I have not been very good about this blog. I really am going to start working on that, today. I will try to do one post a week. I have not been good about going to yoga either. I have gone 5 times in the past 3 months. So not good. I went tonight and I feel great. I just need to keep it up. I have a wedding to go to in November and I would love to get my nails done for it. I just have to have nails to get done and that means going to yoga. (I bite my nails because of anxiety and yoga helps SO MUCH that I can stop biting my nails if I go to regularly to class.) So, my goal is to get back into the hot room Saturday morning. I know I can get back into this, I just have to focus.

Now time for some tea, bread and coconut spread before bed. I love that that rhymed.

Bad Vegan

I wasn’t sure if I was going to post this because I wasn’t sure how I felt about doing it. Well, here it is: I ate a BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, kid sized. Why did I do this? Well, because I wanted to see if meat still tasted good and to see if it messed with my tummy. It did taste good, but not as good as I thought it would. It was fine going down, but then I felt like there was a brick in my stomach for the next 2 hours. All in all, not worth it. Not worth it at all. I am glad that I did it so now I know that I don’t want to eat meat again. I have also had a bite of eggs with cheese and that was good. I had some French Toast made on Challah bread and it was incredible. That also was a brick in my stomach, which was worth it. I ate it at 12:30 and I went to yoga at 4. I was burping up French toast through out class and I was OK with that. Granted, I won’t be eating it for a while.
I’m not sure why, but as I get older, my body is getting more and more picky with medications I can take. I can’t take Flexural because I get sick, I am allergic to Levaquin (hives), and I have a reaction when I take Omnicef and go out in the sun (zits and a rash). I wish I could figure out why I am all of the sudden developing these weird reactions but I can’t. So, instead I am going to try and take a more homeopathic and holistic approach to illness and ailments. Recovery may take longer, but maybe I won’t have to worry about going back to the doctor every 3-4 weeks because something else is going on.
Since I had a reaction to the Omnicef, my doctor told me to cut out starches from my diet. No rice, potatoes, pasta, or bread for 2-3 weeks until the rash I have goes away. So, I am trying it. I haven’t been able to do it cold turkey though. I love my wheat products too much. I am not sure if I will be able to give it all up because some of the things I love have wheat in it. (“Chicken” patties, falafels….) I have decided that I will cut down significantly on the amount I eat though because I was eating something that had wheat or a starch in it at every meal and snack. That hardest thing was figuring out what I can eat now. I made a salad and made a fruit salad. I also got some tofu (granted, it had some wheat breading, all well) at Whole Foods and some veggies for lunch.
I know I haven’t been posting lately, but I just haven’t felt like it lately. (I’m being completely honest here!) I am going to try and start posting regularly. Have a good rest of the day!

I ate cheese

And dairy. You know what, it was good too! I had ice cream on Easter and had a bite of Mac & Cheese on Monday. It was good. Oh, and I also had some Reese’s. Nothing made my stomach ache and I didn’t feel horrible after eating it. I am really happy about that. I am still trying to be vegan at home and when I go out. I went to lunch on Monday and made sure to get the goat cheese on the side so that I could give it to my army friend.

I had a Hershey’s kiss today. It wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. I was disappointed. The Reese’s are still good though and I was not disappointed by those at all. Granted, I did want some dark chocolate. I think that my taste buds have changed for the good. I had some Amy’s Thai Coconut Soup and it was sooooo good with left over Quinoa in it. I am going to have for dinner before yoga too. I have determined that I am addicted to guacamole. I want to eat it every day. I make a kick ass guac too. I use 2 avocados and I can eat all by myself. I know that it may not be the healthiest, but I don’t care because it taste goods. Plus, I do so much freaking yoga, I don’t think it’s going to affect me.

I FINALLY found Tahini sauce and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. I am really excited about both. I all ready have an idea for the tahini sauce. I ate some roasted potatoes today with some tahini on it and it was so good. I am going to make some mashed potatoes and mix some tahini in it so that it is nice and creamy. I can’t wait to eat it. I just hope Mark eats some too so I don’t pig out on it by myself. LOL. I am not sure what I am going to do with the Liquid Aminos. In case you’re wondering, Liquid Aminos is a vegan soy sauce.

I had a wonderful yoga class tonight. I love Barbara’s class. Good night.


Here it goes…

OK, so I am going to eat some ice cream tonight. Why? It’s Easter Vigil, so I think that Lent is now over. I also have proof:  I am going to eat some Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream from a local ice creamery tonight. It also helps that my best friend’s boyfriend’s family owns it. :-) I just hope that I don’t get sick from it. I am going to start with a bite and see how it goes. I may also have a Reese’s Peanut Butter egg. I have been waiting 46 days for milk chocolate. Don’t worry, I am still going to be vegan at home starting Monday again. I won’t be buying candy bars at the grocery store or anything like that though. I will try to be vegan when I go out, but if I want something that has cheese, like mozzarella sticks, I am going to have some. Granted, if I can get my salad without cheese, I will. OK, time for ice cream. I’ll let you know how good it is and how I feel tomorrow or Monday.

Oh, the zoo was great!


