We’re experiencing our first severe storms of this young spring. There are tornado watches out for most of south central Virginia until 10pm. The sky is really dark.
Before the storm arrived, I managed to get my garden spot cleaned out and hoed up and the grass that’s been mulching over one end of it all winter spread out. I’m hoping to put in some lettuce by this weekend. When the lettuce is done, I want to focus on herbs for that little spot, and do all my tomatoes in buckets.
The 17 day diet is going great so far. On this first 17 day cycle the food is much like the primal diet I was eating, except fat is greatly reduced and yogurt and fruits are added in. This means cottage cheese and fruit for breakfast, fruit for a mid morning snack, salad for lunch, yogurt for a snack, lean meat and a variety of veggies for dinner and yogurt for a bedtime snack. I updated the weight-loss badge in the sidebar to reflect that I’ve started over. I’m not disregarding the 100+ lbs I’ve already lost, but just felt like starting fresh. I have much more motivation at the beginning of a journey than I do in the middle or at the end!
In the next 17 day cycle, which will begin on April 6, I will be able to add in two servings of healthy carbs like grains and beans, and higher sugar fruit like peaches. On that cycle, you alternate the way I’m eating now with the higher carb menu, which adds variety. I’m really looking forward to some cream of wheat for breakfast!
I know I already posted crocuses, but here are some more. Purty!