Yesterday I ate entirely too many nuts and seeds. I was craving them all day! My dietary 'line in the sand' right now is
NO fast food
NO sugar, wheat, or grains
So yesterday when I was craving nuts, I had them. I do go for moderation, but those little things add up fast! Over the course of the day I ate
about 1/3 c almonds
small handful of cashews
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
a tablespoon of sunflower seed butter
a tablespoon and a half of peanut butter
I wanted more. I was about to dig into the pecans and walnuts, but instead I made a couple of eggs. Just curious for those of you who do eat nuts and seeds: do you limit your daily intake to a certain amount? What's your 'nut allowance' for a day?
The rest of the day included protein shakes, a small dish of leftover chicken breast/broccoli curry, a few slices of low fat cheese. Not enough veggies, again... just the broccoli. I do have big plans for some new veggie-rich recipes as soon as I can get to the Farmer's Market, which will be after the trip.
My knee is getting much better and I can now walk, slowly, without pain. I am off the painkillers, too. I still can't take the stairs normally, but can manage to get up and down twice a day for laundry and chores. It is kind of strange how random pains are cropping up here and there as a result of compensating for my bad knee; my other hip is sore and I have cramps and soreness in my calves.
Today is packing and prep day and we leave early tomorrow. I hope to check in from time to time in the evenings after my little one is asleep, but if you don't hear from me over the weekend (if there is no Internet access for some reason) don't worry too much!
Enjoy your Friday!
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