Getting Back to Good, Me and My Bro
byon 06-29-2009 at 06:48 PM (532 Views)
So much better! I am eating normally again, but a lot less. A 16 oz green smoothie is more than enough. I don't think that is about being sick though. It started a month ago when I began sharing my daily smoothie with my brother. Seems the quart+ size smoothies I was consuming were not really necessary.
Today's smoothie was an orange, banana, a small handful of blueberries picked fresh from my garden, rainbow chard, and VG. Not nearly as good as yesterday's; nectarine, apricot, spinach, and VG smoothie, but still very good.
I finally got to eat the zuchinni marinara for dinner last night. It was amazing. The Meatless Balls were already in the dehydrator when I got sick. I covered zuchinni noodles in blender marinara, put the Meatless Balls on top and put the whole dish in the dehydrator for 6 hours. The extra moisture evaporated, the noodles got soft and soaked up the marinara flavor, and the dish was warm. I ate all the Meatless Balls but only half of the noodles. I got full before my plate was empty. That is the really amazing part.
Three hours after dinner I wanted something else special. (Still lonely without hubby at home..?) I rememebered the almond milk frozen in the ice cube tray. Put six cubes in the food processor with less than a cup of fresh pitted cherries that came in my CSA box. Added a squirt of clear agave nectar and 1/4 of a vanilla bean (seeds only). The combination of marzipan flavor and the cherries was a delight. Still, I only ate half. Normally, I would have polished it all off and wished there was more.
Despite eating again my sickie weight loss is holding. I intend to keep it that way and lose a lot more.
I mentioned sharing smoothies with my brother. He has been here a month now on a raw food diet and has lost 37 lbs. He is doing it his way. One glass of smoothie and a couple fruits a day, and walks many miles every day. Mostly while out looking for a job. When he started his weight and blood pressure were both at 230, seriously dangerous territory. Now his weight and blood pressure are both down in the 190's. Not great, but a major improvement. And he is not done yet. He is razzing me that he is going to catch up to me.
The race is ON!