How much water do I drink?

I don’t like how long my posts have been…I get bored…I’m sure other people get bored!…The aim for the future is to break my day down into at least two…here’s the first part of today…

Breakfast was my new routine of fruit, cereal and low-fat yoghurt.  I pulled some raspberries out of the freezer, a few more pineapple chunks and on the bottom of my little conconction were some blueberry wheats.  The raspberries were very sour and could probably have done with something a little sweeter to take off the edge.  The blueberry wheats were a little dry without the milk as well.  I shall be returning to my Jordan’s crunch mix after my shopping trip tonight.

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The Healthy sELF challenge for today is to ‘track your water consumption’.  I had two half pint glasses before leaving for work and then filled up this bad boy with the aim of finishing it by the end of work.  I shall work out my total consumption at the end of the day and let you know tomorrow morning.

 

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At breaktime I grabbed a Graze box – Oven roasted salt and vinegar nut selection.  This with several swigs of water held off my hunger until lunchtime.

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Lunch was a colourful salad.  I am really into my salads right now and plan on picking up some more tasty salad ingredients at Tesco tonight!  This salad had lettuce, grapes, two large tomatoes and two eggs turned scrambled quickly in my new-found-way of doing so…the microwave!

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I felt the need to have a little something sweet in the afternoon before my final lesson.  I opened up this Graze box, knowing full well that I only liked the chocolate chips inside, but the few small chocolate drops were just what I needed to keep me going until run club tonight!

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By the end of the school I felt comfortably content with the contents in my stomach.  On Tuesday I had felt bloated and too full before club and if we had been out on a long run Tuesday I would either a) have been sick b) rushed into a pub for a loo stop mid-run or c) missed club altogether for fear of either a or b happening!

At the end of school today I had to give back my form group’s trophy which they won for being so wonderful and making the most money for charity last year…it has been displayed with pride in my form room for the past two terms…I don’t think we’ll be getting it back this year though!  As year 10s, they seem to be all over the place this year!

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The kids in my form have been on about How Animals Eat Their Food quite a bit just lately.  I’d not heard of it before.  Dan has just shown me the YouTube video which did make me laugh!  When did I get so old that I don’t know the cool YouTube videos anymore?!

This video isn’t cool though.  This one is pretty scary.  It’s from the BBC News website and shows a man in his car a VERY long way away from the fire in Texas before the explosion this morning…and then the actual explosion.  I cannot get over how far that explosion went.  Very scary.

 

Healthy self challenge #1

As well as starting my own Friday Focus to try and improve my way of living, I have also signed up for the Healthy sELF challenges at nutritionella.  I like the idea of focusing on three little tasks each week which are all achievable and will help me discover more about me!

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Yesterday, the target was to try a new healthy recipe so I hunted around yesterday morning to find something I would like to try and came across Jo Cook’s Stuffed Zucchini (that’s Stuffed courgette for anyone in England!!!)  I made a few alterations, as I wasn’t feeling the meat.

I scooped out the soft middle of a medium sized courgette and smooshed it up with some sliced button mushrooms and a couple of tablespoonfuls of a tomato based pasta sauce, then heaped the mixture into the hollowed out courgette.  I added some slices of brie on the top.

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I placed in the oven for 15 minutes and when the courgette came out of the oven I plated it up along with a handful of sugar snap peas, a handful of red seedless grapes and a handful of mini corns.  It looked a little something like this…

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I think I probably should have left it in the oven a little longer.  The meal was nice but when cutting into the courgette it was still very watery and probably could have benefited from an extra 10 mins in the oven before plating up.  I also added some salt to the dish after a couple of bites.

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Because the courgette had leaked watery pasta sauce over the dish I grabbed a crusty white roll to mop up the juices.

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I was feeling like dessert was a must today and when hunting in the freezer there was a tiny smidge of chocolate icecream left, so I added a few blueberries and strawberry slices and a quick sneaky squirt of cream before settling down infront of Fast Girls with my year 7 marking.  I can’t believe there’s only two days holiday left before school starts again.  :(