My 8 year old O blood type did not like the Applegate Turkey Bacon. So - I added honey and a little salt to it as it fried up in the pan. No go.
2nd time, I cut the bacon into small pieces, preheated the frying pan to a sizzling temperature, and then I sprinkled a little salt, a little brown sugar, and a lot of cayenne pepper. As it sizzled, I actually added a bit of water to the pan, and rubbed the 'flavor' off of the bottom of the pan and back into the bacon.
Next, I cooled it off and stored it in the fridge. Now, it's thumbs up once again.
I might even oven bake just a few pieces tomorrow to toughen it up a bit more. It's not my favorite way to eat it, but he likes things crisp or chewy.
He seems to need something very crunchy in the morning. Sadly, that's why regular bacon appeals so much to him. Fat, salt and crunch.
Beautiful morning. I was up at 5:00 AM so I could catch the sunrise. It came earlier than expected and I almost missed it completely. Luckily, by the time I started running, the clouds had cleared and a beautiful moon shined brightly.
I took one hour to walk, hike, and run around outdoors. By the time, the rest of the gang showed up, my adrenalin was flowing. We call ourselves the 'coyotees'! Anyway, I felt pumped and full of energy and kept up with people who normally run circles around me. My point? My system needs a slow start, but once I have had time to 'warm up', those endorphins just flow abundantly.
Is this common for all Type A warriors? Or just me?
I took my genotype diet book to the grocery store yesterday and was able to purchase the 'diamonds.' Lunch consisted of onions, garlic, yellow bell peppers, spinach, white cannelli beans and cheese (peppers and cheese are neutral.)It's such an easy way to cook - just slice and dice, store for later use, and whip it together on top of the stove. Or, in good weather, on top of my grill!
I bought apricots, grapes, limes, lemons, apples, and purple plums. I think it's time once again to type up my checklist, and tape it to the fridge. It's just a weekly checklist which lists each food category and recommended weekly servings. I love the fact that chocolate is rated very highly on the list! Perhaps a solid teaspoon of dark chocolate sprinkled on fruit every day? Sounds good to me!
I keep thinking about Dr.D's exercise recommendations. I also keep repeating the phrase "knowledge is power." What new knowledge did I acquire today?
I learned that my right side is much much stronger than my left side. I learned that my left hip is much weaker than my right. I also learned that until I correct the imbalances, all lower leg cardio activities will continue to pound my knee joint inappropiately and lead to future problems.
I also learned that we all must lean on others, because there just isn't enough time in the world to learn everything we need to know. That's why I have put so much faith into Dr. D. Call it intuition, call it an 'educated guess', or call it blind faith. Well, that's really not quite accurate. It is pretty obvious when my body is able to digest something easily and I have more energy over the long haul. Brown rice and beans eaten one night before an 8:00 A.M. trail run positively affects my performance. It's nice to hit an 8 mail trail and feel pretty strong at the end.
Anyway, Chi Running. I look forward to learning proper running technique so I can minimize joint damage. I look foward to long distance endurance running through a beautiful forest. In fact, if Dr. D were familiar with Chi Running, I have to wonder if he wouldn't actually recommend this sport for my genotype. ???????????????????????????????????????
Any other Chi runners out there?
Beeswax! I bought Burt's Bees daily face cream. It seems to work really well on my very dry skin. I still need to learn more about skin care products. Thankfully, with summer just around the corner, it becomes easier to deal with my skin. Speaking of skin, are there any other warriors out there with skin care issues? (Yes- I said warriors!)
I just reread my genotype book. I truly thought I belonged to the teacher category, but after remeasuring my lower leg with the ankle as a benchmark, I discovered I was not. I had spent more than a couple of hours organizing my master cookbook based on the teacher assumption. I am both appalled at how much time I wasted, and relieved at the food lists. Some of my favorite foods are back in!
Cooking for the family will take a new twist. You see, I do not need meat at all. (Fish yes, meat no)
Luckily, it's grill time again. Grilling these two things side by side shouldn't be a problem. Perhaps I get to play with shishkabobs for a week! More on Chi Running later....
It's that time of year, and the spiders are running around my basement. I transported one outside this morning and ignored the second one. Normally, I welcome one or two of them, as they eat the critters I can't see. But which ones are dangerous to my children? Which ones will leave a bite with serious consequences? Recluse spiders (which I barely know anything about) do not normally invade our home environment, but they make me nervous just the same.
All I can remember seeing as a child, were the famous and harmless daddy longlegs. But these little critters are dark, black and speedy! My housekeeping efforts will double until I feel like my children are safe.
Well, my children are fighting after watching too many hours of Saturday morning cartoons. I will attempt to get back to this blog later......