Friday, 26 January 2007

Home for the Weekend

(As bad days go, comparatively Thursday wasn't even on the scale. I must be less of a stampy child)

I am always so happy to be back home after my 2 days in London. I live in such a beautiful place and it makes such a difference to my mood to be back in peace and quiet. I do like London, and of course being in London 2 days a week is the price I pay for being able to live and work a hundred miles away for the other 3, plus London is where P has his house. But being here is like drinking cool water on a hot day - such a simple, blessed relief.

I was looking through photos I took of my garden last summer the other day, and I am really looking forward to getting back out there again, and tidying up, and preparing for the growing season. I grow a lot of my own vegetables, sharing an allotment patch with my next door neighbours - lots of beans, and squash, and salad greens. Of course this year I will have to plant kale! It's time to think about getting the seeds in, and what an incentive CRON will be to do that.

Food yesterday - berry breakfast; spinach, watercress and rocket salad with a few edamame (enough with the edamame already!), pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes (red and yellow), cucumber and mushrooms, and yoghurt and salsa mixed together - that was a great combo, and I think I'll be doing that more often. Almond tolerance is growing - 16 almonds yesterday. Enough, yet? We had to eat out in the evening, and I had some goat's cheese on toast (left the toast, with some salad no dressing) and another small bowl of salad with some avocado and again no dressing. Pretty difficult to estimate the weight of the cheese so I entered it as 100g into CoM and I guess that's why, along with the almonds, that the fat part of the report is so scary looking!

We will be eating out twice today, so I will have to do the best I can with it.

Here's yesterday's crunch. I still need to work out what all the numbers actually mean.

Nutrition Summary for 26 January 2007

General (66%)
Energy | 939.5 kcal 78%
Protein | 55.2 g 79%
Fat | 43.0 g 60%
Carbs | 99.8 g 41%
Fiber | 26.1 g 104%
Water | 1052.4 g 39%

Vitamins (79%)
Vitamin A | 13146.0 IU 563%
Folate | 500.6 mcg 125%
B1 (Thiamine) | 0.7 mg 64%
B2 (Riboflavin) | 1.8 mg 166%
B3 (Niacin) | 11.1 mg 79%
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)| 5.4 mg 107%
B6 (Pyridoxine) | 1.6 mg 124%
B12 (Cyanocobalamin) | 0.3 mcg 13%
Vitamin C | 225.1 mg 300%
Vitamin D | 0.0 IU 0%
Vitamin E | 13.1 mg 87%
Vitamin K | 643.7 mcg 715%

Minerals (91%)
Calcium | 946.0 mg 95%
Copper | 2.6 mg 288%
Iron | 10.4 mg 58%
Magnesium | 313.9 mg 98%
Manganese | 3.1 mg 172%
Phosphorus | 978.0 mg 140%
Potassium | 3490.1 mg 74%
Selenium | 138.8 mcg 252%
Sodium | 1649.2 mg 110%
Zinc | 6.6 mg 82%

Amino Acids

Lipids (52%)
Saturated | 17.5 g 87%
Omega-3 | 0.6 g 53%
Omega-6 | 6.2 g 51%
Cholesterol | 46.0 g 15%


skinnybitch said...

Hey there Sara,

Just wanted to say how much I like your picture. Also, don't sweat your "bad" day (it doesn't really sound all that bad to me) and have a relaxing weekend.


Emily said...

100g is a lot of goat cheese - one slice of toast, spread opaquely with goat cheese would probably be closer to 30g.