Friday, 13 July 2018

Friday update

I'm back at 122.8.
I'm slowly getting some "like" back and motivation.
I like going out walking at the parks and doing little jog/walks, even if I have to do them on the treadmill. Lifting has been minimal, if at all.
My mindset right now is to do what gives me joy so that I'll keep doing it.

I've pretty much been doing a green shake every morning except on the weekends.
I mix up what I throw into the shakes.
This week has been mostly, a frozen banana, baby kale and spinach, some cucumber with the peel, a chunk of ginger root, powdered tumeric, lime juice, water, and a handful of one of these fruits:
golden kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple.

I made a sticky rice with pineapple, coconut milk, jalapeno and some seasonings.
I had mixed it with some kidney beans and Sriracha.

There's usually a salad thrown in during the day.
And I have had everything thrown in from summer rolls from the Natural Grocer, a vegan jerky stick, nuts, guac and tortilla chips (made with quinoa and chia), raw veggies, dates, whatever I grab. I'm just trying to make sure that it contains more whole foods, veggies and fruit. Obviously, my prepping is not back to normal yet.
But something has changed. I don't know if it's the green smoothies every morning, or just the increase in general of greens and fruit, but let's just say that my 💩 numbers have increased bunches. So, I'm definitely expelling more 😂
Maybe this just proves how full of shit I've been!

Oh! But I did experiment to replicate Beyond Meat burgers. I mean, I love them, but they are $6.99 for two patties here. I have to say, these came out tasting great, well the raw batter that I made. I haven't cooked one yet.

So, I'm still experimenting but I used.
About 1 cup of grated roasted beets
1/4 cup oats
1 cup steamed brown rice
Sauteed mushrooms
3/4 cup Kidney Beans
Nutritional Yeast
Garlic Powder
Liquid Smoke

I eyeballed, so not sure on the spices.
I don't have a food processor, so after I mixed the ingredients in a bowl, I put it in small batches into my 15+ year old blender. Then I separated them into balls and flattened them between wax paper.
Threw them in a ziploc bag and have them in the freezer.
Like I said, I tasted from the spoon and the mix was super tasty. So, now the test will be when I cook one up.

And we have this.
It's not pretty, but we have ground squirrels that eat EVERYTHING.
I tried coating everything with cayenne. Made a spray with every pepper.
Put hair in the regular gardens, egg shells, whatever anyone recommended.
Didn't work. Those buggers ate everything to the ground.
I even dug a trench, and put that metal hardcloth into the ground, making a fence and adding wire to the top. Little effers still got into the garden.
So, we got livestock troughs and put the fencing around them.
I really didn't want them right in the front yard, but it is convenient.

And I can walk right outside from the kitchen and have things like this.

Sooner or later, we'll figure out the rest of the 1.18 acre situation of rock and decomposed granite.
Just part of the dream. =) 

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