Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NOvember 3

I had the option of posting my work back by 6pm today or working a bit later and hand-delivering it on Thursday morning. The only way I could get it done by 6pm today was if I missed stretching and showering. Since it's NOvember, I said NO to skipping my stretching and NO to staying in bag-lady clothes all day, and decided to work a bit later and hand-deliver the work on Thursday.

I've learnt something interesting about myself this week. If I start feeling tired, yawning and can't concentrate, it could be because I'm dehydrated. Often having something to drink makes this feeling go away (I used to have coffee, but that probably only made things worse!).

Here's todays log:

8.00: lemon water with Combust

Exercise: Squat Thrusts, followed by 25-minute walk with TJ

9.00: banana smoothie

10.30: gluten-free toast with Flora Pro-active and fruit spread; oats with soy milk, cinnamon and stevia; mandarin

12.00: fibre drink, pear

1.30: lentil and roasted eggplant soup, gluten-free toast with Flora Pro-active

3.30: fibre drink, fruit, almonds

7.00: chilli-and-honey tofu, brown rice, asparagus, red cabbage


Kathleen said...

Good decision on waiting til Thursday. I have to drink more than I think, too. I’ve learned that your body needs water even if you don’t feel thirsty. Drinking a glass of water usually makes me feel better. Everything sounds so yummy – I am intrigued by this chili and honey tofu thing. Also the lentil and roasted eggplant soup from last time.

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Kathleen, I've never been very good at drinking water - so I guess it's taken me this long to work it out! I marinated the tofu in a mix of BBQ sauce, worcestershire sauce, chilli and garlic, then grilled it. It came out quite nice, but a bit dry. I think I prefer my tofu with a bit more sauce. The soup is OK - but think I might give lentil soups a break for a while once I finish this batch!

Kathleen said...

Wow, Charlotte, that sounds delicious! Where does the honey come in?

Charlotte Orr said...

Doh, I thought I'd left something out! There's honey in the marinade too! It has:
2 Tbsp BBQ sauce
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1 fresh long red chilli, chopped finely
1 clove garlic, crushed