Woke up today to another grey, raining cold morning. I think this is one of the wettest springs we have had in a long time ! We had plans for starting the day off with a walk, but postponed it for a while till the rain stopped. So meanwhile, we enjoyed our favorite breakfast- pumpkin oats with toppings
I won't list what all is in there because it is the same thing and I have written about it many times. The rain kept falling , so son and i played with a tye dye kit to make two funky tee shirts. I have done tye dye many times but this was a first for son, and he enjoyed the process. Finally the weather broke , so we went out for a 40 minute walk around the complex. Over the weekend we calculated how many times we were going to have to walk around the parking lot to know for certain we could walk to the library and back. That number and goal is 60 trips. Today we only made 10, and called it quits because it was starting to rain again and my knee was killing me.
We grabbed a snack of almond milk and cherries. For some reason we were both kind of hungry. I think it was because yesterday we were very low on protien, and our bodies were kind of craving more. Afterwords we both got involved in our own intrests. Ah, the joys of summer !
Lunch was a Sloppy Jose on Arnold's Thins ( leftover chicken breast heated in salsa), with a cup of homemade minestrone soup, carrots, cherry tomatoes and some sweet potato chips leftover from yesterday. I kind of chuckled to myself. Before this way of life we would have bought two huge bags of Sunchips and finished them in an afternoon. Now, we buy smarter snacks, portion them out, and they last a long time. Leftover chips were never seen in those days ! After lunch son and I decided to play some Wii boxing. So about 30 mintues of competing wit each other, throwing punches and getting a good work out.
Afternoon snack was fresh strawberries and cocoa dusted almonds. Almonds are a good source of calcium, and one that is easier absorbed by the body than dairy. We are choosing nuts and alternative milks to get our calcium while we try dropping the dairy. As far as my health , i am feeling calmer for some reason. Son has become quite moody, bt it is very possibly due to a further yeast die off in his system. Things can get a lot worse before they get better in these cases, so I am thinking I may continue the experiment for two weeks and then decide.
Dinner was quinoa pilaf ( green onions, carrots and garlic) Citrus marinated grilled chicken breast, california blend and a tossed salad of spring greens and baby persian cucumbers. Our market had these on sale and they are so cute ! These are an unwaxed cucumber, so no need to peel them before eating. They have a more mild cucumber flavor as well. After dinner hubby suggested we head out for a short walk. My knee was really bothering me because of the damp, so we only made it around 2 times. But hey- that is 2 times more than what we would have done sitting on or butts.
The plan for tonight is to catch more of what I call accident TV- The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Son likes to go watch his own stuff in his room in the evenings, so we are free to explore some of the strangest offerings available on TV. T really cannot wait till the next season of The Biggest Loser begins. Or some new offering by The Duggers (18 kids and counting). I will most likely snack on some more cherries later tonight.