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It’s been quite crazy up here in the North East. With everything from traveling to New York for a Gift Show, getting pounded by a snow forecasters dubble “The Blizzard of 2010”, losing power and until now internet service it’s been a pretty hectic couple of weeks.

Tyson Corner Shops

Tyson Corner Shops

Blizzard 2010

Blizzard 2010 Aftermath

Neighborhood Road After Blizzard

Neighborhood Road After Blizzard

Through it all, I’ve managed to indulge, over indulge, come back to my senses and to reality for Team RawToLose40. Today, was my first day back to pilates and boy did it show I hadn’t been in the studio since last week.

In the course of these 13 days I’ve stayed off the blog, I did managed to make some great meals.

A Layered Vegetable Salad which takes nothing but imagination to make. Then I consulted the cook book and made the Vegetable Soup Stock because I saw some recipes in there that I wanted to make which required the Soup Stock.

Layered Vegetable Salad

Layered Vegetable Salad

Layered Vegetable Salad:

Ingredients:

1Red Bell Pepper

1Yellow/Orange Bell Pepper

5Mushrooms

1/2lb of Green Beans

2Stalks of Celery

1Tomato

1/2Can of Kidney Beans

1Cup of Broccoli

2Carrots

4Green Onions

2Tbls Olive Oil

2Tbls White Wine Vinegar

Paprika

Cumin

Garlic Powder

Dried Parsley

Directions:

Wash and Chop up all the Vegetables and place in a bowl. Add the ingredients for Oil & Vinegar Dressing and toss.

On a more serious note…. These last 2 weeks have been particularly difficult for me to bear. I’ve been eating recklessly and with no cares about the foods I’m eating and what they’ll do to my waiste line and health. Speaking of which, I’ve noticed the scale moving in the wrong direction and my waiste not getting any smaller. I keep saying these words, “that I have to buckle down”, “I have to eat right”, but the words have just not meant anything these past days. I know I have to find the will power in me to move it forward. Hopefully with the availability to pilates again, I will have the power back!

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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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