Wellness Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

The year is almost over! Time is speeding up! I apologize for my sporatic posting as of late. With my brother-in-law’s passing and my ongoing health issues, it’s been difficult to keep track.

But I should have some answers tomorrow. I see the surgeon at 8:30 am. I imagine we will be scheduling surgery at that time. All the preliminary work has been done.

Meanwhile, trying to keep my meals less acidic. Here are my breakfast and lunch pics.

Tofu scramble and a banana for breakfast. Lunch was a take on my Spanish tortilla. I added broccoli to the mix. It’s still pretty good. I just wanted some veggies.

What are your wellness plans for today?

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Wellness Wednesday, August 24, 2022

I apologize for not posting for a couple of weeks. I had the pictures and everything, but time got away from me. But this is what I ate today.

This was leftovers from last night. Pasta with red sauce and broccoli. An easy one pan meal. Made a delicious breakfast.

Lunch was a rice and quinoa blend to which I added shredded cabbage. A little soy sauce to season. Quite good! Better than I expected.

Dinner was a veggie sub from Subway. But they left off my olives. Oh well. It was still good.

On another note, I have an appointment with a surgeon on the first of September. What’s wrong with me needs surgery. I will keep you posted.

What did your Wednesday look like?

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Wellness Wednesday, July 13, 2022

It’s been a ride! But hopefully I can get back to posting what I eat vegan to try to stay healthy. Not everything is perfect, but I keep trying.

I’m trying to have more protein in the morning. This is the only protein shake I like. And it’s pretty good. I start the day with it and I’m good to go til lunch. I’m not much of a breakfast eater anyway, unless it’s brunch.

I love potatoes. A simple lunch with Chick-fil-a Polynesian sauce I found at my local Detwiler’s. It’s a Mennonite grocery store here in the Sarasota area.

I forgot to take a picture before I began to eat this Impossible Whopper. Only has lettuce and ketchup. We had to go grocery shopping and we were hungry. But I can still not eat a whole one. Hubby always finishes mine.

What was on your menu today?

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Wellness Wednesday, June 22, 2022

In case I didn’t say, they found no cancer. The bad news is they don’t know what is wrong. But I have a good team of doctors who aren’t giving up. More testing ahead. I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, another what I ate today.

Breakfast was baby potatoes with vegan cheese sauce and grape tomatoes. So good!

Lunch was potato soup and 3 peach halves. Delicious!

Dinner was homemade vegan mac and cheese and baby beets. I must say, I had some pretty satisfying food today!

And one more thing.

Thank you for being with me the past 8 years! Y’all are the best!

What did you do this Wednesday?

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Wellness Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sorry I’ve missed the past 2 weeks. I had a horrible case of bronchitis that wouldn’t let go and refused to leave. I’m better now but hubby is displaying symptoms, so we went this morning for yet another covid test. We won’t get the results for a day or two.

Meanwhile, I tweaked my diet just a touch. I have lowered my starchy veggie intake and raised my protein and fats. So far, the effects on my blood sugar have been great! I can’t say that I went vegan keto, because I don’t think I like 70% fat. It’s probably more like the old 30/30/40. I haven’t calculated it and don’t really plan to. I will still eat my starches, just not as much, as you will see here.

I just had an Orgain protein drink (not shown) for breakfast. Hubby and I went to Sarasota Vegan Deli to pick up and take home this sandwich they call the McBluffin. Just Egg, Beyond Sausage, and Follow Your Heart Provolone cheese. Delicious, but I could only eat about 3/4 of it. Good thing hubby was hungry.

This was a tasty snack. I also had a few calamata olives and a few bites of vegan cheese later for another snack.

Dinner was this tempeh bacon, lettuce, cabbage, avocado and tomato salad. Hubby just had blts. I wanted to avoid the bread on this one. It’s really, really good!

The only time my blood sugar went above 300 (not good) was after the sandwich. This discovery is going to help, I’m sure. I will keep you posted.

What have been your wellness plans today?

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Wellness Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Sorry I didn’t post for the first Wednesday of the new year, but it was hibby’s birthday and truth be told I forgot.

Today is a simple what I ate.

Breakfast was a vegan Spanish tortilla to which I added broccoli and onions. That and potatoes with bok choy and vegan cheese sauce are my go-tos for breakfast because I hate sweet.

Then there was simple potatoes seasoned with garlic and onion powders. I was going to fix more, but I have been sick. Good news is it isn’t covid. Bad news is that means I probably have the flu. So now I am going to put myself to bed.

What are you doing for self-care today?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The last blog of 2021! Can you believe it? Are you ready for 2022?

As you know, I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately. So I have been trying to create nourishing food that is still simple to make.

This is a stew of sorts. I used some Gardein frozen crumbles, frozen peas and carrots, Thrive brand marinara sauce, a pint of grape tomatoes, one summer squash and one zucchini. 2 jars of water and one cup of macaroni noodles. Cooked til done. I didn’t even add any seasoning. It turned out much tastier than I expected, yet mild enough for my tender tummy.

I don’t do resolutions. I like goals. They are flexible and fail proof. I set a goal and just work on it until it is accomplished. No guilt or shame.

This year my goals are to study my scriptures more in depth, to learn to play my guitar better, and to up my daily steps.

Do you have any goals for the new year?

Happy New Year, everybody!

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Wellness Wednesday, November 10, 2021

I almost didn’t post today. As I have said earlier, I’m going through some stuff.

But my diet is still good. I had a piece of Spanish tortilla for brunch. It’s just hashbrowns baked together with onions and an egg substitute. I use Just Egg, but you can use a chickpea egg as well. Season as you like, mix together in a casserole dish and bake at 375° F for 50 minutes or until a knife inserted comes clean. It’s so good!

This is my evening snack. Avocado toast. I haven’t had this for quite awhile. I forgot how tasty it is. I added grape tomatoes and everything seasoning on Dave’s Killer bread. Simple and yum!

Still walking! What was on your menu tonight?

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Wellness Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Today’s brunch. I have been missing my potatoes and bok choy (can’t find any at the moment) so I improvised. I took diced peppers and onions, and sliced mushrooms, and fried them up with potatoes. I seasoned it simply with a touch of salt and a whole lot of pepper (I LOVE pepper!) and voila! It hit the spot.

Served it with a cup of orange spice herbal tea. Delicious! As usual, I could only eat half, so I have a ready made breakfast for tomorrow!

I really have to catch y’all up on what’s been going on in my life, but that’s for another post.

What have you been doing on your wellness journey?

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Wellness Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Today’s dinner was a treat. Well-deserved after the last three weeks. I know I keep saying I’ll update you. Perhaps tomorrow.

This is a vegan calzone from Mellow Mushroom. You get to “build” your own. Mine has Follow Your Heart vegan cheese, spinach, mushrooms, calamata olives, artichoke hearts, green bell peppers, onions, roasted tomatoes and roasted red peppers. It comes with a side of marinara and it is beyond delicious!

You can see I was only able to eat a quarter of it. But that’s fine. Leftovers!

What did you treat yourself to this Wednesday?

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