope you're feeling better soon, Krista! Your breakfast is so pretty!

    I'm crossing my fingers for DS's team! ;)

  2. ah, I hope you feel better soon. there is def something going around. boohiss.

    I totally would have eaten your pitched honeydew. if only i were closer!!

    hope DS won his game!

  3. Hope he won his game and you feel better sooner!

  4. The chicken soup sounds good. I hope you'll feel better soon!

    And I agree, the mini Larabars are the perfect size!

  5. I've never seen those mini larabars. Where do you find them?

    I will have to be on the look out. It's the perfect size for trying the different flavors!

  6. Aww I hope you feel better! But it looks like you had a great day of meals! I love that mortadella and goat cheese brie grilled sandwich! And what a brilliant idea to cook up the chicken bones in your slow cooker for a rich broth! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Hey beauty!!!!

    I saw that brand of tea yesterday at the store, the had a LOVE one, and I forget the other ones!! I almost bought a box!!!

    Oh girl , once you try the ginger chews, you will wonder how you lived life without them!!!

    Hope you have a great day!! The necklace is so pretty!!!!

  8. hope you feel better soon Krista. I hate waking up tired even though a good night sleep.
    I find when I'm physically weak, my HR is much higher than normal.

  9. That's a lot of calories for a walk! Good job! Do you ever compare the calories burned from your heart rate monitor to the machine your on? I don't have a hrm, and wonder if what the machine tells me is actually true.

  10. awww feel better girl! thats the worst.
    love this mini laras!

  11. I've never seen those mini-bars - good to know!

  12. Oo so glad you tried the Cascadian Farms bars. I won like 200 of em awhile back and everyone around here went crazy for them! I thought they were decent, but then again I've tried alot more bars then most people in my fam/friend circle!

  13. Over honeydew? Is that possible? It's my favourite melon! I don't think I could ever be over it.


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