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After a weekend of a lot of eating and entertaining it was time to get back on the Pilates Studio horse and work it all off. But as luck would have it, this Monday morning I got up and made it to the studio in the rain to find a locked door. No one was there… and no one showed up after about 10 minutes of waiting around.

While I was waiting I thought about getting how I planned to get a workout in today and possibly start the 14 Day Hallelujah Acres Eating Plan to lose this remaining 18lbs. before my June birthday. But as it turned out, the day was not going my way.

So, I turned around and headed home to get ready for the day. I made my breakfast of 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.  Then I made my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach which I drank on the road along with a premixed Barley Max.  I drank that mix 30 minutes before we made it to the Olive Garden for lunch, where I had my usual Italian Salad and Minestrone Soup. I decided to get another bowl of soup to take home and eat for lunch Tuesday.

We made it home just after 4pm and I grabbed the Bolthouse Farms Vedge Juice out the refrigerator for my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice. I ran out of Carrots, and didn’t make it to the store to buy more… thank goodness I have this juice.

While I was drinking the Tomato Juice I started getting hungry, so I started making a dinner of Green Vegetable Salad and Roasted Vegetables. The vegetables at the house were getting old and wrinkled, so I had to do something with them.

Green Vegetable Salad:

Ingredients:

Handful of Spinach Leaves

1/2Red Onion, Chopped

1Tomato, Diced

1Orange Bell Pepper, Chopped

2Cucumbers, Peeled & Chopped

Directions: Wash, Peel, Dice Vegetables and mix into bowl. Add Salad Dressing Balsamic Vinaigrette from Wish Bone.

Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

1Zucchini

1Yellow Squash

4 Red and Yellow Potatoes

1/2Red Onion

2Tbls Olive Oil

Corriander

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

Directions: Preheat Oven 450 degrees and Wash, Dice potatoes. Mix olive oil and seasonings and place them in a pan and roast. Once potatoes are tender, then add  Chopped vegetables and roast until tender and brown.

For an evening snack while I was watching Dancing with The Stars, I had a bowl of Stacy’s Pita Chips. I think I need to stop eating them, because I’m getting some soars in my mouth from all the salt.!!!!

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I hit the Pilates Studio Wednesday morning…. feeling the pain from the morning before. Boy, Cyndi our instructor really gave us(me) a leg workout Tuesday. I think it was a combination of not doing Pilates from Friday to Monday and also putting a little more attention on the legs Tuesday. It really made climbing the stairs this week a bit more difficult.

But anyway, I got home from the Jump Board 45minute workout and started fixing my Breakfast  of 1Tsp of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.

Then I mixed my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach. I’ve become partial to this mix of vegetables.. and when I have the fresh Parsley I will add it too!!

30 minutes before Lunch I mixed 1Tsp of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.

And prepared something I picked up from my girlfriend on my trip to New York. She made me a sandwich with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Red Onions one afternoon and it tasted so good, I recreated the meal.

Vegetable Sandwich on Whole Wheat:

Ingredients:

1Cucumber

1Tomato

1/2Red Onion

2-4 Slices of Whole Grain Wheat Bread

Directions: Wash and slice cucumbers, red onions and tomatoes. Slice Bread and layer ingredients and top with slice of bread.

I was feeling  a little rushed and knew I picked up a Bolthouse Farms Juice at the market the other day and decided to implement that in my day. So, for my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice I used the Bolthouse Farms Vedge Juice which is 10 different vegetables mixed together. It kinda tastes like a V8 cocktail mix.

30minutes before dinner I mixed 1Tsp of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz of Distilled Water. And afterwards I started on my meal. I decided to keep it light for dinner with a Loaded Cucumber & Tomato Salad:

Ingredients:

3Cucumbers

1/2Red Onion

1Yellow Bell Pepper

1Tomato

Corriander

Parsley

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

2Tbps Olive Oil

Directions: Wash, peel  and chop vegetables. Mix into bowl and add olive oil and season to taste.

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This morning I was so excited because I actually had a chance to go to Pilates at 7am. Before hand, I made it a point to wake up early and make another Fruit Smoothie. I did so, because  I actually promised Mikes son I would make him Fruit Smoothies for breakfast every morning before school, and today it started!!!!

