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I got up again for a morning Pilates Class… I prescheduled them so if I missed, I’d end up paying for it anyway. I’m not complaining about going…. it’s just a way of committing myself to get up and do it!

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

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Celery Juice

30 minutes before lunch I didn’t drink my Barley Max!

Lunch: Supposed to be Strawberries…. instead I had a Wendy’s Cod Sandwich Meal w/Fries and a Lemonade.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Mixed Fruit Juice… I had a Fruit Smoothie from Smoothie King. It was all natural, no sugar, no powders.

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

Dinner: Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Almost Turkey, Asparagus With Cream Sauce. I managed to make the Cucumber & Tomato Salad and Asparagus without Cream Sauce. I didn’t make the Almost Turkey though. I didn’t want to eat all that almond.

Friday Menu Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Friday Menu Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Salad:

Ingredients:

3Large Cucumbers, Peeled

2Large Tomatoes

1/2 Red Onion

Tarragon

Olive Oil

Fresh Lime

Directions: Peel and Chop cucumbers, Chop tomatoes, and Onion. Mix together in a bowl and top with your favorite dressing (Olive Oil, Lime Juice, Tarragon) or make a dressing of 2 blended tomatoes, 1 cup of your favorite veggies, combined with your favorite herb seasonings.

Friday Menu Asparagus wout Cream Sauce

Friday Menu Asparagus wout Cream Sauce

Asparagus w/out Cream Sauce:

Ingredients:

1lb of Young Asparagus

1Cup red Bell Pepper

1/2Cup Celery

1Tbsp Parsley

Celtic Salt

Directions: Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces, mince parsley, dice celery and red pepper into small pieces. Combine asparagus celery and pepper and parsley in a bowl. I added Olive Oil, Lime Juice and Seasonings as dressing.

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The day started off well enough. I took a 7am Pilates Class and came home with quite a sweet build up… it was an intense hour long session.

When I came home I looked at the Book for the ingredients I needed for the menu:

Breakfast: 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz Distilled Water

Mid Morning 8oz Juice Carrot, Apple, Broccoli Juice.

HINT: Broccoli contains a great amount of beta carotene as well as many other valuable nutrients that make it a powerful cancer-fighting food. Apples are the only fruit that can be used with either fruits or vegetables.

I went ahead and packed a bag with the Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrot, Cabbage, Celery Juice and a bottle of premixed Barley Max Powder for lunch.

Lunch: Nectarines until satisfied… but I didn’t have any at home so I made Mike stop at a Whole Foods while we were out. Mike wanted to drive over to Annapolis for the day and have lunch out there at the Marriott Hotels Restaurant on the Harbor. 

Annapolis Harbor & Chesapeake Bay

Annapolis Harbor & Chesapeake Bay

Before we even got to Annapolis, I had the Barley Max and the Nectarines… and I still felt hungry. So at the restaurant, I ordered this green salad and put Olive Oil and Vinegar on as dressing. I was quite big, so I unfortunately ate about half of the salad… munching on the Cucumbers, Carrots, Onions and Tomatoes mixed in there.

Thursday Menu Green Salad

Thursday Menu Green Salad

 Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice Carrot, Cabbage, Celery was on the road…. and it tasted really strong!

HINT: If your system is acidic this juice may cause you to feel gassy.

At home… I had my 1tsp Barley Max Powder 30 minutes before dinner.

Then I started preparing the menu for dinner… It had been a while since I made the Lentil, Barley Stew (both Mike and I love) so it was exciting. Along with the Lentil Stew I made a Broccoli Mix.

Thursday Menu Broccoli Mix

Thursday Menu Broccoli Mix

Broccoli Mix:

Ingredients:

2Cups Broccoli Florets

1Medium Tomato, cubed

1Red bell Pepper, sliced

1Cup Cucumber

1Sweet Onion

1Stalk of Celery

Directions: Wash vegetables, cut broccoli florets, cube tomato and slice red pepper. Peel and chop cucumber, chop onion fine, dice celery then combine.

Prepare a dressing: 1 peeled medium tomato in the blender, adding 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds and blending until creamy. To serve, make  a bed of fresh leaf lettuce greens, add a layer of vegetables, top with fresh dressing and add a sprinkle of sunflower seeds.

