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Three Things Thursday Saturday – Better Late Than Never!

Yep, it’s Satursay afternoon and I am finally getting to my Thursday post…it’s been another busy week and blogging just was not a priority. But now that I’m back, I have some catching up to do!

Here are 3 random things that have happened this past week…

1. The kids and I went to visit my sister Kim and her family for a few days at their cottage. They live in Hershey, PA, which is about 8 hours from here, so we don’t see each other very often…actually, it’s been about 5 years since our last visit! It was the first time the kids met each other, but they had a great time and played really well together. Here are some pictures of our visit.

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The Boys (William and Tanner) hanging out at the park.

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Ryan and Ellie hanging from the high bar.

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Ellie absolutely LOVED Tanner and was super helpful while we were there. This is Ellie’s first time holding and feeding a baby…lucky Tanner!

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We spent the morning at the beach playing in the water and building sand castles. Super Fun!

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Well fed and happy kids! Pancake breakfast, ice cream cones and smores. Yummo!

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Ryan didn’t actually eat a smore…but sure enjoyed eating all the parts separately!

2. I am so looking forward to Thursday…I am seeing the doctor again about my foot, and I am really hoping that she says I can take off this boot cast! I’ve had it on for 6 weeks, and I am so sick of it! I’m pretty sure that wearing it is messing up the rest of my body…my other knee is sore, my back…everything just feels out of whack!

I am supposedly to have it on for 3 more weeks, but my foot is actually feeling pretty good and the fracture sites don’t hurt anymore, so let’s hope it’s good news and I can start to work my way back into running and doing BodyAttack. Oh, and start to get myself back in shape…6 weeks of pretty much no cardio is not a good thing, I’m starting to feel a bit like a bowl of jiggly jello!

3. Since I finished my 40 Day Clean Eating Challenge, I have not been eating very well at all! I need to do something to get back on track…I’m thinking of trying a cleanse but have no idea how to go about choosing one. Any suggestions? It doesn’t have to be drastic – I’d actually prefer if it wasn’t- but I’m feeling really blah and feel like I need a bit of a body detox. If you’ve tried a cleanse with success, please share it with me. I’m going to do a bit of research this week and try to learn a bit more about cleansing…hopefully there is one out there for me!

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Clean Eating Challenge: Day 32

20120623-161556.jpgFriday, June 22
Day 32

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie #22 – Chocolate Banana – Yep, yesterday’s was so good, I had it again! Yummo!

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Lunch – Starbucks Protein Bistro Box – lately this has been my go to for lunch on the run. With white cheddar cheese, multi grain muesli bread, honey peanut butter spread, grapes, apple slices and a hard boiled egg, it’s perfect!

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Snack – 1/2 Aloha Granola and 3/4 Greek Yogurt

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Dinner – Eat Clean Cobb Salad – this recipe serves 4 but I adapted it for a single serving. I also subbed out the blue cheese for goat cheese and totally skipped the dressing. Oh, and I have no idea what jicama is, so I skipped it too!

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Snack – my sister came over for a visit so we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed a yummy Corona.

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
9.5 hours – yep, hubby got up with the kids at 6:45 and I slept in until 8:30…it was AWESOME!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 30

20120621-082332.jpgWednesday, June 20
Day 30

 

 

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 30 days! Despite a few slip-ups here and there, I’m quite impressed with how I’ve done so far. Sticking to something for 40 days is hard…only 10 to go!

Breakfast – in sticking with June’s Green Smoothie Challenge, this morning I had a Strawberry Kiwi Green Smoothie. To be honest, it wasn’t my favourite, maybe because all the fruit was fresh so the smoothie seemed a bit runny…I don’t know… Oh well, here’s what I put in it

3 cups baby spinach
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 kiwi
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp ground flax

 

 

 

 

Lunch – an Almond Butter Wrap. In a rush, with not much in the fridge, this was all I could come up with. 1 tbsp Almond Butter on a small Whole Wheat Wrap. Sorry, no picture…totally forgot as I scrambled out the door!

Dinner – leftover Steak with a Slice of Cheddar Cheese and 7 Kashi Pita Crisps – Zesty Salsa

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Evening Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
6 hours…not enough!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 29

20120620-070157.jpgTuesday, June 19
Day 29

 

 

 

Lunch – Santa Fe Salad with Grilled Chicken– today Tanner and I had lunch with my friend Pam. We went to Boston Pizza and both Pam and I enjoyed a salad off of their Summer Menu. It was so good, and big, I could barely finish it!

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Dinner – Green Smoothie #20 – Strawberry Grape
. Since I was still full from lunch, dinner was going to be a Green Smoothie and a leftover piece of steak…after the smoothie, I didn’t have room for steak, so dinner just ended up being a smoothie, good think I added a scoop of protein to it!

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup green grapes
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp ground flax

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Snack – 9 Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds – I just needed a little something…maybe it’s because I didn’t have a proper dinner…who knows, but these almonds sure hit the spot!

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Water Consumption:

8 glasses

Sleep:
8 hours

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 28

Monday, June 8
Day 28

 

 

 

Lunch – Green Smoothie # 18 – Peanut Butter and Banana with Green Grapes – we seem to have a ton of grapes in the house right now, so I thought I’d toss a few into today’s smoothie. Yummo!

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana
1 cup green grapes
2 tbsp ground flax
1 cup almond milk

 

 

 

 

Dinner – leftover Grilled Chicken Fajita’s on Corn Tortilla’s

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Evening Snack – PC Mint Chocolate Cone Totally NOT Clean, but really, really good! Back on track tomorrow!

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
9 hours. I’m pretty sure that’s a record since starting to keep track!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 27

20120618-093059.jpgSunday, June 17
Day 27

 

 

 

Breakfast – Green Smoothie # 17 – Mixed Berry and Pineapple

Ingredients:
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup Europe’s Best Frozen Mixed Berries
1 cup pineapple
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp ground flax
1/2 cup Greek yogurt

 

 

 

 

Lunch – Popcorn and a Bud Light 😦 We took Daddy to the Blue Jays game today so lunch was pretty much non-existent.

Dinner – Eat Clean Pancakes with Apple Sauce

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Water Consumption:
6 glasses

Sleep:
9 hours! WooHoo!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 26

20120617-104110.jpgSaturday, June 16
Day 26

 

 

 

Breakfast – Eat Clean Pancakes with Apple Sauce

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Lunch – Chicken Burger with Mustard – not the cleanest of lunches, but there really wasn’t much choice at the Oak Ridges Fair.

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Dinner – Steak and Tossed Salad

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Water Consumption:
8 glasses

Sleep:
8 hours