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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Day 3, Week 1
I felt fantastic yesterday! Really great! I noticed my energy level was way up. I think I can attribute that to my slight but significant shift in diet, my workouts finally becoming more regular and routine, and a really good night's sleep the night before. I had no processed sugar/sweet things at all yesterday! Breakfast was oatmeal again with peaches on top (will miss my fruit in week 3, I am already lamenting). Lunch was at the Grape Leaf buffet with our staff before the faculty meeting. I had a pita with hummus, rice, some Greek-chicken meat on its own, and a salad. I do think the salad had too much dressing and the rice/pita were probably the wrong kind of wheat--but that's not what I'm changing right now, so I just enjoyed it! Haha! Crowning Achievement: I did NOT have the bakalava that comes with the buffet, that is absolutely divine, and that everyone else had! Jewel in the Crown: I had water, not soda! Again, I'm not a big soda drinker, but my pitfall is restaurants--so this was a good, conscious decision. Yay me! For dinner, I made Beef and Broccoli stir fry from the I Quit Sugar website. I made rice for the kids to eat it with, but I didn't have any. To the recipe below, I added baby bok choy and red and yellow peppers; I did not use coriander. Mostly because I don't even know what that is. :p I didn't have any fresh ginger, but I did use ground ginger. I used soy sauce, not tamari. I had a feeling that it would be a bland recipe, and was so incredibly tempted to use the bottled teriaki sauce on it that I had in the cupboard. I forced myself to look at the ingredients, and the first ingredient was High Fructose Corn Syrup--so instead of throwing it on the stir fry, I threw it in the trash. However, it was indeed bland...so my question to all three or four of my readers is this: what do YOU use in your stir fry to make it delicious? I don't know if its a palate thing--maybe I just need to get used to it? I have to think, though, that there are some people who just know how to rock a stir fry. I will definitely keep this recipe, with the idea of tweaking it until we find perfection.