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What do you think? Jog today? YEAH!

My daughter slept through the night for the first time in 5 months last night. Both her and I were ecstatic this morning with wakefulness. So, we decided on a jog down to the Beaches. Actually…it was a jog to Cobb’s Bread in the Beaches because they’re offering a free loaf of bread for their grand opening and I want BREAD! The entire circle took us 1 hour and 17 minutes, of which I ran no more than 20 minutes and walked the rest. Still, a start. We both came home ravenous.

I don’t know if it was the riding high from so many delicious food choices yesterday, or if it was some sort of warm weather brain drain that made us think that BBQ would be great again (and it really could have been, but not for us) – the food options today are just gross. Healthy sure. Go ahead, eat them – but they do not reach the minimum standard of “decent” in any way.day 9 of 30 Healthy Eating Challenge

Breakfast:

3/4 cup bran flakes

1 cup almond milk

1 tbsp chopped walnuts

1 cup raspberries

32 oz water

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Lunch:

1 cup split pea soup

2 whole wheat crackers

1 garden salad with red leaf lettuce and cherry tomatoes

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp pear-infused white balsamic

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Supper: (worst)

2 BBQ’d veggie dogs

Roasted eggplant and zucchini

Mustard

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Nightcap:

1 Cup David’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Parfait Herbal Tea

1 tsp amaretto infused honey

While the bran flakes and nuts were only just boring, the raspberries wayyyy more sour than they should have been, and even though lunch was a recycled starvation choice…dinner was the true stand out tonight for being really, really bad. I’m not just complaining – it was awful. Just look at those dogs. I don’t even think veggie dogs need to be bbq’ed – you can probably just eat them raw and they will be just as disgusting as slightly warmed with bbq’ed scorched liver spots. The texture of the dog is somewhere between biting into a lukewarm sponge and licking a pile of powder. Why does it have the consistency of spam? This is not a good marketing tactic, but I suppose vegetarians will never make that comparison. Well, just to inform you – it’s texture and god-awful chewiness is really wrong. The black liver spot is okay – that is if you can get over the taste of char. The rest of the dog may taste like an actual dog. There is a taste that is between that cardboard flavour you get with overload of soy and some kind of salty-spice-gone bad they’ve just thrown in to make you think about the “other” hot dog, which I also find gross most of the time. So really this meal was doomed from the outset -even the veggies weren’t that great tonight. I heard the word BBQ and just kind of glazed over. Since everything just basically fell apart with regards to dinner I’ve sat down with a semi-sweet tea from David’s that is calming the hysteria making everything much better: Strawberry-Rhubarb Parfait.

Tomorrow must be better.

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