Saturday, January 11, 2014


Today I was in the mood for salads.   Here was breakfast:

That's chopped spinach, chopped pear, 1 oz nuts and seeds.  very enjoyable.

Then at lunch I was in the mood for a big salad:  lettuce, red bell pepper (on sale at the co-op--I wish I had gotten more!), a little chopped red cabbage, some peas, a spoonful of my seed mixture (ground flax and sesame seeds and hemp hearts) and some good balsamic vinegar.

Dinner was same as yesterday's lunch, but instead of broccoli and cauliflower and I had salsa and celery.    And I ate a lot of raw carrots throughout the day.  They are really sweet (local).

I was at a meeting this afternoon and lots of food was served by our host.  It looked good but doesn't fit my dietary specs, so I drank tea and that was fine.

Today's exercise:  I walked to the Y on very slippery streets (ice storm yesterday), did weights and some core and yoga.  I really wanted to go on a long walk afterwards as part of my daily routine, but it was too slippery.   So I did my home stair climbing regime--that's to go up and down my basement stairs with my backpack on--for 30 minutes (very slowly!).   I've got a couple of goals this spring and summer that should motivate me--one is a 17 mile walk, and the other is swimming across a favorite lake of mine.  Of course the big goal is the backpacking trip in the Fall.


Ines said...

That's a lot of stair climbing! How many times do you go up and down in 30 minutes?

kneecap said...

I don't know. I go real slow so it's not as impressive as you might think. But I expect over time to get faster.