Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Going Into The Weekend With A Full Boat

Today was the last dragon boating practice for our team before the biggest race of the season. In fact, it is the biggest dragon boating festival in all of North America!

The regatta takes place over two days and we will probably be racing in a total of four or five races. I am so excited to be a part of something like this. As much as these last couple of weeks may not have been my best on this journey, I am still really proud of the fact that I have gotten to where I am. I love that paddling has become a part of my weekly routine!

The time at the festival promises to be filled with fun, camaraderie, and teamwork. Plus, it’s great exercise! I can’t wait to take part!

- 10 glasses of water
- 1 pan-fried banana and light peanut butter wrap on a soft tortilla shell
- 1 3/4 cups pineapple
- 1 sandwich on white bread with deli ham, cheese, lettuce, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 toasted raisin English muffin with light peanut butter
- 12 whole wheat crackers with cheese
- 1 golden delicious apple
- 1 caramel cinnamon dolce steamed skim milk
- 1 cup bean noodles
- 2/3 cup steamed broccoli
- 8 pieces of a prawn tempura, asparagus, cucumber, and cream cheese sushi roll with soy sauce
- 8 pieces of a California sushi roll with soy sauce
- 1 bite tofu with cheese
- 2 bites caramel chocolate bar ice cream blend
- 1 1/2 cups mint chocolate bar ice cream blend
- 1 mugs coconut steamed soy milk

- 55 minutes of rowing a dragon boat


  1. I got nuthin' as creative quirky and fun as a DRAGON BOAT!

  2. Good Luck! we had a blast this last weekend!

  3. Happiness= something you love!! Enjoy yourself!!

  4. I just found your blog and it inspired me. I was always a litte, petite girl who hit her 40's, began taking different rx's and gained A LOT of weight. No one knows because I am very ashamed, and I don't want anyone to know. It affects my self esteem in a MAJOR way. Iam 5'2" and I weight 190. Most of it sits in my stomach and I feel like I might as well wear a big tee shirt everyday. Anyway, your blog and your list of food and doable exercises make me thin Hey! I can do that! okay,maybe not the dragon boat thing. the stuff you eat seems like small amounts, many times a day, and that would be good for me. Anyway, I thank you and I am going to try it.

    Good Luck in your race!

    Thanks for the inspiration,

    Always Sumer

  5. Thanks, all!

    Thank you for the kind words, Lesa - I wish you the best of luck! Remember to make your plan fit your lifestyle; the best thing you can do is make changes that are sustainable and which suit who you are! You can do it!!!

  6. You're a winner! Come pick it up at my blog, you beautiful blogger!