Day Seventy Nine

Monday, November 25, 2013

It was tough getting out of bed and off to work today.  Honestly, it was tough just getting out of bed.  After a night of sleep, I wasn’t sure my knee was going to carry me across the room to the closet.  It did, and it got easier from there.  I went light on the workout this morning and moved pretty slowly for the first hour of consciousness, but the knee was feeling much stronger by the time I got on the bike and headed for the office.

It was chilly this morning, too – in the upper 40’s but sunny, just barely knee warmer, vest and gloves with fingers weather.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Ful Medammes
    • Sauteed spinach and kale
  • Lunch:
    • Bean salad
    • Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Dinner:
    • Bell Pepper and Hummus
    • Greek Veggie Pita Sandwich
    • Green Salad with Tahini Dressing
    • Glass of Cabernet

My wife asked tonight at dinner “When are the ninety days over?”.  Personally, it’s a little hard to believe that it’s only about ten more days.  A lot has happened, a lot has changed, but it seems like just a couple of weeks ago I was saying “I can’t imagine ever really going completely vegetarian”.

I don’t want to buy and prepare meat.  I don’t want to consume dairy, but I’m still eating some of that, mostly to preserve domestic tranquility, and if I have to put some meat in the refrigerator for the same reason, I will have to figure that out somehow.

I do miss eggs sometimes.  I really grew fond of poached eggs over the past couple of years and I’ve always liked fried eggs, scrambled eggs and omelets, but I’ve been getting along just fine without them.  Truth is I’ve been able to incorporate a lot of foods in my private meals ( breakfast, lunch ) that I always wanted more of before anyway – beans, peppers, spice, corn, squash.

I kind of freak out now when I see cholesterol listed on a nutrition label. “Cholesterol! Holy Crap! How did that get in there?!?” It’s usually from eggs, milk or butter – oh, yeah.

I’m excited about a big bag of fresh from the garden beets sitting in my kitchen right now that I was given by a friend today.  I can share those with Jake this week, maybe Ben, too?  Beets and Enchiladas for Thanksgiving?  Why not.  Note: I just Googled “Mexican Beets” and I bookmarked a few interesting side dish ideas”





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