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Everything…almost

I decided today that I wanted to show you all everything I eat and drink in a day. Sometimes I leave things out because I think you are tired of seeing it, but really that is me.

It could be that this is your first time visiting my blog and I would be wrong to assume that you’d be tired of seeing anything. So here we go!

Breakfast this morning was an awesome combination: oats (with almond milk), flax, strawberries, and almond butter.

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I forgot to photograph my boring black coffee, which is why I had to put “almost” in the title, ha ha.

I snacked on some nuts mid-morning.

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And some pomegranate raspberry green tea 🙂

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Lunch was in three parts:

First was a salad with balsamic vinaigrette (vegan).

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I was surprised I didn’t end up using half the dressing. That’s why it pays to just use a little at a time instead of dumping the whole thing on there!

Second was leftover spaghetti from last night.

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And finally, some Musselman’s all natural applesauce with real cinnamon.

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More tea! Rooibos Red this time.

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My afternoon snack was a piece of bread with peanut butter.

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And oops, a Diet Pepsi. I do have one every now and then, like once a week if that. I just haven’t been able to let them go 100%, yet.

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I kept dinner pretty light because I was going to the gym not long afterwards.

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Chickpeas, brown rice and steamed asparagus. Looks simple and boring, but it really hit the spot and gave me good fuel for a workout.

Find out what I did over at River City Fitness!

I also drank this SoBe Lifewater while at the gym.

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I stopped by Whole Foods on the way home (right by the gym, another big selling factor) and then enjoyed my favorite snack ever.

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The best part? I finished the last bite at 8:59.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my whole day. I kind of liked it too 😉

If you are a blogger, do you blog all of your meals, snacks, etc. or are there things you leave out? Why or why not?

Normally, I would’ve left out all the drinks and probably the nuts since I eat them every day.

Squats

Happy Friday everyone! Whew, thank goodness it’s the weekend 😉 I can’t wait to get it started!

You are probably wondering about the title of this post.

After yesterday’s short bursts of walking challenge that led to me completing 99 minutes of walking in one day, I wondered how well I could do that with other aspects of fitness.

So today…I tried squats.

But first, for breakfast, I had a smoothie made with skim milk, a banana and a packet of this Jay Robb whey protein powder:

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When I bought this, I had wanted to get the brown rice protein because I had seen it recommended by so many other bloggers, like Jess, but my Whole Foods only had this and the egg white protein.

Here’s how it looked after the blend!

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I was not that impressed…this tasted mostly like banana and not very chocolatey at all – not like Carnation Instant Breakfast. Man, I wish this tasted like that or that CIB didn’t contain Splenda. Bummer.

Anyway, it still filled me up and got me going for the day. I just won’t buy that again. Not when I’m expecting chocolate anyway.

While I was in the shower, I did 10 squats. Then when I was brushing my teeth, I did 10 more!

Mid morning at work, I snacked on some Fage 2% with almond butter. Seriously good. Maybe better with peanut butter, but certainly not bad 😉

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I also went back to drinking my coffee black today. I ran out of creamer a while ago and I’m coming down to the end of my milk stash with no plans to replace it (except for maybe some rice milk, I like to alternate). So I had it straight up, which is just fine by me. I’m one of those who likes the taste of coffee 🙂

At work, I set a goal – every time I go to the bathroom, I would do 10 squats. We have a semi-private restroom at work, so this was no problem. And since I drink water all day long, don’t you know, I did 60 squats at work!

For lunch, I had a smorgasbord of a chik’n patty with spicy mustard, carrots and cucumbers with cilantro hummus and a La Croix.

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I also walked some today. I walked over a mile from the car, took both of my 15 minute breaks and got out for 30 minutes again at lunch time.

Mid afternoon, I drank some chamomile tea and ate a cheese snack.

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But then I got hungry again, like majorly, so I took my second break and walked to the bookstore for a snack.

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The choices were limited of course, but I got this bar because it only has 6 grams of sugar and contains 4g fiber and 6 protein! I also tried a new drink:

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SoBe Lifewater 0 – Acai fruit punch. I think I’ve tried almost all of these now and this one if MY FAVORITE! I loved it. But I don’t want to drink these too much because, naturally sweetened or not, I don’t want my body to get hooked on sweet-tasting stuff again. But it worked for today.

