Going to West Africa and I'm packing my NutriBullet!
Okay, I'm way overdue on blogging and I'm back for the moment. I've been incredibly busy with work, life, commitment to ETL food plan and trying to stay in balance with all. I'll unabashedly give myself a solid B+ for determination even though ... Read more
I left my gall bladder at the hospital.
I am very happy to be home from the hospital. I had gone to the emergency room in the wee hours of Monday morning thinking that the excruciating stomach pain I had was food poisoning but was diagnosed with gallstones and an inflamed gall bladder... Read more
I keep on trying....
Alright, I'm not perfect, thought that's not news to anyone who knows me.
It's funny to me that I'm finding it a greater challenge to blog than to make good food choices!
Yesterday I came home from work absolutely exhausted. There was stress... Read more
Day 31 - 34 I will try..
I will show up here more often. I was doing so well with this blog but now I see a trend of not making time to blog. I think that just the action of showing up and sharing a few thoughts will help me to not stray from my ETL foodstyle. My food ... Read more
Day 30 ... I Am Becoming More Organized with My Prep
Now that I've eaten, shopped and made over a months worth of ETL meals, I have become better prepared than when I first started out on this new food style.
My basic shopping list is created, the pantry is filled with beans, five types of n... Read more
Day 29 Magic Bullet makes a Delicious Gazpacho
Very hot today, excellent time to try to make a Gazpacho in my new MagicBullet
It was delicious and will become one of my summertime basics.
Served it in a really pretty stemmed glass.. Yum!
1 can (14.5oz) organic Italian d... Read more
Day 27&28 Side Effects of a Successful Food Plan... what Dr Fuhrman doesn't write about.
Ok, I'll admit it.. I have become a bore,,, a big ol' crashing bore, It's a side effect of losing twenty pounds in 5 weeks with food I enjoy that is nutritious and never leaves me hungry or craving, All I want to do is talk about it. Greens, kal... Read more
Day 25&26 Happy Independance Day.Independant of 20 Pounds!
Usually I weigh myself in a nightgown , this morning when I got on the scale and saw that I was only 4 ounces away from a big celebratory number, well I will admit to taking off every stitch of clothing I was wearing and making an extra trip ... Read more
Day 24 Too busy for Dinner
Following ETL plan, I am confused what to do when I am not hungry or it's too late to eat dinner. Pre ETL these were never my concerns. I was never not ready to eat.. hunger or not. The hour on the clock never before had any impact on whether I... Read more
Day 23 Pretty Dinner Salad
1/2 Orange( juice squeezed over salad and sections tossed into salad )
3T Pomegranate seeds
1/2 oz chopped walnuts
1 T yeast flakes for protein
nutty flavor, sweetened by the orange, pretty pomegranate seeds set it off... Read more
Day 22 Today was quiet, productive and tasty.
Today's lunch and dinner were very tasty and worthy of jotting down for future reference:
ETL Lunch Salad
1T FLAX SEEDS
1C HALVED RED GRAPES
3/4C WHOLE GRAPE TOMATOES
1C KIDNEY ... Read more
Day 21 Moving into tomorrow.
The sad shock of losing my sweet cat Valentine yesterday is still with me, but I've taken today to go slow and I feel like the shock is diminishing and I 'll be back in the center of life again tomorrow.
Greatly appreciative of the kind words... Read more
Day 20 I'm very sad. I will miss my catmate.
I am very sad, weepy and tired. Today, unexpectedly my cat was diagnosed with liver trouble and had to be put to sleep.
Valentine was about 9 years old, black and white , a good catfriend and catmate for me. She managed to teach me some life ... Read more
Day 19 In no particular order.. Today,I laughed, made a mistake, ate, made calls...
... was patient, was impatient, I could've been faster, I told the truth, I made good decisions, I rambled, cared,didn't care, I hurried, avoided, succeeded, I accumulated, I weeded out, I drove, I was on SP, saw my comment in NYT, I completed p... Read more
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Day 18 I sleep through the night again
Since going plant based for my food choices, I am feeling more vital and sleeping through the night.. not 8 hours or even 6, but so much better than waking every two hours. That is what I am most happy about ... getting better sleep. Thank you D... Read more