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I can’t even remember the meals I had since Monday afternoon of last week. So, I’m going to just come clean and admit I didn’t do a very good job of logging or even watching what I ate.

As the week progressed, I did make it to my morning Pilates Classes and generally followed the menu of Barley Max for Breakfast, Mid Morning and Mid Afternoon Juices, and then a very sensible, raw lunch and dinner with a Tsp. of Barley Max 30 minutes before each.  

Until Thursday, when I decided to take a flight to Buffalo, New York for a weekend visit. I did pack my Barley Max and made sure I took my Tsp.  before each meal. But I was not able to get my juicing in for the weekend… and my eating habits veered from the raw beat and path occasionally.

There was Chocolate Cake one day, Pizza and Frozen Yogurt another day, and it seemed a continuous amount of alcohol throughout.

Monday night I returned home and thus started getting back up on the wagon. 

I resumed my Pilates Tuesday morning, and boy am I feeling like I missed several days of classes.

For Breakfast I mixed 1Tsp. of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz Distilled Water and proceeded to make my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach.

I pre-mixed 1Tsp. of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz Distilled Water so I can drink it 30 minutes before lunch. Where we stopped at Wegmans Grocery Store to eat from the buffet there. Amazingly enough the buffet was really packed with some Vegan, Vegetarian options. I loaded up on a Green Salad: 

Wegmans Green Salad Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Green Salad Tuesday Menu

Ingredients:

Leafy Greens

Spinach

3 Cherry Tomatoes

Sliced Cucumber

Red Onions

Blanched Broccoli

Mushrooms

Shredded Carrots 

Then I had a mix of a delicious Lentil Mix, Lima Bean Salad, Vegetable Egg Roll and Stir Fry Vegetables. I washed this great food down with a Fresh Tangerine Juice.

Wegmans  Lentils, Lima Beans & Roll Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Lentils, Lima Beans & Roll Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Fresh Tangerine Juice Tuesday Menu

Wegmans Fresh Tangerine Juice Tuesday Menu

We came home just in time to make my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrots, Celery, and Spinach.

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

Dinner turned out to be a Garden Salad w / a Tomato Basil Dressing:

Garden Salad w/Tomato Basil Dressing Tuesday Menu

Garden Salad w/Tomato Basil Dressing Tuesday Menu

Ingredients:

Spinach

3Radishes Sliced

Small Bunch of Broccoli

1 Diced Celery Stalk

1Chopped Green Onion

Tomato Basil Dressing:

2Cups Tomato

2Tbls. Lemon Juice

2Garlic Cloves

2Tsp Dried Basil

Herb Seasoning

Directions: Chop, mince ingredients and add into blender until desired consistency.

Then I turned on the oven and made a bunch of Roasted Asparagus:

Roasted Asparagus Tuesday Menu

Roasted Asparagus Tuesday Menu

Ingredients:

10 Sticks of Asparagus

2Tbls. Olive Oil

Paprika

Dried Onion Flakes

Cumin

Sea Salt

Directions: Heat oven to 450 degrees, wash and cut ends of asparagus and place into roasting pan. Add the Olive Oil and remaining seasonings and roast for 15 minutes. 

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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 went to my Pilates Class this morning at 8am and was a little disappointed in the class itself. I was expecting to get my cardio going and work my body… but what we did was deep stretching.

The class this morning started at 7am and ran until 9am. It started with a warm up and a run for 45 minutes and back to the studio.  I elected not to do the run and got to the class at 8am hoping for a workout.  Well, I should have gone on the run to get my cardio. I found out some of the other women walked for 45 minutes, which I could have done too!!!

Regardless, it was good to stretch out some of my achy zones anyway.

I really didn’t feel like doing anything spectacular for lunch… so I just had the left over Garden Salad I made earlier this week and some Pizza from Yesterday.

I had some last minute groceries to grab for some company coming into to town tonight. A girlfriend and her daughter are coming for a visit this weekend and I’m pre making some dishes. This particular friend of mine got me started on the Raw Foods Diet, so I’m prying open my cookbook to make some meals.

On the menu….

Almond Butter

Better Than Tuna

Avocado Slices

Strawberry Pie

Date-Pecan Wedges

Very excited to create all of these items while they are here.

Mike chimed in as well, and made a Roasted Eggplant with Potatoes (a dish my girlfriend loves.) I went ahead and had that for dinner tonight!

Roasted Eggplent

Roasted Eggplant with Noodles

Roasted Eggplant:

Ingredients:

2 Eggplants

6Small Yellow Potatoes

1/2Cup Olive Oil

Directions:

Peel and Slice Eggplants and Potatoes. Add Olive Oil into Grill Pan and individually add Eggplant and Potatoes to roast separately then combine into pan and serve with Whole Wheat Bread or Whole Wheat Noodles. Add Red Sauce to make Eggplant Parmesan. 

 

Last night, Mike wanted some Sweet Potato and Regular Potato Fries. So for dinner last night, I chopped up Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, and Onions to put out on the Grill with Olive Oil. I had some of that along with my Garden Salad.