The bonus in this cenario, I had enough left over for a glass for myself. So, for Breakfast I drank my 1tsp Barley Max Powder with 3-8oz glass Distilled Water and went off to my Pilates class, Fruit Smoothie in tow.

Monday Menu Fruit Smoothie

Monday Menu Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:

Handful of Grapes

1/4Banana

1/4Apple

1Cup Pineapple

1Cup Watermelon

1tsp Lime Juice

2Tbls Agave Nectar

2Cups Ice

Directions: Add all ingredients in order into Vita Mix. Turn power on and move speed slowly to 10 and switch to variable II and blend until your desired consistancy. 

That was a nice cool drink after my Pilates Workout!!!!

Now I’m enjoying my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice.

In between my Juice and Smoothie, I’ve been snacking on these Garden Herb Triscuits.

Monday Menu Garden Herb Triscuit

Monday Menu Garden Herb Triscuit

Ingredients:

Whole Grain Soft White Winter Wheat

Soybean Oil,

Onion Powder

Salt

Cornstarch

Dehydrated Carrot

Parsley

Autolyzed Yeast Extract

Garlic Powder

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Instead of my Pilates Class… I got up early and went to the National Cathedral for mass.

Every Sunday is a good day when I go to mass… so therefore, my eating plan was spot on!

Breakfast 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of Distilled Water

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice

30 Minutes before lunch, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of Distilled Water

Lunch: Carrot, Celery, and Cucumber Sticks

I prepared my lunch to go. Because we decided to go to a festival and spend some time out in the beautiful weather Sunday. So I bagged the Sticks and pre-made the Mid Afternoon Juice and had my barley max on the go to. We came home for dinner. Where I managed to make my meal. I did however, munch on unleavened bread. More than I should have, but it tasted so good!! 

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice

30 Minutes before dinner, 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of Distilled Water

Dinner: Asparagus Salad, Better Than Tuna

Sunday Menu Asparagus Salad

Sunday Menu Asparagus Salad

Asparagus Salad:

Ingredients:

2lbs Asparagus

3Medium Tomatoes

1Stalk Bok Choy

1Bunch Spinach Lettuce

2Stalks Celery

1Red Bell Pepper

Directions: Wash and dry vegetables, place lettuce in bowl, add asparagus, which should be cut into bite-size pieces. Add chopped tomatoes, diced bok choy stalk, celery and red peppers. Toss to combine. A raw dressing can be made by removing 1/3 of salad and placing in blender, and blend until creamy. Sprinkle with grated almonds.

Sunday Menu Better Than Tuna

Sunday Menu Better Than Tuna

Better Than Tuna:

Ingredients:

2Cups Carrots

1Medium Ripe Bell Pepper

1Tomato

2Stalks Celery

1/2Medium Red Onion

1/2Cup Parsley

1/2Tsp Kelp

1/2tsp Celtic Salt

4Tbsp Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing

Directions: Finely chop the pepper, celery, onion and tomato, and place in a bowl. Finely grate carrots, resembling carrot pulp, and add the carrot to the vegetable mixture. Combine 4Tbsp of Rhonda’s Dressing, Celtic salt, parsley and kelp and add to the above chopped vegetables. Mix well and allow to marinate for flavors to blend. May be served on a bed of lettuce, on a sandwich or to stuff a pita or tomato.

Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing:

1Cup Raw Almonds

1Cup Distilled Water

Pour water on almonds and let soak overnight. Place almonds in vita mix or blender with 1 cup distilled water and blend about 2 minutes until creamy and add:

2Tsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes

1Tsp Kelp

2Tsp Lemon Juice

1/4Tsp Celtic Salt

1Tsp Herb Seasoning

1Tbsp Minced Parsley

2Tsp Garlic Powder

2Tbsp Dried Onion Flakes

1Tsp Dill Weed

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

1Tbsp Raw Unfiltered Honey

OR 1 1/2Tbsp Chopped Dates

Directions: Blend to mix and pour over vegetables and serve.

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Another early morning at the Pilates Studio, which I almost slept right through. I went to bed really early last night (10pm) and I still managed to not sleep through the night. I need help sleeping>@?!?!!?!?!?

I the way home, I faught the urge to have a Chai Latte.. and turned left instead of crossing the intersection into the Potomac Village Shopping Center where Starbucks is located.

As I was driving home, I concentrated on my Breakfast of 1Tsp Barley Max Mix with Distilled Water.

