Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain
Saturday is the day that I become a chauffeur to my daughter’s activities. Gymnastics for two hours, bring her home for lunch, then hurry up and change and run for horseback riding in the exact opposite direction of gymnastics. By the time all this is over it’s close to 3:30pm!
Ok so remember I said on Friday that I wasn’t gluten intolerant so didn’t need to avoid gluten? Well….my taste buds wanted to believe that, but my GI system let me know otherwise. Let’s just say That yesterday I spent a lot of time in the bathroom…not pleasant when you’re on the go as I was all day!
Breakfast as always was my scrumptiously delicious Arbonne chocolate smoothie with celery, kale, green beans, berries, ginger, pinch cayenne, and today I added a shot of décaf espresso. YUM!
Lunch was a garden salad with cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden! Double YUM!
Dinner was wild caught steelhead salmon with a side of garlic olive oil sautéed spinach and sweet corn on the cob- just boiled- no butter or condiments used— the kids were hanging out with my parents so for the first time in ages it was us sitting down to a quiet meal- without the sweet music of my kids jabbering voices!
Saturday definitely made up for yesterday’s triple sliced BBQ chicken pizza that did me in! Apparently my taste buds might want them- but my stomach doesn’t! Lesson learned!
Joy and Temperance and Repose. Slam the door on the doctor’s nose. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A third of the way there and I’m realizing that this journey is so much more mental than anything else. We make choices every minute of every day – many of them very deliberately! And yet most of us aren’t so deliberate about our food choices. We eat till we are stuffed, we drink till we are drunk—pay the price but then go back and do it again anyway promising ourselves all the while that we will never eat/drink like that ever again! But if you slow down – really slow down and think about what’s going into your mouth- SIT down (yes that’s all you moms and dads who eat on the fly), honor your food, appreciate it and then savor every bite– it takes very little to make you full!
Today my diet was pretty consistent with the past ten days so I won’t list it out– sane smoothie, salad with cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden for lunch (teaspoon of olive tapenade served as dressing)…I want to talk about dinner…
My chef extraordinaire husband made Mexican pizza – taco meat left over from taco Monday – deep fried fajita tortillas with a layer of refried beans between two perfectly crisped tortillas topped with taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, jack cheese, diced jalapeños from our garden, and a sour crema sauce that he whipped up with fresh cilantro and other magic! Bake in the oven till cheese melts and enjoy!! Naturally being gluten free this month- I’m not supposed to partake- but, I just HAD to try it. So I did– just one quarter of it– but oh my was that incredible! I refused to feel guilty about it– i wasn’t about to dilute the experience. The rest of my meal was taco salad and Cholula hot sauce as dressing!
I’m feeling mighty satisfied!