The long and winding road to fitness, day 15

Freezer of frozen bananas

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What a difference a day can make…that and a little planning!  I ate so much healthier today….lots of fresh fruit and veggies, some fish and whole grains.  That’s more like it!  Planning what I’m going to eat for the day really does work for me.  I use the SparkPeople nutrition tracker and get all kinds of nifty feedback.  Today, everything was within range with the exception of calcium (please, no lectures…I do take a calcium supplement so I don’t feel too bad about not being within range every once in a while).

I made a big bowl of fresh salsa for lunch.  Then I got the wild idea to mix in one of the peaches I bought at the farmers market yesterday.  I wasn’t sure how it would taste, but it was remarkably good.

Very colorful, isn’t it?   I had this with fish for lunch today…yum!  Dinner was string cheese, fresh strawberries and some Back to Nature flaxseed crackers (my fave).  I also had a snack of a frozen banana pop…got the idea from another blogger (who got the idea from a restaurant in New York) and made up a batch…frozen bananas on a stick dipped in melted chocolate and peanut butter, then frozen until ready to eat.  Holy moly,these things are better than ice cream…and portion controlled!  One of these days, I’ll post a link to her blog…she has a lot of great food ideas and recipes (Back To Her Roots, if you can’t wait)…

As far as exercise goes today, I did some walking and gardening very early in the day, knowing it was going to be hot and humid again.  All in all, I’m feeling much happier with my efforts today, and the fact that I didn’t allow one not so good day to completely throw my off track.  YES!!  So how is everyone else coping with the holiday weekend?  Cookouts and picnics throwing you off your plan?

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6 Responses

  1. Don’t have any cookouts or picnics planned, but I can get into trouble all by myself. lol We stopped at Panera after church and picked up a couple bagels, and yes, I ate the whole thing. That took away a large chunk of my calories, so I had Greek yogurt, and looking at veggies or a smoothie for dinner. It was a low activity day, too, but I have been tending plants on and off. It is hot here, too.

  2. I know, it’s just not right that we can consume almost a full day’s calories in one restaurant meal…but I do love just about everything at Panera. No cookouts for me either, I’ll actually be working tomorrow. Blah…

  3. I’m going to make the salsa and banana pops and try the flaxseed crackers. Thanks for sharing!

    BTW: I got on the treadmill for 10 minutes today.

  4. Your menu sounds delicious! You are right about quinoa. I’m becoming very fond of it. I will be purchasing more of it. The salsa looks scrumptious! Blessings to you, Patti…

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