Unhealthy To Be So Healthy?

Friday, May 31, 2013

I was talking with a friend today who told me that it might be unhealthy to be so healthy, and he's probably a bit right. There shouldn't be so much stress about what we eat, but the fact is that we have two choices: food and food-like substances. I'll choose food any day of the week, but I have to read labels, buy organic, and plan more than before. Clean, whole foods eating is not as convenient as running through the drive-thru, but it can be as easy as running into a grocery store on the go.

  • 4 bananas = 400 calories
  • 4 cups red seedless grapes = 240 calories
  • Salad (3-4 cups organic spring mix, 1/2 cucumber, 1 carrot, and 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes) = 125 calories
  • Dressing (2 tbsp red wine vinegar and 1 tbsp EVOO) = 135 calories
  • 1 lb strawberries = 145 calories
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds = 80 calories
  • 1 banana = 100 calories
  • Brown rice pasta with *sigh* Ragu = 350 calories

Calories: 1960
Colors: Yellow, red, green, purple, orange, brown
Water: I lost count today, but I know it's over 100 oz.
Exercise: Grocery shopping for an hour. Good grief I bought some heavy produce!
Sunshine: 20 minutes
Sleep: 7.5 fairly solid hours. Needed that!

Confession: I broke down and bought a probiotic pill. I've been taking those cranberry pills, but I'm just a little worried about my urinary tract. I feel like it might just be all the stress, and hopefully the weekend will help. But I've seen some research about probiotics also being good for urinary tract health, so I'm going to try it. I figure it (hopefully) can't hurt. I'll report back on anything I find by taking this one. I'll start tomorrow if my bladder isn't doing better, but so far it's not so bad. It's always better at home.

I do want to say that I feel better now that I've had some bananas. Pretty sure I haven't had one since, what, Monday? So tomorrow will be lots of bananas. I don't have to get up earlier to go to Market on the Move, so I hope to sleep in, have a smoothie, do some yoga, hang out with a friend, and edit like a madwoman. I really need to start getting more active. I was doing okay, took a break to get caught up on work, and then burned my feet. Hopefully they'll be fine tomorrow so I can lace up and get a good walk in. It's all about taking it one day at a time.

Eat your fruits and veggies, kids.


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