Monday, August 17, 2009


Today was the first day of the green smoothie challenge. All in all, I did pretty well. The guidelines are:

-Drink at least 16 ounces of Green smoothie every day
-Add a leafy green salad to lunch or dinner
-Cut out all soft drinks
-Cut out white sugar
-Add at least 15 minutes of exercise a day

I am ten days post-partum from a c-section, so I am not really worrying about the exercise portion yet but just trying to let my body heal from the surgery. For now, taking care of a house, husband, and four small children is enough. I will resume running in about 2 1/2 weeks. I don't drink any sodas anyway, so that is taken care of. While I did reduce my white sugar today, there is definitely room for improvement (cookie, 2 cupcakes). The cupcakes were the exception to the rule. We were celebrating my father in law's birthday. Normally, cupcakes are not a part of my diet. But man, were they good.
Hope to do even better tomorrow. Had a killer headache for a good part of the day.

Food Journal: 8-17-09

9:30 AM:
-16 ounces green smoothie (blackberry/blueberry, spinach, banana)
-1 1/2 slices Ezekiel raisin bread toast with butter and honey

12:15 PM:
-Large mixed green salad with sunflower seeds and a large spoonful of curry chicken salad. No dressing needed.
-a chocolate chip cookie.

3:45 PM:
-Popcorn, made on the stove with olive oil and sea salt

6:30 PM:
-Green beans
-2 cupcakes


Brandy said...

do you add yogurt or anything to the smoothies or is that it?

laurel said...

Nope, that's it.