Day 3

I hope everyone is doing well on the challenge, and if you aren't, it's not too late!  You can get on track and still reach your goals.   Please don't be discouraged yet if you got off to a rocky start.

We have over 50 entrants to the challenge!  I think this is a good number.  It gives each of you a pretty good chance to win the vita-mix.  I'll post more when I finish putting your info into an excel spreadsheet.

Saturday can be a challenge for me when I'm home more and doing more food prep.  I think knowing I will post here makes me behave!   So I did behave and here is what I ate:

brekky:  some frozen fruit, mangos, cherries, blueberries, and some fresh local spinach.  One reason I'm liking the frozen fruit is that I bought a bunch of fresh blueberries from Michigan (not too far from here) and froze them to make them last longer.  They are really good!  And I love mango but don't get good fresh mango here in Wisconsin.  I ate a light breakfast because I had a yoga class.

Lunch:  big ole' salad.  It's a sign of Fall that we now get local spinach and lettuce again, both requiring cooler temperatures.  I got a bunch so I just made a huge salad to split between lunch and dinner.  All ingredients were local except the seeds and vinegar:  cabbage, spinach, salad greens, cucumber, patty pan squash, yellow bell pepper,  tomatoes, seed mixture.  I also had corn on the cob.  I ate a few grapes, carrots and sugar snap peas after yoga, sort of a finish to my brekky.  Here's lunch.

Dinner was the rest of the big ole' salad and a small baked oriental yam (sweet potato).  and a big ole' ripe peach (yum!).  and a few more carrots and celery and kohlrabi.   I did some soup prep, making carrot and celery juice.  I'll post about that tomorrow.

Total calories 1424: 56 g protein (12%), 22 g fat (13%), 285 g carbs (75%), 71 g figer.

I was surprised to see I lost 2 lbs this week.  I didn't go hungry, just didn't overeat.  My average caloric intake over the last 7 days was 1446.  I gained about 6 lbs this summer from my deviations from healthy eating.  I bet it was less than 10% of my total calories but they were very unhealthy foods, not at all what Dr. Fuhrman recommends for your 10% allocation of less healthy foods.  It really is true that that stuff just goes right to fat on your body.  I wouldn't mind converting that fat to muscle as my BMI is reasonably low (18.8).  I had a good workout yesterday that should have helped.