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In the middle of my brisk walk this morning… I got hit with some rain. So I picked up the pace and ran home the rest of the way.

I made my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Cucumbers and then headed off to the shower. Again this morning I had some appointments in Daytona to attend to in the morning. Then my afternoon was open to work from home.

Wednesday 8 Wendy's Salad & Apple

Wednesday 8 Wendy's Salad & Apple

For Lunch I remembered that Wendy’s had a nice Garden Salad, so on my way home, I stopped in and got at Garden Salad. I took it home and proceeded to eat the salad on a pile of papers in my office and grabbed an Apple to enjoy as well.

Then I hit the Walmart, to do a more extensive shopping adventure.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach

I finally got my Barley Max shipment in the mail…

Barley Max

Barley Max

30 Minutes before Dinner 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water.

Dinner was a medley of green goodness…

Wednesday 8 Green Beans, Spinach Salad, Veggie Sandwich

Wednesday 8 Green Beans, Spinach Salad, Veggie Sandwich

Green Bean Delight:

Ingredients:

1/2lb of Green Beans

1Tsp Olive Oil

Dried Onion Flakes

Paprika

Celctic Salt

Directions: Clean and Cut ends of Green Beans. Pour them into boiling water and blanch for about 2-4 minutes.  Remove from heat, strain and add olive oil and seasonings

Spinach Salad:

Ingredients:

Handful of Spinach Leaves

2Raddish

2Green Onions

Dried Organic Cranberries

Seedless Sunflower Seeds

Directions: Wash spinach leaves, slice raddish, and green onions and mix into bowl with cranberries and sunflower seeds. Add dressing of your choice. I picked something out of the refrigerator.. a Wish Bone Italian Dressing.

Hummas Veggie Sandwich:

Ingredients:

Hummas

Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slices

1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Seeded and Sliced

1 Cucumber, Sliced

Directions: Sliced Whole Wheat Bread, apply Hummus to the bread and layer with sliced vegetables.

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We got up early… Monday morning and started getting ready for our journey back down to Florida. I showered and packed up the rest of my bathroom supplies and headed downstairs to make my juice for my Mid Morning and Mid Afternoon drinks.

Breakfast was a 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water. And that was it for the Barley Max.!!!

And we hit the road at 7:30am… it was much later than we wanted to be leave, but Mike didn’t get up any earlier so that’s when we left.

Mid Morning 8oz Juice Carrot, Celery, Cucumber

Lunch was Apples until I was satisfied.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice Carrot, Celery, Cucumber

Here’s where it all went to pot… at dinner. We just pulled off the interstate at our exit in Palm Coast and we decided to go to Wendy’s. I didn’t want to cook anything and they have a really great $1 menu. I ordered a Garden Salad, Baked Potato and a Fish Filet Sandwich.!!!

I know, but I had this really strong craving for the sandwich. It seems these days, I get really strong cravings for food and I can’t say no. It’s like I haven’t eaten in so long, it feels like my stomach is going to come out of my body and take over. I feel so ravaged by hunger, I eat anything and everything that’s not good for me.!! I don’t know how to cure this, but with little healthy snacks throughout the day?!?!

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I decided to get up Monday and head to a pilates class… because in addition to eating well, I managed to do some snacking on Stacy’s Pita Chips.

After my workout… I came home and proceeded to make my Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Apple and Celery Juice for the day.

And I managed to prepare a plastic bag of cut Cantalopes for my Lunch of Melon until satisfied.

By the time we came home Monday afternoon, I noticed a box at the front door and got excited because I knew it was my BARLEY MAX POWDER. So I quickly unloaded everything in may hands and opened up my box and took 1Tsp of Barley Max Powder mix with Distilled Water.

Then I happily made my Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Beet Juice.

30 minutes before Dinner, I FINALLY took 1Tsp of Barley Max Powder mix with Distilled Water.

Dinner plans were a bit recycled … on the menu it called for Spinach Salad, Baked Potato and Raw or Steamed Veggies. So, I decided to eat the remainder of my Garden Salad from Sunday and I put together a little Raw Veggie Salad and turned up the oven to bake my potato!

 
 
 

Monday Menu Baked Potato

Monday Menu Baked Potato

Baked Potato:

Directions: Preheat oven 425 degrees. Wash potato and place on oven rack for 45 minutes or until potato soft.

Monday Menu Raw Veggies

Monday Menu Raw Veggies

Raw Veggie Salad:

Ingredients:

 

1Yellow Bell Pepper

1/2Red Onion

2Green Onions

1Small Broccoli bunch

1Avocado

2Tbls. Olive Oil

2Tbls. White Wine Vinegar

1/2Tsp. Cumin

1/2Tsp. Paprika

1/2Tsp.Dried Onion Flakes

1/2Tsp.Parsley

Directions: Wash and chop veggies. Mix with Olive Oil , Vinegar and seasonings.

