Thanks, Pinot-Girl for the welcome. Tandy is my given name. I have only met one other person with that name and it was spelled Thandie.
Dinner was new york strip. NOt marinated. I really need to start marinating steak. I think it would be more tender. I'm new to cooking steak. Also, green beans with celtic sea salt, pepper, and coconut oil. Water. Supplements.
I have been fighting a crazy sweet tooth all day. I'm still craving that hot fudge cake. Not going to do it. No way. Soooo, I bought some strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries and am having them with raw cream whipped cream with a hint of vanilla stevia that I have left over from another berries and cream night. This cream is so yummy that I think it classifies as fun. Yes, I think food is fun. Especially when it's expensive. LOL.
I haven't done any walking or anything more exercise wise. My energy is a little low from my menses and my partner being sick. I am resolving to walk up 4 flights of stairs and back down tomorrow at work. We have a meeting on the 4th floor. I am lacking in the get up and move department today. It's okay. I am feeling like I am being as active as I need to be right now.
Mark said that he doesn't trust sweetener that adds sweetness without nutrition. That makes a lot of sense to me. However, my holistic doctor has given the okay to use stevia and drink the stevia soda. I am rethinking this because although I am not sure if I am yet ready and able to give up soda, I think that it kills my appetite for something with more nutrition. What I am really doing with that soda is killing a sweet tooth. Maybe I would be better off eating some berries or something. MAybe with a little perrier to get the fizzy. I'm going to think more about that.
LUnch was my partner's idea. It sounded good at the time but looking back on it I'm not sure that it was worth it.
I forgot to add that every night, I wake up once per night. I have been eating macadamia nuts and a banana or two when I wake up. I don't know why I want to eat during the night but it has persisted for many years. I'm not the best sleeper. I have been limiting my light exposure after sunrise by using the natural light and also candles when it's dark. Also, I turn the air conditioning down to 68 as recommended by Mark (he said 60-68). That makes a big difference. Since I changed my diet, started taking supplements, and did these other things, I am waking up once per night versus the 4-6 times per night while I was vegan and taking only B12 supplements. I do notice that if I have a diet coke, then I don't sleep as well. I am marvelling at why I ever do this to myself. Is that 15 minutes while I am drinking it worth it? Hmmmm...
Barefoot shoes all day then totally barefoot while at home. Loving it!!! I feel like I am getting a bit of a workout when I'm barefoot. My muscles feel different and a little sore too. I am off to read what Mark has to say about transitioning to barefoot. Good night!
"I came to live out loud!" -Emile Zola