Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big Whole Foods Shopping Trip

Today's food intake was a little weird, mostly because I just wanted to eat brussels sprouts.
Breakfast: approx. 1.5 cups brussels sprouts, .25 cups black beans
Lunch: 1 cup brussels sprouts, exactly the same salad I had for dinner last night (spinach, black beans, pineapple, red pepper)
Dinner: 1 cup brussels sprouts, .25 cups black beans, 1 small sweet potato w/ nutritional yeast

So all those brussels sprouts from yesterday's photo are gone.

I had a pretty busy day - I woke up at 7 (I went to bed at 10:30 last night) and started my day off with a workout while watching an episode of Jillian Michaels' new show, Losing It with Jillian. I've never watched The Biggest Loser, but I'd heard good things about Losing It. I watched the pilot episode, and it really did seem like she made an impact on that family's life and helped them turn their health around. For my workout I did leg lifts, squats, and that kind of thing, jumping jacks, some yoga moves, and weights targeting my back muscles. I focused on arm muscles yesterday and they are pretty sore.

Also today I read lots of news and tried to catch up on blog reading and worked on this blog a little - I went through all my old posts and added tags so it would be more helpful for reference purposes.

But the most time-consuming part of my day was washing my clothes. I like to hand-wash my clothes and air-dry them outside. Air drying is #1 for me - it's so easy and saves all that energy and money that would be sucked up by the dryer. And hand washing is a little more annoying and a lot more time consuming, but I like to do it when I have the time. It saves me money and saves the environment energy, and it is an active thing to do to get me moving and working. If you do it right, it's a lot of work!

In the "olden days," people expended a lot more energy in their daily lives than we do now. They walked more, and they used energy preparing food, washing their clothes, and fixing up their houses by hand. Now we tend to drive everywhere, eat packaged foods, and let machines do all of our hard work. So I like to do things by hand sometimes and regain some of that.

Speaking of walking places, today I walked to Whole Foods for a nice big shopping trip. The walk is about 20 minutes in each direction, so I usually walk. I had very little food in my kitchen, so I really stocked up:

In that picture you see cremini mushrooms, an eggplant, frozen okra, tomatillos, dried cranberries, zucchini, brussels sprouts, carrots, roma tomatoes, red bell peppers, kale, lettuce, a couple heads of broccoli, pasta sauce, Granny Smith apples, fresh basil, coffee, and bathtub and tile cleaner. All of the produce was organic except for the eggplant and tomatillos. And in case you're wondering, the grand total was $57. I think it all looks delicious and I'm psyched to eat all those nutrients this week. =)

Alright, I'm off to google recipes in which to use tomatillos!

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