Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Some Stuff I Ate

Hi there! I am still out of town and writing on my netbook in a hotel with my daughter asleep on the bed next to me. Here are some of the delicious things I nourished my body with today and yesterday:

freshly made hummus drizzled with olive oil, fresh mixed green salad with Mediterranean herbs and veggies and Kalamata olives, grilled chicken, and a small amount of curried rice

cheese pizza with a freshly made crust and a mixed wild greens salad with carrots, tomatoes, cashews, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette

hard boiled eggs, whole wheat toast, and strawberry yogurt

raw almonds to snack on

one hand formed burger patty on a bun with extra lettuce and red ripe tomatoes, unsweetened iced tea, and a few (shared) hand cut, skin-on, freshly made fries

one piece of exquisite, authentic, freshly made Baklava filled with walnuts and cashews


I am thoroughly enjoying this way of eating. My body feels nourished. My soul feels cared for. I am happy.

I chose to stay in a hotel right in the center of the city so that we could walk almost everywhere we need to go. We walked to the theater, to the dog park, to the playground, to the restaurants, and all around the area to various tourist spots. I think we walked about 5 miles today. I am wiped out, in a good way. I will be sleeping well tonight!

Tomorrow, plans for more miles of walking, playing, good eating and then we head home. I'll write more then!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good day. Have fun tomorrow !

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sounds like a great day! Enjoy some R&R!

Anonymous said...

I heart hummus. Glad you are having a good time.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are really enjoying some good food! Welcome back to the world of nourishing and delicious food. I don't know what your plans are, but it looks like you are on a great path! Medifast has served a purpose for you, but now you may need something different. I started changing my eating a year ago. And,, while not perfect, is much cleaner and healthier. I sometimes wonder who this person is wandering down the "health food" aisles of the grocery store. It's like getting to know a new friend. I'm very familiar with the woman who watched the store ads for 2 for 1 ice cream sales and candy specials, but not this label reading person I've become. She's a welcome addition, she just needs some getting used to.

Winner at a Losing Game said...

I just finished reading geneen roths book,women food and god. It is very much the philosophy you described. My friends think aim crazy and will become a fat slob. I think I am headed in the right direction and so are you. Hell, why not. It works for children before we train them to eat our way!

Anonymous said...

I suppose I ask this partly out of jealousy, but if youa re a single mother that doesn't work, how do you afford to go on so many vacations/trips? I am really really tired today. Haven't had a real vacation since Sept '09, so maybe that's it.

But I must be honest and say I have wondering about this for a while.

timothy said...

fabulous, sounds like you've hit a groove darlin! enjoy the rest of your vaca. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lyn said...


Camping vacations are pretty cheap. When I was a single mom of four, I was able to take the kids camping every summer for a week. Just pitch a tent and there you go. Lots of free parks, beaches to visit, free attractions, etc. so that my kids and I had many fun trips and good times even when we were technically in poverty. You just have to be creative. However, I am not a single mother *now*, just to be clear.

Lisa said...

sounds like you are having a good time. Good job doing what you enjoy. :)

Karen said...

I wish I had your self control when I am traveling!!! For me traveling always seems to mean gorging on anything and everything and getting no exercise (except walking to the car to ride to another restaurant!) so I can easily gain 10 to 15 pounds in a week. UGH!!!!

You did GREAT!!!