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Happy Healthy Monday

Man I so didn’t want to come back from vacation. Let me tell you I walked a TON and tried to eat a bit healthier. Food was so expensive there compared to here. MangoWow.. My feet held up pretty well thanks to my Earth Footwear but my knees had some issues. So I hope I can get back into the swing of things now I am back and lose some of this weight. I think hubby and I both realized it needs to be done. We got wore out in Chicago.

We did find a Subway and ate there to try to keep things healthy. I normally eat Subway at least once or twice a week. It’s such a good alternative to fast food. We would have eaten there for breakfast but we never got up in time. LOL

So my goals this week is to just worry about my eating. Healthy choices all around. I am still drinking my water (see the pic I sent @mentallyinked) and I drank a TON of it on vacation. Not one soda!  So I think if i can get a handle on my food this week I can add in some exercise soon. Maybe take Cooper to the park at night a couple time or just for a walk.

I feel so out of touch with everyone. I hope you all had a good week. Let me know if I missed something. Have a good healthy week. Now for the recipe.

Mango Medley


This is an easy dish to prepare. Great with grilled meat or fish.

Estimated Times
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time:
Cooling Time: 1 hr refrigerating

Servings: 4


3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 medium mangoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1/4 cup red bell pepper, thinly sliced strips
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped


COMBINE orange juice, lime juice, sugar and hot pepper sauce in small bowl.

COMBINE mangoes, carrot, bell pepper and mint in medium bowl. Toss with juice mixture to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 100 Calories from Fat: 0 Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 20 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 22 g
Protein: 1 g

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14 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Monday

  1. Sometimes we need a huge smack of reality to hit us before we realize we HAVE to get healthy NOW! You can do this!

    Way to go on no soda during vacation!! Drink tons of water – I’m still waiting for a video of the dance haha

    Have a great week

  2. I would have posted it on my site, but it wouldn’t let me copy it. I didn’t want to add everyone else’s w/o yours there! Great job on the soda & the walking! I’m happy you had a nice vacay!! *hugs* You better start drinking more water or I’ll send Rachel after you!
    Kim´s last blog post ..Old Habits

  3. Glad you had a great vacation! Good job on the walking and the water drinking!

  4. Missed seeing you around last week. I know you were around some, but you were busy vactioning. Glad it was a good time!

    I think a lot of us are in the “kick it into high gear” mode. Let’s rock this out!
    Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog post ..Mamavation Week #25

  5. Glad you had such a great vacation! I was actually surprised to see post a few tweets on Twitter while you were gone. Many congratulations on drinking water and no soda – I know it’s a hard habit to break! But, it probably really helped your hydration while doing all that walking.

    Have you noticed that things taste saltier now that you’re only drinking water? That was one of the first “major” changes I noticed when I stopped drinking sodas. Now, everything tastes a little saltier to me but I feel MUCH better.

    Welcome home 🙂
    Ivette Muller´s last blog post ..Work At Home Mom Posts Week 2 Update of Visalus 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge

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