Monday, June 14, 2010

101 Days of Summer

Wow, I have been swamped lately! Mostly with fun though, so I really can't complain. It's just meant that I've hardly been spending any time indoors and using a computer.

And now I finally get around to talking about this great summer health initiative I'm involved in!

Biz from Biggest Diabetic Loser had the idea to start an awesome blogger community challenge: 101 Days of Summer. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, a whole slew of bloggers are working to reach their summer health goals. I can't say enough about what a great idea this is!

The end of winter left me a few pounds heavier and my jeans a little tighter...something I was not happy about. To get myself on track, I've vowed to do a few things. I'm eating more raw foods as a way to get all those nutrients in my body in the most useful and beneficial forms. I'm also trying to do some form of exercise most days of the week along with tracking what I eat every day.

I'm by no means perfectly following all of the tasks I set out for myself to do, but I'm making a good effort. And I must say, knowing that 50 or so other people may read about my slip-ups if I were to, oh, stuff my face full of cake and have a movie marathon on the couch, certainly helps keep me on track! Oh guilt, it can be a beautifully useful tool sometimes.

I invite you to follow along on Biz's blog to see the group's progress as well as check back here to see my own personal progress. One more week and summer is officially here!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Good Food(s) of the Day

Dinner: Alu Gobi (Indian spiced cauliflower, potato and peas) with Basmati rice

Dessert: Smoothie! Made with frozen strawberries and pineapple, fresh blueberries, organic fat-free vanilla yogurt and orange juice. Mmm...perfect for such a hot night!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Good Food of the Day

Dinner at the office: Channa masala (from a great Indian take-out joint in the neighborhood; bought at the co-op) and basmati rice (made at home).

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Good Food of the Day

Salad for lunch: Lettuce (two types) from the garden, in-season blueberries, smoked Gouda from the co-op and light raspberry-pomegranate dressing.