Apr 15, 2010

Since I haven't updated in forever I give you:

My top 5 On Thursday

1. I started seeing a nutritionist at Dr. Yezak's office last week. She has me on a green smoothie plan and mostly raw diet. You may be wonding what a green smoothie is? Great question. A green smoothie gets it's name from the green vegetables that you add to your smoothie. For instance: spinach, kale, collard greens, etc... At first you may think that this would never EVER ever taste good....but it does. I make two a day and I haven't complained once.

Here is a basic recipe you can try yourself. 1-2 bananas, frozen strawberries, 1-2 tsp flaxseed (ground), tsp of raw honey (not from honey bear), frozen peaches, and 1-2 cups of fresh spinach. Blend it all up and enjoy! Surprisingly filling and oh so good! You can't even taste the spinach.

The other part of the plan is raw. Eating organic when possible. Eating greens, nuts, lentils. I'm slowly introducing myself to new things. I never thought much of almonds but that's been my number one snack all week. I also tried Ezekiel bread, which is a sprouted whole grain bread. I really enjoy the cinnamon raisin bread toasted. Even Travis enjoys it.

Next week I'll add Yoga to the mix and continue my sessions at the gym. Still looking for a partner....

2. We (as in Travis) moved the daybed into Cade's room. Hopefully he'll sleep there all night. He has the tendency to wake up around 3 a.m. Slam his door. Run across the living room. Open our door. Slam our door. Run to my side of the bed. Climb over me and fall instantly back to sleep....sometimes with his feet in my face.

3. Tomorrow our dog Lucy has a play date with Zack the pug. Travis and I both noticed that she seemed to be depressed. She's always trying to get in the car and go with us wherever we are going. When we mention another dog's name she tilts her head and perks her ears.... So when I told my friend Mary about Lucy she was all for getting our dogs together. So hopefully this will get Lucy out her funk.

4. I only have 15 more teaching days of school this year!

5. Travis and are debt free! woo hooo!

So there you have it! 5 things on Thursday. good night.