This is a double batch of Ani's Spicy Bok Choy Soup* before and after I blended. Yummy! The recipe is at the end.
I'm starting over again at my bungee cord weight of 150. It seems like no matter how long I’ve been good, I always end up at 150 after a day or two of bad. I defy physics and simple mathematical calorie counts.
Of course if I look at my notes (I record what I eat) I will see that I usually have three or four good days followed by two or three bad days. Which are then followed by good/bad days where I am struggling to get back on track with one foot still in the ice-cream grave. That period can last a while before something kicks in and I pull off some good days again. So it’s probably a miracle I’m not 250 pounds since I can do a heck of a lot of damage on my bad days.
It’s just soooo unfair!!! It’s the hormones, the kids, the temptations during grocery shopping, the discouragement and all the evil people pushing treats on me in the name of kindness. I haven’t even begun to describe what it’s like to live next door to Sydney who bakes some super yummy cookies nearly every Sunday afternoon and delivers them to my door, still warm from the oven. And thus I whine and complain of how difficult it is to chase the skinny dream in a female, forty plus body. I’m not going to think about how I want to eat for the rest of my life. Or about how I want to do a 30-day raw food experiment. The focus is on healthy, not skinny. If you do healthy right, you usually end up more on the skinny side as a side effect. For now, I’m just going to focus on one good day.
Monday 6/18/12 150 pounds
I started Ani’s 15-day raw food fat blast. I followed the menu with just a few unathorized additions of a Twix bar, a half cup of spaghetti (kids’ dinner) and a serving of yesterday’s pear crisp. Other that that I did her menu perfectly!
Breakfast: Blueberry Blast
Snack: Pineapple Green Shake
Lunch: Spicy Bok Choy Soup *
Dinner: Tomato Bisque
Today: One Good Day! 149 pounds (Down 1 pound in 1 day)
Breakfast: Simple Strawberry Shake
Snack: Apple Green Mar-tea-ni
Lunch: Ginger Soup
Snack: More Strawberry Shake
Dinner: Marvelous Minestrone
Snack: More Soup
Spicy Bok Choy Soup:
1 cup bok choy, chopped, loosely packed
1 cup cucumber, diced, from about 1 whole
1 TB miso
1/4 jalapeno peper, seeds removed
1 to 2 cups of filtered water (I used hot water for a nice warm soup)