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Day 12: Sunday morning, rain is falling and I’m calling out to you

So it wasn’t raining Sunday… it was gorgeous but I love this Maroon 5 song:

Morning: green tea and Kashi

Mid-morning: efusjon

Lunch:  wheat toast with butter

Dinner: wheat spaghetti with mushroom and tomato sauce and a salad as big as my plate of spaghetti

That felt cool. Finally matching my veggies to my other stuff. I should’ve been doing that my whole life, huh? Oh, well.


Day 9: On Thursday, Make Sure You Are Thirsty

This song is by a band I haven’t heard of, The Weeknd, but it features someone all Millennials know, Drake. The name of the song is The Zone (Thursday). Is it just me or is it a bit odd? And long? Hm, to each his own.

Breakfast: yea, I didn’t have one – I know… bad! I had an efusjon and 2 cups of Tazo‘s Awake tea

Mid-morning: just tea

Lunch: a cup-ish of wheat pasta (nothing on it) and 4 1/2 stalks of celery

Mid-afternoon: edamame and water

Dinner: cod, brown rice and steamed broccoli and water

Not a banner day but I’ll try to do better tomorrow… I promise!

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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