Thursday Menu Lentil, Barley Stew

Thursday Menu Lentil, Barley Stew

Lentil, Barley Stew:

Ingredients:

14oz Dried Lentils

1Medium Onion

2Stalks of Celery

3Cups fresh Tomatoes

1/2Cup Barley

1/2Tsp Cumin

4Cups Vegetable Soup Stock

2Cloves Garlic

4Medium Carrots

1Tsp Dried Rosemary

1/2Tsp Oregano

Celtic Salt

Directions: Peel and dice tomatoes, chop carrots and minced garlic. Dice celery and onion. In a soup stock pan, bring lentils, barley, onion, garlic, celery, carrots and vegetable stock to a boil, reduce heat to lowest temperature, cover, and simmer for 35 minutes. Add the tomatoes and seasonings, cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes longer or until the lentils are tender.

It was soooo good… and I’m wondering now, why I hadn’t made the stew before NOW!!!!

Grape Snack

Grape Snack

For a dessert, I had some Dark Grapes and that hit the spot.

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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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Almond Covered M&M's

Almond Covered M&M's

Saturday night, we went to go see the movie “She’s Out Of My League”… Mike’s son wanted to get something at the concession stand.

And so I graciously obliged and got a little something for myself too… Almond covered M&M’s.

The M&M’s with maximum blocking power… I was bloated the minute Mike and I finished the bag off until tonight (Sunday).

But that didn’t stop me from getting up this morning to take my early morning brisk walk!!! I felt really really really bloated doing it, but I knew it had to be done if I wanted any kind of relief.

So… we ended up going down to Orlando for lunch at Bahama Breeze Restaurant again.

Coconut Onion Rings

Coconut Onion Rings

Breeze Salad and Cheese Less Quesadillas

Breeze Salad and Cheese Less Quesadillas

Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Kabobs

It’s turning into our Sunday afternoon thing of  St. Thomas Crab Claws, Breeze Salad with Cheese less Quesadillas and Chicken Kabobs. This time, we added Coconut Onion Rings to the mix (I was overwhelmed with the desire for them). Luckily, Mike’s son was there to help eat the Onion Rings. I managed to eat only 3 of them… yeah!

Again, we ran into rain while we were down there, so it put a little damper on our shopping trip to the outlets. But I did manage to pick up some good buys and some red-hot ticket items. Because of the rain, it seemed like we were on the road forever… and combined with all that shopping made for some hungry bellies on the way home.

Handfull of Trailmix

Handfull of Trailmix

So we stopped off at a gas station along the interstate and I got some Trail Mix filled with some goodies: raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds and some other goodies.

When we got home, Mike’s son wanted his fathers world famous

Turkey Cutlets

Turkey Cutlets

 Turkey Cutlets :

Ingredients:

1 Pkg Ground Turkey

3 Potatoes

1 Egg

1 Onion

Tumeric

Pepper

Salt

Directions: Boil potatoes to a soft touch, drain and  peel then add into bowl with Chopped Onion, Ground Turkey and seasoning. Mix the ingredients together and mold into patties and cover in flour. Then place patty cutlets into Coleman Grill with Olive Oil until nice and brown.

Turkey Cutletsfor dinner and I just put out my Fresh Chopped Vegetables I made Saturday and put the left overs from lunch on the table to munch on.

Quesadillas & Fresh Cut Vegetables

Quesadillas & Fresh Cut Vegetables

Fresh Chopped Vegetables:

Ingredients:

Broccoli

Mushrooms

Green Onions

Red Bell Peppers

Carrots

Celery

Directions:  Chop up all the vegetables in order listed… and mix into a bowl. Leave the vegetables clean with out any dressing. Add your own at the table, I used Oil & Vinegar with some Paprika, Dried Onion, Dried Parsley seasoning.

It’s amazing how much junk you think you can get away with kids and company around.. and it’s not something I enjoy admitting to either. Because just at dinner, Mike’s son was so proud of his efforts to help his dad with the cutlets he gave me one to try. So I had to try it, even though I didn’t want to. And the M&M’s… that was just me thinking like a kid.! Every time there’s someone around I do bad, as if I needed an excuse, because I can make bad decisions all by myself.

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I made a promise to myself, that I would eat only good raw foods. It’s been like a roller coaster ride since September 1st, 2009 when I initially made the decision. And looking at the calendar, it’s nearing my June 2nd goal date and I’m not losing anymore weight, in fact I’ve gained.

