Color me full

This week, I couldn’t bear to show only one day of food.

There were too many colorful meals from which to choose.

Many times where berries stole the show.

July 4 breakfast: Greek yogurt, blueberries, watermelon, strawberries and a few almonds

Even blended, they were determined to be noticed.

Smoothie: blueberries, banana, chocolate protein powder, and avocado

In oatmeal, they popped out and demanded attention.

Protein-packed oatmeal: Oats, blueberries, flaxseed meal and egg whites

Protein-packed oatmeal: Oats, blueberries, flaxseed meal and egg whites

But then the greens marched in.

Vibrant, fresh, crunchy, and refreshing.

Green monster: banana, chocolate protein powder, frozen spinach

I lunched with layers and layers of fresh baby spinach, raw broccoli (my favorite) and avocado piled on top.

Lunch this week: Spinach, broccoli, strawberries, almonds, and (unpictured) avocado and a spinach and feta chicken sausage

A zucchini sliced thin made for a fun twist on a personal pizza over the weekend.

Whole wheat pocketless pita with marinara sauce, zucchini and shredded sharp cheddar.

And when heated, the asparagus shone an even brighter green and were perfect for dipping in bright yellow yolks.

Spicy asparagus and zucchini with two eggs sunny-side up

Spicy sautéed asparagus and zucchini with two eggs sunny-side up

Produce was a priority this week.

Summer only lasts so long.

Bring on the heat if it also means berries, peaches, cherries, summer squash, asparagus and watermelon.

And just in time for the fitness part of this month’s WIAW, I got my first taste of the kettlebell.

My trainer, sensing his limited time left, practically killed me yesterday.

Squats with a kettlebell.

Tricep kickbacks with a kettlebell.

Kettlebell deadlifts.

Lucky for you, my fingers are about the only thing not sore right now.

It was one of my favorite workouts ever. Me and the kettlebell – friends for life.

Now…The Numbers:

Starting weight: 243

Last week: 164.5

This week: 164.5

Change: 0

Total loss: 78.5

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24 thoughts on “Color me full

  1. I absolutely LOVE these photos. I agree about summer produce. I’ve stocked my fridge with a wide variety of fruits and veggies!

    Unfortunately, I can’t stand broccoli. It’s one of the very few foods that I don’t like. And I know, I know… so good for me.

    I never thought of dipping asparagus in egg yolks – YUM! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you! I feel the way about peppers and celery that you do about broccoli – wish I loved them but just can’t bring myself to eat them!

  2. Summer food is the best! Have to get it in while you can.

    How do you cook your asparagus by the way? (Can you tell I’m finally getting to comment on all your blog posts I’ve been reading over the past few weeks?)

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