Okay, I promised myself that I would eat much cleaner today, so here goes!
I woke up not too early this morning. For the last couple days, I have been able to sleep on my stomach again! For whatever reason, my herniated disk made it very painful to try sleep any way but on my back, which is my least favorite sleeping position. So, that hasn’t meant the greatest of sleep for the past month. The last couple of nights I have been able to be on my stomach, although not with a bent leg yet. Funny how little things like that can make me so happy
Then hit the ground running with work. Since I actually ate early – I was hungry for a morning snack, but I told myself it had to be clean! So I made a mini green smoothie.
1 cup of spinach, 15 g of chocolate protein powder, 1/2 a banana, cinnamon, ice, and water. It was pretty good, but I think raw spinach may not agree with my tummy. I get rumbles whenever I have a green smoothie anymore.
Lunch time was a baked crabcake and a pear, which I ate while working.
That actually slows down my eating because I work by typing, so that means I have to put the fork down to work LOL! The good side to a bad habit.
I filled up all the bird feeders the other day. So many different birds on this one today from sparrows to gold finches to chickadees and a woodpecker (surprising!). All day this was going on – but when I sat there with a camera to take a picture, all I get is this.
Had the usual latte for a snack, just as I finished up work for the week (early to boot – woo hoo!).
Plus an Attune.
After finishing this and a little goofing around, I went out for a walk. Went to the high school track, and John followed to run. I would say I am probably about 90% healed from the herniated disk at this point, but the last 10% is the weakness/numbness. I still am unable to run. I can kind of shuffle for about 5 yards, but my leg just gives out, so I can’t do it. Same reason why I can’t do split leg lifting of any type. Walking is okay, but my thigh feels so tight when I walk. Not sure why that is – I stretch and foam roll every day. It’s funny how what seems to be the easiest form of exercise (walking) is the slowest to come back when I can bike pretty well and do most of lifting exercises. I actually yelled at my leg to wake up last night LOL!
Anyway, I came back and had a nibble before cooking dinner:
I was in the mood for sweet potatoes tonight. Going with more superfoods on my clean eating day. I sliced one up, sprayed with nonstick spray and salt and pepper, then popped in the toaster oven on 400 for about 25 minutes. Golden brown and delicious!
Those are shredded brussel sprouts on the side. Funny that it looks like cauliflower in there.
I made up my dessert for later. This is a pseudo protein cheesecake.
- 32 g of fat free ricotta
- 15 grams of strawberry protein powder (soy)
- enough water to make it creamy
- 2 chopped strawberries
This is chilling in the fridge now for during the movie. About 100 calories and 14 grams of protein!
I think I will make it eating clean today! I am reminding John not to let me snack other than this pseudo cheesecake.
Question: What is your favorite sleeping position?