Another week successfully in the books!! To celebrate, I put mascara on today.
I just got this text from the hubby.
My vodka drinking days are long behind me but it made me laugh. I actually said earlier this week that I wanted to open a nice bottle of wine, light a fire and have movie night snuggled up on the sofa on Saturday night. Except…..do I really want the wine? Because I feel pretty good right now; energetic and clear headed and on the right track. We’ll see how it goes, I guess. The last few times I’ve opened a bottle of wine I’ve been really put off and would prefer tea or a kombucha and the bottle has gone to waste. Which is shameful.
I’ve taken up a new fermenting trial. Carrotkraut!
I really hope it turns out well, it’s ridiculously easy and cheap and an excellent source of probiotics! Plus I LOVE sauerkraut but I dislike the price immensely (discussing actual refrigerated lacto-fermented raw sauerkraut, not the crap you get in a shelf stable jar). I had a really delicious “dill pickle” one last summer and I would love to try making that; cabbage, cucumber, dill. I should know how this turns out by this time next week, hopefully. Fingers crossed!
beef provencal stew topped with 1/2 small avocado for dinner. Sorry, no picture, I couldn’t make a bowl full of brown look like anything other than….well…..anyway. It was delicious though, orangey and fragrant and the beef is SO tender!
Breakfast this morning was the weekly omelette with a side of cauli rice from the other day.
none, unfortunately. Grocery night.
One more thing worth nothing is that I have thrown out leftovers this week. Three chicken thighs that aged out of the system, a side of cauli mash and three leftover grilled baby octopuses. And depending on what I decide on for dinner tonight & breakfast tomorrow, there could be at least one more casualty. I never, never throw out food. But…..this whole portion experiment that I’ve been doing means that I am eating less than I normally do. It’s good, great even, I’m finding my sweet spot. But I would say that I was eating the equivalent of another half to full meal every day and now I’m not. Need to take that into account so we’re not wasting food! (also a reasonable explanation why my gear is snug when I’ve been very true to Whole30 foods…..just too much!)
Tonight after work I have to stay home and wait for Tony to come and get Captain Jack for repair so instead of dog walking I’ll be rowing and squatting and step-upping and overhead pressing. Maybe even deadlifting! I also only have about an hour of food prep for this weekend so I think I might get it all done tonight so that I have no chores on Saturday and Sunday.
Tomorrow is supposed to be pretty soggy so we’ll go to a Harley meeting and do a run to the recycling and maybe dump. Sunday we’re going to look at a new Harley for Ray, it’s probably a pipe dream but it doesn’t hurt to look. His bike has 90,000km on it and it’s starting to show a little wear at the seams so it might be time.
Isn’t she pretty?!