Only a few days left!!

So life again has happened, and JG* has been a busy busy bee. I’m still fasting and I can’t tell you guys how hard it is. I am learning alternative ways to cook and that is helping, but Goodness. Jesus be a fence! Temptation loves to find it’s way in, but fighting and winning is so rewarding.

My race is Saturday and I’m really excited. I’m not doing it for the time or anything. I was able to raise some money, and I’m doing it for the challenge. I have to admit. My running has slowed down a bit. Me being so hungry doesn’t really help it. LOL Since I usually work out at night, and I can’t eat after 7 it does make it a bit hard. I’ll work out, be starving and can’t eat. It’s not a good look.

I didn’t get to really play around with my food too much this weekend. I kept it pretty simple. Greens, sweet potatoes, more veggies. I have come to love Ezekial bread though. I have found that if you toast it, it’s pretty much just like regular bread. I think it’s pretty Dandy! However, once the fast is over I’ll probably go back to buying my whole wheat bread from the Farmer’s Market. The softness of that bread makes everyday sandwhiches just glorious!

Keep running!

JG*

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Day 4: Craving but dealing

Good Morning Runners and Healthy eaters!

Yesterday some of you may have seen me tweeting about my Soy Curls. Well here’s a looksey real quick as to what I’m talking about.

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Interesting right? Well, I couldn’t wait to try some things with them so last night after midnight I gave them a try. Here’s the deal with Soy Curls. They are hard, and you have to re-hydrate them. You do this by soaking them in hot water for 10 minutes. Then you season them and cook in a skillet to be whatever you want them to be. Whether it’s beef or chicken or whatever. Last night I made “Chicken” salad with a few soy curls and it was yum! I’ll post the recipe below. The guy at the vegan store really put me on to them. I told him I was big on texture which is why tofu was just out of the question for me. He pointed me right to these.

Recipe:

  • Soy Curls
  • Veganaise (Mayo)
  • Celery
  • Garlic power, garlic salt, Poultry seasoning or chicken flavoring, celery salt
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped Celery

Re-hydrate the soy curls for 10 minutes in hot/warm water. Drain and season with poultry seasoning. Place in skillet for about 5 minutes along with onions. When finished, place the onions and soy curls back in a bowl, mix with Veganaise, Celery, Garlic Salt/Power and Celery Salt to taste. And you’re done!

I wish I would have taken a picture.

For dinner yesterday I had sloppy joes over rice. And I made my first green smoothie! Yum!

smoothie

I did 1 banana, a cup of pineapple, 2 celery sticks, and a handful of collard greens. TASTY!!!

Let me tell y’all. Yesterday was hard. I wanted some red velvet cake, a cookie, some fried chicken, SOMETHING. I went to the Farmer’s Market to get all my veggies and fruits and I just about died. It was hard. The devil is a liar! LOL

And I worked out last night. I was really worried about that part, because I knew I was going to be hungry afterwards and I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it. It wasn’t too bad, and I felt great! I’ll be able to handle next week’s race NO PROBLEM!

Enjoy!

JG*

My Green Smoothie top choices

So I went to the farmer’s market and raided the produce section. The DEVIL is a liar though because it took so much for me to talk past the red velvet cakes, the sweet smelling coffees……. OH MY GOODNESS. I wanted to just dive around in the cheeses, and roll across the bread aisle. But I held strong. Now I want to cry.

But here’s a few green smoothies I’ll be trying this week.

Recipe #7
1 cup pineapple
1 banana
2 sticks of celery
1 handful of your favourite leafy greens

Recipe #12
3 bananas
3 huge handfuls of baby spinach
2 cups of water

Recipe #26
3 handfuls baby spinach
2 celery stalks & leaves,
1 cup water,
1 green apple,
1 frozen lady finger banana
a quarter of fresh pineapple

Recipe #31
4 large ripe bananas,
2 large handfuls of kale,
1 small handful of parsley,
1 handful of baby spinach and
2 cups of water

Recipe #44
1 banana
Handful of Strawberries
Large Handful of Spinach
Dab of Water

Recipe #45
3-4 celery sticks
50 cent piece of grated ginger
1-2 apple or banana or pear (varied to what felt right that day)
2 cups water

Recipe #52
2 bananas,
2 cups spinach,
a stalk of celery and
2 cups of water

Yum! JG*

Day 1 of my fast

Well it’s day one of my fast, and I feel great! I woke up at 6 am and said a Prayer and sent it up to my Lord to take care of everything going down on this earth. Last night I went shopping for Fast Foods. Heh. Get it? And I came home with a cart full of great veggies and fruits. I’m going to go by the farmer’s market later in the week and get even more for cheaper. I also picked up some vegetarian goodies since I figured this is as good a time than any to try some of these things. Learn how to cook vegan/vegetarian dishes. I’m always down to learn how to cook something new. I’m pretty excited about this! For some reason, my appetite is really curbed, and I’m feeling fine. I have corporate prayer at 12, and then another personal prayer later on this evening! I’m starting my morning off with some water, puffins cereal (no milk, I was going to buy Almond Milk, but I decided I’d get it at the Farmer’s market) which is whole grain, wheat free, gluten-free, and free of everything else. I bought some apples and a grapefruit for a snack. For lunch I have stir-fried vegetables, and for dinner I’ll be making curry vegetables. Or I may try one of my veggie burgers with my Tapioca Loaf “bread”.

Very excited. Continue to log on to hear my daily fast stories. 🙂

Thanks for your support!

JG*