Monday, May 9, 2011

SP Cleanse - Days 5 through 7

With it being Mother’s Day this past Sunday I decided to make a weekend of it and pack up and go home to my parents. I picked up a few things at the farmer’s market, packed my Shake and Take blender and a ton of unnecessary clothes.

Being on the Standard Process cleanse was definitely tough. Friday was pretty easy, I woke up and had a smoothie then headed to take my final which I think went well. After the test I went food shopping with my mom for a few things and then went home and had a salad. Friday night was tough, living along I haven’t been surrounded by others eating the past few days and my family had Shrimp with Orzo, Zucchini and Feta Cheese and it looked delicious. While they ate that I made myself some Zucchini and Kale Cooked in Tomato Sauce. I then headed over to a friend’s house to catch up; it had been a while since I was home.

Saturday was a great day to be outside. I made myself a smoothie and then headed outside. My dad started planting his vegetables for the season, we are hoping for a good crop this year, last year was a bit lacking. He planted 6 tomatoes bushes, 2 zucchini plants, 1 eggplant, 1 cucumber bush, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, basil, lavender, and mint. Chives are back outdoors after being stored for the winter; this plant is 10 years old as well as the sage which is 6 years old. 
When it was time for lunch I decided to make myself a big salad filled with komatsuna , tatsoi, bell pepper, avocado, cherry tomatoes and a tangerine to add a refreshing taste to act as dressing.
Saturday night I treated myself to some vegetable sushi rolls as well as edamame, it was a nice treat.

Sunday was Mother’s day and my family spent the day relaxing and enjoying the nice weather. We ended with dinner with our family friends at their Country Club. Since it was day 7 of the cleanse I decided to eat a few pieces of sashimi along with a large salad for dinner. I really showed restraint, we were at a buffet filled with lobster tails, sushi bar, pizza, pasta, carving stations not to forget desert and more. I decided the sashimi would fill a craving as something off the diet but still something I would be able to eat days 8-21.

The overall weekend was great. Great weather saw some friends and enjoyed quality time with my family.  

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