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Yup!!! We decided to go to the west coast of Florida for the Memorial Day Weekend and relax. We’d never been, so we decided to pack up this morning and go.

I made sure I packed up my Barley Max…Juiced for both Mid Morning and Mid Afternoon and brought some lunch and other snacks.

Before we left,  I had breakfast of  1tsp of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz Distilled Water.

Then I made my 8oz Juice for Mid Morning of Carrot, Celery, Spinach, Cucumber

Shortly after that, we hit the road to the west coast…. while we were driving through Orlando, I got hungry.

So, 30 Minutes before lunch I mixed 1tsp of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz of Distilled Water

Lunch was just outside of Disney where I ate Apples on the road until I was satisfied (2)

Then we stopped off at Applebee’s Restaurant because Mike was Hungry. We were literally 10 miles outside of Tampa when we stopped for lunch. I really couldn’t say no to more food, because I was also hungry. I ordered a Oriental Chicken Salad with no Chicken and some Onion Rings before hand. Mike and I ordered off the 2 meals under $20 bucks. And that was the best I could get 😦

Basically, this is what my appetite has been like for say, the last 2-3 weeks. I eat my apples or other fruit, but I am still so hungry. I don’t know what to do about this. Plus, it’s not hard when I don’t have any self control around Mike. Unfortunately he’s not on the same eating plan, so I have to be really careful.

We hit the road after lunch and got past Tampa, Sarasota, and were driving around Fort Myers, but were not impressed.!

I drank my Mid Afternoon 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach, Cucumbers while we were driving around Fort Myers.

Then we decided to go further south to Naples, which was only 20 miles away… and guess what? We loved it!!!

We found a hotel and changed for dinner and 30 Minutes before Dinner I mixed 1tsp of Barley Max Powder with 4-8oz of Distilled Water.

For dinner we actually consulted with some hotel staff… the concierge wasn’t available then. So we went to a place called M Waterfront Restaurant at The Villages Complex. It was a beautiful dinner of Steamed Vegetables and a Bombay Sapphire and Tonic.

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My girlfriend from New York decided to come visit me this weekend, after I visited the last weekend. I was excited to continue our weekend visitation, so Mike a I got up early and picked her up

I made my 1tsp. of Barley Max Powder mixed with 4-8oz of Distilled Water and started on my Mid Morning 8oz Juice of Carrot, Celery, Spinach and packed the Barley Max and Bottles of water for afternoon drinks.

We were supposed to be at the Baltimore Airport at 8:40 but got there after 9am. We thought her flight would be delayed, but she forgave us anyway for making her hang out for and extra 20 minutes.

To make it up to her, we took her out to Chesapeake Bay and went over the bridge to the Outlet Mall.. and spent the morning there.  Then for lunch we headed over to Annapolis  to eat at the Marriott Hotel along the Bay. It was a perfect day to sit outside and watch all the boat activity. My girlfriend and I ordered the same Pusser’s Salad:

Ingredients:

Green Leaf Lettuce

Carrots, Grated

Red Onion

Grilled Pineapples

Oil & Vinegar

Then I ordered the Crab Cake Meal and ate the Steamed Vegetables off the plate and drank my Glass of White Wine . In addition to the Carrots, Broccoli, Green Beans, and Cauliflower on the plate, I picked a couple of bites off the Crab Cake and gave the rest to Mike. Because like me, my girlfriend is also a vegan on this eating plan… but like me she cheats.

So we tried to be on our best behavior, but i just got so carried away with the alcohol again this weekend. We stopped off at the Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda and had some cocktails at Morton’s Steakhouse. Then we walked around a bit more in the lovely afternoon weather and ate dinner at Hanaro Restaurant. To may surprise, this is an asian inspired restaurant where we split some Edemmome and Baltimore Crab Sushi Roll. Mike and I indulged again with alcohol, me with some cold Sake and he with a draft beer. Then I ordered a Seaweed Salad and a Vegetable & Shrimp Tempura…. Oh Soooo Good!!!

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I started the day with my Pilates Class… and it seemed to go good, but as the title says I had a dinner blowout. Here’s what the menu was supposed to be for the day.

Breakfast of 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of distilled water

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Parsley, Spinach Juice

30 Minutes before Lunch 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of distilled water

Lunch: Banana and  Apples until satisfied.

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Celery Juice

30 Minutes before Dinner 1tsp Barley Max Powder mix with 4-8oz glass of distilled water

Here’s where everything gets mixed up. I was supposed to have for dinner: Hallelujah Acres Vegetable Salad, Steamed Vegetables, Seasoned Basmati Rice.

