DETOX over.

Wednesday, October 21, 2014

I decided on about day 18 or 19 of this detox that I was going to take today, my only FULL day off this week, to eat the stuff that I craved after being on the detox. ¬†Of course, with it being only one day, I can’t fit everything in that I missed, but I think I did pretty good ūüôā


Mrs. Murphy’s donuts (glazed cake, powdered sugar cake)

Pumpkin spice coffee with caramel creamer

Verdict…a very tasty breakfast…however, I got too full. ¬†I should have had just one donut. ¬†And the coffee was good, but not great.


El Forastera (Mexican restaurant)…ate 1/2 of my vegetable quesadilla (with flour tortilla, cheese!!!, onions, green and red peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash), with guacamole, rice and beans, and mandarin orange soda

*for dessert a small pumpkin shaped Reese’s peanut butter cup

Verdict… That quesadilla was GOOD! ¬†SO flavorful. ¬†But I was getting full and so only ate half. ¬†Ate half of my rice and all of my beans and half of Kimm’s beans.


Cheese pizza and fries out!

*for dessert another small pumpkin shaped Reese’s peanut butter cup

Verdict…LOVE ME MY PIZZA (even though the crust was a tad bit too done for my liking). ¬†Again I got full and only ate a small portion of the fries.


I’m planning on having ICE CREAM (Haagen Daaz Caramel Cone to be precise)

Verdict…even though I haven’t even had this yet, I just know the flavor will be great!

(can you tell I missed dairy!)

Today was one of those completely relaxing days…I LOVED IT.

We got up and took a walk before it started raining…with working so much, my walking has been diminished. ¬†Then after feeding the animals we piled ourselves and Izzy in the car to go to Mrs. Murphy’s for donuts…it was a beautiful ride…even though most of the color is past peak. ¬†After eating breakfast I took a nice hot shower and got dressed and then watched DWTS!

After lunch I read blogs and explored some new to me vegan blogs. ¬† I’m extremely excited to start incorporating more vegan meals into our rotation.

Now it is raining and the sound of the rain on the roof is lulling me to close my eyes…I think I’ll catch a quick cat nap before we watch our shows!

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DETOX {Day 21}

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I made it through my four day stretch!! ¬†To say I’m happy is an understatement ūüôā

It was another busy night at work yesterday.  Every unit seemed super busy and there were quite a few stressed out employees.


5:15 am — smoothie, 1/4 cup cashews

7:45 am — small crumbs left in the tortilla chip bag (probably about 1/2 cup…I ate them with a spoon…which SO reminds me of my dad…he does the same thing to make sure not to waste any food!)

Ride home — 1/4 cup almonds, apple

Dinner — roasted veggies (sweet potato with onion, carrots, asparagus)

Snack — it’s going to be popcorn!

I can’t wait to just sit on the couch tonight and veg out watching some shows, all the while knowing I won’t have to get up at 10:10 pm and get ready for work ūüôā

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DETOX {Day 20}

Monday, October 20, 2014

Busy day. ¬†Work was crazy! ¬†Started out with two codes in the ED…neither one made it. ¬†Every unit was busy. ¬†Staffing was a challenge. ¬†I was so glad to leave.


4:30 am — smoothie, 1/4 cup cashews

6:30 am — some celery, carrots, and broccoli with my homemade hummus (which is frustrating me…still does not have the ideal taste I prefer…I’m thinking I will probably have to chuck this batch and try again??)

Ride home — apple

Dinner — chili (actually more like bean/tomato soup because I used diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce so the consistency was much different…good, but not really a chili!)

After dinner we had to run to BJ’s. ¬†We had put it off for so long, but the cat litter situation was getting desperate! ¬†Usually I don’t like going out to do stuff after dinner, and especially when it starts getting dark, but Kimm drove and I had my heated seats on and I was listening to the ¬†music and all was good! ¬†We actually got done pretty fast. ¬†Once home, I hopped in the shower and we watched a Gilmore Girls (which by the way is on Netflix streaming so now we don’t even have to change discs! ¬†super convenient!)

Snack — tortilla chips and salsa



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DETOX {Day 19}

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I can’t believe we are 2/3 of the way through October! ¬†Crazy how fast the time is going.

My second night of work was not too bad.  Thankfully I got less sleepy in the morning because I was more rested.


