Monday, November 10, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

WTF - Thursday Already???

I wish that I could say that I have been doing as well as Lucas.  Recap since my last entry:

10/31 - Trick or Treat with the kids.  GAH.  I sampled the loot, as they cast aside the things they won't eat.  (Both kids hate any kind of nut - so there is a wide variety of crap sent in my direction.)

I'm not a supporter of NEVER eating sweets or candy, but this was just mindless indulgences.  And I hate that I succumbed to the lure of eating it, just because I could.  

1/1 - A busy Saturday running the kids around the their activities.  Drank lots of water, and smart snacks on hand.  If anything, was low on the caloric intake for the day.

1/2 - Another busy day with family stuff.  Wasn't hungry most of the day, or at least to busy to bother eating, which cost me at dinner.  Went to the in-laws for dinner and was starving by the time we ate.  Overdid it for sure and felt gross afterwards.  

1/3 - Monday!  Still pushing the water intake, went out to lunch and order a smart soup and salad, and then made a delicious and healthy dinner.  

(Lucas - if you want the recipe, I will send it to you.  It's called Egg Roll in a bowl, super tasty and even the kids loved it!)

1/4&1/5 - The kids were home for the past two days for teachers in service day.  I let it throw me all out of whack.  Didn't get the water in, and ate sugary crap that I bought on impulse at Trader Joe's while we were there.  Grrrrr.

TODAY - So far so good.  Hot water with lemon.  (Amazing how it starts out tasting like butt, but over time I'm hating it less.)  Mint tea.  Fresh fruit.  

I never ceases to amaze me how much better I feel, inside and out when I feed my body as I should.  Why I still veer off course like I do...that is still part of the equation to figure out.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Soooooooooooooo, things have relaxed a bit for me.  This weekend I indulged in the following:  sugar, caffeine, gluten, animal proteins and dairy.  IT WAS GLORIOUS!  :)  And it was (mostly) done in moderation and I am still ALCOHOL free which is really the big deal for me.  I'm back to mostly veggies, some fruits and have added some healthy grains.  I'm mostly happy if I'm not eating cheeseburgers and cupcakes.  The goals are gradual, week one, no booze, weeks two, three and four, food cleanse and back to healthy eating, weeks five and onward, a return to regular/consistent exercise.  I am hoping to get back to yoga, maybe add a spin class once a week and continue to enjoy the outdoors for as long as possible.  And that's where I'm at on this Tuesday, election day.  And you?

Thursday, October 30, 2014


It has been a loooooooooong time since I've blogged on blogger.  It all feels strange and unfamiliar.

I'm so happy to be invited along with Lucas to clean up my diet and get things back on track.  Woo-hoo!!!
I'm on a dozen days of sobriety and day four of my food cleanse.  Things are going pretty well for the most part.  Outside of a bit of butter on my veggies occasionally, I've been vegan, gluten, sugar, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine free for 4 days.  My body is responding in ways you would expect, shedding all kinds of things it was holding onto which is great, but I would sure love some bread or noodles right about now, that's for sure.  But, I'm sticking with it and looking forward to some grains next week.  I've been walking almost daily and chugging tons of water.  All in all, things are good so far.   

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Can I Get an Amen?

Bless me bloggosphere, for I have sinned.  It has been 15 months since my last blog post, on this blog anyway.  Meals with Maggie started as a blog to chronicle my journey with my health and wellness coach, Maggie.  Duh.  Now, I'm ressurecting it to chronicle a cleanse I'm doing with my favorite Cupcake and friend, Kim, who also happens to be a health and wellness coach.  

I learned a lot in my time with Maggie and I made some positive changes, but I didn't continue to make them.  I went back to my old habits, as has happened before.  But I'm a big believer of getting back up and brushing yourself off and trying again.  Never give up.  Never surrender.

And so here we are, again.  

Today was marketing and food prep day.  I went to the coop, filled my cart with fruits and veggies and headed home to prepare some meals for the week.

conveyer belt

cadillac of blenders!

carrot ginger soup

carrot cilantro salad
And so, this blog will be a place for Kim and I to keep each other updated on our status as we live thousands of miles apart.  It will probably be pretty boring for the rest of you so you can just move along.  Day one starts tomorrow.  And so off we go.