trying something new… again

Posted on November 18, 2012, by ,In daily live food blog 2 comments

I had an excellent Sunday. I’m very grateful to be able to slow down on my days off now. Before it was difficult – always felt guilty or pressure to do something, finish something, clean something, produce something. Today I moved my body, cleaned up my desk, did some bills and then did some painting. I also set out today to change just a bit in the way I’m eating.

I love all the food I eat, I just don’t necessarily like the order in which I eat it. Let me explain. When I feel my best, I’m drinking the majority of my meals: I’d have a green juice in the morning, a green smoothie in the afternoon and then a big salad with some cooked veggies for dinner. The dinners end up feeling the heaviest and I go to bed feeling very weighed down. For a long time I’ve wanted to make my biggest meal be in the afternoon but wasn’t sure how to accomplish that exactly. Too many variables with work and what about social events?

I came to a realization just a few days ago that there’s no need to wait anymore. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, so it’s time to just do it.

The morning green juice was delicious and I shared it with my family:
collards
parsley
green apple
celery
carrots
orange

I then did almost 10 miles on the stationary bike and did a few hand weights. I felt hungry though, so it was time to have lunch. I had:
baby greens
some of the cottage pie that I made in class on Saturday
some of the cooked sweet potato that I had made a couple days ago
sprouted sunflower seeds
a tiny bit of miso dressing

The kids looked at me and said, “Wow! You are hungry?” I told them that I wanted to switch dinner time with lunch time and see how it felt.

I went through some items and organized/cleared off my desk. Paid some bills. Dinner time came and I made a big green smoothie:
banana
cranberries
goji berries
rice protein powder
strawberries
collars
sprouted sunflower seeds
VM green
water

It was pretty darn thick. It tasted good but was too heavily citrusy for me. I drank about 3/4 of it and felt very very full but not heavily full. It’s 10:30 pm and I still feel quite good.

I’m going to adjust QTYs and continue on seeing how this works. I’ll be interested to see how this works while traveling as well as working. Wish me luck!

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2 Responses to “trying something new… again”


  • Is there a place you can make smoothies or buy smoothies while traveling? I will want to eat a lot of greens too, we will travel well together because we’ll support what each of us needs. This sounds like you’re listening to your body, yay!


  • When I’m down in NJ, I either bring my vitamix or stay with my dad who has one and use his. There is Dean’s in Shrewsbury and Ocean that I go for food items and juices.

    MORE GREENS! Yay! I look forward to our time together soon, Holly!

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