ARGHHH! Bad day, but I just found my phone, and it is charging so things are looking up. I was so thrilled to see a lot of comments from you all yesterday, but they are popping up under the Peter Pan list name which means hardly anyone is seeing them. If you could subscribe to tortoisegirls, I would so appreciate it!
I know that some of you guys are sad about losing The Peter Pan List name. I am too, but we just couldn’t get anywhere as we ran into problems with Disney everywhere we turned. I loved the Sand Bucket List name too, but the man that agreed to sell that name to us has gone missing. If anyone of you would like to start up a manhunt in Indiana, I’m all for it. The concept of the blog is still very much the same. More than half of my 100 goals will be things I want to do with my children, and a lot of them will still be simple things like flying a kite, but I felt that I need to maintain my own identity and set some personal goals.
Today I’m doing a bit of an experiment. I picked these up at Costco last week. They’re juices you’re supposed to drink for a little mini cleanse. I tore them open as soon as I got home, ready to drink them all right on the spot, only to find out that I was supposed to go all vegan for two days before I could start with the juices. Well. I haven’t been able to pull it off yet. I always get in the good breakfast bit, but then we get some chocolate brownies from a neighbor or I make a yummy chocolate cake. Yeah. Chocolate is a problem for me.
Yesterday I decided I’d try something different. I decided to make a menu plan, take pictures of everything I ate, and then post it on the blog for you guys. So here goes.
Breakfast: 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (Costco), 1/2 apple, 10 almonds, 1/2 cup soymilk (Costco).
Snack: Half apple, two teaspons of almond butter
Lunch: Assorted veggies, 1/2 cup hummus (Costco)
1 cup frozen berries (Costco)
Pumpkin Polenta Soup, Fresh salsa, Fresh salad, Fresh pineapple
Sorry about the last pic. Turns out photographing food is tough.
If I’m going to be a good Tortoise girl, I’ve got to start eating better. As I mentioned yesterday, my goal is to be like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable. I’m setting 100 life goals, but I’m going slow and steady style, determined to finish the race no matter how long it takes.
Turns out that Skittles, brownies, and chips are good at giving me bursts of frenetic energy, but then they put me into a sort of coma. This is more hare behavior. If I want a slow and steady metabolism, I’ve got to take what I’m eating a lot more seriously.
Tips on a good salad: I made a simple salad that my sister learned to make while she served her mission in Argentina. It’s just lettuce, tomatoes, onion, salt and pepper, and a drizzle of a lemon juice/olive oil blend. The onion is really important as it brings most of the flavor to the salad. Any kind of onion works. It has a really fresh, clean taste to it.
Please try out the amazing pumpkin polenta recipe with the salsa. It is to die for plus the gluten free goddess’s pictures look so much better.
What good things did you eat yesterday?