5 am — (late today)…smoothie (blackberries, banana, soy milk, spinach), 1/4 cup almonds

Ride home — 1/4 cup cashews, apple

It was a little chilly this morning so you better believe the seat warmer was on…BEST DECISION EVER!!

Dinner — chili (with pinto and small red beans, diced tomatoes, potatoes), pumpkin seeds after

Snack — will be popcorn again!, with an apple

I seriously cannot believe I’ve been doing this cleanse for 19 days. ¬†I haven’t had bread or dairy or caffeine or sugar for 19 DAYS! ¬†Wow.

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DETOX {Day 18}

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Already one day done of my days on…it’s a good thing ūüôā

Not too bad of a night.  I just got very tired at about 5:30 am.  Like nodding off tired.  It was rough.  Getting into bed this morning was the best.


4:15 am — green smoothie (my snack from last night really held me over…not to mention it was a busy first part of the night), 1/4 cup cashews

Ride home — Honeycrisp apple! (it was a big one)

Before bed — spoonful of cashew butter (really starting to like this stuff)

Dinner — leftover enchiladas, pumpkin seeds (maybe 1/4 cup)

Snack — I plan on having popcorn

Big plans for tonight…a little finance meeting and then watching a show before a short nap and work again.

I have to say, my life is pretty boring when I’m working ūüôā

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DETOX {Day 17}

Friday, October 17, 2014

All the days off done…in the blink of an eye!

They were good though…I’m already looking forward to the next two off to get me through this stretch of four days on.


Breakfast — pumpkin oatmeal with cashew butter

Lunch — last of the sweet potato risotto, apple, some roasted pumpkin seeds (2 cups roasted with 2 TBSP olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp onion powder, few cranks of pepper…275 for one hour, stirred every 20 minutes…Kimm is ADDICTED!!)

Dinner — enchiladas (corn tortillas filled with black beans, salsa, sauteed onions, corn…covered in enchilada sauce), raspberries

Snack — white corn tortilla chips and salsa!

What did I get done my last day off…

…roasted pumpkin seeds

…fixed my homemade hummus (added roasted red peppers)…much better flavor!

…grocery shopped at Stop and Shop with Kimm

…went through all my shoes and got rid of 3 pairs of old sneakers and one pair of old flip flops (and yesterday I went through ALL my clothes…got rid of two t-shirts, 1 sweater, 2 sweatshirts, 3 button down tops)…FEELS GOOD to purge


…watched an episode of Family Ties during lunch…wow watching that really brings back the childhood memories!!

…a second walk with Izzy

…got rid of the mums/pumpkins that weren’t looking so hot…not sure why we were having so many problems this year

…washed a butt-load of dishes (x 2)…I tell you, eating healthy creates a LOT of dishes ūüôā

Hope everyone has a great weekend…I guess the cold is making it’s way back in this Sunday.

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DETOX {Day 16}

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What a rainy, dreary day!


Breakfast…a new to me meal — pumpkin oatmeal (1/2 cup gluten-free oatmeal cooked with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 sliced banana mixed in until dissolved for sweetness, a large spoon dollop of pumpkin (maybe 1/4 cup?), cooked until smooth, then 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp vanilla mixed in)…topped with some cashew butter…VERY filling and good

Lunch…some more of the Sweet Potato Risotto and an apple

Dinner…roasted vegetables (a new favorite!)…potatoes with the skin left on (so much more flavor!), carrots with dill seasoning, sweet potatoes with onion…all so good…and a salad on the side with all sorts of veggies (finally got my dressing right now too…1 1/2 TBSP olive oil, 1 tsp red wine vinegar, 1 TBSP water, approximately 1 tsp Dijon mustard, salt and pepper)

Snack…popcorn(!) and some almonds

Today I spent the day going through my clothes and I was pretty merciless! ¬†If I haven’t worn it and don’t think I will wear it or I don’t feel good when I wear it…gone.

I also went and got a haircut. ¬†My hair was truly driving me crazy as it was growing out…thick in all the wrong places, little flips where I didn’t like it, falling on my forehead which I hate….so I went to a new place…Salon Tres Chic. ¬†The stylist I had was GREAT! ¬†I’ll definitely be going again. ¬†I hate that I have to spend money again to have my hair cut, but I guess I just have to realize there are people out there with a skill that I don’t possess and they should be compensated for that skill and I’M WORTH IT!

