Well, last night, I decided to try some of Dr. Doug's recipes from 811- had a mango and tomato, blended, with chucks of each in the bowl. It was wonderful- I like how he has the three courses for a dinner- fruity, fruity but moving towards veggie, then veggie with a little fruit. It makes sitting down to devour my greens more palatable. I have been using lemon juice on my salads for quite a while, now. It is a leftover belief from my high fat raw days, that I shouldn't combine veggies and fruit. So my salads went from being my garlic, salt, oil, party-in-a -bowl meal to a sedate, not-so-fun experience. It seems like D r. Doug's suggested menu is much more geared towards transitioning but I still like it. I don't put any fruit on my salads, but I am going to start. Couldn't believe how good the mango/tomato mixture was! Again, I am glad to be doing this blog. I love this site and I post or comment when applicable, but this is a good way for me to check in with myself. I am learning to be more present in my life. Just because I see something that reminds me of something I "should" do, doesn't mean I have to be yanked out of right now to think about it. I am in control of my thoughts, not the other way around. Talked to my husband last night about my remaining weight I would like to lose. We both agree that me talking about how I don't like this or that part of my body is counter productive. In the grand scheme of things, I figure if I eat right and work out regularly, I will get where I want to be (which is right here, right now- hmmm...). I have been trying to incorporate more cardio into my exercising but I think I need to wait for an organic shift and not feel pressured that I am never going to look like a swimsuit model ( or like Freelee :) unless I make myself get on my trampoline. I figure if I do strength training regularly, for now, that will be enough. It is too hot here in Tennessee to go walking at any normal hour- I've decided to stop stressing about it. I also decided to stop with the scale. I lost 20 lbs pretty quickly when I quit eating avocados every day and cut out oil and salt. So, I was pretty vigilant about watching the numbers on the scale. I have decided to stop. My weight has stopped at 129.5 lbs and I have to say that for my weight to stop somewhere and not go up, for a few months, is new for me. So, in the interest of not living in the past or the future, I am working on accepting things, me, my body, as they are. I will continue to work towards my goals, but I have to accept my main goal which is not diet related and that is being here, now. The rest will work itself out.