January 2008

– coffee
– Source lemon parfait yogurt w/ blueberries
– 1/2 banana
– PC Blue Menu oatmeal bagel w/ light cream cheese & sliced tomato
– apple
– baby carrots
– banana bran muffin
– Dinner: undecided, but maybe chicken stew if I have time to make it
– tea
– Kashi granola bar (PB)


Activity: walk the dog (it’s sooooo nice out!), 20 crunches/100 squats/20 pushups

Water: 2 litres


Don’t forget about Mandy’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bran Muffins!

It had been forever since I baked off a batch of these yummy treats, but they are so tasty that I’m almost through the first dozen and it looks like I’ll have to bake some more this weekend.

I love one warmed up first thing in the morning with my first cup of coffee. Or later in the day as a smidge of a chocolate treat to keep me going until dinner.

I make mine with brown sugar instead of Splenda, and use mini-chocolate chips so the chocolate saturation is a little more widespread. 🙂

Bake yourself a batch today!

DBF is on duty at work tonight, so no structured meals for me today!

– coffee
– banana bran muffin
– Source lemon parfait yogurt w/ blueberries
– Healthy Request chicken noodle soup
– Wheat Thins w/ light cream cheese & pickles
– apple
– banana bran muffin
– leftover taco fixins made into a salad
– Smartpop
– Sprite zero


Activity: I HAVE to get outside today!!, yoga podcast, 25 crunches/100 squats/20 pushups (had to switch it up, my back is out so crunches are bad)

Water: 2 litres

– coffee
– ff Activia vanilla yogurt w/ sprinkle of All-Bran
– fresh blackberries & 1/2 banana
– leftover ESBM Chop Suey
– carrots & onion dip
– banana bran muffin
– tea
– cookies


Activity: yoga podcast, 50 crunches/50 squats/20 pushups

Water: 2 litres

Baby carrots are about the easiest healthy snack I keep in the house. I don’t know about you, but I get sick of plain old carrots after a couple of days. So every once in a while I dig out my box of Lipton Onion Soup and make some low-point dip.

It can’t get any easier. Mix one small (250ml) container of light sour cream with 1/2 package of soup mix. Stir and let sit in fridge for a couple of hours (so those crunchy dehydrated onions have time to soften up).

Works out to 1 point for 2 tablespoons and totally satisfies my need for something more interesting that boring little carrot nubs. 🙂

For a more carb-a-licious treat, try dipping your favorite cracker.

-ff vanilla Activia yogurt w/ fresh blueberries (edit: I went for a smaller portion of this so I could have something warm too…)

-instant oatmeal
-1/2 banana

-Fibre Source bar
-Wasa w/ light cr cheese, sliced tomato & crumbled bacon

-baby carrots w/ onion dip
-leftover of Chop Suey (ESBM)


Activity: yoga podcast, 50 crunches/50 squats/20 pushups, shovel driveway/porch/stairs

Water: 2 litres

Down 1 pound!

My challenge may not have worked out, but the eating at home has definitely helped keep my eating more on track.


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