The Results Are In


Good morning!

I just received a call from my Sports Medicine clinic…they have my results and my doctor wants to go over them with me! I have an appointment for noon today. I am quite nervous. I hope it is good news…I will be on pins and needles I am sure.

Sorry about the lack of night post last night! We were all messed up with the time change and our day felt extra short. We had some cleaning and groceries to take care of. Oh, and a little 24…*cough, cough…* :D

Here is what we bought:


  • Almond Breeze (one in Original, 1 in unsweetened)
  • 5 organic tomatoes
  • 2 kiwi
  • 4 Zucchini
  • 5 oranges
  • 1 loaf no name whole wheat bread (blech)
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted walnuts
  • 1 bin organic baby spinach
  • 3 Bartlet pears
  • Simply Natural Organic Pasta Sauce
  • 6 Red Delicious Apples
  • 1 can Gold Seal Flaked Salmon
  • Mary’s Organic Crackers, in Herb
  • 1 red pepper

Not shown: 2 cans of black beans, 2 organic kale bunches, dish soap, shaving cream, buttermilk, coconut milk, Eric’s 1% milk.

We spent about $50

Dinner last night was quick and simple…we were in a rush to get to the grocery store before it closed!



A large sweet potato with a dallop of Soy Yogurt and Paprika :)

Wedding Dress Plan: I want to put Vegan Butter spread and brown sugar on this sweet potato! But in effort to shave some calories, I often for unsweetened soy yogurt and paprika. I saved about 125 calories by doing so. I also had 1 piece of toast instead of two. Total savings: Approximately 300 calories.

And some whole wheat toast with homemade hummus, Tofurkey, and tomatoes:


For a night time snack I had a serving of Mary’s Organic Crackers and salsa.

Question of the Day:

Sally asks, “I have a question about your Crap Free Week. I know you’re trying to cut back on sugar, but I’m curious about the rationale of having a handful of pineapple + a handful of raisins instead of some chocolate chips. Wouldn’t it be likely that the chocolate chips would have less sugar? I know that one is fruit sugar and one is added sugar, but in the end, isn’t all of it just sugar?”

Yes, sugar is sugar in it’s scientific form (C12H22O11), however it is what the sugar molecules bring with them that matters to me. You have probably heard of complex carbohydrates and simple carbohydrates. Carbs are simple sugar molecules. Simple Carbohydrates are known as bad carbs that come from processed foods (e.g., chocolate chips, white bread, etc). These foods tend to have had the nutrition stripped from them and eating them often leads one to feel unsatisfied and leads to overeating. Complex carbs on the other hand, are unrefined and this bring with them a natural water content, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. These foods leave you feeling satisfied after consumption (e.g., fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains). It is possible that the raisins and pineapple that I had were indeed higher in sugar than the chocolate chips, serving for serving, however my take on it is that the pineapple + raisins satisfied me, and left me feeling full. If I had a handful of chocolate chips this would have likely spiked cravings for more and more sugar and I can guarantee you it would not have stopped there. In this challenge, I never said that I was cutting out simple sugars from whole foods because our bodies need these foods to have energy and to obtain proper nutrients. I simply said that I would be cutting out sugars from processed foods, which I think I have done a great job on so far. :)

Question of the day: What are your top three favourite fruits?

I think mine are Ugli Fruit, blueberries, or melon. :D If you have never had Ugli fruit before I suggest trying it! So delicious.

See you this afternoon for my Bone Scan Report!

“Pushing your body without enough rest can weaken your immune response and cause frequent colds. Mood is an early indicator of overtraining, so take a rest day if you’re feeling cranky.” ~Runner’s World, March 2009

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nicole March 9, 2009

I loooove grapes! And melon, strawberries, pineapple, apples, mango, I can’t choose!


2 caitlin March 9, 2009

i love melon :)

i agree with mood and overtraining. i get SO irritable when i train too hard.

good luck on your bone scan. i’m sure you’re fine!!


3 Lesley March 9, 2009

Looks like you picked up some delicious groceries : )

Good luck with your appointment today, I’ll say a prayer for you!!


4 Erin March 9, 2009

Mmmm bananas, pom, and cherries I think! Good luck today!


