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If I told you some of the things I ate on my vacation, you'd be amazed that somebody as sensitive as myself came back alive. Don't ask, don't tell. Road trips with the kids can be stressful, and this one was no exception, although it did end on a good note. We had some good days at legoland and my confidence in my mothering abilities was re-affirmed when I caught my son by his legs as he accidentally head-dived toward some concrete. He gets hurt a lot, just loses focus and falls or whatever, and I always feel guilty when I don't save him, but this was a pretty amazing save.
In any case, I'm ready to be super 100% compliant now. I would like to see some real progress before the conference. I'm thinking I can lose 10-15 pounds by then with high compliance, although the numbers don't matter as much as how I feel. After 24 hours home I feel pretty good, though I have some detoxing to do and a headache that comes around now and then.
For dinner last night, I made some lemony rice with great northern beans, a side of steamed pattypan squash (which my 6 year old actually liked), rotisserie chicken (a pretty compliant one, just some spices and salt on it), and a salad with apples and frozen pomagranate seeds (those are not so good, nothing like fresh, but on a salad, ok). I didn't have too much rice like I used to.
For breakfast I had cooked quinoa with a bit of glycerine and just a touch of maple syrup, with kumquats sliced on top and some licorice tea. It wasn't quite enough, considering that I went for a 2 hour walk with my son before lunch; I should have had some protein.
For lunch I had a repeat of last night's dinner, veggies and all.
I need to make dinner, which may be another repeat of last night's dinner, but this time with asparagus. I'm craving shredded beef, so I'll thaw out a grassfed flank steak to make tomorrow...maybe with some quinoa tortillas.