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My normal meals run something like this.
Breakfast: fruit, or Brussels sprouts and fruit, or oats with flax and fruit
Lunch: big salad with beans
Snack: fruit or celery & hummus
Dinner: cooked greens with onions, mushrooms, garlic, sa... Read more
I bought a cantaloupe at the farmers’ market yesterday and cut it this morning for breakfast. It was huge, larger than I expected or wanted as my husband is not much of a fruit eater, but it was so sweet. I will be having lots of melon for the... Read more
I thought I had a good idea. I was mistaken. This morning, instead of a green smoothie, I thought I would create a deconstructed smoothie. I put a bed of kale in the bottom of a bowl. Pureed one half of a frozen ... Read more
Yesterday’s Hike/Foster Falls
I have a group of five women friends who among other things love being together and going out in the woods hiking. Yesterday we went to Fos... Read more
Knowing that I am starting the ETL 6 week program all over again tomorrow played a mind game with me today as I allowed myself to eat off plan for both breakfast and lunch today. Bad idea, I know. I woke so hungry this morning that I had an eg... Read more
I have seen people post their recipes for green smoothies and they always include a lot of water. When I make my smoothies, I add very little water if any at all. I have relied on the water content in the vegetables and fruits to provide most ... Read more
My Beautiful Friend
I have a dear friend and neighbor who is 80 years old and so active and lively. She still cares for and sees to her 94 year old aunt who lives in a town two hours away. and she drives there at least once a week to check on her aunt. I went w... Read more
Loving Life in the Pool
I went to water exercise this morning at our community pool and I felt so good after the exercise that I have been more active than usual all day and that is a good thing. I need to keep this up. The neighbor and friend who teaches (or leads... Read more
May 13, 2011 Meals
I am trying to document my meals through pictures. I didn’t get a picture of my dinner, but it was green and beautiful.
Breakfast – banana & strawberries, coffee
Lu... Read more
Break is Over
Tomorrow is another day and a new start. Everyone needs a break occasionally. But it is over.... Read more
I feel like I have jet lag after getting up at 3 a.m. this morning to drive a friend to a hospital in another town an hour away and a different time zone away for some out patient surgery. She was supposed to be there by 6:30 a.m. their time but... Read more
Getting It Together
I am doing well. I am losing weight...slowly. But that is okay. I don't mind losing slowly as long as I am losing. I could be doing so much more to hurry this along, but I haven't gotten to the place where I will add in the exercise to speed... Read more
6 Weeks ETL, 9 Pounds Gone
Today ended my first six weeks on the Eat To Live plan and I am 9 pounds lighter. It feels good considering I did have a few off plan items over the six weeks and really did not exercise very much.
So now, I will begin again and see how i... Read more
Rain, Tire, Juicer, Rain, Dehydrator, Rain
Oh what a day! Rain, rain, rain all day. This morning I picked up a friend and drove to Chattanooga, TN about 50 miles away for some shopping and had just gotten into town when I noticed my tire light came on. I stopped and sure enough, the r... Read more
I Hate It When My Retired Life....
Today is a wonderful day. I hate it when my RETIRED life becomes too complicated and today, a good friend just uncomplicated my life for me. LOL I was to take another friend to physical therapy and return her home on Wednesday. Last night hubby ... Read more