I don't usually have any fresh veggies unless I specifically buy them for a recipe. I've never tried kale. Maybe I will try a leafy chicken soup sometime. The soup was definitely sweeter, so next time I'll leave out the carrot, or I'll use them in a hot chili recipe. I added a ton of black pepper, thinking it might counteract the sweetness, but it just made it peppery, of course. I liked that. Seems right for this time of year.
Aahhh... Last day of work before a 4-day weekend! I finished the yogurt at lunch yesterday and the egg nog after work. I didn't get hungry for dinner until 9:30PM. I'm just taking 1 capsule (650mg) of the HCL with Pepsin at the start of meals for now. I forgot to bring one for lunch today, but taking it easy with the doses is probably wise. If my appetite is still weird later this weekend (barely hungry this morning, stuffed after 3 eggs), I'll empty some of the capsules a little to try a 1/2 dose, and then I'm giving up on that and will have ~240 capsules sitting in the cupboard.
I decided not to stick to the MWF off L-Tyrosine schedule since I had trouble with anxiety earlier this week. I feel a little bouncy and energetic today, despite being tired. I think I'm dealing with a sleep deficit and it's unlikely I'll get the chance to catch up until Sunday night.
I've been forgetting to do my stretches lately. My body is not feeling as strong as usual. I think I need to focus on sleep before exercise right now.
Today's food: 3 eggs scrambled with breakfast, chicken soup for lunch, banana for a snack if I feel like it, dinner will be whatever I feel like or sushi later, with Boyfriend & M. I bought gluten-free brownie mix (Bob's Red Mill) yesterday and was thinking of making those for tonight, to share. The mix has corn flour in it, but I am not really worried about that. I wonder if they would taste okay with coconut oil or if I should stick with butter. If I don't make them tonight, I'll make them for Christmas Eve (since I don't think I'll have access to the kitchen on Day, after breakfast).
I'm not sure how much I'll digress from my usual eats this weekend, but I'm not really concerned about it. One meal at a time. At some points, it will probably be "one bite at a time". Overall, I don't want to stress about food.
Weekend: Boyfriend is supposed to talk to his sister about using her military ID to get the Mustang to the local Airforce base, to use the auto shop there. It's $3/hr for a stall and they give you free range to tools & equipment. We could probably get tires mounted there too. It's not open on Sundays. I emailed Boyfriend about it, hopefully he can talk to his sister today or tonight so things can move forward with that. Saturday night, I'm planning a little night in with Boyfriend, so we can still celebrate our anniversary (1 day late). I bought two pints of Maine-made ice cream (minimal ingredients, mostly organic) and I think we'll have pizza. I'll swing by the grocery store on the way home & grab a DiGiorno's for him (stuffed crust if I can find it) and a gluten-free crust pizza for me (Shaw's has a few options, just have to find the least offensive ingredients, which will probably mean rice). Sunday will hopefully be a relaxed day. Boyfriend has to work. I am going to help my dad install a railing at the house, which my mom requested for Christmas. I'm not sure when I'm going to prep Boyfriend's gift! Baba will be at my parents' house by Saturday evening so I'll probably spend some time with her.
A couple nights ago, I painted my nails candy-apple red. They're already chipping. I'll probably do a touch-up before Christmas and finally buy some clear coat. I'd share a picture, but I accidentally removed the camera software from my work laptop and can't find it anywhere online (stupid Dell). I know that makes me sound like a bad IT person, but trust me, this is a known issue & the software just isn't available! If I re-imaged the thing, I'm sure it would set up fine, but it's not really worth the effort.
TMI: I really want give myself free range of cookies and whatnot on Christmas (while I'm at my parents' house), but I'm afraid of YI symptoms flaring up. Since I ran out of herbal anti-biotics earlier this week, everything has been fine, but it's been most of this year that I've been experiencing intermittent itching and such, so I'm wary! One meal at a time.