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No Pilates Class this morning… instead,after my 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water,  I headed off to Church at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C..

Afterwards, I met up with a girlfriend of mine from Daytona Beach, Florida  for coffee. We met a the Dean and Doluca Shop in Georgetown off M Street. It was only a mile or 2 from the Cathedral, but it took me forever to get there. I ended up parking at Q Street because I wasn’t sure I’d get a good parking spot on M Street. Then I had to walk the 5 or so blocks in heals on cobble stone sidewalks. Best of all thought, I didn’t have a coffee or even a tea.

Instead, I had my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice  At Robeks Fruit Smoothie place, where they also juice vegetables like Carrots, Celery, Spinach and Apple.

30 Minutes before Lunch 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.

I noticed I was getting lower and lower on my Barley Max Supply, and was thinking I will never make it until my new shipment comes Tuesday.

We started packing for our journey back down to Florida, and I ate another Veggie Sandwich and some Hummus and Pita Chips.

Veggie Sandwich:

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Bread

Hummus

1 Cucumber 

1 Orange Bell Pepper

Directions: Slice Bread, Wash and Slice Vegetables and layer on bread with Hummus spread.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrots, Celery, Spinach, Apples left over from my Robecks stop earlier in the day.

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

Dinner was a hodge podge of leftovers, Pita Chips and Hummus.

Afterwards, we felt a little adventurous, so we piled in the car and walked along the Potomac River for some exercise. It was a great day for it too. The sun was out and everyone was enjoying the day as well.

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After my pilates class Saturday morning… we decided to go on a road trip to Northern Maryland and the West Virginia boarder to The Bovarian Inn.

Before we left, I drank my 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water  for breakfast… and noticed the container was getting very low. I had placed a new order on Friday, but I don’t think I’ll be able to wait until Tuesday when I get a new shipment. 😦

I made an 8oz Juice of Carrot, Spinach, Celery for my Mid Morning Juice that I’d be drinking on the road.

30 Minutes Before Lunch 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water.

Lunch was Apples until I was Satisfied… Lunch took place on the road while we were driving to West Virginia.

We finally got to the Bovarian Inn along the Potomac River boarder of West Virginia and Maryland. It’s a beautiful place to go just for the scenery alone and then the food, well it’s a Bovarian Eastern European Fare. The dining room had an old-dated european influence, but the view out of their big picture windows make up for the decor inside. 

I wanted to obstain from eating another lunch, but I had a hard time. Afterall, I was still a little hungry and my stomach was feeling empty. So I ordered a Vegetable Sandwich with Fried, Zucchini and Carrots. It was a nice lite  addition to my earlier lunch in the car.

Then we walked around and enjoyed the scenery of the mountains, the river below and each other. We took out sight seeing down into the middle of town where all the shops and people were bustling, but then it started to rain. We made it into the car before it started pouring down hard… and continued on back home.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach

30 Minutes Before Dinner 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water.

I made my own Vegetable Sandwich with Whole Wheat Bread and Hummus and snacked on some Pita Chips with Hummus too.

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Starbucks Chi Tea Soy Latte

Starbucks Chi Tea Soy Latte

Recipes For Life Cookbook
Recipes For Life Cookbook

I’ve noticed in the past couple of days that my body is changing. It’s getting more tone and sculpted! And it’s making me feel great. I stepped on the scale before we left and it read 168lbs…

Since we’ve been in town… I’ve been to Pilates Classes and I’ve decided to go back to the basics and get out the “Recipes for Life” cookbook.

I was flipping through it this morning with my Starbucks Chi Tea Soy Latte and looked at some of the recipes. A While back, I tabbed every chapter and didn’t really use it since. But this morning as I was flipping through I was  taking mental notes of what ingredients we need to stock up on.

Because, I’ve decided to go back on the initial 14 day eating plan I was on, when I initially started the eating plan back  in September. I managed to lose a 5-7lbs. just from the 14 day eating plan.  And as this mission is coming up to it’s end date of June 2nd… I sure could use the help.

So I will go ahead and begin the 14 day eating plan on Monday…

Grapes, Hummus, Pita Chips

Grapes, Hummus, Pita Chips

Because already,  I rounded out the afternoon with a handfull of Grapes, Hummus and Stacy’s Pita Chips. 

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Space Shuttle Trail

Space Shuttle Trail

Space Shuttle Launch
Space Shuttle Launch

This morning we woke up to the Shuttle launch from down the Kennedy Space Center  2 hours south of us. By the time I got the camera and took the picture, the shuttle was already out of the earths atmosphere. All I got was the light in the sky and the smoke from the burners  lit up by the sunrise.

Snacking started early today.. I had my Almond, Raisins, and Cranberry Trail Mix and I had a Banana too.

Lunch and Dinner was just a bunch of leftovers..

