Our neighbor brought us two baskets of blueberries. Yum!! And as much as I can eat them by the handful, I like them in my daily protein shakes, and in lieu of ice, I like using frozen berries. Except I don’t like buying them pre-frozen. So I washed them then spread them on a cookie sheet and pop them in my freezer till frozen. Then when you go to transfer them to a freezer bag, they’ll all be individually frozen and will stay that way. Popping frozen blueberries in my mouth is a fun way to handle a sweet tooth craving too!
Day 6: 30 days to fit
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. (John F. Kennedy)
Another night of 3am wake up to the 2 year old wanting to sleep in ‘mama bed.’ Had to sleep in his bed with him with his arm flayed across my face!
10:00am- Arbonne vanilla smoothie with carrots, celery, green beans, berries, ginger, kiwi and kale. Décaf coffee with 3/4tsp turbinado and splash of soy creamer.
1:30pm- three tablespoons basmati rice with chicken curry and black-eyed peas. (Lobia) Indian style. Not supposed to have rice but mom made fresh lobia and I can’t resist.
3:45pm- 1/2cup snap pea crisps
5:30pm- husband asks me if I want a beer– we have Abbey Leffe, Sam Smith Nut brown ale, Ninkasi’s oatmeal stout all lined up in the garage fridge — and I say NO!! as much as I love beer- I’m saving my one allowed (my compromise) alcoholic beverage for the beach party we are going to tomorrow!) I’m so proud of me! I have to tell you- Leffe is my all time favorite beer- followed by a good chocolate or oatmeal stout.
6:30pm- charbroiled hot wings courtesy my amazing scientist husband the self-taught chef! He makes two different sauces- one with a franks red hot base and another with an Asian wing sauce made from scratch. Home made coleslaw and French fries rounded out the meal– I think I had all of 7 fries (again– not allowed but my weekend compromise!)
30oz water and I’m feeling really good about myself today. I’m a day away from a week and I can’t wait to step on the scale Monday morning!
Day 5: 30 days to fit
As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself. (Adelle Davis)
Had a rough night with my toddler wanting to crawl into my bed and that’s a big no-no in our house- rather I crawled into his twin bed for a few hours from 2-5am– then groggily stumbled back into bed only to wake up waaaay later than usual!
9:30am- Arbonne vanilla protein smoothie with carrots, celery, green beans, kale, strawberries, blueberries, ginger, lime, and orange juice
1245pm- Arbonne vanilla protein smoothie with carrots, celery, green beans, kale, strawberries, blueberries, ginger, lime, a pinch of cayenne pepper (be sure its a little pinch!–hiccup) and orange juice
4:00pm – Arbonne detox tea slushie made with two strawberries, kiwi, carrots blended with ice! Yummy perfect summer drink on a hot day! I also enjoyed a few spoons of ‘khatta mittha’ which is an east Indian tea-time snack which has chickpea flour, nuts and a bunch of other things.
6:30pm – dinner at Camarillo Supermarket which is owned by a Lebanese couple and they have the BEST middle eastern food– here you can get Gormeh Sabzi, khoobideh etc. the family enjoyed rice and lavash too but I stuck to just the chicken kebabs and salad! I did have two teaspoons of the delicious Persian rice though– couldn’t resist! And didn’t want to deal with cravings later- so figured 2t can’t hurt!
8:45pm – 2 dark chocolate almonds with sea salt and turbinado.
Been really bad about water today– aside from what’s in the tea- I think I only had about 16oz! Hmmmm
The weekend is here– this should be interesting! It’s the time when I feel like allowing myself to slack off! I might be using you for greater accountability this weekend! Stay tuned!
Day 4: 30 days to fit
They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger. ~Chi Chi Rodriguez
7:30am – Arbonne vegan vanilla protein shake with almond milk, almonds, celery, carrots, strawberries, ginger and blueberries
8:00am – décaf coffee with 1/2tsp turbinado sugar and a splash of soy creamer
12:30pm – Asian chicken salad
3:45pm- 1 small peach
7:30pm – homemade chicken curry
9:00pm – 2 dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt and turbinado
Only 20oz of water today- a super busy day training a new recruit! Yes I know– not enough especially with this weather being as hot as it is!
I REALLY wanted an icy cold Belgian ale this evening but only the fact that I had to report to you made me resist!
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