Let's just say that today was um, well, uh... interesting. I have already learned a lot of lessons (ie: without a plan, the people (as in me) will perish, or at least starve, or at the very least, be really, really grumpy). I think the best way to describe the day is by way of timeline.
6:30 a.m. - Alarm goes off. Super excited to start the day and juice for me and my husband before he goes to work.
7:18 a.m - Oops. I guess I fell back asleep. I rush to the juicer.
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast: Green Juice - kale, romaine, celery, pear, cucumber. Yum!
Busy morning with the girls. We just got back from camping yesterday so I'm still unpacking, doing laundry, blah, blah, blah.
9:30 a.m. - Getting hungry. A handful of almonds does the trick.
12:15 p.m. - Driving home from my daughter's swim lesson. My stomach is rumbling. Make the girls lunch but I have no idea what I'm going to eat. So tempted to scarf down a peanut butter jelly sandwich. Throw together a bowl of random kim-friendly foods: brown rice, avocado, carrots, tomato and seaweed. It's not very pretty, but it works.
2:10 p.m. - Ugh. This requires way too much thinking. What am I doing?
3:00 p.m. - Searching for recipes (or advice) online. A little overwhelmed.
3:17 p.m. - Got an email encouraging people with AS to get Medic-Alert bracelets so that First-Responders are aware of our "fragile spines". Great program, but for some reason, it sort of made me depressed.
3:30 p.m. - Afternoon pick-me-up. "Green smoothie" - kale, romaine, blueberries, avocado, coconut water.
5:30 p.m. - What's for dinner? Good question. Well, instead of beating myself up for not being prepared, the four of us went out to dinner. Yes, we were able to find a G-free, vegan dinner for hubby and me (yes, he's doing this with me - what a champ!) and some not-so-restrictive meals for the kids. Everybody was happy.
6:30 p.m. - Thank God for Trader Joe's! Yes, thanks to Trader Joe's I will not go hungry (or broke).
7:30 p.m. - The fridge is packed and I'm hopeful once again.
9:00 p.m. - Why did I leave that half-eaten carton of mint chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer? I should have
Lessons for the day:
1. Plan ahead. I can't wing this one.
2. This is not just about food. This is about listening to my body, my mind, my spirit.
3. Mindfulness takes practice.