Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Yesterday the first thing on my agenda was to get my long run in that I missed on Sunday. I was suppose to do eleven miles so headed out on the trails and then the streets. I wasn't sure how far 11 miles was ( a lot farther than I thought) but figured if I went a certain way I would come pretty close to the 11. I was wrong, I finished with 9.50 miles. Guess I'll have to do better next time.
I was really tired when I got home but had to shower and get ready for Shayla to come and do a fridge and pantry raid. I'm in her goal contest to win $500. and the goal this week was to rid your pantry and fridge of anything that isn't clean eating. If you did the challenge you got 5 entries into the drawing. She arrived with a trash bag in her hand and quickly got to work. Frosted Flakes were the first to go then the Cascadian chocolate cereal followed by some granola bars. I talked her into leaving the Sun Chips because they were Allie's and I don't eat chips. Once the pantry was finished she head for the fridge, that was good except she almost threw away my husband's unhealthy salad dressing which I don't use. Finally the freezer, oh boy, mystery meat, and fudge pops found there way into the trash bag along with a half used bag of sweet potato fries.
This is the week we will be carving pumpkins and they are full of healthy pumpkin seeds. According to The Top 100 Health Tips by Janet Wright pumpkin seeds are one of the richest sources of phytosterols, which reduce the risk of arteries becoming narrowed by cholesterol. They also contain vitamin K, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, omega 3 oils and protein.
I'm going to roast my pumpkin seeds in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and then use them as a snack or sprinkle them on my salads.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I can't believe she still found stuff to throw out!
BTW pumpkin seeds are very good for the prostate.