Good for you, Carol! It's always good when we are moving in the right
I made some organic lentil vegetable soup on Saturday. Ingredients
were all organic except the lemon juice that I put in at the end. The
soup is delicious, but was my first calculation/estimation challenge
for this project.
The ingredients included:
1 1/2 cups dry lentils, which I estimated to double in size during
cooking, so 3 cups cooked lentils for 6p.
1 large red onion which I estimated might be about 1c
6 carrots for 2c
4 celery, they were smallish, so I counted them as just 1c
4 cups spinach (mmmmmm....) for 1c
1 box of organic vegetable broth was 60 calories, so I said 1c.
So the whole thing, which actually made 10 cups of soup, was just 7c/
6p/0f. I've been eating 2 cup servings of this soup at a time, which
seems to come out to 1.4c/1.2p/0f. If this is right, it's no wonder
I'm losing a little weight here. Delicious, filling, nutritious and
practically free when it comes to calories. Gotta love that!!
On Saturday, I had the soup, a green smoothie and a bag of cracker
jacks (I hate to admit that, but they ARE vegan and except for the
extra sugar, not too bad once in a while as far as treats go....) For
the whole day then, I figured 10c/2p/1f. Way below my 17/8/3
allotment, but fairly typical for a hot, summer weekend day.
Sunday was a quiet day for me and I just ate a couple of vegan Boca
burgers (160 cals each) on Orowheat multigrain sandwich thins (100
cals each) with tomato and lettuce and Annie's organic ketchup (my
favorite). I calculate these as being about 3c/2p/1f. Add 2 cups of
my lentil soup, a banana and a pear and I ended up somewhere around 6c/
3p/1f. And still didn't go to bed the least bit hungry!
Nice to have the day off work today. I'm hoping that the rest of the
work week will be nearly as good as this weekend has been.
On Jul 5, 8:00 am, Carol Baylor <racingk...@me.com
> I want to wish congrats to Dennis as well!
> I'm still getting a hang of the program, but it's the part where I take in more calories. Since I've more than doubled my intake, it's had good moments and bad.
> Some days I'm so full it seems impossible to get all my calories and on others there is a disagreement between brain and body on whether I'm hungry. I must admit that the fats are the hardest for me to finish, then carbs. Protein is easy at only 5.
> It is getting easier though and I'm finally not getting blood sugar drops like I had been. It was so frustrating to not be able to work to my potential.
> I'm still sitting around 255, but I'm no longer sitting at 260 going up because my body is freaking out. I'm trying not to worry too terribly much as my body is still adjusting.
> "No matter what, I want to continue living with the awareness that I will die.
> Without that, I am not alive. That is what makes the life I have now possible."
> - Banana Yoshimoto (from Kitchen)
> On Jul 5, 2010, at 9:43 AM, Happy Herbivore <happyherbiv...@gmail.com
> > Congrats!!!!!!
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