Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I love how this blog community is growning

Hello everyone, I love how this blog community is growing I love finding new blogs or blogs that are not new but just new to me, to learn from and to provide support and encouragement :)

Today I started to to journal my food again, I would have started yesterday but honestly I kinda forgot. My food has been good Sunday I made a delicious veggie soup with quinoa and chicken, Monday I added to it with spinach, baby bok choy and mushrooms. I love soup!!! I was inspired to make it after reading an article in Women's World about a new version of the cabbage soup diet. I've done the cabbage soup diet in the past and I actually liked the soup but it was hard to stomach morning, noon and night. Soup can be such a filling and satisfying meal and if it is low in sugar and sodium it's great for weight loss.

For this soup I sauteed a little onion and garlic, 1 carrot, savoy cabbage, 1 tomato, daikon radish, broccoli and asparagus. I then added water and a little sea salt, powdered garlic, and fresh basil. Then I added leftover quinoa and cubed chicken. The next day I added baby bok choy, sauteed mushrooms and a package of frozen spinach, more fresh basil and fresh Italian parsley.

100 calories, 16g carb, 5g protein, 5g fiber,1g sugar
I tried a new veggie burger for lunch today it was a nice addition to my veggie soup with chicken, I used a flax muffin and 1/2 avocado for a sandwich, it was yummy and I only ended up eating half. This burger has a nice flavor and is not very spicy at all.

I think I have shared before that I struggle being productive in the morning, this is an area I am working on  and I am happy to say that I did a good job this morning. Last night before bed I made a realistic list of things that I wanted to accomplish before work: exercise, Bible study, and doing my breakfast dishes before work. This morning I did a 20 min zumba ab workout, eventually I would like to work out more in the morning but this is a realistic start for me. Yesterday was my zumba class that I take with my Mom, I LOVE it and I want to do more. This is the first exercise class I have taken, I was always held back by my own insecurities to ever take anything before. I am so glad that I went out of my comfort zone to take this class because I love it! I have to say I even tried zumba because Kay talks about it on her blog, I was curious and wanted to see what all the hype was about. Happy Tuesday :)



  2. Funny that you mentioned the WW Cabbage soup diet. I just read that article in WW about an hour ago. I kinda browsed it because there were a lot of carbs in it, but it could be "un-carbed" pretty easy. I guess I should eat more soup because it fills you up fast, which is what I need!

  3. I love quinoa and soup and yours sounds very good and I have tried those burgers before. They were good. Have a great day :-)

  4. There is nothing more fun than being in a group Zumba class and watching everyone do thier best! Smiles everywhere! I'm glad that you are loving it.
    Good job on getting started back on track. I wish I was more productive in the morning too. I have plenty of time and do not use it wisely.
    Have you heard on your house yet?

  5. Soup is a good way to get those veggies in!

  6. Another soup lover here, and I love the leftovers.
    Glad you having some Zumba fun.
    Take Care-

  7. I thought of you when I saw these on Craigslist:)