Friday, January 29, 2008:
Today's a pretty big day for me. I have to read 1/2 a book and write a 750-word precis on it...all in one day. Possible? I think so--however, this means that I won't be doing any exercise tonight. Instead, I'll be a little more stringent with my food intake and most of all...intensely focused on school!
I do like it when my mind is busy because I don't dwell on negative aspects of myself. I've had trouble with this ever since I turned 13. "Do my thighs look fat? Is my belly protruding? Am I eating too much?" ...and on and on it goes. This is terribly destructive thinking for a young teenager and now, at 19 (nearly 20) I'm trying to turn that around. In the next few months, I'll be doing reading on positive thinking techniques and focusing on my good attributes rather than my "bad" attributes. Perhaps I'll join a yoga class? We'll see...
Meal 1: "Green smoothie": celery, spinach, wheatgrass, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 banana, 1/8 green pepper, 1 small lime, 3/4 apple
Meal 2: Small Kung Pao, rice, tofu, veggie and spicy sauce "bowl" and 1 tall ristretto soy latte (Mom's treat
Meal 3: "Green smoothie": celery, spinach, wheatgrass, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 banana, 1 small lime, 1 small carrot, 1/4 apple, tsp flaxseed and a green salad w/ olive oil and garlic vinaigrette
Snacks: organic tostitos (blue corn) with homemade hummus
I felt really awake and energized after the first smoothie! I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it tasted surprisingly good. Let's hope that they all taste this good. I think tomorrow I'll try putting spirulina in my smoothie...could be interesting!