Day 152: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Day One of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free June! So far so good. Started with breakfast of a two-egg omelet with roasted tomatoes and garlic and caramelized onions, a glass of orange juice, and a press of coffee with coconut milk. During the morning, Bryan and some of our guy friends helped out on a yard work project at Frontline Missions. So to thank them for their hard work, we grilled them a lunch of teriyaki chicken thighs and shrimp, and grilled pineapple. I tossed together a spinach salad, and they shared a loaf of sourdough bread from Simple Gifts–Old World Artisan Breads (made by our friends Dave & Cathy Miller–I did not have a piece because I knew if I said “I’ll start gluten-free tomorrow” that tomorrow would never come). After lunch, the guys played a game and I took a nap. After my nap, I went on a 5 mile walk/run. It was just what I needed to get my mind ready for worship on Sunday. Then for dinner I heated up some leftover steak, caramelized a red onion, and threw it into some corn tortillas with some spinach. Then I cooked up a sweet potato with some garlic, thyme and tarragon.
Day 153: Sunday, June 2, 2013
Grabbed a banana and some orange juice on our way out the door for church. For lunch, Bryan made us “breakfast tortillas” with scrambled eggs, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, salsa, and bacon in corn tortillas. Delicious! Did a workout video for about an hour. Then for dinner, we made a chicken teriyaki stir-fry with jasmine rice, carrots, mushrooms, daikon, and broccoli (I topped mine with a little bit of chopped cashews). We steeped a pot of Oolong tea and turned on some classical music as we listened to the raindrops and rumbles of thunder outside. A good ending to a good weekend.
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Day 106: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
As we get closer to the release of Dispatches from the Front: Episode 6, the days are pretty busy in the office. Since I’ve basically cut dairy out of my diet, I have not struggled with allergies at all this season! This is a huge improvement! (and maybe even worth never eating cheese again!) So, I was surprised when I started sneezing and getting a headache. I went to Goga and sat in the sauna that had peppermint oil in it–that seemed to help. But then later, I couldn’t breathe again.
Day 107: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Definitely not allergies. Full-blown head cold. Left work early around 2 PM and came home. Finally fell asleep around 4 PM, slept for 4 hours, got up and ate a little and chatted with Bryan, then went to bed again around 10 PM!
Day 108: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Thankful for a good night’s sleep. Feeling a good bit better. (I guess that’s what 14 hours of sleep will do for a person!) Another very productive day at work. I think we’re ready for the DVD Premiere this weekend! And making really good progress on other projects and upcoming events! Actually got off work at 5:00 this afternoon! Came home and went for a 4 mile walk with Bryan around the surrounding neighborhoods. Then we had a delicious dinner of pan-seared salmon with brown sugar and cajun seasoning; served over a mixed baby greens salad with walnuts, strawberries, and honey mustard dressing; steamed broccoli and carrots; and caramelized purple cabbage, leeks, and garlic.
Bryan’s had soccer on the mind lately. He’s trying to find a league in our area that he can join. He’s always been a soccer fan. We’ve enjoyed watching the World Cup together (though he keeps up with it more than I do).
Last night, he had a great idea! As we were getting ready to go on our walk, Bryan grabbed his soccer ball and made sure it was pumped up with air. Instead of just walking, we passed the ball back and forth between us as we walked around the neighborhood. I wouldn’t recommend this near a busy road, but we live on a cul-de-sac off of a dead end road, so it’s pretty quiet. We did about a mile or so, then came back and just kicked and tossed the ball back and forth in the front yard. Then we tried to steal the ball from each other. This was so much fun!
When we came inside, we got some water, then we locked ankles (sitting down and facing each other) and we tossed the ball back and forth as I did sit ups. This was such an enjoyable workout! It’s like date night and workout rolled into one. Try it some time!