Detox Water and Game Face

Raise your hands if you are addicted to Pinterest!  Thumbs up  So much stuff on there its kind of ridiculous.  I’ve had this pin of detox water pinned for a while.  I mean what’s the point of having a pin if you don’t use it? (which reminds me I should meal plan off my recipe board!).

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I made it the night before, and drank two large glasses before going to work.  I had planned on bringing it to work, but I forgot it, but I drank more last night, and I am on my third glass of water and it isn’t even 7:30 in the morning yet.  It is so light and refreshing, just a hint of mint.  The star is actually the cucumber – I’ve never had cucumber water before but this is going to be my summer drinking water for sure.  Have you ever had cucumber water before?

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Breakfast was an egg white breakfast panini.  2 ounces of my bread, 1/2 cup of cooked egg whites, 1 ounce of deli roast beef, a slice of sharp cheddar and a handful of . . . cilantro.  My office knives suck ass (need to buy a couple good ones to keep there), so the presentation isn’t the prettiest.

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One of my co-workers is a cilantro fanatic.  He told me that he makes english muffin egg sammies with cilantro, and I have to admit, cilantro and eggs go really well together!  (Jenn, look away from the cilantro! – go check Jenn out – she’s lost 40 pounds and is on her way to becoming a certified personal trainer – totally inspiring!)

So I had my quarterly diabetes appointment yesterday.  Ahem, well, I guess I somehow missed my January appointment because the last time I went was in September.  According to their records, I was up 7 pounds since September.  Granted a lot of that could be what I wore then vs. what I wore yesterday, but still. 

It’s time to get my game face on people.  My next appointment is in September, and my goal is to lose 20 pounds by then.  It’s only 5 pounds a month.  Maybe if I put down a couple glasses of wine and be more selective with my cheese eating habits, I’ll get there.

Louise and I are going to challenge each other this month.  She rides her exercise bike.  I plan on moving 100 miles this month, whether it be running, walking biking or swimming.  Does anyone else want to jump on the challenge wagon??  Just leave me a comment of what your May goal is, and I’ll keep tabs on you throughout the month for support and cheerleading!

Let’s make it fun . . .for everyone who completes their goal, you’ll be put in a drawing for a case of my grilled fruit salsa!  A mix of cherry, pineapple and my traditional baja fresh salsa – made to your heat level.

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Lunch was leftover chicken fried rice, and on the side was three mini eggrolls.  There is a Japanese grocery store next to my doctors office, so I stopped in for a few minutes.  I’ll have to take a picture of the box, because the egg rolls were really good – just 10 minutes in the toaster oven and 3 were 98 calories!

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I got home from work and Tony was enjoying a cigar.  We sat outside chatting for a while when our neighbor came over to hang out.  Out came the wine and we ended up sitting outside for an hour and a half!  Pinot Grigio is our summer wine. Open-mouthed smile

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I didn’t start cooking dinner until nearly 7:30.  It was quick and simple though – steak, corn on the cob and grilled zucchini.  We enjoyed sitting on our front deck and grilled on the gas grill.  So nice outside last night!

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We left all our windows open last night and when I walked out of the bedroom I got instantly frozen – it is only 42 degrees this morning!  But the sun is shining, I’ve got wonton quiches in the oven (recipe will be posted tomorrow) and I’ve got my game face on.

Make it a great day!

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67 thoughts on “Detox Water and Game Face

  1. findingradiance

    I do like Pinterest. I have actually *made* some of the things I pinned, too!

    Cucumber water is really good. I had some for the first time when I went to a spa and was surprised at how refreshing it is.

  2. Now you know am IN! put me down for 100 miles in MAY, no promises on what those miles will be: run, walk, bike, swim-dunno, but put me down for 100! 😀

  3. I have had cucumber water and loved it – thanks for the reminder…it IS good!

    So…you talk about cutting back on calories and wine, and then a few paragraphs down, you write about breaking out the wine…I’m kind of sensing a disconnect between your plan and your implementation. 😉

  4. Rachel Weber

    I’m laughing at Shelley’s comment above…at least your plan and the picture of wine were a couple paragraphs apart 🙂

    Count me in on the challenge. My goal is to get to the gym or do long walks with dogs twice a week. Ideally, it would be 3 times a week but I need to set myself up for success!

