Three Things Thursday

1.  I had to have the windshield in my Tahoe replaced Tuesday.  When I was coming home on my lunch hour last Friday, a rock flew up and hit it and busted the crap out of it.  No biggie.  Insurance paid for all of it.  But I have to admit I have been a little uneasy running on the highway ever since.  If a rock does that to glass, what would it do to my noggin?

2.  CEP did a promo last year offering a pair of free compression socks to anyone who sent in a picture of themselves wearing their socks while crossing the finish line of a RnR race.  I wore them during the Vegas marathon, sent in a picture, and I got my snazzy new green CEP compression socks in the mail today!

3.  So far so good with the food journaling.  It has definitely made me more aware of what (and more importantly, how much) I’m eating.  It’s interesting, too, to see that I’m pretty consistently falling just a tad short of my minimum daily protein needs.  I had no idea.  I have been cutting back on animal products, but I assumed I was getting enough protein elsewhere in my diet.  I now know that I will have to be more deliberate about replacing those proteins.  I’ve had to throw in a serving of nut butter the past couple of days just to hit the lower end of my daily requirement spectrum.  Guess I’ll be stocking up on a variety of beans at the grocery this weekend.  Guess I’ll also be figuring out something to do with this red quinoa that’s been in my cupboard for a couple of months (suggestions appreciated!).

11 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday

  1. I have a few quinoa recipes that are fabulous. I'll dig them up and send them to you. One is a quinoa salad with mint (sounds weird until you see the full recipe and try it) and a quinoa pilaf. I have more, too. When I get home from house sitting on Saturday, I'll send them to you.


  2. try a quinoa & edamame salad…we like to mix in a little dried cranberries or pomegrantes & some basil…SO GOOD! Quinoa is so versatile, you can do a lot with it. Quinoa & sweet potatoes is also a good combination.


  3. Journaling is interesting and eye opening… I still do it since i have lost the weight… since April 2009.

    I LOVE free stuff… and I wish I had come CEP socks!


  4. I love roasting/sauteeing garlic and onions and red peppers and whatever other veggies I have around finely chopped. Cook the quinoa in veggie broth and then add the sauteed veggies. Delicious!


  5. Interesting…I wouldn't be surprised if I was missing out on some protein myself. I don't know that I was the motivation to figure it out though. Especially if figuring it out required food journaling!


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