Spring Break

It’s spring break. Both girls are home all day. The elder one has had her medication lowered. I am all ready to quit. I won’t, at least not with out another job lined up. I am also getting worried because I don’t have health insurance lined up for myself yet, which is not a good thing. Man, this situation has it’s great points, but it also has it’s bad points. All well, what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger, right?         The elder just made some Annie’s Mac & Cheese. I told her to read the directions first. Did she? No. So, hopefully putting the cheese sauce in with the water before cooking the noodles doesn’t screw it up too badly. We’ll have to wait and see. I told her I didn’t care if it didn’t take good, she was still going to eat it. It’s almost a $1 per packet and I am not going to let her waste it. I being nice enough to let her eat it i the first place. Not sure why, but I really enjoy the little one much more. I think it’s because she listens to me and doesn’t give me too much trouble. I like the older one, I even love her, she is just much more of a pain in the ass to deal with then the little one. The mac and cheese worked, much to my amazement.

Sunday is Easter. I am going to have a Vegan Easter. Well, mostly Vegan. My friend’s ice cream company just went into a local grocery store and I am going to have some on Easter. Chocolate Peanut Butter Premium Ice Cream, I am so excited to eat it. Granted, since I have been feeling so freaking good I am not making a habit of straying from my diet. I have also noticed that my body is working better than it ever has. It’s the best feeling in the world.

I am watching Game of Thrones on HBO. Weird show. Interesting but weird. I am really not following the story line at all, but whatever. I am hoping that I will understand it as the show goes on or at least as I continue to watch the series. I wasn’t paying attention to the first part so I started the show over. I still don’t understand it. The sets are really good and the costumes are wonderful.

I have avoided eating a lot of processed soy foods for the past week, and my face did clear up A LOT! So, I am only having something soy processed once every other day if that. Granted, I am eating a lot more veggies and fruits because of it. I am also eating a lot more high fat food. I think I ate 500 calories worth of guacamole today. It was so good. I am also stuffed beyond belief and think I may just have a banana and clementine for dinner tongith. Or ice cream. The mint chocolate chip is calling my name. Instead of eating crap for dinner, I had my elbow pasta with peppers, peas, and some garlic salt & pepper. Man, it was good. My boss thought it smelled nasty but I think he is just not in touch with his senses like I am now. He made tomato soup tonight. Healthy, right? No, not when you use whole milk and a 1/4 cup of butter in it. All well, at least I know that I am eating healthy. Everyone’s diet is their own choice and I understand that. I just wish that the people in my life would try to eat healthier. I don’t understand why they won’t at least try, especially after seeing that showed his how great I am doing. I am hoping my Dad is going to change. He had a heart test today and it showed that his heart is doing really well and not at all blocked or clogged which is really good. I just hope he starts to lose weight because I want him to be healthy.

I am skipping yoga tonight. One because I really just don’t think my back is too up for it and two because I wasn’t feeling it. I am glad that I decided to do that though because boss man still isn’t home. He left work at 7:20 and yoga was at 7. I would have missed it anyway. :-(

I am going to continue to watch the Bigest Loser and then go to bed. Good night people.




I was in the shower this morning (nothing like that gutter brains!) and I was thinking about breakfast. My first thought was some fruit, but I don’t have any. Then I thought “A salad would be really good. Maybe some butternut squash.” Zfirst, I am not a big salad person, but it’s growing on me. The fact that I want one isn’t weird, it’s the fact that I want squash. I have never been a fan of squash and now I am thinking about it like it’s chocolate. I think this whole vegan thing has changed my taste buds for the better and I am thankful.  Who would have ever thought that I would be thankful for having healthy taste buds? Not me!

I finally ate the Amy’s Mac & Cheese. I bought the Gluten, Dairy, & Soy free one. It was really good. They use Daiya cheese and it rocks. I am going to Whole Foods to get some so that I can make a grilled cheese for lunch. Hmm… Grilled cheese and tomato soup. Yummy for my tummy!

I didn’t have a grilled cheese for lunch. Instead, I had a salad. The salad bar at Whole Foods looked so good that I couldn’t resist. I did buy some Daiya so I am excited about making the sandwich for dinner tonight. I really never would have guessed that I would want veggies instead of something cheesey. My taste buds are really changing. It’s a good thing though. It means I will be healthy for life. :-)

So I forgot to post this yesterday. Here is today’s (4/15/11) below.

One thing that I have noticed while being a vegan is that if I eat a crap load of soy, I break out.  I was eating something soy processed everyday, sometimes twice a day, and I think that was the problem. So, now that I have stopped, my face is clearing up. :-)  I also bought some vegan cream cheese and coconut yogurt. I am excited to try both! I’ll let you know how each is. I am going to start getting ready to head out to Toothbrush’s tonight, so have a wonderful weekend.

P.S. – I am going to a new restaurant tomorrow for lunch that has a vegetarian menu and vegan fried pickles. :-D Update on Monday.

Being Sick Sucks

I am sick. The elder of my charges came home with strep throat last week and now her father, sister, and I are sick. It sucks. I feel horrible. It hurts to sallow and I am just so sore and achy. Hopefully the medicine the doctor gave me will kick in so that I can go to my yoga dinner tomorrow.

I was all set to have a cheese sandwich today and I looked at the ingredients. Well, I’ll be damned, there was casein in it. I was really pissed because I had read that the cheese I bought was vegan. I was pissed that it wasn’t. It means that I spent $6 on Almond cheese and that I ate a non-vegan food. Grrr…… Well, you win some and you lose some.

OK, since I feel like such crap, I am signing off now. Good night.


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