The excitement of my Friday night date.
Yes, I look forward to Friday night for two wonderful reasons.
Like most of you, I celebrate the end of the work week.
The blissful days of delicious peace home at the nest
and away from cRaZy
But it is a double dip delight for this gal
IT'S DATE NIGHT
NOOOOOOO, not an evening out with Mr. J.
THAT would send me over the moon with giddiness
The date I am speaking of is my trip to Whole Foods
My pathetic love affair with the wonder
of gorgeous vegetables and fruits
up and down, taking it all in...
filling up my cart with organic goodness
that I will need for the week.
Including everything I will need
to make the 'nectar of heaven'......
THE ultra broth
Which is a love fest in and of itself come Saturday morning.
As I write this,
I have.....not one........but two pots of deliciousness
lightly simmering on the stove
And in the oven....
a beautiful mix of parsnips, carrots, acorn squash,
shallots, & garlic drizzled with olive oil
and a light sprinkle of celtic sea salt and fresh rosemary.
This will be my accompaniment to whatever protein
I choose this evening.
Tofu or beans I suspect.
And the fragrance wafting through the kitchen is practically nirvana
Yes, Lynnie.........I am loving the kitchen smelling so wonderful!!
(that, alone, would make some in my circle say "Who ARE you and where is Rella)
It's been three weeks of Dr. Mark Hyman's detox regimen
and I feel fantastic!!
I still battle the wonky knee thing that can ache like crazy at night
but even that is improving each night.
The arthritic inflammation in my hands/fingers is gone.
I can open bottles and jars without the help of Mr. J.
The strength returned...this is major
And that is just ONE wonderful outcome.
The most amazing change is not evident in the physical
It is what has taken place in my head......
.........my thought process
I view food and everything that goes into my body as 'medicine'
and because I am not craving the old comfort foods
my focus is strictly - nourishment and health.
How can you go wrong with these suggestions from Dr. H.
in his book THE ULTRA SIMPLE DIET:
As he proposes these questions for you to pose
to yourself as you journal
IN THE MORNING
1. What can I do today to truly take care of my body?
2. What can I do today to truly take care of my spirit?
3. What toxic food/idea/behavior can I do without today?
IN THE EVENING
1. What worked for me today?
2. What can I improve on tomorrow?
3. What symptoms improved today?
4. What did I notice about how I am feeling?
5. What did I learn today on the program that I can carry with
me into the rest of my life?
When a doctor is a proponent of caring for you body, mind, and spirit
how can you go wrong?
Posted by Rella