A Salad Champ + BBBC Progress!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 19, 2009

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Let’s just say that my stomach is stretched 5 times its’ normal capacity right now! It is a good thing I took my BBBC measurements before all this food! :)

Lunch was another BIG SALAD in my new BIG Ikea Bowl. I was pleased to see that my bowl fit a whole heart of organic PC romaine!


Ingredients in the big salad:

  • 4 T Walnuts
  • 1 Sunkist Orange, chopped
  • 1 Heart of organic romaine
  • Black Pepper
  • Mandarin Poppyseed dressing courtesy of my sis!
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This dressing is so light and fresh! I love it! Thanks Kerrie :)

Let me just give you a visual as to how big this bowl really is:



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With a Whole Grain wrap + tomato slices + 3/4 cup black beans (pureed) + 1/2 avocado:


Calcium/Mag + Vit D:


Someone asked me the other day if I mix my tea bags.

The answer is YES I do! That is why you will often see 2 tea bags coming out of my tea mugs. I love mixing flavours! In my lunch tea I have my Yogi Lemon Ginger + TAZO Green Tea.


All Together:


My stomach is past its’ limit!

But I finished the BIG SALAD like any salad champ would:


I am fueled up on healthy food and ready to go!

Untitled-51 Today I took a few measurements because I was curious if I would see any changes since I first measured myself over 3 weeks ago.

Good news!

Since starting the BBBC, I have seen the following decreases:

  • down 1/4 of an inch in the smallest part of my waist
  • down 1 and 1/2 inches in the widest part of my waist
  • Down 1 and 1/4 inch in the widest part of hips

I am honestly floored by these changes in just a little over 3 weeks! It must be all of the strength and core exercises that I have been doing. :) It is such great motivation to keep going!

This illustrates perfectly why I do not think the scale is a great tool for measuring progress. In the past when I weighed myself, I always got down and out when the scale wasn’t budging. Well, it was most likely because I was building muscle! I bet if I weighed myself now I wouldn’t find the scale has gone down much, but the real results are in the measurements!

It’s never too late to take your own measurements! Just pick up a tape measure at your local store and record your measurements along with the date. It is a fabulous tool to track your progress.

Well guys, Eric and I are off to do some trail biking at the local conservation park. It is super sunny and beautiful out so I am pretty pumped. Eric really enjoys this activity so as part of trying to get us active together I am giving it a go!

See you tonight for the beauty product review and Cake Experiment Part 4!


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Alison April 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

That salad looks great! Beautiful flowers too!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm

GREAT salad! I like avocado in just about everything :)


Jenny April 19, 2009 at 2:11 pm

You are totally the salad champ! Looks incredible, love the flavor combo :)


Heather April 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I absolutely LOVE all of your salads! You seriously need to invite me over for lunch ;)


Heather April 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm

What was in the green smoothie today?


VeggieGirl April 19, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Lovin’ that big-ass salad bowl!! :-D


Lara April 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm

Awesome on the inches lost. Measurements and fit of pants are the best way to gauge progress. The scale can “lie” for so many reasons.


Run Sarah April 19, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Have fun biking! Love your lunch too :)


Maggie April 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I love your salad! It looks delicious.


Amy April 19, 2009 at 4:38 pm

As you know,I’m new to your blog. I’ve been loving your “Green Monster”

To fuel up after my long run today, I thought I would try to make one. I noticed after the fact that I had no fresh spinach… but I did have frozen.

Lets just say. Not soo tasty! :)

First thing on my grocery list this week is FRESH spinach!


Priyanka April 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm

The salad is great, have a great time biking!


Michelle Hisae April 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm

WoW! Those are great changes in measurements! You’ve really taken huge strides toward your goal!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm

I’ll be the first one to say it…. you are the last person who needs to start losing inches! My bridesmaid will be no where to be found!

But congrats nonetheless :)
I hope I see changes like that once I start shredding…

The salad looks yummy! Makes me want one!


Kari April 19, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I have that camelbak water bottle in blue! I love it – so much better than the little ones that I have to keep refilling pretty well constantly (or so it seems) :)


RunToFinish April 19, 2009 at 9:11 pm

wow you are doing fantastic! I don’t think my numbers are down that much…after the family weekend I think I’ll wait to check. but I am doing daily ab work now!


tj April 19, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I want that salad dressing!! The brand is not familiar to me, maybe it is a Canadian only brand?? Bummer :(


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