Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Days 8 and 9 -- missed a day of blogging

I missed a day yesterday. I must say I was a bit mentally exhausted from the Whole 9 seminar on Sunday (read about it here). Also, we went to see a rebroadcast of the 25th Anniversary of the Phantom of the Opera from Albert Hall last night. It was amazing by the way, but these days I find it really hard to sit through movies and such. I much prefer seeing things in my own home where I can pause and get up to walk around a bit and then continue. In addition, a car decided to play bumper cars with me at the light out of our neighborhood yesterday and my back was a bit tight. All in all, although the rebroadcast was great, I was miserable sitting there. We may go to Love Never Dies (the sequel to the Phantom) on Wednesday. If we do, I am sitting on the end seat so that I can stand from time to time. I really hate walking over people and interrupting their evening, especially in an event like this.

Where am I on the cleanse? I am actually doing quite well. We went out to dinner last night and managed to have salad greens with seared tuna and pickled ginger and a lot of balsamic vinegar. I was very upfront about how I needed it served and they did very well. I smuggled a bag of carrots into the theater along with some turkey breast. I know I know....but wouldn't it be nice if the theaters sold mini bags of carrots or something like that at the concessions?

Tonight is kettlebell class and I have not been since Thursday. I am eager to go. It is funny what I miss these days. The other day I was actually craving kale! On Sunday, all I wanted was some salmon. Yesterday (after they mentioned them at the seminar) I bought a jar of olives (hmmm...salty goodness and did you know that for some olives, it is only 15 calories in FIVE olives, good healthy fat calories? I know I am not counting calories here but what a bargain food.). It continues to amaze me how my food choices have changed. I also made a beef soup with turnips in it. Turnips? Something you would have never seen me purchase a few years ago. I guess you can rewire your brain if you stick with it.

Quote for today -- "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance." H. Jackson Brown

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