In this post I will step away from discussing the deeper things, to talk about the mini trip I took to San Diego. I love being able to re-calibrate and recharge by taking short inexpensive trips. Luke had to go down for a conference, so I thought I’d tag along. The hotel room is covered so all I had to pay for was flight and food.
San Diego as Ron Burgundy clearly states “is the greatest city of mankind, discovered by the Germans in 1904” haha! To be fair though, it is a pretty cool city. Since Luke had to work, I spent day one at Balboa park. This is a must see place, the architecture alone is spectacular. There are quite a few museums in the area including the art museum, museum of man, natural history museum, botanical gardens, and Spanish village art center (see pictures below).
Day two was a chill day! I sat outside facing the harbor and watched boats go by and read. Oh I forgot to mention the restaurant day one which was the Blind Burro! Amazing authentic Mexican food and margaritas! I was in heaven.
We ate at Blue Point the second night and had the seafood tower and lobster rolls. All of which was delicious. For getting around you can take an Uber anywhere for a good price. Our favorite mode of transportation however was the electric scooters. (Click here for a short video of my first ride). They are set up like Uber or Lyft in the way of being able to find one via GPS, and unlock it with a scan of the QR code. It was only one dollar to start and 15 cents/minute to continue. With this mode of transportation we were able to go through the Gaslamp district, all the way up to Little Italy. What an incredible way to get around with no emissions, no traffic jams and at your fingertips!
The restaurant night three was Civico1845. The servers were very knowledgeable and pleasant. I had the ravioli all’aragosta, which was so delicious. They also have an amazing vegan menu. The picture of the wine above was from this spot. So many lovely things to see and do in San Diego. The people are nice and the restaurants are pretty swell. I would highly recommend if you’ve never been to check it out! Thank you for listening!
I hope this is not getting redundant talking about this meal plan, but it is nearly over. Only 5 days left. I’m down a total of 6 pounds and the only thing I’ve weeded out of my diet so far is mushrooms and maybe bread (I am going to re-test bread). I haven’t reacted to eggs, pork, chicken, beef, all the vegetables I’ve eaten (testing tomatoes tomorrow), almonds, rice, cheese, wine and beer!
What I’ve learned from this process is how to really pay attention to my gut. How is it feeling on a day to day basis. It is not about struggling with bland boring food. It is about finding all the flavors you love in foods that work for your body.
I have been sick with a cold for about a week now, and haven’t had the energy to work out at all which I am sure would have aided in the weight loss. I am off work tomorrow and Wednesday and plan on taking a couple long walks with Oliver and Jazmine. Luke is out of town for a work trip so I’ll have these two days to myself. I feel like creating, so I will work on one of the many paintings I’ve started and abandoned.
It’s funny how much you miss just doing the things you love when you’ve been sick. It really sucks the life right out of you doesn’t it? Well I’m glad my cold is on it’s way out. Happy Monday!!
Luke and I had a cheat day on the weekend, bad idea because we both had reactions to the things we ate. I’m pretty sure I react to mushrooms. We are back on track now and although I gained weight due to the cheat, I’m down again this morning.
This week the introductory foods are bread, a new protein and new vegetable. We are gonna try tomatoes because we both love them but apparently they are very reactionary to many people. As for the protein I think we will try beef or fish, haven’t decided yet. Salmon although full of nutrients is apparently very reactionary to many people, as are eggs. The beauty of this testing system is things that you may think are good for you (and they are for many people) May react differently in your body.
Salmon for instance, some people will react to salmon being cooked but not in the form of sashimi. When you cook protein it changes the molecules which can do different things to the digestive system. Same as eggs, you may be fine with an over easy egg but react to it being boiled. It’s all quite interesting.
My goal this week is to drop another 4 pounds so I’ll keep going through the program (no cheats) and post again this weekend. Happy hump day everyone.