While I was at the hair salon a lady tripped over the sidewalk ledge and fell. ¬†I ran out there and with another lady we attempted to roll the lady who fell on to her back and then to a sitting position. ¬†She kept saying “I have neuropathy” but something just didn’t seem right. ¬†She had bruised her arm, knee and cheek and OF COURSE when I helped turn her over I got some blood on my shirt. ¬†Thankfully the salon employees soaked it right out. ¬†The lady was refusing to have an ambulance called but I guess her family did come to get her…turns out she had been drinking. ¬†What an experience to have the first time I go to a new hair place!

I have FULLY ENJOYED my three days off ūüôā

Starting tomorrow I will have four on and then two off…this is the next stretch I will be focusing on.

One day at a time.

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DETOX {Day 15}

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WOW…this month is half over…so hard to believe.

It was SO NICE to wake up after sleeping wonderfully during the night!!!

A glorious morning walk started the day…the fall colors are gorgeous right now.

Breakfast — smoothie (banana, strawberry, spinach, soy milk)

It was a great day to just be lazy and relax.

I filled my time with reading blogs, knitting, reading a book, and napping!

I also made a new recipe for lunch…I just love exploring in the kitchen ūüôā

Lunch — Sweet Potato Risotto with the rest of my green beans and chopped almonds

More of the same after lunch…

Snack — apple, spoonful of cashew butter

A second walk of the day…VERY humid.

Dinner — Open faced quesadillas again with brown rice on the side…so good.

Now I’m reading more blogs (I’m SO behind) and getting ready to get into something comfy…TV on the couch is coming up…we on to Blacklist

Snack — I know it’ll be popcorn! ¬†(and maybe an apple…or some pumpkin seeds)


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DETOX {Day 14}

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I MADE IT! ¬†My first four-day stretch is done…

Nothing incredibly crazy at work…just a lot of talk about Ebola. ¬†People are worried. ¬†Hopefully we’ll get a better sense of the “plan” our hospital will employ if a patient comes in with suspected Ebola symptoms.


12 am — 1/3 of my smoothie

4 am — rest of smoothie, 1/4 cup cashews

6 am — serving of green beans with crushed almonds (cooked in olive oil) with salt

Ride home — 1/4 cup almonds, apple

Dinner — Open faced quesadillas (corn tortillas covered with refried beans and saut√©ed onions/green pepper, then some salsa for eating) with some brown rice on the side (mixed with some olive oil, cumin and salt), banana with almond butter

Snack — popcorn, apple

I was tired! ¬†Not much sleep during the day because I had to get up early to take Izzy to the vet. ¬†One of the lumps on her side had increased in size and was bothering her. ¬†At the vet’s they shaved the area and said it looked like it might have been a cyst as it was draining. ¬†No medication or anything else needed at this time. ¬†Our only task is to keep Izzy from licking! ¬†AND…we finally came up with a good solution!! ¬†We took one of Kimm’s old t-shirts and put Izzy’s legs through the arm holes and her tail through the neck hole…the body of the shirt came up around her belly and was held in place by the Thundershirt! ¬†GENIOUS!!! ¬†Completely prevented her from licking during the night.

We watched the last episode of The Fosters…can’t wait to see what happens this next season, but I guess that won’t be until January!

Bed is going to feel SO GOOD.

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DETOX {Day 13}

Monday, October 13, 2014

I will be glad when this stretch of days on is done!  Not a bad night, just a lot of walking and my ankle and heel were bothering me quite a bit, so it  was not pleasant.


12 am — 1/3 of smoothie

4 am — rest of smoothie

Ride home — 1/4 cup almonds, apple

Dinner — Shepard’s pie (gluten-free veggie burger, covered with saut√©ed onions/mushrooms, corn, mashed potatoes with a little olive oil, almond milk, salt, pepper and garlic salt), banana with almond butter

Snack — planning on having popcorn and an apple

Izzy has an appointment at the vet for tomorrow for her lump on her side that has grown in size and is bothering her. ¬†Today Kimm wrapped it in gauze and a bandage wrap and then put her in her Thundershirt and that has held it on quite well which is good since she licked it all night long. ¬†She also gave her Benadryl which did seem to make her sleepy today and she didn’t do much licking today on her hot spot…maybe we are on the mend with that!

I’m off to get in the shower and into something comfy ūüôā

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