20 November 2005
Most days I have been eating a mixture of almonds, dried apricots and sultanas (about 40g). I buy them all in larger packets and mix them together for my "daily dose". I have now added 10g of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) to that mix. For those of you who haven't tried them, they are delish. Quite a nutty flavour. I bought the plain ones, but they also come in salted. (I count it as 2 points as it is a very healthy and nutritious snack - it may be slightly over that).
"Nutritional Benefits of Pepitas Are:
• Vegan, gluten-free, and no cholesterol or trans fats
• Very low net carbs
• Significant source of fibre to aid digestion and reduce cholesterol
• High in heart-healthy protein and Omega-3 oil
• Rich in zinc for a strong immune system
• Good source of iron, phosphorus, Vitamin E and tryptophan for overall health • Great for reproductive health
While I was at the Health Food shop I also bought some capsules to try and strengthen my nails. They are flaking and splitting badly and although I don't usually take vitamin pills, as I need to take medication for blood pressure, I have come to the desperate stage with my fingernails. They told me it would take 3 months to see any difference so this will be another thing I need to be patient with. (I think my stomach is getting flatter - I am whispering cause I don't want to say it out loud yet as I can't quite believe it is happening after all these years).
We had a nice day yesterday. Did our long walk to town and Subway for lunch (of course). I found a gorgeous top at Crossroads. Will either wear it to DH's Christmas function or wear it on Christmas day (or both). I have decided I am officially a "shopaholic". Luckily DH found himself 2 T-shirts on sale, so I didn't feel so guilty! Trouble is I have had to shop so much for myself with my new size that it has become quite a habit. Nice habit though!!!