Sweet Potato & Potato Fries

Sweet Potato & Potato Fries

Sweet Potato & Regular Potato Fries:

4 Sweet Potatoes

3 Potatoes

1 Onion

1/2Cup Olive Oil

2Tbls. Parsley

1Tbls. Cumin

1Tbls. Crushed Red Peppers

Sea Salt

Directions:

Peel and Chop up all the Potatoes and Onions. Add Olive Oil to Grill Pan along with Potatoes and Seasonings and Grill for 15 minutes.

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To the best of my ability, I’ve been taking my Barley Max 2 times a day. I’m supposed to take the Barley Max 3 times a day, the morning, 30 minutes before lunch and again dinner. But it never fails,  I’m out of the house for one of those meals or I just forget. For example, all day Tuesday I did not take my Barley Max or drink Carrot Juice.

On the Carrot Juice front, I’m drinking at least 1 to 2 glasses regularly. I’m not going to say a day, because it’s so speratic. Because of this irregularity with the Barley Max and Carrot Juice I don’t feel like my body is processing food as quickly or filling me up as much. Because believe it or not, I got filled up drinking the juice.

Onion Pizza & Salad Lunch

Onion Pizza & Salad Lunch

For lunch, Mike wanted to get a Pizza at Tally Ho Restaurant. So I went to the post office to mail his express mail and picked up the Cheese & Onion Pizza.  I asked him to order a part of the Pizza with no Cheese on it… and they made it like that!!!!

So I mixed up my Garden Green Salad and Oil & Vinegar Dressing to go along with the Pizza. I also added the Grilled Peppers, Onions & Zucchini to the Pizza too. It was quite good.

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I woke up this morning with my entire right leg in pain… it wasn’t muscular but rather a pinched nerve causing the problem. So, in an effort to not make it worse, I laid on the heating pad today.

I missed Pilates Class… because I didn’t know if I could do it this morning.

Instead, I had a breakfast of Whole Wheat Toast, Butter and Avocado Slices. I toasted two slices of Bread and made the sandwiches. Then I had some Carrot Juice, which was very refreshing. 

Mike brought home some Pizza from Tally Ho Restaurant and I ate two Slices of Onion and Cheese Pizza. Not my best meal plan for one day!!

I’ve been working on the computer all day and have my bottle of water… and now I’m getting ready to go downstairs and make some dinner. What that will be, I don’t know!

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Bolthouse Carrot Juice

Carrot Juice

I can’t remember the last time I actually Juiced Carrots, Celery, Beets, Apples, etc.? We left for Colorado the week of November 15th… and it’s been since then. Almost a month since I’ve drank freshly juiced vegetables. I miss it!!!

But I am drinking the Bolthouse 100% Carrot Juice, when I remember.

Which is today… I’m on my second glass of the juice, which I’m not denying myself because it’s been a while. And it tops off a good day of going out to lunch and later to a movie.

We bared the cold and rain this afternoon to visit one of Mike’s sons friends family restaurant. It’s a pizza shop in the D.C. area called Angelica’s and they have some great dishes. I had a small Pizza with Wheat Bread, no Cheese, Portobello Mushrooms, Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes and a Tossed Green Salad with Olive & Vinegar dressing.

Then we went to Tyson’s Mall in Virginia to see a movie…. we picked “Old Dogs” with Robin Williams and John Travolta. Never laughed so hard. I take that back, I did laugh that hard, if not harder at “There’s Something About Mary”!

Ya know they say, laughter burns calories. Well, I needed that theory to be actuality, because I over did it. I bought a White Cherry ICEE and when you buy two they give you a free Popcorn. Plus, Mike’s son wanted Peanut M&M’s… so as you can tell, I had the ICEE, Popcorn, and some M&M’s. Needless to say, I didn’t feel so hot after the movie. My stomach was in some serious pain.

Pain which subsided, because I did have my Pizza leftovers and drinking my Carrot Juice.
Tomorrow is a busy!!! Oil change on the car, phone calls, etc!!!

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My Nephews

Jumping Into Hotel Pool

My Nephews

Andy & Simon Striking a Pose

My brothers boys have got to be the best little monsters in the whole wide world… in part because they’re my little nephews. They are soo much fun at their ages 6 and 7!!! I think they’re like Steve and I when we were kids… so much energy and always on the go!!!

In the morning… Christie and I were texting and we decided to meet her and the boys at the Hotel Pool so the boys can have some fun. Of course they were jumping in, when the sign said NO JUMPING, but we weren’t about to say anything!! After we dried them off and dressed them back up… we went to their place for lunch.

I was on a veggie kick. I had a Carrot, Broccoli, Cucumber Salad and then followed it up with two pieces of Cheese Pizza…. On vacation this eating plan is put on the back burner. Especially when there’s pizza in the same room with me. Pizza and French Fries are my downfall….

Stopped in to Whole Foods and picked up a side dish of Rice Pilaf and went to my step brothers house for dinner. It turns out, his wife ordered Pizza from Pizza Hut too!! At least I had the Rice Pilaf:)

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