Saturday, February 13, 2010
ooop...and WOO HOO !
I feel bad. Yesterday on Facebook I made a joke about the Olympics starting on Valentines Day weekend and therefor Luge events were probably not a good idea. Hours later I heard about the tragic fatal accident in the luge trial event , and I wanted to find a hole to crawl into. What a horrible thing to have happen ! I can't remember any other Olympic Athlete being killed in competition. I think it speaks volumes for the difficulty of the track they run on in BC.
On to other matters.Adam is holding his own at the moment, and I am awaiting an update on his condition. Meanwhile, it is weigh in day , so time to pay homage to the scale Gods. It seems they are kind
244.8- DOWN 5 lbs ! Yeah !!!!!
It seems there is indeed "something" to the concept of focusing on nutrient dense foods. Obesity is, after all, a symptom of malnutrition, and when proper nutrients are consumed, the body balances and heals itself. Did you know that drugs and herbs do not heal ? It is the body that does the job. All drugs and herbs do is chemically pull the body into a state where balance can be achieved. This is the reason why nutritional healing is a definite possibility. With the proper fuel, the body can preform miracles.
Yesterday for breakfast I made a variation on cinnamon fruit oatmeal- this time with 1/2 pear, 1/2 apple, 2 dates, 2 T raisins, 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup oats and 1 t cinnamon. Not sure how I like cooking oats with soy milk- I think it might be better using this with an overnight oats recipe
Lunch was the result of using leftovers in a combination I had never considered, and the results were pretty darned good ! It is a bit of a stretch for me to rethink combination's and there will certainly be disasters, but thankfully this was not one
I took a cooked sweet potato, an avocado and chopped them into cubes and tossed in 4 chopped figs and 2 T of walnuts that I chopped , 1/2 and onion which I marinated in hot water and cider vinegar for 10 minutes, and tossed this with a mix of 2 T balsamic vinegar, 2 T olive oil , 1 T honey and salt and pepper. Put baby spinach in a whole wheat pita, scoop in the avocado mix and eat.
Dinner , because we had to run shopping, was crockpot fare. I sliced up 2 zucchini, chopped a half bunch of kale, 1 onion and about a pound of Italian sausage, poured in a jar of marinara sauce and let it cook all afternoon. I served it on whole wheat pasta with a salad of romaine, baby greens, spinach and watercress with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.I have to say , I think I am in LOVE with the way kale and tomato sauce tastes together !
Looks like the guys had a good week as well- Nick ( following the same way of eating) lost 2.8. Bob ( following the weight watchers plan still) lost 0.2. Later, rinse , repeat