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Day Three..

Today is day three and from now on I will no longer be counting days but I just wanted to get myself focused that I am on a diet of sorts, keeping track of my new way of eating. It is only 2:45 so I have a lot of the day left but just checking in to say that I have booked a vacation to Mexico for August so I better get crackin’!! We leave in less than six weeks so I have about five weeks to get myself in bikini shape. That’s a scary thought after yesterday’s post (and quite a stretch) but one can dream. I must say it is much more motivating!! My goal is to lose at least ten pounds and a few inches. Wish me luck!!

**update

Today was a good day overall! Here’s what I ate:

Breakfast – nectarine, started drinking my first 32 oz of water

Lunch – cherries, finished water, cheese stick

Dinner Рsaut̩ed some grass-fed beef and onions in coconut oil and cumin. Ate that with plain yogurt and a slice of havarti cheese. Also, a salad consisting of Romaine, almonds, raisins,, fresh chopped basil and balsamic dressing. Oh and an orange pepper (so good!). More cherries.

That’s it! I was very tired though. At some point during the day it hit me so hard that I lay down on a pile of folded laundry on a the love seat. I was crammed into the corner in a very uncomfortable position but I was too exhausted to either move the clothes or walk up the steps to my bed. I think I slept about 10min before I got a telephone call. It’s now almost 11pm and I find myself very, very tired again. I have no sheets on my bed but I don’t think I have the energy to put them on.. zzzzzzzzzz

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, So I Didn’t Work Out But..

I got a little, teensy weensy bit closer to doing so! I actually put on gym clothes this morning – but then things got busy.

I woke up and it was snowing! What is up with that? It’s March, people! Anyway, after cleaning off my car I dropped my daughter off at spring break camp ar0und 9:00. Then I drove to my ophthalmologist appointment. My vision has changed a bit but the more worrisome piece of information was he said my blood vessels looked curvy and asked me if I had high blood pressure. I didn’t think so but if your eye exam indicates you might I’ll just assume that I do. That means less salt, more exercise, reduce stress, healthier foods and less caffeine. As if I wasn’t already trying to do these for the past year .. but there’s nothing like the looming threat of heart attack or stoke to make you more motivated.

After the eye exam I had and appointment with a psychologist to go over my daughter’s testing. It was very helpful to hear what she had to say, even if it was a 2.5 hour consult  at $250.oo/hr. Ouch! Yeah, that hurt but I am working on reducing stress so (amazingly) I didn’t freak out about it. And I didn’t scarf down a pint of ice cream after leaving her office! Yay me. So, though I didn’t get to the gym (these two appointments with travel time took almost six hours) it could have been a lot worse.

Here’s what we had for dinner:photo-20

– homemade black bean and pumpkin soup
– sweet potatoes baked with honey, coconut oil and pumpkin pie spice (she put hers on her salad)
– romaine with vinaigrette, additional olive oil and avocado
– nitrate-free chicken apple sausage
(and she also had an organic pear and some water–see the core on the left?)

What did you eat for dinner? Am I the only one who tries to prepare homemade meals instead of relying heavily on processed foods?

Gluten Free

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In an effort to try and start my gluten-free lifestyle I bought some rice pasta. It was delicious! Ingredients? Organic brown rice and water! I am SO excited! I topped it with a creamy vodka tomato sauce I bought at the farmers market last Sunday. Great dinner! (Like my boots? It’s been raining cats and dogs here!)