I have discovered the world’s best food…again. Every time I make collard greens (which clearly isn’t enough), I remember how much I love them!! I use Dr. D’s braised collards recipe from CR4YT but added portabelo (not sure on the spelling of that one!) mushrooms this time…the greens, combined with rice and beans and blackened corn muffins (just a few bites, the avoid in that is worth it) make this a meal fit for the gods. I think that next time I make it, I’ll do a blackened fish to replace the corn muffin. Oh…if only there was some left over to mix with eggs in the morning…it was a meal enjoyed by the entire house tonight. I love Sundays with no worries about having to get up on Monday…we are all so relaxed and happy with ourselves and each other. I even got homework done today (having a spot of trouble getting back into the Master’s groove!!)!!
On other notes, I still haven’t gotten Live Right for Your Type yet, but do plan on it. I’m hiking down near San Diego tomorrow and so look forward to another week started on the right foot!! It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks coming up here, so I have to enjoy every last free moment that I’ve got. Sticking to “bennies” and getting precious sleep and staying in the pool will all help to make it as painless as possible.
Happy Monday y’all and be well…
Yuck! When I fall off the wagon, I don’t just fall off…I fling myself over the edge. It’s amazing what triggers can do to a person. Yesterday started out well enough, but on my way down to the pool I got stuck in a traffic jam of epic (okay, native ‘Angelenos…I know I haven’t experienced “epic” by your standards yet…nobody was tailgating on the freeway) proportions only a few miles from the house. I was so disgusted, enraged, upset and, well, let me be honest, CRAZY (possibly the PMS talking?) that I got off the freeway (not an easy task!!), turned around and went home over surface streets. Missing a workout in the pool would have been okay if I had gone for a walk or jog in the neighborhood, or spent some time beating up the heavy bag…but oh, no…little miss ‘thang over here cooked herself up a very large (thankfully beneficial) meal and spent the rest of the afternoon vegging in front of the TV (not something I do very often). Even that wouldn’t have been a tragedy except that I began free grazing for whatever was in the house to eat that was not beneficial or even neutral. There was plenty.
So anyhow, my BTD friends and foes…This morning saw me wake up (not exactly refreshed, but the junk food hangover’s not too bad), work-out, submit this blog and now go to the market for “benies” and neutrals and perhaps during the course of other errands I’ll go pick up LR4YT as an extra motivator.
With love in love, hauling one’s @$$ back onto the wagon and holiday weekends…happy, healthful eating to you all…
Hey y'all...I think that I'll miss the worst of this cold, but I've done my work to make it happen! I've slept for the past three nights over ten hours and haven't done any significant cognitive thinking (though I have gone to all classes and been in the pool). I'm also PMSing and ate the rest of a pack of cookies for b-fast today (darn housemates with their junk food!). But my tummy is super upset from the cookies...so each slip takes me further away from wanting junky foods.
I'm still struggling to get in seafood during the week. Last night I broiled three red snapper fillets with garlic and threw them in the fridge. I'll have one for lunch/dinner today and probably break the others up into a stir fry or salad over the next day or two. It is challenging because I'm only here to cook breakfast and then gone for the rest of the day. I eat mostly like a vegetarian during the weekend because my one housemate and I cook together. But I'll keep working on it.
O'tay...time to submit this run-of-the-mill blog and be on my way. It is crazy windy here in SoCal today...I want to go play for a bit in the elements!! Be well, with love in meeting goals big and little...
Hey y'all...I woke up today realizing that I'm going to pay for eating those cookies and cheesecake bites over this weekend. I've got this yucky feeling inside like I'm getting a cold. So it's plenty of water, extra doses of Superfood and beneficial only food for me. It's harder to control the sleep now that classes are back in full swing, but I'll go straight to bed when I get home tonight. If I play my cards right, I'll avoid a cold...I haven't gotten sick in a long time, it should be cool.
Happy eating and health to you, with love in cat naps stolen in a busy day...
Can't stay too long to chat tonight, but as it's been a couple of days since my last entry...I thought that I'd better check in!! My b'day weekend has been so wonderful, I love all of the people in my life...they make it so special!
Food intake was surprisingly great this weekend. Those cheesecake "bites" that I made for dessert really limited consumption of "bad" things and anything else that I ordered out over the past couple of days has been beneficial or neutral...scallops, tofu, spinach--lots of veggies...the only thing that I have to go back and double-check is coconut milk (dangerous yummy in thai food!!).
The one thing that did give me a tummyache this morning (because it broke the fast) were the cookies that my mom sent along...but they are a childhood favorite and I figure that I'll just pay for it in the pool tomorrow. Also...signs of growing up I suppose...I went hiking all day up by Santa Barbera as a b'day treat and didn't over-indulge in "spirits." I only had a few glasses of red wine since Friday night...and I think (another item to check) that red wine is beneficial or neutral.
The thing that I do notice from eating out for several meals over the past couple of days is that I'm kind of puffy and just a touch lethargic. I'm going to guess that it's due to extra salt and whatever else goes into big kitchen cooking. The nice thing is that since following the diet so closely, I don't crave the "bad" foods so much, and am very satisfied with what I make for myself. This is good because in the past, I would have gone on an eating out binge for a week or so. I'm actually looking forward to being able to pack (read:control) all of my meals tomorrow and for the rest of the week.
Okay, so much for the "quickie," my battery's about to go on the computer so I'd better get this sent. Joyous Monday to y'all out there in cyber-land...with love in dear friends...take care