Sunday Menu Garden Salad

Sunday Menu Garden Salad

Garden Salad:

Ingredients:

2Cups Romaine Lettuce

1/2Cup thinly Sliced Radishes

1 or 2 Green Leaves

1Cup Spinach Leaves

8 or 10 Cherry Tomatoes

1/2Cucumber

Directions: Wash and dry veggies and tear lettuce and spinach into bite-size pieces. Slice radishes, slice onions, add cucumber and tomatoes. Top with desired dressing.

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It started out on a positive note with a morning pilates class… but as I returned home, I realized I had ran out of the Barley Max and would not be getting any until Monday or Tuesday.

But I did prepare my juice… for my Mid Morning 8oz Tomato, Cucumber, Celery Juice

HINT:  Although tomatoes are a fruit, most people think of them as a vegetable so this juice is listed here. Fresh, raw tomato juice will taste and look quite different from those found in bottles and cans. Never use hot house tomatoes since they are picked green and gassed to make them turn red. 

Thinking in the back of my head I should juice the Mid afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber (replaced spinach with Cucumber) before I leave the house this morning…. I didn’t. A mistake I will have to live with for the day.

Because as luck would have it… I did miss the Lunch of Peaches until satisfied, because I couldn’t find anywhere we were that sold Peaches. Costco and Walmart were not available.

But instead, I did have a cheese pizza at Costco. I did manage to scrape the cheese off the pizza before I ate it. At least I did that good.

Then by the time we came home… it was around 6:30 and I proceeded to make my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice Carrot, Celery, Cucumber.

Dinner: Sunshine Carrot Salad, Green Pea Soup, Sunflower Loaf. WELL I DIDN”T DO ANY OF THAT.

Instead, I opted to finish leftovers from Saturday night. Mike started throwing food out of the refrigerator, so I had to get rid of leftovers before they got thrown away. Plus, I made a

Tomato & Cucumber Salad Saturday Meal

Tomato & Cucumber Salad Saturday Meal

 Tomato & Cucumber Salad:

Ingredients:

2Tomatoes

4Cucumbers

3Sprigs Tarragon

5Leaves of Mint

1Lime

Directions: Wash and cut up Tomatoes and Cucumber. Pick and chop fine the mint and tarragon. Cut in half a lime and squeeze juice over mix.

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I went for an early day of  Pilates Class and learned something really great!!! After I started on the menu for the day… I went upstairs to take my shower. And  just for grins, I stepped on the scale. I showed I weighed 164lbs…. I LOST 5 MORE LBS.!!!!!

 Breakfast: 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

I kind of deviated from the  Mid Morning Juice by changing the required Spinach with Cucumber.

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice

30 Minutes before lunch one serving of Barley Max Mix

Lunch: Plums until satisfied

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Juice

30 Minutes before dinner one serving of Barley Max Mix 

For Dinner… I got home a bit late and only soaked the lentils since the morning, because I forgot to soak them the night before. Needless to say, I didn’t get to the grocery store as planed and I didn’t make the Confettie Coleslaw. 😦

Supper: Lentil Loaf, Steamed Vegetables and Confetti Coleslaw

 

Lentil Loaf Friday Menu

Lentil Loaf Friday Menu

Lentil Loaf:

Ingredients:

2stalks of Celery

2Cups lentils

1/2Cup Whole Grain Bread Crumbs

1/2Tsp. Dried Sage

1/2Cup Almonds

6Cups Vegetable Soup Stock

1Cup Scallions

1/2Cup Wheat Germ

1/2Cup Sunflower Seeds

1Tbls Nutritional Yeast

Directions: Soak Lentils in distilled water for 24 hours. Add fresh distilled water or soup stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until most of the moisture is absorbed. Drain any excess  moisture. Chop scallions, dice celery, and steam saute until tender. Grind almonds into a fine meal. Combine all ingredients and mix well, place in a non-stick or liquid lecithin-lined loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until firm.

Steamed Veggies Friday Menu

Steamed Veggies Friday Menu

Steamed Vegetables:

Ingredients:

2Yellow Squash

2Zucchini

Paprika

Cumin

Dried Onion Flakes

Celtic Salt

Directions: Wash and cut both veggies and steam saute in pot. Add seasonings and mix to serve.

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As the title implies… the morning started off a little rainy. I did wake up early, but Mike had to leave for business early so I wasn’t able to get to Pilates Class this morning. Hopefully this afternoon I can squeeze it in.:)

But, I did get up and made this mornings Juice Drink of Carrot, Beet and Cucumber. I also took my spoonful of Barley Max with water and took at look at the menu for today. 

