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Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:02 am
by kareno
Aww, sorry to hear about your stressful evening! Getting pulled over will get your heart racing, though. Hey.... can that count as cardio?!?! :D

Your food looks great! Glad you have the support you need and you're doing great and losing weight! Win win!

Keep up the great work, Sherrie!

All the best,
Karen

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:33 pm
by wahminsc
Thanks, Karen. I'd lurked for a long time before finally joining a few months back. I'm so glad I did. I really, really like it here.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:42 pm
by wahminsc
Friday the 13, 2012 edition

After yesterday I needed some good news or something, especially since I could not sleep last night. At all. I am hurting right now and decided to take the day off as far as exercise. I made a huge pot of lentil soup and have plans to turn some of the leftovers into a loaf for omfrot food goodness.

B - carrot, apple, celery, lemon, and Romaine, juiced (and perfect for a crap morning), water

L - Huge salad with Romaine, cukes, tomato, green peppers, broccoli, onion, chickpeas, and olives, with a drizzle of Italian dressing, water, 1/2 cup black coffee

D - bowl lentil soup (that handful of nooch and extra garlic did the trick), slice Happy Herbivore's (whole wheat) banana bread, hot tea, water

S - baked sweet potato fries with ketchup and iced tea

Here's to an early bedtime, Friday or not.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:50 pm
by kareno
Hope you get some good rest tonight, Sherrie! Your food sounds delish! :)

Have a great weekend, dear!

-Karen

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:45 pm
by wahminsc
Thanks, Karen. Hope your weekend has been a good one.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:56 pm
by wahminsc
Double post coming up. It's been a strange but decent weekend. Anyone else kinda hoarse from yelling during games? Man, I know I stopped breathing a few times during the last quarter of the Saints-49rs game. Just wow.

Saturday 1/14

B - smoothie with banana, romaine, rice protein, and water, hot tea

L - pumpkin pie, herbal tea

D - eggplant parmesan, broccoli, simple salad with Italian dressing, tea

S - apple with peanut butter, herbal tea, water

Stuck with yoga after rearranging furniture and carting boxes into the attic

Sunday 1/15

Quiet, semi-lazy Sunday

B - tofu 'egg' (sliced, pressed, seasoned, and grilled on the cast iron griddle), whole wheat biscuits with a touch of Earth Balance, grapefruit, grits with Earth Balance and 'bacon' bits, coffee with agave nectar

L - apple, water

D - lentil soup & baked potato with steak sauce, tea

Took the day off from exercise since I woke up a little too stiff. I'm remembering to listen to my body this go round. That's huge!

Peace.
S

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:04 pm
by wahminsc
Monday was a blur due to a migraine, errands and crazy but good family stuff. Back to the grind today.

Tuesday 1-17

B - grapefruit, biscuit, tofu scramble with salsa, water

L - eggplant parmesan over spaghetti, water

D - giganto salad with cukes, red peppers, broccoli, apples, grapes, celery, and walnuts, decaf tea, water

Yoga and floor scrubbing were my workouts today. My head is still killing me, so I'm out.

Peace, all.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:05 pm
by wahminsc
It so doesn't feel like Wednesday. Stiff and sore with a side of migraine. I'm not in a good food mood and it's showing.

B - McDougall-inspired: 2 slices Ezekiel bread; 1/ baked potato, sliced thin and grilled dry on the cast iron skillet; ketchup; coffee, lemon water

L - PBJ on whole wheat, tea, bbq corn chips, 1/2 apple

D - lentil loaf, broccoli, mashed potatoes

Peace.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:59 pm
by kareno
Hey Sherrie! So sorry to hear you're not feeling well. :(

Get some good rest and feel better soon!

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:16 pm
by wahminsc
Thanks. I'll rest sometime over the weekend after I get everything else caught up. It's been a week of slow progress and little productivity. It will pass.

Have a great weekend!

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:22 pm
by wahminsc
Thursday 1/19 was a blur of sugar cravings and pain. I should not have given into my peanut butter craving with peanut butter. I know it isn't good for me, yet I went there. I whipped up some sunflower butter today and will get my fix that way. Today was a 5 minute yoga sessions between long stretches of work kind of day, and my workday is not over. Oy.

B - hash browns (onions, peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, and potatoes grilled on a dry cast iron griddle), hot sauce, lemon water, black coffee

L was kinda naughty - sunflower/walnut butter and jelly on whole wheat, apple, corn chips, decaf iced tea, water

D - Happy Herbivore's NOLA Gumbo with extra veggies (doubled the recipe and added okra), brown rice, steam-fried cabbage (cabbage steamed then dry fried until caramelized), lemon water, decaf iced tea

Peace, all.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:32 am
by kareno
I've become interested in the Happy Herbivore cookbooks lately. I believe there are two... Which do you have/recommend?

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:23 pm
by wahminsc
I have both of them and have been cooking out of Everyday Happy Herbivore steadily since it was delivered last month. It is perfect for the crazy school year weeknights. Of the two, I cannot really recommend one over the other. Both have pantry guides, condiment recipes (so much cheaper than store bought alternatives), and recipes that make my omni family happy. I will say that the Quick Queso from the first book is incredible. The family kept snacking on it even though they had their dairy queso.

Check them pout from the library and decide from there. Or just pick them both up. :-)

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:25 pm
by wahminsc
Saturday January 21 has not been a good day. I got a whopping 2 hours of sleep and feel it in mind and body. I am beat and seem to have picked up the bug that's knocking my mom for a loop. Fun times.

B - apples and grapes, black walnuts, decaf tea, lemon water

L - sunflower seed butter and jelly on Ezekiel bread, celery, black coffee, water

D - pizza (thank you, hubby), celery, salad with vegan ranch, decaf tea, water

Peace, all. Homework calls.

Re: Sherrie's Starting Over

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:57 pm
by kareno
Thanks so much for the advice, Sherrie! Much appreciated! I'll definitely check 'em out.

Good luck with your homework. :)