Sunday, May 2, 2010
- 1/2 pound strawberries
- the other 1/2 pound strawberries
- 1/2 green salad with herbs, baby bog choy, green pepper, tomato, sprouts, in the grapeseed dressing from Plum market (called use up veggies salad)
- the other 1/2 of the green salad
- soaked almonds
- HUGE green salad with sprouts, red pepper, onion, pine nuts, dried cranberries, pear, walnuts, and miso dressing.
Woke up after a nice 8 hours. I think I was up once in the night. Ok, sorry, I know this is gross, but I had the best poop this morning! My hubby has a very regular schedule. Every morning he wakes up and purges solids from his system. I have not, that I can ever remember, been so lucky. Well this lifestyle has changed that a lot, and this AM was fantastic. What a great, pure, cleansing feeling to wake up and eliminate waste from your system before you start the day. Ok, enough about that, but I wanted to share because this has been such a HUGE impact in my life. I feel ready for the day.
I was bad and didn’t take my lemon water to bed, and I was so excited after my poop I forgot about it. Now I know why Melissa says “before your feet hit the floor” so I drank it with my Strawberries. I immediately washed my berries and, using the “Skinny Bitch” approach ate until I felt full. I ate half the pound. I then remembered my water while I was blogging about yesterday and quickly gulped down my 16 ounces of lemon-water. I needed it, too! Thirsty! I am trying to focus on listening to my body and doing what it is asking for, and normally in the past I would have just eaten all the strawberries without listening. I knew when it was time to stop. I left them out so that if I was hungry I could have more and I never touched them.
The morning was cooking time. First I roasted beets and blanched beet greens for a roasted beet salad with “feta” I will be having this week. Next I cooked some quinoa elbows (“mac”), steamed some red chard, and cooked some Yukon gold potatoes, onions, garlic, veggie broth, turmeric, and paprika for a mac and chard casserole for this week. Lots of dish washing, did a load of laundry, made a salad to eat during the drive if needed, cleaned up the kitchen and ate the other half pound of strawberries. I worked out and cleaned. Did some thinking about some other things I want to eat like polenta and grits and how I can work them into the next few weeks.
I worked out, made salad for the drive, and cleaned. I was not looking forward to the drive and was not disappointed. I was able to stay raw, though, and that was good. I kept things low key and tried not to get stressed out. Also good. Ready for a very busy week and lots of stuff to get ready for my trip. Sixteen days ’til Barcelona!
Got in, unloaded car and cooler, and finished making the mac and chard for Tuesday night (and freezing) and made the “feta” for Monday night’s salad before calling it a night. I cannot wait to try either dish!