HINT: Cucumber juice is a natural diuretic, is beneficial for those with rheumatic ailments, is high in potassium, promotes hair and fingernail growth and helps to eliminate skin eruptions.

Barley Max 30 minutes before lunch 

Lunch:  Bananas until I’m satisfied

Mid Afternoon: 8oz Carrot Juice

HINT: Carrot Juice is the #1 Juice in the diet. Contains natural vitamins, B,C,D,E,K and beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, as well as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and many other minerals a trace minerals.

Barley Max 30 minutes before dinner

Dinner: Hallelujah Acres Cabbage Salad &   Carrot Soup

My old juicer had a bit of problem Wednesday night as I was using it to juice some carrots for the Carrot Soup…. so the Soup looked nothing like a soup.

Wednesday Menu Carrot Soup

Wednesday Menu Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup:

Ingredients:

2Cups Carrots

1/4Cup Red Pepper

1/2Cup Celery

1/4Tsp paprika

1/4Cup Red Onion

1/4Cup Broccoli Florets

1Cup Fresh Carrot Juice

1/2Tsp Thyme

Celtic Salt

Directions: Clean and grate carrots, and finely chop onion, red pepper, broccoli and celery. Mix together. Add carrot juice, Celtic Salt and seasonings. Stir to blend.

Wednesday Menu Cabbage Salad

Wednesday Menu Cabbage Salad

Hallelujah Acres Cabbage Salad:

Ingredients:

2Large Apples

2Cups Green Cabbage

1/2Cup Organic Raisins

1Cup Carrots

2Stalks Celery

Directions: Grate apples, carrots, cabbage, chop celery and add raisins. Delicious plain of with the following dressing.

Combine and Mix well:

1/2Tsp Dried Onion

2Tbsp raw unfiltered honey

1/2Tsp minced garlic

2-3Tbsp Organic Apple Juice

HINT: Organic raisins have no harmful sprays that regular raisins do. Regular raisins are sprayed with harmful chemicals then left in the sun to dry, causing toxic chemicals to be concentrated in the raisins.

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It was a great start to the day… I got up for an early morning Pilates Class here in Potomac, MD. I love the reformer Pilates Classes here!!!! It makes me feel good!!

Breakfast: 1Tsp  Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water

Then I came home and made my Mid Morning  8oz Juice of Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Juice.

HINT: Celery juice contains organic sodium combined with many minerals the body requires.  

For lunch, I mixed the Barley Max with water and had that 30 minutes before I splurged on 2 pears… that’s what the 14 day eating plan called for on Day 2.

Tuesday Lunch Pears As the day progressed, Mike and I went out and did some errands. Before we left though, I made Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of  Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Juice for the road… While we were out and about, we realized it was 4pm in the afternoon already. I was starting the get a little hungry and Mike wanted to stop and have a cocktail somewhere local and low key.  

So we stopped off at Wildfire Restaurant in Tysons Corner Mall… where I had a glass of Pinot Grigio and we ordered a Greek Salad with no Cheese. We ended up having a couple of spoonfuls of the salad and then left for home.

For Dinner: I was still a little hungry and wanted to get back on track with the eating, so I mixed my Barley Max and had my drink and proceeded to make Zucchini Salad and Bake a Sweet Potato.

I preheated the oven to 40 degrees and put the Sweet Potatoes in for 4 minutes. And I ate it with some seasonings, or a sweet potato is also great plain!.

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Salad:

Ingredients:

1 Medium Zucchini

2 Sprigs Parsley

1Carrot

2Green Onions

3Stalks Celery

1/2Red Pepper

2 Tomatoes

2Radishes

Dressing: 2Tbls. Olive Oil

2Tbls White Wine Vinegar

Paprika

Cumin

Celtic Salt

Dried Onions

Directions: Quarter Zucchini lengthwise and slice thinly, chop parsley, grate carrot, thinly slice green onions and tops, dice celery, chop red pepper, cut tomatoes into wedges, finely chop radishes, combine all ingredients and stir gently. Top with dressing and serve with leaf lettuce or on the side alone.

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I ended up making a Vegetable Soup Stock because that’s what this evenings Gazpacho Soup called for. So dinner got pushed back 45 minutes, while the Stock cooked up.

Vegetable Soup Stock:

Ingredients:

8-10 Cups Distilled Water

2 Onions, Cubed

3 Cloves of Garlic

2 Carrots

4 Celery Stalk

2 Potatoes with Skin

2 Cups Cauliflower Pieces

2Cups Broccoli Pieces

1/2Cup Parsley

1Bay Leaf

1Tsp Thyme

1Tsp Basil/Mint

Directions: Chop all vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Place in stock pot and add seasonings. Steam saute until slightly tender. Cover with distilled water , bring to boil and reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes to an hour. Cool and strain twice. Stock will keep in refrigerator for a week and can be frozen too to be used in soups and stews.