  5. That water is good – a couple of dashes of hot sauce are a nice addition. 🙂

  6. Hmmm I love Pinot Grigio, it tastes particularly well with white asparagus 🙂 My favorite summer wine is Chardonnay (in Winter I drink mostly Merlot).

    I used to look a lot at Pinterest but if I visit it once a month now, it’s a lot.

    I’ll be just a cheerleader on your challenge this month. I don’t do well on challenges but I plan to move more than last month.

    • Cheerleaders are always welcome Fran!

      • I was more than happy to seek out this web-site.I wanted to thnkas for your time for this wonderful read!! I positively having fun with each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to take a look at new stuff you weblog post.

  7. Oh, I love cucumber water! The mint sounds like a great addition! When I had extra I used to freeze the mint in ice cubes to stick in water; tastes great that way too!

  8. itzyskitchen

    I don’t drink alcohol…so I suppose this would be like someone telling me to stop drinking coffee, but have you thought about eliminating wine for a month? Just to get yourself more in check? I’m not big on elimination diets at all, but I think with things like alcohol, giving them up for a short period of time can really snap you back a bit! Those egg rolls look yummy. I’m shivering at the house of 42
    degrees 😉

  9. You know I love a challenge and your salsa so count me in. I’m training for at least one half marathon and possibly 2 by June 1st so this is a perfect way to keep my mile up. The weather has been gorgeous here too. I’m heading out for a walk with a friend soon. Have a great day!

  10. I really should sign up for Pinterest one of these days. The water does sound refreshing and anything that will help me drink more water is a winner.

    The ride to North Idaho yesterday was absolutely beautiful. Six hours of blue skies and sunshine made sitting in the car tolerable. Better, we’re supposed to have warmer days for the next few days Hooray for Sunshine!

    I think I would like to join your May challenge. I can’t do much, but I will commit to walking at least an hour a week, so I’ll say 300 minutes of walking in May. It will be a push, but I am up for it.

  11. Biz – try mixing your wine with sparkling water. Drink it in a wine glass and you’ll still feel like your celebrating with a glass of wine but it won’t be as many calories.

  12. mmm… That grilled food looks soooo good!

  13. The vitamin water sounds like a nice switch from the real stuff. And good luck with the challenge. You can do it!

  14. I’m recently obsessed with grilling, do you just slice up your zucchini and put it on the grill or do you do anything to it first? How long does it need to grill? How do you do corn on the cob on the grill? it looks amazing!!!

    • I just tossed the sliced zucchini with about a tablespoon of Italian dressing and salt and pepper. It only takes about 3-4 minutes a side depending on how hot your grill is. For the corn, you just need to turn it ever two minutes so it cooks evenly – it takes about 8 minutes for the corn to grill.

      Usually I’ll do the corn and zucchini together, move it to the cool side of the grill and then cook the meat. The sides stay warm but don’t overcook. 😀

  15. Weighting For 50

    I raised my hand when you asked about Pinterest! So glad spring has arrived in your neck of the woods! Bring on the grilling. Have a great Thursday.

  16. Grilled zucchini is the best! 2 years ago I grew zucchini in my garden for the first time. It was huge and I had SO MUCH. LOL

  17. A case of your salsa is definitely good motivation to stick to my goals! My goals for May: do weight lifting 3 times a week, cardio every day that I’m not working a double, stick to my food “diet” goals aka don’t binge at night, wine/beer only on Friday/Saturdays, and be happy with my body! Good luck with your goals 🙂

  18. Yay for grilling! Weren’t the past two days glorious? What happened today though? 😦 *shutter*

    I’m soooo addicted to Pinterest. I love it. It’s such a great way to organize all the fun things I see online.

  19. I LOVE pinterest – it was down this morning and my productivity shot up by about 300% 🙂 🙂

    Cucumber water is awesome; there is a “swanky” bar in Omaha that serves it. My bf thinks it’s gross.

    I’m in on the challenge – restricted by some back issues, though. I will get 50 miles of walking in by May 31st. 🙂

  20. Wasn’t it absolutely beautiful yesterday? I’m a changed woman when the weather plays nice.

    I’ve wanted to try that detox weather for some time now as well!! I don’t particularly like water with just cucumber, but with all the other stuff I’m sure I would love it. Bonus for clear skin…!

  21. I tried Pinterest but didn’t really like it. I’ve also tried Facebook and Twitter, and no longer have those.

    I have never found a wine I really like, but I’ll admit I do sometimes have one of the skinny margaritas. I might have them more often but I’ve learned the hard way that alcohol lowers my resolve to eat healthy and I kind of throw caution to the wind.