On the way back to my car this afternoon, I took a longer way to the lot, which had me walk about a mile and a half.

So, in total, I’ve walked 101 minutes and so far, I’ve done 90 squats. I never changed my clothes, I never walked into a gym. I feel great! I’m going to do 10 more before the night is over…might as well hit an even 100 🙂

For dinner, Josh and I went to Shane’s Rib Shack, which we had been to before when my family was in town from Texas. I got pretty much the same thing, only my sides were different.

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Chopped BBQ chicken with potato salad and green beans. It was good, especially for someone who doesn’t love BBQ, but I’m completely satisfied. I gave Josh my Texas toast.

I didn’t do it this time but Josh said something about me photographing his food to show how differently we eat from each other. Would you want to see that every once in a while? It would be interesting for some of you I’m sure. We are VERY different 🙂

Well, I’d better go, we’re about to watch “I Love You, Man” which Courtney has declared a classic. She and I have similar tastes, so I trust her. Hope you all have fun, good night!

p.s. I’m eating ice cream soon, just so you know 😉 Once it’s outta my house though, it’s on hiatus.

More recent product reviews

Happy Friday my friends! Hope you’ve got some awesome plans for the weekend, I know I do 😉

Let’s take a look at some products I’ve tried over the past few weeks…

SoBe Lifewater 0 – Fuji Apple Pear

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This has been my absolute favorite out of the “0” bunch. I don’t drink these too often but I like to have them every now and then when I’m sick of water or I’m getting my butt kicked in a sweaty workout session. This drink is refreshing and sweet, but not too sweet or loaded with sugar like those gatorade drinks (ew). It is sweetened with PureVia (zero calorie all natural sweetener), which still doesn’t thrill me but at least it’s not asparatame or sucralose.

Next up, 365 brand organic unsweetened Rice milk

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I had never tried rice milk before, only almond, soy and cow’s. I was even more hesitant when I poured some into my cereal and saw it’s almost clear color and really watery consistency. But…once I took a bite of my cereal, I was impressed how a clear, tasteless-looking milk could be so creamy and tasty. I even had no problem drinking it out of the bowl when the cereal was all gone. I would definitely get this again.

One cup = 45 calories! And a whopping 6 grams of fiber! The only “downside” is the 1g of protein, but as Caitlin and many others are pointing out on their blogs, most of us get more than enough protein from the other foods in our diet that this is not a problem.

Another fun one, Luna Sport Moons – Pomegranate!

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I had hoped to save this for a good run, but they ended up coming in handy during my recent trip to Six Flags when I started feeling weak after lots of walking around and sweating (well before lunch time). I absolutely loved these and it is a good thing I only had one package (thanks to a giveaway I won on Two Boos Who Eat) or else I’d be in trouble 😉 They were sweet but not too much so, the only down side is they stuck to my teeth really badly and I can imagine that would suck during a run when you don’t really have time to stop and pick it off your teeth (ew, sorry). But as for giving me that boost, it did the trick.

And lastly, Yoplait Yo Plus yogurt – vanilla

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I used to eat Yoplait a lot until I got hardcore on avoiding artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup, both of which are in the company’s light and fat free product lines. In fact, HFCS is the 2nd ingredient on many of them!

I ended up getting a coupon for the Yo Plus line and was reluctant to try it, but I reviewed the ingredients and they were pretty decent. No HFCS and no asparatame or sucralose. Each container has just 110 calories and 3 grams of fiber, but unfortunately 16 grams of sugar! Which isn’t that bad but considering this is a 4 ounce container, it’s a big higher than I would like.  Let’s talk about taste…

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I was surprised at how creamy and tasty this yogurt was. I had become such a greek yogurt “snob” that I thought for sure this would be a nasty, runny mess. But I really loved the taste of the yogurt and although it was a small container, it worked well as a snack when paired with some granola or nuts on top.

I would buy it again (on sale or with a coupon) but probably only the vanilla flavor. I have found that I prefer either plain or vanilla yogurts, then adding real fruit to them or just topping them with some flavored granola. The fruit flavors of yogurts can have too much sugar or just be jaw-locking-ly sweet, which I can’t stand anymore.

Well, there you have it. Thanks for stopping by!