Hi Everyone, it's been another busy week, with little time to plan food carefully and both B/F and I have rushed around like headless chickens. Now it's weekend and I'm trying to plan ahead for next week, which hopefully won't be as rushed as this one.
I'm making my shopping list, cross referencing from Explorer to Gatherer as I go along, adding in foods from the AB inflammation protocols as his back muscles are inflamed due to over doing it at work this week.
It's good that we can share some veggies but I'm not worrying so much about a few of my black dot veggies which were formerly beneficials on the O diet for me, I'll eat them as part of our meal, they're diamond foods for B/F and with the hours he's working he needs all the help I can quietly provide and I so love Kale that it's proving hard to give up. I like Collards (spring greens to us Brits), but they're not as satisfying to me. Kale just has a kick to it that I love.
I've been doing Hip Hop Abs this week, recommended by Mayflowers on the BTD boards, thanks so much for that, as I LOVE IT. Such great fun, who'd have guess that exercise challenged me would not only enjoy it, but actually have the co-ordination to keep up and do the moves right and in time with everyone else?
I used to dance a lot as a child and into my teens, not sure why I stopped really? Maybe to fit in, or because of study etc at the time. Either way, it's so good to get back to actually shaking my booty in time to the music.
It's taken me a while, and a few wasted £s to find the right DVD workout for me, and it's been frustrating to watch some of the usual suspects, the Rosemary Conleys and the like, doing the 'same old same old'. Don't get me wrong, if you don't have wheat or dairy issues, I'm sure the diets are okay, but for me they're akin to a slow, lingering death. I look ill if I eat low cal, low fat, no taste food and most dairy/wheat is toxic to me. I need essential fatty acids, good quality proteins, delicious, organic veggies and fruits, and to restrict my grains. Thinking I'm a nonnie here girls. And now I'm starting to kick the sugar fest I had (long, long story), I find I'm craving better foods.
Following a recommendation on the BTD boards, I tried CandidaCleanse by Now, that seems to be working for me, although I'll try to rotate remedies and give one that Victoria recommended a go for a month, then swap back so that the evil yeast doesn't get used to it!
We'll head off to the supermarket later, to pick up fresh fruits, more veggies, lamb, beef, turkey and anything else I can find on our joint lists and then I can cook up a storm. I'm thinking a curry of some sort, maybe with a split pea daal (see recipes in BTD database for Chana Daal), some spinach, bit of kale and then followed by a homemade cheescake of sorts, using ricotta, raspberries and whatever else I find
Have a great weekend, if I do make the cheesecake, I'll post the recipe. Mmmmmm delicious.