Posts Tagged ‘Leesburg Outlet Mall’

We both got up bright and early to make it to the 8:4am Service at the National Cathedral. We managed to take our Breakfast of 1tsp. Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.

During the service we noticed a woman hobbling into the service from the side entrance. She had a cane that she walked with and I also noticed,  she didn’t stand with the rest of us and had a bit of shake as she sat during the service.  I wasn’t sure what she had, but I knew there was a medical condition causing her to shake like that.

After I came back from taking the Eucarist I had to pass by her and I noticed she was crying. I asked her if she was O.K. and if there was anything I can do for her? She thanked me and told me she was alright.

But after the service, she seemed like she was in more pain and was crying more. So another person decided to get some help for her, while me and my girlfriend sat with her while they got her in a wheelchair to take her to the hospital. I found out while we were waiting with her that she has M.S. and that her name is Rachel. She also told me it was hell getting older and I asked her how old she was? She told me she was in her 40’s…. and I thought to myself, she’s not much older than I’m going to turn next month.

After everyone came and wisked her away I thought, could a vegan diet and drinking the Barley Max and Juicing help Rachel???? I guess I’ll never know the answer to that.

I found a Robeks Fruit Smoothie place to get a fresh Vegetable Juice after the service because I didn’t make anything before we left the house. And I remembered the Robeks has fresh juices on the menu. So I ordered an 12oz Carrot, Celery, Spinach Juice and was so happy to be able to get that out at a food place.

Then 30 minutes before lunch we took 1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water and headed to Shamshuri Persian Restaurant. My girlfriend’s had Persian Food before and I knew she wasn’t going to eat a Beef Kabob, so I ordered the Salmon and Lima Bean Rice. We both split the meal, which was more than enough for the both of us. While we were waiting for the food though, I did order a Regular Tea and snacked on the White Flat Bread with Butter.

To help walk off some of the bad food we ate… we headed over to the Leesburg Outlet Mall to do some more shopping!!!

Unfortunately, the afternoon got away from us and we didn’t take our Mid Afternoon Juice or Barley Max. We did stop off at the Panera Bread near the Airport and had our final meal together of Half Greek Salad and Half Veggie Sandwich on Tomato Basil Bread. We said our goodbyes and Mike & I headed home for the Sunday Night T.V. Schedule of; Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters.

During the show, Mie and I polished off the rest of the Vanilla Lemon Whoopie Pie Cakes.

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Happy New Year… it’s finally 2010!!!! No more preparations or resolutions to contend with. Because, I’m not much of a new year’s resolution person. I’ve learned not to make any promises I couldn’t or wasn’t going to keep. So, these days, I begin everyday with the hope and inspiration of improving myself and the world I live in from the day before.

With that said, I suggested to Mike, lets go out and take in the first day of the New Year. In the car, Mike and I decided to drive down Highway 7 to see where the road took us. We ended up at Whole Foods, where I loaded up on some ingredients I remembered from a grocery list I made for some dessert recipes out of my cookbook. I didn’t have the list with me, so I hope I got all of them. Because I don’t remember where that Whole Foods is!

From there, it turned out to be a day of shopping. We went to the Dollar Store, Target and finally, Leesburg Outlet Mall. But before we went to the outlet, we needed some nutritional sustenance. Panera Bread filled that void, where I usually get a soup and salad meal. But today, I opted for the Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich on Tomato Basil Bread with my standby Garden Vegetable Soup.  

After lunch, we stopped at Calvin Klein, then I headed into Coach and we pretty much wrapped that spree up. For no other reason then my shoes, they were not the shoes to be wearing for a day of shopping. On the way home, I was thinking about eating the Vegetable Salad from the night before and that’s exactly what happened.

I did finally manage to drink my Barley Max before this meal. Lately, I’ve been doing really badly with taking my Barley Max 30 minutes before my meals. I’m lucky if I take it a few minutes before I eat. Truth be told, since I’ve been on the road during the holidays these last two months, my schedule and dedication to “RawtoLose 40 eating plan” has really deteriorated. It’s a totally different eating plan than what I started September 1, 2009. Hopefully, going into this New Year, I can get back on track with the Juicing, Barley Max, and preparing more of my own meals.

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Blizzard of 09' in D.C. Area

Shoveled Snow at House

Blizzard of 09' in D.C. Area

Shoveled Snow at House

Friday night, the Washington D.C. metro area got hit with snow that didn’t stop until Saturday night. That means we got over 26 inches of snow. Before the snow came Friday, we went to go see a movie (Did You Hear About the Morgans?) in dry conditions and by the time the movie let out, it was snowing and traffic was backed up as far as the eye could see.

Luckily, we made it home slow and safe as we watched others on the commute who were so lucky. There were a handful of cars already on the side of the road and others sliding through traffic to make it to there destination.

Since I didn’t get my workout on Friday, Saturday I thought I’d get a workout by shoveling the 12 or so inches that had already fell. By this time everything was closed, so I figured so was the Pilates Gym. The snow didn’t stop until Sunday morning, so I went out again and started shoveling. But this time, I over did it and got hurt from lifting that heavy snow. 😦

So I took it really easy…. laying in bed with a heating pad and taking Advil. Monday, I was feeling much better and so we went to the Leesburg Outlet Mall… Did a bunch of walking and felt good. Today(Tuesday) we went out and got caught in a bunch of traffic while we dropped off drying cleaning, hit Costco, and stopped off at TJMaxx. Needless to say, not feeling too good, so I’m laying here with the heating pad and making my blog entry.

I don’t know when I’ll be able to get back on track with Pilates, or even doing some crunches and weights at home???? It’s a bit frustrating and makes eating a real challenge, because I’m not able to work it off.

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