What a nice, relaxing weekend. Thanks, Mitch. The beach was beautiful, finally tried Rocco’s Tacos, (good food, excellent house margarita!) got in the pool, (not enough) bbq’d, and even managed to squeeze in a little work (and very little exercise). In my effort to find balance, I ate and drank a little more than I normally do and enjoyed every last bite and sip. While drinking my bloody Mary on Sunday, I didn’t have a single ounce of guilt over the 450 grams of sodium in just the tomato juice! A time to let go, a time to pull in. Today, I pull back in!
I have found, personally, that the best way to pull back in, after over-doing, is to stick to fruits and veggies for just a few days…and drink a lot of water, of course. Eating like this for a couple of days is like a natural cleanse. By sticking to fresh fruits and veggies, it’s easy to keep sodium down, helping to flush the kidneys. Fruits and veggies are very quick and easy to digest. There is no fat for the liver to have to break down and they are filled with fluids, too. This has always helped me de-bloat, hence shedding a couple of “weekend” pounds, and “reset” my brain and hunger mechanism. The best part is I get to shamelessly eat potatoes. I will add them to my vegetable “must-go” which I will be making for when I get home from the gym tonight. Some squash, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms and yes, potatoes,(sweet and white) too. Cutting them all into bite sized pieces, I will mix them with some fresh herbs and and some olive oil and let them roast in the oven for close to an hour, turning once or twice while they cook. It’s a great way to have a vast variety of colors and flavors as well as a great variety of nutrients, anti-oxidants and more. Healthy, filling and low in calories. For those that don’t love veggies, try this. It’s also a great way to get rid of the healthy stuff that you had good intentions of cooking but are now just sitting in your produce bin.
I can’t wait to watch Extreme Makeover-Weight Loss Edition, which premiered last night on ABC. I will be watching it between my morning and evening of work. Will let you know what I think when come back to cyberspace tomorrow, morning (probably a little tired-eyed after tonight’s Heat game. GO HEAT!!! ) Until then, have a great last day of May. Where, exactly, does the time go?