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December 18, 2011

Sunday Oats

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They’re fancy.  I have time.  I devote it to food.  Obviously.

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And tea.  Because there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold Sunday morning.

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Want to know what’s inside my bowl?

  • Rolled oats made with water and milk
  • Pinches of cinnamon
  • Flax seed ground in a used coffee grinder; that makes them coffee flax (yummm)
  • Thinly slice banana
  • Smucker’s Natural drippy peanut butter

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The coffee flax really made the bowl.  A little hint of coffee flavor from what was left in the grinder, plus a dose of fiber and omega-3’s from the flax.  Just one tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 2 grams fiber!  Plus it’s a good source of omega-3’s which helps to reduce total and LDL cholesterol.  Thumbs up

If you are thinking about adding flaxseed to your diet, make sure you grind it.  A coffee grinder works great, or you can purchase the seeds already ground.  Grinding allows your body to access all the good omega-3 oils that it otherwise couldn’t reach in a whole seed.

Happy eating!

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30 Minutes Activity:  Walking, my favorite pastime.

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December 17, 2011

It’s the 17th!

That means we have done at least 30 minutes of activity for 17 days in a row.  Actually we have done it for 20 days in a row, because we started early.  Just 43 more days until we reach our goal!  In reality it should be just a lifetime more until we reach our goal (and maybe it will be).

It’s not getting easier.  However, it is becoming more second nature.  Every day I think about the best time to fit it in.  I often stop and think about not wanting to do it.  Then I push that thought aside and either go and do it or make the plan.  I can now vouch that consistency and routines are helpful in accomplishing goals.

30+ Minutes Movement:  Biggest Losers Bob, weight loss yoga.  It’s tough.  I really don’t like it while I’m doing it, but boy does it feel good later.  It certainly pushes my limits, which means progress.  So it’s all good!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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