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Day 8: Lift Your Head Up, Wednesday

This one is from a Jimmy Eat World song. Not sure if ya’ll will like it or not. It’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.

Breakfast: Kashi cereal and 2 cups of green tea but I actually walked while eating it and jogged in place while finishing my tea

Mid-morning: 2 cups of cider – was in a meeting and couldn’t have any coffee or donuts

Lunch: three shrimp tacos at Marie’s with two glasses of water

Mid-afternoon: 3 cups of green tea and a Nalgene bottle and a 1/2 of water

Dinner: leftover Chinese (broccoli, chow mein, shrimp in lobster sauce)

After-dinner: a couple of glasses of a Russian River Pinot Noir from Michael Pozzan Winery


Day 7: Tuesday Came And Went Like a Helicopter Overhead

I’m liking this lyric idea… it’s kind of fun. This is from a Five for Fighting song called, you guessed it, Tuesday. I didn’t realize it was a 9/11 tribute till I watched the video. It doesn’t take much for us to go back to that day, does it? Everyone says this but, I still can’t believe it’s been 10 years!


Breakfast: bowl of Kashi with 2% milk

All Day Long: loads of water and green tea

Mid-morning: Starbucks nonfat chai tea latte

Lunch: a small bag of nuts and a small fruit cup… I know I need to eat more but I didn’t have time to leave… crazy day!

Dinner: shrimp in lobster sauce with broccoli and carrots and chow mein with shrimp and steamed vegetable dumplings(!) from Far East Gourmet in La Verne

Day 3: Wondering What to Eat and a Date…


I definitely feel hungry more often since I can’t stuff food into my face mindlessly. Since I could stand to lose a few pounds, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Silly enough, every single day I expect to look in the mirror and *be* skinnier… really? IT’S BEEN 3 DAYS! Maybe the crazy’s setting in from the lack of carbs and caffeine. I don’t know.

I did find out that someone I work with is vegetarian and is taking his family vegan for 21 days. I was excited to think that someone can relate to this new life I’m living. (instead of “new,” I 100% was about to type “crazy”)

Good side note: I don’t feel tired till I’m supposed to feel tired. I can go all day on a couple cups of tea. It’s kind of invigorating to know that I don’t get those mid-morning or mid-afternoon slumps. Yay for energy!

Breakfast: a bowl of Kashi with some 2% milk

(Went to a breakfast meeting for work and they had burritos(!) but even if I wouldn’t have given up eggs and cheese, they all had meat in them. It’s very weird for me that more people don’t know what Lent is or what it entails. In Texas, Catholics must be a small majority because even the nonners know I can’t eat meat on Friday)

Mid-morning: banana (it was starting to brown so I just shoveled it in)

Lunch: leftover shrimp salad from Wahoo’s yesterday (I kind of wish I had a little more to eat but it was enough to get me going)

Late-afternoon: wheat pasta and some mushrooms, no sauce (I was about to go on a date and couldn’t make it as STARVING as I was)

Dinner: Seafood salad (calamari, shrimp and scallops – that were overcooked) and two glaases of Pinot Noir at Cafe Santorini in Pasadena. I really liked the place but it was super crowded and our table was *literally* 3 inches from the next one so we did the awkward eavesdropping thing with two different couples. One lady paid for the room (admitted by him) AND dinner. And, we agreed, he wasn’t that cute. The other couple was totally eavesdropping on us… I hope I gave them some good nuggets to laugh about after we left.

After Dinner: Coffee Bean Chai Tea Latte

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