-a few bites of a side salad with spinach, carrots, peas, chick peas, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, 3 bites of potato, 1 hard boiled egg white, cottage cheese, drizzle of ranch
-a few bites/sips of spicy lentil veggie soup
-grande iced americano with a splash of soy
Gotta love the Central Market soup and salad bar!
But after satisfying that craving, mostly I just kept thinking about the gelato I wanted later :). I saw Monkey Business on the Pacuigo flavors list and it sounded soo good. Banana ice cream with a chocolate-hazelnut swirl. MMM! I got a size small (as always. perfect size) with half that + half baileys. They were each good on their own, but great when I mixed them together towards the end. I still really want to try the raw banana ice cream I keep reading about on blogger, but I either threw away or lost my food processor, because I could never figure out how to use it haha. I wonder if it would work in the blender. Probably not....?
I got the Raw Food Detox Diet book today. Every Summer it seems like I flirt with the idea of going raw, but end up being too hesitant to follow through. Last Summer I think I made it a few days? If that? This Summer I haven't fully attempted at all, though I am trying to incorporate raw foods on a daily basis (preferably with every meal, as previously stated earlier this week). I think I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll likely never be 100% (or even close) to raw, even for short periods, but that's ok. Just adding as much raw as possible is beneficial too. I'm just curious what the book says. Especially about food group combining. I doubt I'll be able to follow through with that either, but it never hurts to educate yourself. Plus, I hear that book doesn't try to push 100% raw anyway, so it seems like a good read. I don't even like food THAT much, but I'm still too much of a "foodie" to limit myself in any dietary way, especially long-term. I'd love to be able to be vegan, mostly raw, blah blah and be happy about it, but I love my sashami and sour cream a little too much. Not to mention convenience, variety being the spice of life, blah blah. Just in case I haven't clearly mentioned it in here before, obviously losing a few lbs is nice and something I'm always keen to do (aren't we all?), but overall I'm trying to achieve balance and the best possible health.
When we got home, my brother decided to go on a jog (outside--even though it's super humid and prob 100 degrees out), so I went too. He only goes for like 15 min usually, so I figured it'd be fine. At least it's something, ya know? Note to self: don't wear these shorts when jogging every again. I swear they almost fell off every few seconds. & O.M.G. I am out of shape! I'm inclined to partially blame it on my asthma/allergies/the heat, but realistically I know it's just me. Needless to say we walked probably 3/4 of the way. He could only run a little more than me, so at least we both suck. I'm so nice :). We were gone almost exactly 20 minutes total. I thought about doing another 10 on the treadmill when we got home, but decided I'll probably just play Wii Sports Active later tonite, since I haven't done that in awhile. In fact, I've only done it twice total (the two days after I got it). So much for every day for 30 days. Damn discouraging lunges!
I still wasn't hungry, but decided to go ahead and make dinner after that. I don't like red meat (except filet mignon from fancy steakhouses or McDonalds cheeseburgers) especially ground meat, but we had a pack of extra lean beef in the fridge, so I made a ground beef strogonoff. If I'm gonna eat beef I'd prefer it with beef chunks (lol that sounds gross..chunks...what a word), but it was ok. I used some fortified (I guess that's the word) whole grain pasta with lots of omega 3's and 18 grams of protein per serving. Not bad! I was going to save my portion for later, but it was already after 7, so I went ahead and ate it.
I guess because I've been drinking other things too, but I am really sucking in the water department lately! I've gotten about a liter down thus far. I used to drink 3, easily. I'm thinking I'll drink at least one more tonite, but I also don't want to be up all night peeing. TMI :).
I finished my soup/salad + had a plum a few hours later. I'm craving one of my Holey Donut's a little bit, but probably don't need it. I'm not hungry anyway.
I feel like I did eat one more (healthy) thing after that, but maybe not? I'm blanking.
I also didn't play Wii, surprise surprise lol.