Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Day!!

Thanks for the comments yesterday I take them all very seriously and it touched me so thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I am feeling better this morning and happy to report that I was able to sleep threw the night without incident. I am SO thankful. Yesterday I started of the day with a juice of: kale, celery, apple, ginger, carrot... Yummy the carrot make it nice and sweet wasn't able to add lemon juice I ran out but this was great anyway.
I went an trained myself at the gym yesterday morning since my trainer was out of town. I was afraid that I would have an issue but all went well. I stop at Whole Foods after and picked up a few items, which included a banana and watermelon to eat on the way home. After an hour or so I had quite a few snack: Lara bar, 4 dates, almonds and walnuts. I was hoping this was an indication I was going to turn things around. I trained my client at 6:00 and came home to make dinner. I had this delicious salad with a new carrot-ginger dressing. At first I had a hard time thinking this was a dressing since it was not the consistence I am use to for a dressing. The flavor was delicious and on the sweet side. I also cooked up some sweet potato fries.

I decided to add a little more starch to see if that would aid in my gastrointestinal issues. I had a Ezekiel muffin with some Raw honey I bought today. Yummy! This hit the spot. I also finished off the night with a small piece of dark chocolate. Although my stomach continued to make a LOT of sounds I felt good and satisfied.

It is now Tuesday morning and it is another beautiful day. I started of the morning with a juice of: Kale, celery, apple, ginger, carrot and lemon. Nice start to the day. I train with my trainer today at 12:30 and have a grocery list started so may attempt to pick up stuff off the list on my way back. I still need to go file for my DBA for the business. I don't train tomorrow so I may just do that tomorrow.
I have been looking at my stomach issues and had to really ask myself one question: Are you doing this to an extreme? I have issues with this and am an all or nothing kind of girl but does this always benefit me? I have decided that I will keep things raw and light threw out the day and then have a nice meal at night that will start with a nice Raw salad. I saw a recipe for some Maple Balsamic vinegar that I am going to make and toss it with some brussel sprouts that I have in the refrigerator and roast as part of my dinner tonight. I want to continue experimenting with different approaches to eating but this does not mean that I have to go at it full force! Hey I am still learning...


BBingR.N. said...

Hello - I like your last paragraph about the "all or nothing" mentality. I have to struggle with it daily, but I know that when I take a balanced approached, I am much happier. Good luck with finding your own balance!

Regarding your GI issues - do you have a hx of IBS? I do, and I know that in recent months my symptoms have changed and food that I used to be able to eat w/o difficulty (lots of greens, cabbage, raw veggies, blueberries) now seem to fly right through me.

I want to thank you again for the zucchini hummus recipe - I made it last night and while it was way too garlic-y for my tastes (not a garlic fan), it was very tasty. I'll be making it again today w/ less garlic.

- Em

Debi said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better; your juice sounds yummy! I have yet to try a green juice yet -- I need to!!!

Keep improving every day!

Brit-Man said...

I think you should have little more belief in yourself :-) :-).

You train people, so it was obvious you'd have been fine, not training with your trainer one time.

You've proven time and again, you're an amazing Lady, so you've no need to underestimate yourself at all, because I doubt there's anything you'd want to do, that you couldn't.

Keep doing everything you're doing, and keep smiling. Everything you do keeps paying off day by day, and you have a right to always be proud of yourself.

:-) :-).