Another hot one in Las Vegas–110 degrees I believe!  Up at 7:00 a.m. after working last night. Don’t do extremely well on 5.5 hours of sleep, but I’m not one to (usually) sleep in.  Motivated to do a 10 mile run and an evening swim. The run will be on a treadmill….ugh

7:00 a.m. GT Kombucha’s “Strawberry Serenity Drink”. If you have been following my blog, you will have noticed that I drink about 1 of these a day. Kinda pricey, but right now they are on sale at the cool local indy produce market (yes Virginia, Vegas actually has some indies!).  16 oz of kombucha brew flavored with various fruit purees $2.50-$3.75 depending on where you shop.  I’ve been into the grape, guava and strawberry flavors.  Not too sweet-70 calories for the whole thing; it’s a  “raw” product; packed full of active enzymes, probiotics, amino acids and tons of B vitamins.  Beats a sports drink HANDS DOWN any day of the week (on so many different levels from the lack of artificial stuff to high sugar content).  I was dehydrated from long work hours and not enough fluids yesterday, so this was a great way to start the morning. Haven’t had any coffee or tea since last thursday.

8:20 a.m.

Taking a cue from the raw foodists, I make myself of bowl of Buckwheat crunchies (Buckwheat groats which I soaked and dehydrated a few monthes ago–makes the BEST cereal and they have really good shelf life). Did you know buckwheat is actually a seed?  Again, like I said yesterday, no grain = flat belly (LOL, I’m just sucking up to the trendy health jargon!!!)BUT, it seems to work for me!

Bowl of Buckwheat Crunchies

  • 1/2 Cup Buckwheat crunchies
  • 1/2 banana
  • 8 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • sprinkling of cinnamon
  • splash vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax meal (I sneak this into anything I possibly can–extra nutrients!!!)

10:30 a.m.

1/2 Cup Garbanzo Beans (just in the mood and they were there)

11:00-11:30 a.m.

WHOLE FOODS

Samples don’t count.  Call it my verision of binge eating, but it’s not like you can eat alot of them (I mean, you can, but save me the embarrassment of being outed by a WF employee for eating half the samples off the plate)

  • 2 small pieces of artisan cheese
  • 1 365 brand potato chips
  • 3 each 1″ squares of vegetable pizza
  • Thimblefull of Strawberry Prosecco (GROSS! And I usually like all wines)

Also tried out some cool eye and face cream

Purchased

  • Plums
  • Nectarines
  • Strauss Family Organic Nonfat yogurt
  • Bee Pollen
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Digestive Enzymes

1:00 p.m.

  • 1 ripe Plum

1:30 p.m.

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1/2 Baked Sweet Potato

3:00 p.m.

Chocolate-Mint Cliff Bar (just like a girl scout cookie!)

3:20 p.m.

10 mile run with 1/2 hour 30 K race pace–DID it, on treadmill of course. Once again, THANK YOU ipod (need some new music now). Just for fun I weighed myself before and after run (included two bathroom stops but did not inbibe any fluids).  Loss of 2.8 lbs.  Wow!  Amazing. Can’t imagine if I had run outside in the heat!

5:15 p.m.

  • GT Komboucha Guava Flavor (16 oz)-So good after that run

7:00 p.m.

Swim workout–easy 2k (2200 yards) with some butterfly and pulling thrown in

8:15 p.m.

  • 1 Egg, 1/4 cup egg white scrambled with Spinach and 1/4 oz Roquefort cheese

8:45 p.m.

  • 1 Glass Homemade Sangria
  • Slew of Vitamins and Chlorella

Today was definitely more of a grazing day. Look forward to a green smoothie and a big salad tomorrow