  22. I use quite a few recipes off of Pinterest and I’ve done about 3-4 craft ideas too. Love that place. I have never had the cucumber water but, I’m a huge water drinker anyways. In fact I get told to drink less water, can you believe that?!? Wth? This weather is awesomeness, it was 70 at 10 pm last night…I will take it 🙂

  23. I love Pinterest! You’re right, there is just so much on there. I’ve never seen the detox water before but it sounds delicious and refreshing.

  24. I have had cucumber water and it is great. Magic Hat actually came out with a cucumber hibiscus beer and it is…different 🙂 Cilantro is gross and evil.

  25. I’m in for sure! I’d like to lose at least 5 lbs in May. I’m considering creating a blog, just to help me track my weight loss and it’ll be a place I can post some recipes and whatnot.

    I wouldn’t try cutting out wine. Especially with summer coming up. Vicky has a great idea with cutting the wine and making it more of a spritzer. Have you tried any of the Skinnygirl wines or cocktails? I hear the wine is pretty tasty!

    Well, I’m headed out for a quick walk before we get some storms…gotta get the last of my exercise in before my WW weigh in in the AM!

    Have a great night, Biz!

  26. Yay for Pinterest….I’ve tried the cuc/lemon/mint water, not bad!! Lots of great ideas to try.

    Yes to the challenge, I’ll do 100+ miles on my bike and a smoothie every day in May and maybe walk the dog around the block every day (she will like that). Have to get some of this poundage off by September when the reletives come for a visit. I would be happy with 10lbs. by September.

    I shall have to try grilled zucchini this weekend…..looks good. Tonight roasted vegies in the oven and chicken legs in the Nu-wave. (makes the chicken crispy)

  27. I have to admit I’ve never spent any time on Pinterest!
    I love cucumber water, I’ll have to try it with the mint and lemon 🙂

  28. Never used pinterest really so I wouldn’t know. Interest detox water though. THanks for sharing!

  29. Never used pinterest really so I wouldn’t know. Interesting detox water though. Thanks for sharing.

  30. I want to drink a whole pitcher of that water! It sound so good. I’ve also had it pinned for a while, it’s about time I made it! Thanks for the push. I also need a challenge as I’ve gained a TON of weight. My goal for May is to exercise five days a week, every week, for at least 1/2 hour. That may sound lame, but that is a HUGE increase for me, who is lucky to get two walks a week. I want some grilled cherry salsa!

  31. Can I still get in to win Salsa for sharing my May goals?

    My goal is to lose 7 pounds this month and get to the gym 5 days/week.

  32. Your challenge sounds great, my only goal is to get this arm working right again:) I love cucumber in water, very refreshing, but I have discovered fresh sage leaves to be nice too, very different.

  33. […] brought my detox water to work – by noon I was more than half way done, and it was finished by 3:00 – I probably drank […]

  34. Yum…I have a lot of Kumbucha (sp) bottles and I add cucumber to them and take them to work. I am known as the weird food person at work. I have to constantly explain what I am eating or drinking.

  35. […] drank my Detox Water both Saturday and Sunday!!  Hooray for getting water in over the […]

  36. Considering how hot it has been here all weekend, that cucumber mint water is looking mighty good right about now. If I had a pitcher handy, I would definitely be making some!

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    • Hi! I was wondering how often I shluod drink this smoothie? Should I replace 1 meal a day with it? I have a lot of weight to lose. I am going to start a regimen of soups, salads & smoothies you’ve posted:) My husband is going to do it with me. He’s great! I’m also going to make myself excersize 5 days a week, for at least an hour. Hopefully the weight melts off. I’ve only dieted a couple times in my life & I lose weight steadily, I know I will succeed:) Thanks again for all your great posts! Love , Kimberly<3

  37. […] think I am on day six of the Detox Water and I have to say, drinking 2 liters of water is so easy because the water tastes so […]

  38. […] back on May 2nd when I said my Game Face was going on?  Me either.  May ended with a wimper and my 100 mile goal challenge never […]

  39. […] drank all my Detox water yesterday too – 2 Liters before 4:00 […]

  40. […] drank a minimum of 2L of water a day (my Detox Water) […]

  41. […] I’ve been kind of getting sick of the Detox water.  The cucumber water is kind of tasting gross to me, so I think I’ll only drink that a few […]

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