April 23, 2009

Day 11: working, not talking!

First of all, thanks to everyone who left sweet and warm comment yesterday. Your words helped me immensely. As you can imagine, I was low after knowing the news and tried my best to keep the positive attitude, and your encouragements really made me feel better. THANK YOU! I did a little research on the topic, as many of you pointed out, a lot of people live a normal life with Diabetes, they just need to be more careful about what they eat. A healthy lifestyle will definitely be a MUST and not a choice for Dad.
Fortunately I had a lot of work to do so I didn't have to think about the issue all day long. I worked about 10 hours, talked less than 10 words during the whole day and had a headache most of the day (woke up at 4am). What a day! Anyway, I am sure I'll be positive soon, I just need some time to digest the news. Bare with me if I don't sound as positive as I've been lately.
Working too much didn't help on creating stellar food.
Breakfast was amazing. Thanks to Krista, I finally tried the famous Flax seed porridge and I love it!!! It's sooooooo creamy and so filling. I had 1 serv. (1/3 c) with almond milk, 1 tbsp pumpkin, 2 tbsp egg white. Topped with black berries and Cinnamon Swirl PB.Fabulous combo!
AM snack: pumpkin seeds.Lunch Salad: another first try. AVOCADO. Can u believe that I've never had it before? I know a lot of people like it, but I don't find it so tasty. However, it has great nutritional values, especially healthy fat. So, I'll definitely have it more often. Salad also contained greens, tomatoes, yellow pepper, alfalfa, edamame, broccoli and mushroom. Dressing: olive + lemon juice. And 1/2 of oatmeal bagel from Krista.It was a delicious lunch but didn't hold me for long. After 3 hours, I had the super powerful combo: the other half of the bagel with microwaved egg white.And then, 3 hours later I had this half blooded orangeDinner came late (I finished doing a 90 min yoga at home around 8pm): so I fixed the dinner in 15 min. I used 1 cup of homemade tomato sauce, 4 oz. grounded turkey, 1/2 onion, 1 cup of broccoli and some kale to make a sauce over "hair angel". It was a lot of food, not pretty but delicious.Dessert: dairy free chocolate pudding. I only used 1/5 package and I wish I had used more.... love it!Today's to-do list:
- teach
- meeting with a professor
- work
- spin
I guess my talking Hiatus ends today.

Question: Do you need talking Hiatus? How often?

17 comments:

Alison said...

Glad you're feeling better! Hang in there.
I'm surprised you've never had avocado. It's one of my three will-not-eat foods, but I do know that it's good for you.
Excellent looking dinner!

VeggieGirl said...

Keep feeling better!!

Life.Art.MidnightSnacks. said...

just found your blog and it is SO cute!!

Krista said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're enjoying your treats!!!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, everything looks delicious - hope all goes well!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

Thanks so much for your post!! LOVE IT!!

Danielle said...

Haven't had an avocado? Oooh you've been missing out girlie :)

Hope your days continue to be sunny and bright my dear!

Sweetie Pie said...

Blackberries... mmm... I love avocado too!

Your dad is lucky because he has you to help him navigate the world of healthy eating. Still, I'm sorry that he may be dealing with diabetes.

runsarah said...

Yum, where did you find the dairy free pudding? Glad to hear you are feeling better.

TheBoyfriend1124 said...

nice.....nice.....nice......

for your feeling became better.

Julie said...

mmmm now I'm totally in the mood for avacado!! glad you're feeling better girl :)

just me said...

great you're feeling better and that breakfast looks amazing!

talesofexpansion said...

coco, sorry i'm so behind on reading!! it seems like you've had an emotional few days. it's so hard to hear that someone you love is ill! luckily, diabetes is one of those things you can live with -- annoying, but manageable. it runs in my family, and it can be scary. but with the right lifestyle changes, dad will be doing much better!

and i CAN'T BELIEVE you've never had avocado before! it's tied with banana for my favorite fruit. keep trying -- i bet it will grow on you!

Pearl said...

coco - i'm glad that you're feeling better :)

The Dainty Pig said...

wow!! great looking eats today!!! I love love love pumpkin seeds, they are one of my favourite snacks.
I'm so glad you are feeling better :) Thanks for all the lovely pictures.

Jessica said...

That flax seed porridge looks great- I've always been into oat bran, but that looks similar. Where did you find that?

healthyambition said...

Never had avocado? I don't understand. How is that possible! You need to try it... seriously. It's awesome in salad or if you need to make something 'creamy'.

Hopefully you can get past these tough few days quicker. Your dad will be ok :-)

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