I found out yesterday afternoon about the Forks Over Knives showing at the AFI in town and I managed to get help so I could go. What a treat!!! They had great vegan snacks and had a raffle.
I sat around with people talking to Rip about how they help spread "plant strong" eating and got to talk with him and others.
The longest serving woman in our state legislature, Ida Rubin, (and a lot of her family!!)showed up at the film. She lives around the block from me. She lost the last election, so I asked how she'd been. She spoke about her daughter-in-law doing this "vegan" (crazy!!!) thing. She said she was surprised about some of the information in Forks Over Knives. I told her that she's welcome to come over any time and have a meal with me.
Before the show, I walked around town (the latest development was probably partially Ida Rubin's doing) and got a copy of Engine 2 Diet and after the movie I had Rip sign it. Rip attracted a wide range of interesting people.
I met athletes that showed some of their strength on some videos. They gave me examples of what life is like being healthy, beyond losing extra pounds and simply maintaining. They were about rocking life, keeping strong and active. So maybe it will keep me focused on the Seagull Century bike ride (I did it heavier weight than I am now, but I did hurt my knee), walking and keeping active. I have to get my DARN CD player fixed. It's stuck closed with my yoga CD in it
This week was so busy! The weather is just perfect Spring weather. We will have at least one week of Spring and that's a super thing. I've been up early every day this week. I'm slowly weaning from not sleeping and not wanting to get up every morning. I do love the perfect weather!
I was going to make some kale chips that this great nutritionist told me about last night, but I used up the cashew nuts making mock cheese and mac last night. I think I'll go to the store and get some more right now. I want to try that dried kale chip with mock cheese recipe.
I'll get to meal plans and get some potatoes in the pot to boil when I return.
While chatting online I already had to address two people who believe the protein myth. They thought I was angry. I told them I'm mad at the misinformation we are burdened with but I only wish everyone health and happiness.
Since this journal is not turning out to be the place I record my daily eating...I dunno if I should do it in a book or just do it when or if I lose my focus.
B: Bagel 6 am
S: Oatmeal 9 am
L: Plate of mixed greens with tabbouleh and garbanzo's(taken up a notch with various vegetables)