Friday

Waffles and apples for breakfast. Actually made the recipe correctly this time. Topped it with ghee and honey.

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Lunch was an open faced black bean burger with tomato and sprouts, roasted beets, and fermented carrots and cauliflower. Second successful ferment. Woo-hoo! Made four jars of this stuff. When I get the dysbiosis in my gut under control, eating these on a regular basis should help maintain all the work I’ve done. They’re loaded with natural probiotics.

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Had two spoonfuls of cashew butter and honey before working out. And had a glass of L-glutamine and a teaspoon of coconut sugar in water post-workout. Did P90X Legs and Back, and Ab Ripper. Felt good. Will probably be sore in the next couple of days.

Pumpkin smoothie snack time! Just canned pumpkin, frozen bananas, 5 prunes, vanilla, and pie spice.

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And leftover fish soup for dinner. Topped with smashed avocado. Perfect.

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Still have some odd lesion-action going on my lower lip, but it’s minor. And I’m doing great otherwise. Still seem to have avoided the plague that hit my daughter and gave my husband pneumonia. Not sure if I’m in the clear yet, but so far so good.

Tuesday

Breakfast bowl: brown rice, an egg, sautéed garlicky broccoli, avocado, raw sauerkraut.

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Pomegranate Chia Fresca

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Snacked on pomegranates, carrots, cashews, and raisins. And had this leftover frozen lasagna for lunch. Almost vegan Alfredo.

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Organic plain yogurt with pomegranate seeds. Generally avoiding dairy, but this was a treat.

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Alkalizing green juice.

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The last of the coconut banana breakfast cake. Melted two squares of 70% dark chocolate on top.

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Red beets and apples. Super sweet.

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Today is my last day on doxycycline. Starting banderol and samento (herbals to treat Lyme) tomorrow. If all goes well, the only prescriptions I’ll be on for the next few weeks are prednisone (steroid) and nystatin (antifungal). What an improvement from a couple of months ago when I was popping at least 7 different prescription medications. I’ll also be using dexamethasone mouthwash as needed when having mini-flares.

Gotta get focused on sleep, exercise and meditation to move to the next level. I feel like I’m at a good place with nutrition. Not perfect, but consistent. My supplement plan is working. And I’m working on minimizing toxin exposure. But I’m not getting to sleep at a decent hour (though we sleep late, so I get enough sleep, just not at the optimum hours between 10 and 7). I’m not exercising regularly. And I don’t have a consistent stress relief/meditation practice going on. I think making changes in these areas will have the biggest impact on my health. Following through is the hard part.

Anyway, for dinner tonight: tuna salad (vegenaise and organic Dijon) on a bed of spring greens, with yellow tomatoes and roasted red pepper, drizzled with champagne vinegar, lime juice, and hemp seed oil.

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Friday

Scrambled eggs with dill and asparagus for breakfast.

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Had a juice date with a friend (and a play date for our daughters). Made this green juice (kale, parsley, fennel, cucumbers, apples, celery) and a sweet red juice (beets, apples, carrots, strawberries).

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Snacked on cinnamon sunflower truffles.

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Lunch was random leftover veggies. Roasted cauliflower and a golden beet.

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My daughter requested waffles for dinner. So I obliged.

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Let me be clear that there is not anything healthy about this mix, except that its gluten free. Tonight’s dinner was a treat for us. The mix includes sugar and questionable leavening agents. But it does make delicious, fluffy waffles. We topped ours with earth balance coconut spread, maple syrup, and blackberries. I’ll be working on my own homemade mix soon, so there’ll be no need for store bought.