Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Another day, another dollar! Yep, today is pay day which is always nice, but tomorrow my first mortgage payment comes automatically out of my account. And so I begin the next 26 years of my life.

On a lighter note, I ate some good food today. Makes the "signing of one's life away" a bit more palatable.

For breakfast, I had my favourite cereal combo:
  • 1 cup Spelt
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 strawberries
  • Some pecans, walnuts, goji berries, pepitas and raisins
  • Spoonful of almond butter
It was as good as it sounds...and looks!

Strawberries are on sale right now, 2 lbs for $3.77 so I have stocked up. I had some more berries for a morning snack.

You will never in a million years guess what I had for lunch! Ok, I am not placing money on that bet, because I ended up having more of the curried eggplant dish. I think there is one serving left in my fridge but I'm not touching it. Either the hubs eats it or I have to throw it out. This was a tasty dish, but I have definitely OD'd on it. I am looking forward to a salad tomorrow!

This afternoon, I munched on this little container filled with every seed, dried fruit and nut product I currently have in my pantry (except for dates! I like to enjoy those on their own). This contains pepitas, raisins, goji berries, walnuts, cashews and pecans. I am constantly impressed by how filling nuts are. Are they a "superfood"? I am going to say yes.

Dinner contained no curry or eggplant, praise the Lord. 

This is one of my go-to meals. We have here a baked sweet potato topped with non-fat plain yogurt (I had yogurt at all three meals today!); some steamed asparagus and zucchini; and baked beans with chopped up veggie italian sausage in it.

The sausage was Yves brand, probably the most common brand for veggie meat delights in Canada. I think I enjoy their veggie ground meat at least once a week.

As I become more educated about food, I realize that I want to decrease my intake of soy, especially highly processed soy products like this. The ingredient list is pretty complex with many scary, Frankenstein words. But then I look at the nutrition facts and I shed a tear. 22 grams of protein!?  Come to mama! <--?
   This dinner stuffed me full. I haven't felt this full since I began eating healthier early last month. I am going to listen to my body and forego a snack this evening. I am sticking to some lemon green tea, my expandable pants, and this book I picked up at the library after work: The Thrive Diet: the whole foods way to losing weight, reducing stress, and staying healthy for life.  Just looking at the Table of Contents gets me excited.  It is going to be a scintillating night.

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