Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day 17

I mentioned to my Hubby I wanted a tea pot for the bags of loose tea packets I have in my kitchen cupboard as they have been there for sometime and I don't get to use them, I've been drinking teabag tea for the last 8 years, and while out in Frankfurt the other weekend I ordered a Fruit Tea and it came in a cup like when we saw it on, hubby ordered it for me...It arrived yesterday.
 I'm loving the Oats, Almond Milk, chia seeds, flaxseeds and Almond butter for breakfast. I asked hubby who is currently in the UK to please buy me Quaker oats and you cant find it in Germany. He bought me 3 with the two boxes of South African Jungle oats I still have and the three boxes I will be fine for a while...I do have 3 to 4 breakfast idea's I like to rotate....
 I've decided to have one meal with a salad and one with veggies....from now on, this way I get all the goodness of greens into my daily menu. Yesterday I had salad with Lettuce, cherry tomato, orange peppers, Avo and feta cheese with a Tsp of salad dressing for lunch.
 For dinner I cut a chicken breast in half and cooked in Ghee and later added a Tsp of herb Cream cheese for flavor......Steamed broccoli and cauliflower...then grilled the broccoli and mashed the cauliflower....I had 46g of red wine with my meal.

I had two snacks
Rice cakes with Almond butter and slice of cheese
5g Almonds

Drank warm lemon water, 1 coffee, 3 teas and 1 1/2 liters of water

Taught a Kettlebell class for an was hard...we ladies worked up a good sweet in temps of minus 6 degrees. I had to open the door a few times to breath in the fresh air.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Catch up post

 I know the last time I posted was on Day 10 and today is Day 17......bad me!
 I have been keeping to under 30g of sugar a fact most days I am around 15g of sugar.
 I had one bad day. When I say bad, I didn't eat anything on my NOT EATING list, I just ate a lot more than I normally do. I had so much stress the day before, which caused a bad night sleep, that day my Hubby left for the UK for a week...we experienced the heaviest snow fall since living all added up to me eating more calories, but still my sugar stayed under 20g for that day.
 Last week I went back to gym to run on treadmill and to do the toning machines....but this week ( Its Wednesday ) I've not been as the roads are not nice to drive on. I did one Kettlebell class today - Cancelled my class last night due to the roads...I did one outdoor run with Hubby on Saturday, in the snow. Not easy to run in the snow as you have to watch how you step as its a little on the slippery side. It was lovely to run in such fresh air...minus 6 degrees......
 I've been without fruit for 23 days now....and must admit besides not having blueberries with my yogurt, I'm managing, but looking forward in adding Blueberries back to my menu after the sugar challenge

I was watching a program online from the Dr Oz Show.....Got some food tips that are GOOD and good for the no sugar plan....going to add a few. 
Coco Powder ( not adding this as have no idea where or how)
Adzuki Beans ( will look for them in the shops on Friday )
Pomegranates ( will see if in season on Friday )
Squash - not easy to find in Germany
Nuts and seeds ( have added those ) 
 I've been drinking 2 liters of water a day, my warm lemon water on waking, 2/3 teas, and cut back my coffee to one a day and not 2 or 3!
I weigh in again on Friday....

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.