I had a much more successful bread baking mission today as compared to yesterday.
Oh, what? You say, I didn’t mention yesterday’s bread baking mission?? Hmm, that’s mighty odd. It must have slipped my mind…
You see, it is always important to lock the dough hook before commencing. The end result was much too horrific to even photograph. A cup of seeds wasted. A soaked bread bottom. I could barely look.
But I don’t accept defeat too often in the kitchen! This bread machine has gotten me once, and now twice, but the way I see it is I am still 3 for 5. :D
Today’s loaf was a simple whole wheat bread recipe. I adapted the one in the manual:
- 3/4 warm water
- 1 tsp bread machine yeast
- 2 cup whole wheat bread flour
- 1 Tbsp sugar (I omitted)
- 1 Tbsp shortening (I used Becel Olive Oil Margarine)
- 1 tsp salt (I used a sprinkle of half salt)
One loaf of this bread makes about ten 100 calorie slices.
I was so hungry for lunch by the time it was done baking I didn’t even wait for it to cool! It was so warm and doughy.
I immediately slathered on some Light margarine on the warm crust and inhaled it. :)
Then I had a huge, thick slice for lunch along with an apple and homemade Almond butter:
I figure I had about 300 calories worth of bread alone in this lunch, but it was so. worth. it. Homemade bread is the best! Especially when you don’t have to do any work to get it.
Wondering what others think of my Glo Bars? Leah has posted a wonderful review of her first Glo Bar today on her blog, Simply Fabulous.
I meant to mention in this morning’s post that I posted today’s BBBC challenge last night on the BBBC page. If I ever forget to mention it on here, please see the BBBC page (now called bikini) for the daily challenge!
My workout today was fueled on Dough Power! lol. I had some serious glycogen stores in reserve for today’s workout. I felt powerful and energized.
- Duration: 52:30
- Walk/run intervals (Walk = 4.0 mph, run = 4.4 mph; incline 12%)
- Max heart rate: 164 bpm
- Avg heart rate: 138 bpm (the yoga drops it)
- Feel the burn: 385 kcals
- I did 1.5 min. run intervals on every 5 minute interval until minute 40.
A few times during the workout, I got off the treadmill and did some core work and yoga poses! I find I can get into the yoga poses much better when my muscles are warmed up. The downward dog just seems easier to do it while I am already warm and sweaty.
Here is what I did:
- 1 60 sec. side plank (right) These kick my butt…errrr SIDES!
- 1 60 sec. side plank (left)
- 1 60 sec. plank (regular)
- 3 downward dogs (45 secs. approx)
- Camel pose
- Dead bug pose :D I end every workout with this pose now! Great inner thigh stretch!
The good news? I am seeing some major improvements in my stomach/ab area since starting the BBBC Challenge! Eric even noticed that my stomach looks flatter and feels firmer. If I get the nerve I might post some progress pictures sometime this week.
Is anyone else noticing any improvements? Share them below!
Researchers find that taking probiotics may help reduce anxiety in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.
For the full story see here.
I think this is very interesting. More research needs to be done with larger sample sizes, but I think it looks promising. I have been meaning to buy some probiotic supplements for a while now. Kris Karr also swears by them! I just might have to get some today or tomorrow and see if I notice any health benefits.
Do you get probiotics from food sources or supplements? Did you notice any positive changes in your mood or health?
Well, I should get back to work!
Luckily I received help from my brother in law this morning with my tax questions. He is an excellent accountant and knows everything there is to know about business start up! There is so much to learn, even with respect to just the tax part! I feel overwhelmed at the moment, but it really helps to know that I have an expert to help me through this process.
This morning I also found out where to pick up my manual for the Food Safety Course that I am taking so I can get certified in food safety handling.
I have to drive to the health department tomorrow (it is about 50 min. drive) to purchase my manual. After I have studied I will be writing the exam (hopefully on the first Monday of May!). I hope the manual isn’t too big! And yes I still have to start reading my nutrition manual and study for my certification in nutrition and wellness! That has been pushed on the back burner while I start up Glo Bakery though. A gal can only do so much in one day! :)
Ok, I am off to bake some gooey (but healthy) oatmeal raisin cookies! YUM! :)
Have a great day! See you tonight!