Striving for healthiness

October 21, 2010

Rest day

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Today is my rest day = no exercising.

Menu for today:

Muesli with milk, sugar, sunflower & pumpkin seeds with one pear

Snack: 8 Provitas topped with cottage cheese and a handful of nuts.

Lunch: Two slices of bread topped with leftover ground beef with lentils and one tomato.

Snack: Rice cakes topped with peunut butter with yogurt.

Dinner: Gem Squash with mussels and potato and green salad with a little bit of feta cheese (I have a craving for feta cheese.)

Here is the Organic Peanut butter I use on my fruit or snacking:


October 20, 2010

Joyful day

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This morning I found that I have dropped from a dress size 26 to a 22 in 7 weeks. I’m ecstatic about it and I am so motivated to lose more. My goal is to be a dress size 16 again.

Exercise this morning:

30 minutes of running

15 minutes of strength training.


Breakfast: Muesli, sunflower & pumpkin seeds with one glass of milk and sugar.

Snack: Yogurt with peanuts and an apple.

Lunch: whole-wheat pasta with chicken, buttersquash and baked beans.

Snack: 8 Provitas topped with cottage cheese and black pepper and cucumber.

Dinner: Ground beef with lentils, brown rice, brocoli and corn on a cob.

This is a picture of the type of sunflower seeds I add to my Muesli every morning.


October 19, 2010

Exercise added

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I’ve decided to add exercise .

Exercise daily:

30 minutes running each morning
15 minutes of weights

30 minutes of fast walking in the evenings.

Menu for today:

Breakfast: Muesli with low fat milk, sugar, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Snack: Bunch of grapes along with 8 provitas topped each with cucumber, tomato and cottage cheese. (Provitas are a wholewheat Low GI biscuit which have fewer calories than bread.)

Lunch: Baked my own Sunflower, pumpkin seed bread at home where I used brown flour and added a lot of Digestive bran. Topped with tuna, one tablespoon of mayonaise, lettuce and radish.

Snack: 6 Rice cakes topped with peanut butter and banana.

Dinner: Wholewheat pasta with buttersquash pumpkin, baked beans and chicken.

I’m eating more than last week because of the added exercise in the evenings as well. Before I go for the walk in the evenings, I eat an USN protein bar, one hour before walking.

Here is a picture of the ankle weights I use to exercise my knees with, to make them stronger for the running.

October 18, 2010

Monday, the day after the weekend

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Monday, always the day after a weekend. A day to reflect on what you’ve been eating over the weekend and if it was good for your body.

I did have a few drinks over the weekend but nothing I can’t work off with exercising.

This morning I did do my 30 minutes of running (cardio)

I’m doing this type of exercise to strengthen the knees because of my weak knee after an operation I had 11 years ago. This type of exercise strengthen my knees so that I’m able to run.

I also do hamstrings exercise, squats and hip exercises. Over time I will post illustrated video/images of these type of exercises as well.

Total: 45 minutes of exercising where 15 minutes are strength training.

Menu for today:

Breakfast: Muesli with milk and one teaspoon of sugar with added sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Snack: Provitas topped with peanut butter.

Lunch: Low GI Bread topped with tuna and lettuce.

Snack: Rice cakes topped with cottage cheese.

Dinner: Butter squash with salmon.

October 17, 2010

Food diary

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This blog is all about eating healthy, living healthy and being healthy. It will include food diaries, exercise tips and techniques and how I strive to live healthy.

I’ve exercised 4 days ago due to life happenings but I will surely exercise again tomorrow morning.

Food for today:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with steak on Low GI bread.

Snack: Fruit with nuts.


Snack: Rice cakes with cottage cheese.

Dinner: Fruit smoothie added with oatmeal.



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