5 brandi March 9, 2009

good luck with the appointment! I’m sure everything will be fine :)

Favorite fruits:
fresh berries (all of ’em)


6 Diana March 9, 2009

Good Luck at your appointment!


7 RunToFinish March 9, 2009

good luck at the doc and good response on the sugar


8 VeggieGirl March 9, 2009

Good luck at your appointment!!

SWEET POTATO!!!!!!!!!!!

**3 favorite fruits = apples, cherries, and mango.


9 Bree March 9, 2009

good luck with the appt – will be thinking about you and hoping for the best :-) my three fav fruits are strawberries, kiwi, and grapes :-)


10 Em March 9, 2009

Hey, good luck on the bone scan!

I respectfully disagree on the sugar explanation, mainly simple vs. complex carbohydrates. I don’t think the information is correct.

Fructose is a simple sugar, thus a simple carbohydrate, and you’ll find it in all fruits. However pasta is a complex carbohydrate, and a processed food. Then again, whole wheat is also a complex carbohydrate, but one that’s mainly good for you, while table sugar is a simple carbohydrate, and one that’s bad for you.

I think that rather than dwell in simple vs. complex carbs, a better approach is natural vs. processed, much like you’ve done in your own diet. Eliminating foods that are processed, and stripped of nutrients in favor of natural, whole foods.

I apologize for the correction, I’ve seen so many erroneous explanations of sugars, and people getting all confused for it, I took it upon myself to make it my own crusade! Kudos on cleaning up your diet, it’s certainly not easy!


11 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 9, 2009

Hope your doctor’s appointment goes well!

Congrats on the new site!


12 skinnyrunner March 9, 2009

i love the new site! the light, bright color and how easy it is to navigate around is awesome. great job!


13 Erin March 9, 2009

Good luck with the results!

And I love the page. It’s so soothing to my eyes, for real! I hate when I go to a page and feel like I am getting epilepsy from the colors. Good job Angela!


14 nicole March 9, 2009

Good luck with the bone scan!

Quick question for you:

How do you clean your blender after you make a green monster? I make them now and I can’t get this funky smell out of it after I make a smoothie!


15 Valerie March 9, 2009

Good luck at your appointment! Hope they have good news!

My favourite fruits are strawberries, blueberries and peaches. I can’t wait until I can go to the farmer’s market in the summer and get them all cheap and local!


16 Meaghen March 9, 2009

Good luck on your bone scan results today!

I know you’re trying to cut costs on your groceries and I was wondering if you’ve ever thought of making the Mary’s Crackers yourself? You’ve had such great success with the hummus and wraps. I’ve been really tempted to buy them, but they are a little expsensive.. plus I have two other boxes of crackers I’ve told myself I have to eat first!

I really don’t know if I could pick a favourite fruit. I love them all and could eat them all day long. I recently discovered mango though, so maybe that’s a current favourite. I’ve always wanted to try an Ugli fruit. I will pick one up this week as a treat!


17 Holly March 9, 2009

Hope you hear good news! :-)


18 Priyanka March 9, 2009

Good luck with the bone scan!

Three favorite fruits,


This was difficult cuz I had many more to list!


19 Leah March 9, 2009

Hope your appointment goes ok today hun!!!!


20 Ashley March 9, 2009

Hey! Love your blog. Fruit is actually a simple carb though:) hth!


21 Sally March 9, 2009

Thanks for answering my question and good luck with your appointment!

PS Does anyone else find the font used for writing comments to be very difficult to read?


22 Jacklynn March 9, 2009

LOVE the new site, looks great!


23 Jen March 9, 2009

Hi Angela, with your research experience, what are your thoughts on salon vs store bought shampoo’s and conditioners? Is there a store bought shampoo/conditioner just as good as salon?


24 Chelsea March 9, 2009

Good luck with the bone scan results. My top 3 fruits are green grapes, navel oranges, and strawberries.


25 Shelby March 9, 2009

Pears, Blueberries, and Mango!


26 Ashley March 9, 2009

Good LUCK with your appointment! i hope everything goes well :)


27 Leah March 9, 2009

btw, love the look of that sweet potato! I loooove that combo!


28 Radhika Sarohia October 5, 2012

This is kind of random, but re the favourite fruit melon from the post above, just wanted let you know that you can roast melon seeds in the oven or on a dry skillet with salt and/or spices. They make a terrific snack :-)


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