I finally decided that this splendid diet has been the reason that I have been tired, bloated and cranky all week. I know, I'm like some kind of a genius.
Last night I decided that I was going to commit to eating healthy and exercising! I took the pups on a brisk three mile walk. I decided to have a big fresh salad for dinner. Upon our return I dug into the refrigerator to get the bag of lettuce that I saw my husband bring home from the store on Monday. It was unopened and slimy. So I ate a leftover steak sandwich with a few slices of mushy tomato and washed it down with some red wine and American Idol. The picture of healthy living....
Now about this rotting produce that apparently beckons "BUY ME!!!" to my husband..... I appreciate my husband helping me out by sometimes doing the shopping. I really do. I loathe the grocery store (and the bill) with the same passion in which I loathe fabric stores (migraine, anyone?) and sometimes I would rather stay home and
He shopped Monday because we were having dinner guests Monday night. Between cleaning the house, watching the kids, and catching up on laundry (and writing a blog post...what?), I was quickly running out of time. I was frantically deep cleaning all day on Monday so that when my cousin came over for dinner that evening she could breath in my home without going into some kind of anaphylactic shock. She has severe allergies to cats and I apparently had severely allergies to the cleaning the house last week. This was shown to me with a previous visit over the weekend, which resulted in my cousin having to leave because she was getting itchy and asthmatic. This would be fine if I didn't like her, but I happen to adore her so I had to take action. Plus, there is nothing like knowing your dirty ass house is not allowing someone to breathe (which, you know, is necessary for survival) to spur a deep cleaning. I even wiped off the ceiling fans. I know. I think I should get a medal for that. Cat dander- BE GONE! (and I kicked his hairless, smelly ass out of the house for the day). But I digress.....
So today was the start of my "Road to Better Health" kick (plus I am taking a yoga class on Sunday and don't want to accidentally rip ass in a class full of people):
Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon and soy milk. ONLY ONE cup of Joe.
Exercise: 3 miles on the treadmill accompanied by the standard mental whirlwind of: "This giant piece of exercise equipment is totally fucking up my rooms Feng Shui and we probably need to either move or build an addition because this house is SO TINY but what I really need is to declutter this house and it would be great to have a basement to put the equipment in because is shakes the floor so badly that my tchotchkes fall off the dresser and break and why the hell do I have so many effing tchotchkes? I hate clutter! If I have a bigger house, how the hell will I keep up with the cleaning and we probably wouldn't be able to have such a big yard with a barn and where would Brock build his "stuff" for his business? and should we stay in Ft. Collins or move to a farm back in Iowa? I really miss my horses but could I even handle the weather there? OMG, I would totally miss my friends and ......" wretch wretch wretch! goes my brain.
Lunch: Quinoa with Chicken and Apple Brats, spinach and white beans. (Thing 2 inhaled this, Lord help us all when we introduce him to red meat. I might lose a finger.)
Snack: Only the tiniest piece of the frosted brownie. More like a nibble.... from a baby mouse.
Dinner: ???? I don't know yet. I would say salad but I threw out the $2.50 worth of slimy lettuce. *sigh* maybe I'll have to go to the blasted store. There is always leftover steak sandwiches, wine and American Idol.....
So, as you can see, I am like a highly disciplined soldier on my "Road to Better Health".
Okay! I'll share my lunch recipe. Do you guys even like it when I post recipes??? If not, I'll stop posting them. Just let me know.
Here is the recipe for my lunch. It took about 20-25 minutes from start to finish. It is gluten free.
20 Minutes to Good Food
1 cup quinoa cooked in 2 cups water with 2 Tablespoons powdered chicken bouillon 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice (bring water/bouillon to boil and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.)
Heat 1 T olive oil with 1 T butter in large skillet over medium heat.
Add in the following order:
1/2 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
saute about 2 minutes
1 package of chicken and apple brats, sliced
~2 cups frozen chopped spinach
1 can drained and rinsed great northern beans
1 1/2 (mostly rotted- bahaha!) large tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
*I drizzled the tiniest bit (1 or 2 Tablespoons?) of molasses over this. It was good.
Cook until heated through. Serve over quinoa.Congratulate yourself for being so freaking healthy.
|I purchased this giant skillet at Target.|
Best $40 spent. Ever.
|What is quinoa you ask?|
This is quinoa!