Gazpacho Soup

Gazpacho Soup

Then I was free to complete the Gazpacho Soup:

Ingredients:

 3Cups Tomatoes

2Cups Cucumber, Peeled

2 Stalks Celery, Diced

1/2Green Bell Pepper, Seeded and Diced

1Red Bell Pepper, Seeded and Diced

3Green Onions or 2Tbsp Dried Onion Flakes

2Tbs Olive Oil

2Tbs Lemon Juice

1/2Tsp Celtic Salt

1tsp dried onion flakes

1tsp parsley

1tsp oregano

1 tsp paprika

1tsp thyme

Directions: Place half of tomatoes and 1/4cup soup stock into blender and puree. Pour into a container and add other vegetables and olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings. Cover and refrigerate before serving… served cold.

While I was waiting on the Vegetable Soup Stock and the Gazpacho Soup to be made, I worked on the Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad:

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad

Ingredients:

Small Broccoli Florets

Small Cauliflower Florets

Finely Diced Celery

Finely Chopped Sweet Onion or Scallions

Finely Diced  Red or Yellow Bell Peppers

Peel and Chop Avocado

Top with Grated Carrots

Squeezed Lemon Juice

Seasonings

Directions: Wash Green Leaf Lettuce and Spinach Lettuce and add Vegetable Ingredients along with dressing and serve.

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Today, I’m embarking on the second stint of the 14 Day Eating Plan. Simply put, this Hallelujah Acres Diet is raw fruits for lunch and raw vegetables for dinner. The vegetables and fruits are cleaned or peeled and eaten whole, without much preperation, with Barley max and sometimes carrot juice before each meal.

I am also including my regular Pilates workouts which I’ll be doing 4 days a week and then incorporate walking, weights on my own.

Well successfully, I started the day by making my Juice with Carrots, Cucumber and Celery.

The menu calls for:

Breakfast: 1Tsp of  Barley Max Powder mixed into 4-8oz glass of distilled water.

Barley Max

Barley Max

Mid Morning: 8oz Carrot Juice

30 Minutes before lunch 1tsp of Barley Max Powder & Water

Lunch: Apples until satisfied

Mid Afternoon: 8oz Carrot, Celery Juice

30 Minutes before Dinner 1tsp of Barley Max Powder & Water

Dinner: Hallelujah Acres Vegetable & Salad Gazpacho Soup

I made it to lunch with no problems… and remembered I have to take a spoonful of Barley Max 30 minutes before my lunch of Apples(as much as I can eat!)

And that’s what I did.. I sat down about an hour after I took the Barley Max and had two Apples for lunch. I have to say, I am feeling the mid afternoon hunger pains!!!!! I’m thinking about dinner and what is on tap for the menu. A Vegetable Salad and Raw Gazpacho Soup!

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Berries

Blueberries & Raspberries

Garden Salad

Green Garden Salad

Cucumber Delight

Cucumber Delight

It was so nice to get up off the bed to make lunch…my back is still in pain, but I had to use the foods in the refrigerator.

I had the Lettuce, Green Beans, and Cucumbers that needed to be used or else!!!!

But first, Mike’s son was showing off his latest Christmas gift D.J. Hero… and after he figured out how to play it he let me play a game. I’ve always wanted to try the Guitar Hero. And since the same people make these games, I got my chance, and it was fun. A little crazy, but I guess that’s how it works. It challenges you to be very hand eye coordinated.!

I was really hungry, so before anything, I found the Berries and had some Blueberries and Raspberries.

Afterwards, I headed to the kitchen to look for the Green Beans. I blanched half of the bag and mixed it with Olive Oil, Paprika, Garlic Powder. I was going to cut some Almonds and sprinkle them on top… but didn’t get the chance.
Then I cut into the Cucumbers and scooped out the middle and made my Cucumber Delight. And realized, the Green Mix is getting old so I made another Green Garden Salad.

Green Beans:

1Tsp Olive Oil
Pinch of Paprika
Pinch of Garlic Powder

Cucumber Delight:
2 Cucumbers
1Cup Carrots
1Cup Celery
1/2Cup Sweet Peas
1Tbls Olive Oil
2Tbls Dill Weed
Salt

Green Garden Salad:
Baby Greens
Spinach
1 Orange Bell Pepper
1 Avocado
3 Green Onions
2 Carrots
2 Celery
1 Tomato
5 Mushrooms

I’ve been using a store bought Raspberry & Vinegar Dressing from Ken’s.
Now it’s back on the bed with the heating pad… my back is throbbing:(

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