Then, I started making my Mid Morning Juice of 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cabbage.

30Minutes before lunch 1Tsp Barley Max Powder with Distilled Water

Lunch: Pineapples until satisfied

Mid Afternoon Juice is 8oz Tomato Juice Cocktail. I can’t wait to make this!!!!

Ingredients:

1Large Tomato

1/2Medium Cucumber

1Celery Stalk

3Carrots

1Handfull Greens(Spinach, etc)

1Green Onion

1Small Beet

1/2Red Bell Pepper

30 Minutes before Dinner 1Tsp Barley Max Powder with Distilled Water

Dinner: Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad, Vegetarian Spaghetti, Whole Grain Bread

The Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad has been on the menu before… but it’s still good.

 

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad

Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad

Ingredients:

Start with Green Salad, Spinach

Small Broccoli Florets

Small Cauliflower Florets

Finely Diced Celery

Finely Chopped Green Onion

Finely Diced Red or Yellow Pepper

Peel and Chop 1/2 Avocado

Top with Grated Carrots

Directions: Mix together and top with a fresh lime, and olive oil dressing with seasonings. Or great plain!!!

 

Thursday Menu Vegetarian Spaghetti

Thursday Menu Vegetarian Spaghetti

Vegetarian Spaghetti:

Ingredients:

2Cups Chopped Onions

2Cups Chopped Celery

1Cup Chopped Bell Pepper

1Cup Grated Carrot

Add these Chopped and Steam Sauted ingredients to the Spaghetti Sauce:

1Quart Tomato Sauce

1Celery Stalk with Leaves

1/2Cup Green Pepper

1Large Garlic Clove

1Cup Onion

1Small Carrot

1Tsp Garlic Powder

1Tsp Oregano, Marjoram

2Tsp Vegetarian Worschestershire Sauce

1Cup Tomato Paste

3Large Tomatoes

1Bay Leaf

2Tsp Basil

1/2Tsp Italian Seasoning

1/4Cup Parsley

2Tbsp Raw Unfiltered Honey

Directions: Peel and cube tomatoes, mince garlic cloves, dice onions, celery and green pepper and grate carrot.

FRESH SPAGHETTI SAUCE: Place ingredients in large bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, cover and allow to sit for flavors to mingle. Remove bay leaves. Serve at room temperature or heat slightly but do not boil.

COOKED SPAGHETTI SAUCE: Place in a large stainless steel kettle, cover and bring to boil. Turn heat down to simmer and cook without a cover until the amount has decreased to one third to one half. Remove bay leaves. Transfer about 1/3 of the mixture, cool and blend  in blender/food processor until smooth. Return to kettle and mix with the rest of sauce.

Combine ingredients from Spaghetti Sauce and Vegetarian Spaghetti and serve over Spinach, Spaghetti Squash, Artichoke or any other Whole Grain Spaghetti Noodles.

I was so excited to make this… and it tasted to great!!! Worth the wait.

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In the last week… we’ve been on the move going up to Jacksonville (Friday) to check out the new Bahama Breeze Restaurant. But instead we walked across the street to Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse for a much shorter wait of 5 minutes vs 2 hours they quoted at Bahama Breeze.
Hibachi Grill

Hibachi Grill

Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

Rice & Vegetable Hibachi

Rice & Vegetable Hibachi

We had our usual Hibachi Shrimp, Steak and Vegetables. Of course I had the rice made with no eggs, and only ate the vegetables. Before hand I ordered a Seaweed Salad and no Sake. Can you believe it.!!! Usually I have two little decanters of the Rice Wine.

Saturday we headed west to Sarasota with a stop at Bahama Breeze in Orlando.

It had been a while since we went to the Columbia Restaurant in Sarasota… it’s a favorite there on St. Armand Key.

Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Restaurant

Columbia Salad

Columbia Salad

We had there Columbia’s Original “1905” SaladTM -NO CHEESE & NO HAM. “The Columbia’s legendary salad tossed at your table. Crisp iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and our famous garlic dressing (our 100 year old family recipe of fresh garlic, oregano, wine vinegar and Spanish extra virgin olive oil).”

Vegetarian Dish @ Columbia

Vegetarian Dish @ Columbia

Then Mike ordered a Vegetarian Dish with Steamed Veggies and Plantains.. He Shared with me.!!!

