Breakfast: 3 fried eggs with some sugar free pizza sauce
Lunch: Protein Shake
Dinner: Ginger pork stir fry
water: over 64 ozs
Exercise: 6.2K logged
Yes, the great news is that I logged my longest time on the road today since starting this new lifestyle. I feel great physically!
The bad news.. yesterday, my beloved grandmother passed away and I over indulged on nuts and I went overboard by eating a candy bar that was laying around my house. (for the kids) I have been so good for such a long time.. but I am back on track today!
I will be going back to induction for the next while and I will be cutting out dairy and nuts! I will make an exception for the day after Christmas when I will be having a dinner party at my school for friends and students. The food will all be LC except the fresh baked rolls and honey butter. (I will not eat the rolls) I will also partake in dairy on this day because I will be making LC Key lime custard cups for dessert. My menu plan is; Smoked ham, au gratin cauliflower, green beans cooked in butter with some ham, fresh baked sprouted flour bread( I will use three kinds of bran and also add sesame, buckwheat and quinoa flours and it will be sweetened with honey) green salad and the previously mentioned dessert.
I will not let the loss of a loved one get me down, I will use it as motivation to keep me going and working harder.
When I received an e-mail from my uncle's e-mail address with a title line grandma.. I knew that something was wrong, in fact I did not want to open the e-mail. I kinda froze. My children who were playing in the same room noticed and said, "Dad, what's the matter?" I said, I don't want to open this e-mail because it contains bad news. My daughter said, " Dad, just open it.. you never know it could be good news!" I opened the e-mail and it was from my brother who was at my uncle's house. My feelings were confirmed, my grandmother had passed away during the day.
I started to cry.
My children were immediately alarmed because they had never seen me really cry. Of course they had seen me shed a tear or two during a movie or other emotional events. But never outright crying. All four of my kids stopped what they were doing, two climbed up on my lap and the other two embraced me in a strong hugs saying, "It's okay, Dad!" All I can say is what a blessing children really are!
The real message here is not that someone I loved dearly passed away but a general life lesson. See for the past several months I have been putting off calling my grandmother, the biggest reason being the time difference of me living in Japan. I was going to call her on Thanksgiving but didn't have time, my plan was then to call her on Christmas..
Never put off anything that you should do today for something that you think you can do tomorrow! Because tomorrow does not exist.. see at11:59pm when tomorrow is about to come into existence it magically becomes today. Tomorrow does not really exist!!
During this holiday season, I highly recommend that you get in touch with all your friends and loved ones because you never when they are going to be taken from you.
I will not be posting for a while.. I will be writing the posts but I will not be uploading them for the near future. I hope to be back soon, but I need to spend time with my family as well as I have some life changing events coming up that I need to prepare for.
Happy Holidays Everyone!