Monday, December 31, 2012

First Day Hike

It's still cold here.  It didn't warm up as much as expected today.  I ventured out to Walgreens to pick up a photo order, Company's Coming to check out the sale, and to Walmart for a daypack and groceries.

I have plans to be more active in the new year.  Today I called two people at Ouachita Mountain Hikers to let them know I plan to start hiking with them.  I mailed in my $5.00 annual dues today.

The Ouachita Mountain Hikers hike on Thursdays and Saturdays.  The Saturday hikes are easier hikes that are 4-6 miles long.  The Thursday hikes are more difficult hikes on forest trails that are 8-12 miles long.

I bought the daypack today at Walmart to use on the hikes.  It will hold my food, water, camera, phone, layers, etc.  This little daypack was $8.88, and I think it will work just fine.

My new daypack.

Tomorrow there is a 4 mile hike at Lake Ouachita State Park.  The state parks are hosting an event called "First Day Hike".  The one at Lake Ouachita will be on the Caddo Bend trail.  What a great way to celebrate the new year.  This is in coordination with a nation-wide movement to get people on the trails.  Weather permitting, I plan to be there at 9:00.

Lunch today was a fruit smoothie, 1/2 avocado, and two goodie balls.

After I returned from shopping I popped some popcorn in a hot air popper, sprayed it with organic olive oil Pam spray, and sprinkled nutritional yeast on it.  Then I had a pear and a banana.

For dinner I am serving steamed broccoli; steamed cabbage; salad (romaine, cucumber, green onions, tomatoes, and lemon juice); suaerkraut; goody balls, veggie cocktail, and peppermint tea.  I won't eat all of this, but that is what I will choose from.  It's better not to eat the steamed veggies, but sometimes when it is so cold I feel like I need them.

I have ordered a copy of The 80/10/10 Diet by Doug Graham to use this year to help me stay on point.  The biggest mistakes people make on 80/10/10 is not eating enough food, not getting enough sleep, and not drinking enough water.  The 80/10/10 diet is a raw food diet made up of 80% carbs, 10% protein and 10% fat.  The Ornish diet is similar, but uses cooked foods.

To health and happiness.

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