Monkey Eats More Than Just Bananas

Eating Healthy and Exercising

A Surprise in my mailbox May 11, 2009

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A few weeks ago I submitted a recipe to Fat Fighter TV and I won a new cookbook The Most Decadent Diet Ever! by Devin Alexander. It arrived in the mail today.
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Mailbox surprises are always so much fun. There are several recipes in here that I’m looking forward to trying!

For dinner tonight I had my leftover salad with 2 tablespoons of TJ’s goddess dressing. The salad had blue cheese, roasted chicken and avocado. The dressing was good, though I’m not sure it was the right choice to go with the blue cheese. I’m sure to try it again soon.

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Instead of going to the gym to fit in my Summer Shape Up Challenge workout, I used the elliptical in the basement. It was a good workout, with alot of resistance. I stepped on the scale and my bodyfat percentage was down 2% from last week! I’m loving this program.

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TGIF!! May 8, 2009

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Yay….It’s Friday. I think Friday is my favorite day of the week. First I don’t have to work! And its the one day of the week that I get to do whatever I want. Saturday and Sunday I have to balance what the husband wants with what I want to do.

Yesterday I started off with a breakfast cookie, which I don’t have a picture of, and frankly it wasn’t too good. I forgot to add the banana, and I added too much stevia. Oh well, next time it will be better and I’ll remember to take a picture.

It was another dreary day here and the house didn’t really warm up though it was in the low 70s. So midway through the morning I made some decaf Hazelnut coffee with skim milk and stevia.

Lunch was so good! It seriously madeup for the lackluster breakfast. I think I had kind of gotten into a rut with my salads at lunchtime. I was consistently having spinach, red pepper, cucumber and avocado with the Light Lime Vinegrette, and loving it. But yesturday I remembered about the herbed goat cheese that I had in the fridge, so I had spinach, red pepper, cucumber and goat cheese. It hit the spot!
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This afternoon I had a banana to tide me over until dinner time.

Thursday is my weigh in day at Weight Watchers and I lost 4.6 pounds this week! Wow that’s a lot. I know its not good to lose a lot of weight every week, but as this is just one week I’m not too worried.

I think the weight loss can be partly attributed to the great workouts I’ve been getting with the Fitnessista’s Summer Shape Up Challenge. Last nights workout was Legs and Cardio, and my legs are sore this morning. Hopefully in a little while the soreness will work itself out as I move around.

I’m not sure what’s in store for the rest of the day. I know hubby wants to go to the gym tonight, so I’ll call him this afternoon to make sure he still wants to go. I like going with him, but he doesn’t usually get home from work until about 7pm and that’s late for me to be going to the gym. Todays workout is 30 minutes of cardio.

In other news the following blogs have some great giveaways:

Life, love, violin is giving away some PB Loco and assorted bars.

and Healthy on the Run is giving away some great peanut butters, a chocolate bar and a few other bars.

Have a great Weekend!

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?