So, now it’s down to the wire to curb my spontaneous and bad eating style. Being back in Florida, I’ve been monitoring what and how much I’m eating.  My juicing is a staple two times a day and I’ve been taking my Barley Max once a day. I’m actually thinking of beefing that up to two times a day.

Since Tuesday, I’ve eaten Minestrone Soup and Salad at Olive Garden for lunch and then I made a Layered Vegetable Salad for dinner.  Wednesday I had lunch with Mike and his daughter at a pizza shop and of course I had Pizza with a twist. I asked for two slices of pizza with Onion, Broccoli, Mushrooms and NO CHEESE with a Greek Salad with NO CHEESE. s at Carrabba’s Restaurant where I had an Insalata Furilluci Salad with Grilled Eggplant, Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Olives with an Oil and Vinegar Dressing. I also ordered Rigatoni Martino with no meat and cheese (Mike and I shared that!).

Carrabba's Green Salad

Carrabba's Green Salad

Dinner wa

Layered Vegetable Salad

Layered Vegetable Salad

Thursday I ate the left over Layered Vegetable Salad for lunch and then it was back to another Carrabba’s Restaurant where I had the Insalata Furilluci for dinner and we ordered Bruchetta for appetizers. 

Bruchetta

Bruchetta

I have to admit, I did indulge with four pieces of bread and both evenings I had a small carafe of wine.:(

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I just finished eating the remains of a Carvel Ice Cream Cake… and my body is going into sugar shock. My head is light headed and I’m feeling very slow.

I really hate myself for doing that…. my body feels it too. It feels like there’s something in it that’s bad and it’s trying to process the bad stuff.

Before I had the Ice Cream Cake I had some Noodles and an Eggplant, Onion, Garlic, Bell Pepper and Steak Stew. Mike made this dish and I supported him by picking the Meat out of the stew before eating it. It was great!!

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After a replay of Saturday Mornings breakfast… we visited a bit longer.  We talked about how each of us is doing after having the Ear Candling done.

Sitting Around Table

Sitting Around Table Ear CandlingFirst Time Ear Candling

She said, she felt good and didn’t have her sinuses bothering her and claims she slept better. I admitted I slept pretty deep as well and am not blowing my nose every 5 minutes to wipe my runny nose!!!

I also talked with Liz about how she’s doing on her Raw Eating Plan and she told me, she’s not doing as well as she sees me doing on it. She admits, she’s not as strict with it as I am, because she’s cheating a lot on sweets and cheeses and meets. But I told her I cheat too! And it’s a struggle to get all 3 servings of the Barley Max and drinking the Carrot Juice. I really do miss my Juicing.!!!

Before you knew it, it was time for everyone to hit the road again. My girlfriend had to be back at work Monday morning, and she too enjoys watching Sunday night on ABC!!!!

After they left, Mike and I went to go pick his son up from the mall, where he was dropped off. From there we decided to take a drive. We got back to the house around 3pm again. This time, Mike and his son ordered some Persian Kabob’s on the way back for food. I stayed strong and waited to get home to make my Better Than Tune Recipe… I hadn’t had it in a while and it was worth it.

 

 Better Than Tuna:

Ingredients:

2Cups Carrots

1Medium Ripe Bell Pepper

2Stalks Celery

1/2Medium Red Onion

1/2Cup Parsley

1/2Tsp. Kelp

1/2Tsp. Sea Salt/Celtic Sea Salt

4Tbls. Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing

Directions:

Finely Chop the pepper, celery, onion and place in a bowl. Finely grate carrots, resembling carrot pulp and add the carrot to the vegetable mix. Combine 4Tbls. of Rhonda’s Dressing, 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.

My Version of Rhonda’s No-Oil Dressing:

Ingredients:

1Cup Raw Almonds

1Cup Distilled Water

Soak almonds in water 24 hours or overnight, drain, and discard water. Place almonds in blender with the 1Cup of Distilled water and blend about 2 minutes until creamy. Stop the blender and add the following ingredients:

2Tsp. Nutritional Yeast Flakes

1Tsp. Kelp

2Tbsp. Lemon Juice

1/4Tsp. Sea Salt/Celtic Sea Salt

1Tbsp. Minced Parsley

2Tsp. Garlic Powder

2Tbsp. Dried Onion Flakes

1Tsp. Dill Weed

Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

1Tbsp. Raw Unfiltered Honey or 1 1/2Tbps. Chopped Dates

Blend to Mix… pour onto the vegetables and ready to serve.

Better Than Tuna

Better Than Tuna

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