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New Beginnings:  Day 20

Feeling much better today.  Up and out of bed first thing.  Being sick for days has given greater awareness and appreciation for my newly found energy. I must agree with the 80’s hair band Cinderella – you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone.

On day 3 of illness,  I pondered how I got so sick being so healthy?  Wouldn’t my immune system get the same boost as my energy level?  None of this mattered of course today when I opened my eyes and was back to myself again and ready to go.  I then realized this morning that any time in the past when I was sick, I slowly bounced back. Today was much different.  I can’t remember a time where I bounced back almost like a flick of a switch…without a transition or day of recovery following illness.  Big eye opener.


I started my day with a kale, pineapple, strawberry, blueberry smoothie.  It was just the boost I needed.  My son enjoyed some with me, asking for more, and my daughter was not a fan citing opposition to consistency and strawberry seeds.


Bean sprout tortilla filled with portobello mushroom, pepper, onion and goat cheese hotly pressed in my quesadilla maker.

Didn’t get many move minutes in today besides those dedicated to getting the household back into order, disinfecting and laundry catch up.   Will get some more focused move minutes in tomorrow.

Looking forward to getting into the kitchen tomorrow evening with my friends at Pro-Activity 😃

Am grateful for sunshine, good health, family and friends.


New Beginnings:  Day 14

Tonight was my 3rd session with the coaches and group at Pro-Activity.  It was a tremendous session.  I felt a lot more motivation and energy in the air as we push on together into week 3 of the Plant Based Diet.  We supported each other by sharing perceptions, ideas, recipes and even our stories.  My coach Anthony told his story which again was the inspiration for my journey and this blog.   His story serves as motivation, encouragement and support to all of us in the room tonight who may have been feeling a little overwhelmed, perhaps going through withdrawal as our bodies and minds struggle to make that connection…to break the cycle of polluting our bodies and minds with garbage.  

One homework assignment from week 2, left unresolved, is setting my daily affirmation.  I thought long and hard about this.  I even looked through old pictures, searching for a happier and healthier version of  me.  I realized that I did not have many pictures of myself.  Digital photography was not yet born when I was feeling good as a teen and into my early twenties.  And when digital photography really did take off, so did I, straight down the path of trouble with my health.  It seemed easier to be taking all of the pictures of my family so that I could conveniently not be in them. It is time to put the camera down and get into the picture.


I decided to switch it up this AM by taking a break from my usual oatmeal and fruit.  I threw some kale, Pomegranite seeds, orange & cucumbers in the blender for a smoothie.  It was satisfying.  I was amazed at how long my hunger was curbed.  



Leftover Vegetable Lasagna


Apple plus baked my own banana-coconut-oatmeal-cocoa bites.  They were ok.  Think I need to add more banana  next time:


Today’s feature picture. Leftover vegetarian chili served in a bean sprout tortilla topped with crunchy alfalfa sprouts. YUMMY.  I 💜 leftovers.  I am finding it convenient to make dishes bulk and enjoying them throughout the week.  Have been enjoying these sprouted grain tortillas:

I am grateful for the coaches at Pro-Activity for sharing recipes, insight and themselves.  My family, friends and possibilities.