03/01/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Thursday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 2. March 2015 05:36

Never underestimate the power you have to affect those around you with your healthy living lifestyle choices.

Your children, spouse, co-workers, friends and peripheral people in your life are greatly influenced from you.

My son’s ask questions regarding clean eating such as nutrition, and cooking.  I love their interest even if they do it because they know that it pleases me.  It all sinks in on some level for them. 

My friends ask me to help them evaluate their food choices and pantry’s, as well as their workout regimes   and what has been a success for me.  I enjoy knowing how much we can learn from each other.

My home-cleaning helper (who has worked for me for 15 years off and on depending on whether I could afford the help), asks me questions over the years.  She has seen me prepare my lunches and prep for evening meals.  Recently, she started using a food diary at my recommendation when she was feeling stuck with her weight loss goals.  She made changes in her diet.  Last week she texted me that she had dipped below the weight that she had been unable to move off of for years!  She credits my tips and motivation for her improvement.  I couldn’t be prouder.

I am influenced by reading articles, success stories of others, and feedback/comments from all of you.

                                                -Thank you.  Together we will succeed in our healthy living goals!

Thursday 03/01/21- Workout Diary:

DVD workout tape- back/biceps- 55 minutes

Pure Barre class- 55 min

Thursday 03/01/12 - Food Diary:


1 cup egg whites, with spinach (125 cal.)

2 piece Ezekial whole grain, no gluten bread with calorie free butter spray (160 cal.)

A.M. Snack-

1 cup non-fat cottage cheese (160 cal.)

1/2 cup of bluberries(30 cal.)

Lunch- restaurant- approximate value

portabello burger with no top bun, dijon mustard, tomato, lettuce- (300 cal.)

saute zuchinni (100 cal.)

P.M. Snack-

1/2 apple( 40 cal.)

12 almonds, roasted, no salt ( 125 cal.)


5 oz Marintaed flank steak ( low sodium tariake) (210 cal.)

1/2 cup Roasted yellow beets, scallion, garlic, EVOO ( 90 cal.)

1/2 cup quieno with peas ( 175 cal.)


1/2 cup raspberries, 1/4 cup breakfast cereal, 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt (150 cal.)

Homemade popcorn ( 90 cal)



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Comments (4) -

3/2/2015 9:57:06 AM #

Hi ! Great post !  Your success is contagious !

Was wondering if you knew about these olive oil sprayers ?


I purchased a faberware one in a grocery store.  It is nice to be able to put your choice of oil in there.  The only caution is that temperature matters...  a cooler (inside the cabinet vs room temperature this time of year) oil does not spritz quite as easily or uniform!

3/2/2015 1:44:04 PM #

I have used them in the past.The one I own can be a bit combersome and not even with the spray leaving goblets.  Now they have so many options in oil flavors to add, or even sell prepackaged olive oil sprays. The store bought kind make it easy to prep for crostini's and on vegetables for high temperature roasting.  It is just a personal choice.

3/3/2015 4:44:31 AM #

Thank you for your reply !  I respect your opinions and appreciate your advice.  You're right, the spray is sometimes uneven. With the oil being such a high calorie content food, it is a clever practice to use a spray for cooking versus a full tablespoon of oil.  If less oil is used in the cooking process, there is more room to include other food items in the daily eating plan !

3/18/2015 6:32:18 AM #

There is always room to find new foods to try.  I've started watching the show Chopped and I've heard of new foods every time.  With spring approaching, I look forward to vegetables with some darker colors coming from farmer's markets and revitalizing my interest!

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