How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Friday, March 26, 2010

In like a Lion

...out like a lion? I've had a horrible March so I am ready to see this month leave. On with the warmer weather already!
I've been struck with extreme fatigue since the beginning of March so last weekend I decided to start a new eating plan. It all started with a trip to the bookstore Saturday...


It's simple:
1.Add 5 habits(Eat breakfast, eat more veggies and fruits, eat whole grains, eat healthy fats, and move/walk at least 30 minutes per day)
2. Break 5 habits (No TV while eating, No sugar, No snacks, moderate meat, and no eating at restaurants)

The no sugar was really hard the first couple of days. No table sugar, brown sugar, honey, jam, jelly, desserts or sodas. I had to go out and buy a new box of cereal because I didn't have any cereal without added sugar.

I love the new veggie cookbook. This week we tried out several new recipes for dinners. We had Teriyaki Tofu, Veggie Chow Mein, Seitan meat and potatoes, Tortilla soup, and Black Bean Sofrito.

Hopefully this new healthy eating plan can help kick-start me into a new month where I have lots of energy.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Olympic Knitting Wrapup

For the past two weeks, each evening we gathered around the flat screen and watched skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. All while I knitted on my shawl.
This pattern, Haruni, was easy to follow, easy to modify(I added more repeats to Chart A) and I already have plans to to knit it again. I love how this yarn sparkles in the sun with the added silver thread and would love to knit it in a blue(with silver) yarn.


How did your Olympic knitting project(s) turn out?