To start the week… I had lunch with a girlfriend of mine and ordered a delicious Green Salad with Scallops and we drank 3 glasses of White Wine… Needless to say I was feeling real good for our evening comedy show date with another group of friends.

Wendy's Cod Sandwich

Wendy's Cod Sandwich

We didn’t eat dinner because the show started so early (7:30pm) so Mike and I pulled into Wendy’s and ordered two Fish Fillet Sandwiches… the fish was Cod and oh so good.

As you can tell I had a lot of fish in one day… because I’ve made the decision to  incorporate fish into the diet. I actually miss eating fish and will eat occasionally!!

For meals… Mike and I made:

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

 

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Roasted Vegetables:

Ingredients:

Red Bell Peppers

Yellow Bell Peppers

Orange Bell Peppers

Carrots

Onions

Asparagus

Olive Oil

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

Cumin

***Also used the Roasted Vegetables to Top Totino’s Pizza’s and scrapped off the cheese.

Directions: Wash and chop peppers, onions, carrots and asparugus into Coleman Grill and drizzle Olive Oil. Add seasonings and Roast for about 15 minutes.

 

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers

Roasted Bell Peppers:

Roasted Bell Peppers & White Rice

Roasted Bell Peppers & White Rice

Ingredients:

3Bell Peppers(Red & Orange)

2Tbls Olive Oil

2Tbls White Wine Vinegar

Celtic Salt

Cumin

Paprika

*** Another meal I added the Roasted Peppers to the White Rice.

Directions: Wash Peppers and put into oven pan and drizzle with olive oil. Set oven to roast 450 degrees for about 20 minutes until Peppers are roasted all over. Then remove from oven, let cool for a while and then peel the skin off the peppers. Remove stems and seeds and cut into long pieces and add Olive Oil, Vinegar and Seasonings and refrigerate before use.

Along the way, I sprinkled in as many visits to the gym for pilates classes, bike rides around the neighborhood and walks on the beach with Mike.

Ocean Hammock Beach View Sunset

Ocean Hammock Beach View Sunset

Then Thursday we headed north to Potomac, Maryland and for the road I juiced my Carrots, Celery, and Apple juice and brought along my Almond Trail Mix. But we did stop off at Wendy’s for lunch, where I had a Side Salad with a Vinaigrette Dressing and a Cod Fish Sandwich. YUM!!

On the Road Wendy's Salad & Fish Sandwich

On the Road Wendy's Salad & Fish Sandwich

Dinner ended with a Vegetable Pizza (White Dough.. UHG!!!) . Friday afternoon I was in the house with Mike’s son and so I made him a pasta dish with Prego Sauc. The whole pasta thing sounded good, so then I made myself  a Whole Wheat Pasta and Broccoli Dish.

Broccoli & Pasta

Broccoli & Pasta

Broccoli & Whole Wheat Pasta:

Ingredients:

1 Small Head Broccoli

1/2 Box Pasta Rigatoni

Olive Oil

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

Celtic Salt

Directions: Boil pasta to desired tenderness. This time I used Frozen Broccoli, so I boiled the broccoli stems until tender and strained both and mixed in Olive Oil and Seasonings.

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After I munched on some trail mix and nectarines… a proceeded to have some Homemade Berry Sorbet Ice Cream with a Whole Grain Bar (form Costco) and a single serving bag of Popcorn. Talk about the munchies!!!!

Homemade Berry Ice Cream Whole Grain Bar

Homemade Berry Ice Cream Whole Grain Bar

Single Serving Popcorn

Single Serving Popcorn

I was inspired to make some Vegetable Kabobs, while Mike added some meat to his. I also had Mike Grill/Roast some Asparagus too.

 

 

Vegetable Kabobs

Vegetable Kabobs

Vegetable Kabobs:

Ingredients:

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Orange Bell Pepper

1/2 Onion

5 Sticks Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

2Tbls Olive Oil

Paprika

Garlic Powder

Cumin

Directions: Wash and Chop the vegetables and start skewering them on metal kabob stick. In a small dish add the Olive Oil and seasonings and brush the vegetables on the grill with the seasonings. Grill for about 20 minutes or until tender

After dinner… Mike and I went on a 45 minute bike ride around the neighborhood…. and then we took a walk on the ocean for the first time in a long time. And it seemed like everyone was out on the beach enjoying low-tide. It truely was a nice walk.!

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