Oh what a wonderful sangria recipe I have found! Oh how many carbs and calories it has! It is delish, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to toss most of it as A: I don't drink that much and B: it is ridiculously calorie rich for just a drink. I had two drinks on Turkey Day and asked DH to make me a little bit more... so he made a whole batch! I even froze grapes to use as ice cubes so I wouldn't water it down! But, I drink like once in a blue moon, and I'm not about to up that. Once upon a time I drank a lot, and I will not go back to that, thank you very much!
Thanksgiving was great, only one of my recipes flopped and that was an extra breakfast dish, so it is okay. Aunt G came over and did not get too obnoxious, though I had to step in and halt the politics talk. She was treading dangerous water there. That is definitely one of the topics of conversation to steer clear of at a family get together!! But, the morning was simply wonderful, DH and I got to cooking in the kitchen together and it was just wonderful to spend that much time with him. And to be cooking. I've not cooked for Thanksgiving since DH and I got together. We always go to MS to his Grandmother's.
It was also wonderful to sleep in my own bed and get up when I wanted to. At MS I'm the only morning person, so I wind up stuck in our room trying to keep the kids quiet till someone else wakes up so we can "get up" too. I love everything about going to MS, except that. It gets claustrophobic feeling.
Anyway, I didn't even have dessert yesterday, my sweet potato casserole turned out great and so I had enough sweets and didn't need it. I didn't have ham, I'm discovering that ham is one of those meats that makes me not feel good, so I had turkey.
I had talked to my friend about vitamins and I honestly said I could not tell the difference in energy and such taking Juice Plus. So I asked her to get me in contact with a rep from the company that she gets vitamins from, because she can tell a difference in her energy level when she takes hers. I think I must have been feeling envious about the energy level. So I talked to DH today about it and he said he can tell a huge difference in my mood and energy level when taking Juice Plus. He said that since I've started taking it my manic/depressive moods are not so high/low and I spend more time in between (or 'normal' mood). I had not thought of that, but he's right. I've not gotten so low that I can't function, I've not gotten so high that I buy everything in sight and rearrange the whole house. Juice Plus is doing more for me than I realized, so I'm going to stick with it.
Took yesterday off of working out because I knew I was going to be on my feet a lot cooking and cleaning up. I only got 4,194 steps, but I'm not much past that today, I've been worn out feeling from yesterday, like I need to take a rest day after the holiday! I did work out some this morning, but not a full work out, I'll get back on it tomorrow. For today, I'm going to rest and recuperate from Thanksgiving!
Meat is a tricky thing now. Hamburgers and hot dogs are a no. I get sick feeling if I eat them. Ham is apparently a no too. Turkey is okay, so chicken should be okay and I've not had any seafood in a while so I'm not sure if I can have that or not, I hope so. But if I eat much meat, no matter what kind, I feel horrible. Meat in small doses. I have broken out in acne again, even though I'm taking my Juice Plus every day, and I honestly believe it is because of how much meat I have been eating since last Saturday (yes, it took me almost a week to figure out what I was doing wrong). Apparently my system is getting more and more picky, and I don't think that is a good thing. I think that means I'm closer to being a diabetic than I thought I was, so I need to get my rear in gear now.
DH also said that when I juice (make my green glow juice of kale, spinach, parsley, cucumbers carrots, lemons, oranges and apples) I do a lot better mood and energy-wise and that he wants to budget for me to make it at least once a week.
I'm excited for that because I can tell a difference when I juice too.
Oh boy, I really rambled today! Well, Thank you if you read all that, and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!