I'd been running recently and now taking time off from that to heal the body and protect from injuries. My plans to buy new running shoes have been blocked by my broken car, driving ticket, traffic school, and contact lenses purchases... which are all in varying states of progress to be paid. Nevertheless, I still have SF beaches and so I've been thinking of running barefoot on them. Thinking, but haven't done it yet, usually because by the time I think of it or remember, it's a bit late and I'm doing something else. I don't think my current shoes are too bad, although I do notice my hips tighten up and it makes be very cautious about getting whatever I had last time when I was hobbling for months. insert sigh.
Foodwise, I've been trying new things and went through a couple pitfalls.
But, I do have in mind a lot of good recipes and ideas for healthy meals. Today I bought a hand mixer which I can use to make a great butternut squash soup with shittake mushrooms (once I get the mushrooms). I'll post the recipe once I make it. I've made it before and it's really good.
My sis is doing Weight Watchers and has lost 30 pounds in 3 months. She won't do McDougall but I think Weight Watchers is helping her see it's easier to eat more of plant foods and they're healthier. I hope she's getting that at least. She's eating a salad for lunch every day. It's a program with her work and she's also wearing a pedometer.
So now, considering the hip issues I have and my desire to have better shoes, I'm thinking of wearing a pedometer too. I walk to work and back and do generally a lot of walking (especially now since my car's at the mechanic's) so it'd be nice to get some feedback on how much walking I'm doing.
By the way, some meals I've recently enjoyed include:
white sweet potato with curry lentils on top
salad with heirloom tomato, onion, and portabellos (cooked in balsamic)
my usual chickpeas with anything generally
I'm craving cherries, which I stupidly missed this year. So I'll have to wait on that one.