Instead Mike and I went to Clyde’s Restaurant where I had Two Glasses of White Wine a Beet Salad, and a Grilled Salmon with Leeks and Onions.

It was delicious and fairly healthy for me…. but what really took me over the top was all the butter in the food. Afterwards, I was sick from all the butter I consumed. After not eating it at all, to getting a whole stick of it at one sitting… is overwhelming to the body to processs.:(

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I went for an early day of  Pilates Class and learned something really great!!! After I started on the menu for the day… I went upstairs to take my shower. And  just for grins, I stepped on the scale. I showed I weighed 164lbs…. I LOST 5 MORE LBS.!!!!!

 Breakfast: 1Tsp Barley Max Powder mixed with Distilled Water

I kind of deviated from the  Mid Morning Juice by changing the required Spinach with Cucumber.

Mid Morning 8oz Carrot, Celery, Cucumber Juice

30 Minutes before lunch one serving of Barley Max Mix

Lunch: Plums until satisfied

Mid Afternoon 8oz Carrot, Cucumber, Celery Juice

30 Minutes before dinner one serving of Barley Max Mix 

For Dinner… I got home a bit late and only soaked the lentils since the morning, because I forgot to soak them the night before. Needless to say, I didn’t get to the grocery store as planed and I didn’t make the Confettie Coleslaw. 😦

Supper: Lentil Loaf, Steamed Vegetables and Confetti Coleslaw

 

Lentil Loaf Friday Menu

Lentil Loaf Friday Menu

Lentil Loaf:

Ingredients:

2stalks of Celery

2Cups lentils

1/2Cup Whole Grain Bread Crumbs

1/2Tsp. Dried Sage

1/2Cup Almonds

6Cups Vegetable Soup Stock

1Cup Scallions

1/2Cup Wheat Germ

1/2Cup Sunflower Seeds

1Tbls Nutritional Yeast

Directions: Soak Lentils in distilled water for 24 hours. Add fresh distilled water or soup stock and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until most of the moisture is absorbed. Drain any excess  moisture. Chop scallions, dice celery, and steam saute until tender. Grind almonds into a fine meal. Combine all ingredients and mix well, place in a non-stick or liquid lecithin-lined loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until firm.

Steamed Veggies Friday Menu

Steamed Veggies Friday Menu

Steamed Vegetables:

Ingredients:

2Yellow Squash

2Zucchini

Paprika

Cumin

Dried Onion Flakes

Celtic Salt

Directions: Wash and cut both veggies and steam saute in pot. Add seasonings and mix to serve.

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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 almost missed the big night of the year!!! Dancing w/the Stars Premiere event.  I was reminded by Mike while we were sitting in Outback Steakhouse when he asked, “don’t you want to see Dancing W/the Stars tonight?” I quickly looked over to my watch and saw it was only 7:15pm… so we had a bit of time left.

Needless to say, I did finish my Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad and Steamed Vegetables quite quickly. And I also managed to drink my happy hour 2 for 1 Pinot Grigio before we raced home.

We just made it, as I turned on the T.V. the opening music was going. I quickly changed clothes, got comfortable in the big chair and watched every single performance of the night. I even signed up for tickets during Shannon Dourghtys performance. It was much like Kate Gosslins… which was lack luster.! Pam Anderson was hot thought… even dancing on the dance floor she exudes sex!!!!

There were some surprises of the night toooo… Erin Andrews, Ochocinco, Pussy Cat Doll girl, Evan Lysacek just to name a few!!! I  can’t wait until next week. 

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First day back at home … and I missed a Pilates class. This day light savings time change really has kicked my but. I couldn’t wake up until 8:30am and by then, the Pilates class was over.

I realized when I was down in Key West… everyone had an alcoholic beverage, or an ice cream cone in there hands. It seemed like the bad foods and beverages were O.K. to eat, just because everyone else was doing it. So I indulged with ice cream Saturday & Sunday… and here I am on Tuesday eating it again. But if this is any consolation, the ice cream I’m eating today is raspberry sorbet (less cream!).

During dinner at The Outback Steakhouse Restaurant, I was soooo hungry I ate tooooo much Bread. The bread The Outback brings to your table IS NOT white bread; it’s pumpernickel dark bread. Not tooo bad (I don’t think), but I also did have Mike’s Baked Potato along with my Steamed Vegetables and Chopped Salad.

To help get rid of some of this fat and extra junk I ate, I’ll be able to get in some weights and crunches before bed.!!!!

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