Lunch Today

Lunch Today

Like some Whole Wheat Flat Bread, Hummus, and Kabob Vegetable leftovers. I did by some Sun Chips at the Grocery store this morning… One of three I bought that were the most healthy at Walmart!

Then for dinner.. I had a piece of Whole Wheat Bread and some Asha Reshteh Mike made  a couple of weeks ago.

Asha Reshteh

Asha Reshteh

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I did a lot of snacking today… I guess I thought I deserved it after my Pilates class this morning.!?!?

I took a small bowl of Almonds, Cranberries, and Raisins Trailmix… then I got a taste for some of my favorite Hummus. I found a box of Ritz crackers… the new ones that are mixed the ritz cracker and pretzel. I had probably about 20-30 crackers and several spoonfuls of Hummus.

Ritz Crackers & Hummus

Ritz Crackers & Hummus

Then Mike got back from Jacksonville, where he dropped off his son at the airport and picked me up a new Beach Cruiser Bike. I took it for a spin around the neighborhood, and I really need to get used to it. It’s not really the bike I want.. plus I still have the bike at Sears that needs to be picked up. There’s been one delay after another getting it delivered to the Daytona Beach Mall and then they have to assemble it still.

After the bike ride…which was so nice we came home and I made a Fresh Vegetable Salad again with an Oil and Vinegar Dressing.

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad

Fresh Vegetable Salad:

Ingredients:

1Cup Snap Peas

1 Red Bell Pepper

4Sticks Asparagus

3 Green Onions

1 Avocado

3 Sticks of Celery

2 Carrots

5 Mushrooms

2Tbls Olive Oil

2Tbls White Wine Vinegar

Cumin

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Garlic Powder

Parsley

Directions: Wash and Cut Vegetables and mix into bowl. Add Oil & Vinegar and Seasonings.

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Outback Margarita

Outback Margarita

Woke up and went for a walk around the neighborhood again this morning… I took a couple of days off monday and tuesday. So I had to play a little catch up with my exercise.

I did step on the scale this morning and found out…. I’ve gone up instead of down in numbers. I weighed in at 173lbs… I’m so frustrated and embarrassed about this it’s not even funny.  So unfortunately, I didn’t eat well and I didn’t care. Because I feel at this point what the heck is the difference.. I’m not losing any weight!!!!!!

For lunch I had some Stacey’s Pita Chips and Hummus.

Hummus

Hummus

Stacy's Pita Chips

Stacy's Pita Chips

Dinner we went out for Outback Steackhouse… where I had the Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad and Steamed Vegeables. I asked for NO Cheese and Dressing on the salad and opted for Oil and Vinegar for the dressing. ALSO… I ordered a House Margarita. 

Steamed Vegetables

Steamed Vegetables

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I love how all the vegetables in my salads and dishes just sparkle with bright, rich colors. The minute I sprinkle Olive Oil on the veggies, they just seem to come alive. And I know that once I eat them I will come alive with nutrition and healthy cell rejuvenation!!!!

So, this morning I started with a brisk hour-long walk in the neighborhood. It was a great feeling after the food I ate last night.. I’m still kinda getting straight from the Hibachi Meal.!!!

Then we let Mike’s son take a ride on Mike’s bike around the neighborhood, while Mike and I took a walk down to the clubhouse. There, we waited for his other kids to come over to have lunch.

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

We decided to grill some beef burgers, turkey burgers, and I made the token vegetable dishes. First on got crackin with the Grilled Vegetables:

Ingredients: Red & Yellow Bell Peppers

Zucchini

Asparagus

Mushrooms

Olive Oil

Dried Onion Flakes

Paprika

Cumin

Celtic Salt

Directions: I chopped up some zucchini, Bell Peppers Asparagus, and Mushrooms and put them into some Tin Foil paper and sprinkled some Olive Oil and Seasoning on the pile of vegetables and handed it off to Mike to put on the Grill. He kept it on the Grill shelf for about 15 minutes.

Then I chopped up Vegetables for another Fresh Vegetable Salad I’m saving for either tomorrow of later today!!

I also made a Cucumber & Tomato Salad and brought out all the stuff to eat on the patio. Before the meal, we were all munching on Hummus and Stacey’s Chips.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad:

Ingredients:

Cucumber

Tomato

Olive Oil

Dried Parsley

Cumin

Paprika

Celtic Salt

Directions: Chop up the cucumbers and tomatoes and sprinkle with 2 tbls of Olive Oil, Dried Parsley and seasonings.

Now, we’re relaxing and watching some TV…. I think I may have had too much Hummus and Chips.  But, hopefully my afternoon juice will help wash things down!!!

Speaking of juicing…. I ran out of Carrots yesterday and made juice with Asparagus, Celery and Apples. It was really good… it tasted different but good!!!

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