The last few days have been nuts! Today is no exception but I want to make sure to post because I’m finally eating food-more then just fruit.
Day 4 of the break-fast started out with a smoothie and was the first day I planned on adding salad to my diet…my day didn’t unfold as planned. Hubby had an unexpected day off and we did some running around which included lunch at a Korean buffet. Hubby had all kinds of chicken & beef dishes on fried rice…however there were a whole bunch of absolutely delicious raw veggie options with some noodles made from sweet potatoes. There was Kim Chee (a spicy, fermented napa cabbage dish), cucumber Kim Chee, a zucchini & onion salad, pickled radishes, seasoned shredded radish, & pickled radish greens. There was also romaine lettuce to use as a wrap. That unexpected meal was absolutely delicious and I felt great after eating it. I ate to the point of feeling totally full. That is a feeling I had not had in a while! I may need to eat a bit slower…I did, however, enjoy each bite. It was also really nice to be able to enjoy a meal with my husband in a restaurant. It had been over 2 months since we had done that!
My friend Emily came over and i made her a juice which matched her shirt:) (the juice is pink, her shirt is pink…but the pic doesn’t do them justice). I was glad to be able to share a delicious juice with a friend!
Day 5 included 2 smoothies and some spikes in my blood sugar 😦 however it was normal by the time I went to bed. I ended up not having any juice which was not a good thing. I also had a bunch of pinto bean hummus on cucumbers which tasted great but is not agreeing with me. I am taking some digestive enzymes to help, but I forgot to take them when I had the hummus…I bet I wouldn’t be feeling so lousy if I had remembered. I’m still not feeling great on day 6…I also defrosted the healthy chocolate chip pie that my friend Teena brought over to a gathering at my house earlier in the month..I have another friend who is cutting out gluten & processed sugar and wanted to share it with her. Even though this is the time of month I traditionally love to eat chocolate, it wasn’t as exciting as I thought it would be. The pie was great but I was surprised I didn’t delight in the chocolate part (it is dairy free chocolate chips) like I expected to. So my day 5 food choices did not agree with me.
Today is the beginning of day 6 which I am starting with my routine lemon water and will be making some juice and smoothies to take with me on this busy day. I also picked up some fresh-picked blackberries so those will come in my cooler too:) I have my doctor’s appointment today to get the results of my lab work that I took last week at the end of my juice fast. I’m looking forward to good news!