Well the past two days have been cleanse friendly! To be honest, it really isn't tough to eat the Dr. Fuhrman Nutritarian way. Think fruits, veggies, beans, seeds. All of it you want – but no added oils and salt. It takes some effort, but no more than anyone who primarily eats at home.
I do realize that's one of my problems though! When life gets busy (which is 98% of the time), it's always been our habit to go out or order in. That means even though when I cook, I know I'm eating very well – I'm also getting less than good stuff (sodium, saturated fats, etc) by way of dining out too much. Don't get me wrong – nothing makes me happier than a going out for a good meal with family and friends – but with a bit of planning, I could seriously eat in more than I do!
My only issue is how very nut-heavy he is. For our family allergy reasons (new readers – my youngest is very allergic to all peanuts and treenuts, so we're a 100% nut free family). I usually just skip them or sub a seed if I can (sunflower, pumpkin, chia, etc), but sometimes it doesn't sound like it'll turn out right, so I skip it.
Breakfast yesterday was a killer Tuscan Tofu Scramble! It made a ton, and kept me full for a really long time. Lunch was a BAS with an orange/avocado dressing (didn't love the dressing, but it wasn't bad). Dinner was a “cheesy” kale soup that was also very, very good. Snacks were fruit mostly and some veggie bites.
Today was a green smoothie for breakfast, leftover soup for lunch, and a lentil stew for dinner. More fruit for snacks!
I've had no hunger issues, so thus far, eating Nutritarian is very easy and tasty, with lots and lots of options.
Yay, my lungs love me again!!! I went for my first real run in WAY too long last night after work. I was nervous going for a 50 minute run (1/2 marathon training plan) considering I hadn't been too active lately and while most of me didn't feel sick anymore, the lingering cough was keeping me sidelined longer.
Anyway, I bundled up (it was chilly last nights, with the “polarvortex” coming our way and temps dropping rapidly) and headed out the door.
It was such an awesome run. Not at my normal pace, but it still felt good – and validating that I could go for nearly an hour without wanting to curl up, cry, or cough myself silly. I was totally grinning when I walked in the house.
Both yesterday and today were very meeting heavy. With the holidays over and everyone back at the office, I think we're all playing catch up with each other! It's a bit stressful, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I thrived on all the chaos :)
On the homefront, D is sick now. His symptoms aren't like mine, M's, and A's were though. He mentioned most of his team at work had been sick recently too, so maybe they had a different plague than I brought home. I just hope that doesn't mean we'll go for a round of new sick fun!
Because D was so sick, I took R to school today! That meant leaving earlier than I normally do (I'm always a bit delayed by making everyone breakfast and lunch every morning), but I made D do that so I could be ready to go without having to wake up an hour earlier than normal. He got to crawl back into bed, so I didn't feel too bad about that. To be fair, he didn't complain at all either. It was also nice to spend that little extra time with R this morning too.
So the weather. IT'S COLD. I know I can't possibly relate (anymore!) to my family in WI and IL, and friends throughout the midwest and New England – but really. 16 degrees in VA is nuts. So much so, that many schools were delayed today and this funny message was written on the board in the breakroom at my office….
We even got an automated voicemail from our kids school district reminding them to dress warmly in real jackets with hats, scarves, and gloves. A co-worker of mine (who lives closer to the beach) sending one reminding not to have parents let their kids go out in shorts and flip flops! I know…beach life problems, but still. Funny.
Okay, Billy update. They haven't gone yet, but I suppose that would have been wishful thinking. Yesterday during the day wasn't bad at all – only had a few on my forearm and then later on my neck. At night I had some, but they didn't last long and weren't very intense. Today during the day also wasn't bad, but this evening has had two very uncomfortable patches of them. They passed eventually, but I was annoyed.
OH, I got a spice box shipment yesterday! I was out of a few essentials, so placed an online order with The Spice House in Milwaukee! They also pack it with a personal note written on the invoice thanking you for the order. I love that little personal touch!
And finally, I can't really go a week without posting a cat picture! Tonks is VERY much R's cat. She crawls all over her, licks her face, let's R carry her around, and really just adores her. This is a cute pick of how Tonks just melts onto R's legs when they're on the ground.
So tomorrow is another day in a busy week, but I can't complain really. I feel good, have a groovy family, and a job I love. So despite our arctic nonsense and Billy drama, life is good!