Monday, August 26, 2013

Menu Monday

Life has been a little difficult as of late. We experienced a loss in our extended family of someone who was very near to all of us. I just needed a little break from busyness to focus on a little healing and family. Healing will take a long while, but we are working towards a new normal and give thanks for salvation and the opportunity to be with our Maker.

Our menu for this week may look non-detoxy. Our curveball in life left us with a some choices. Eating healthy is so very important, but some specialty items from specialty stores didn't get purchased, and poor planning on my part while we were out of town left us in a state of toxing.  Yep, you read that right...toxing...not detoxing.

At times I feel as a bit of a failure, them other times I remind myself of what we heard at my church service.  The progress is in the process.  So true. We still have remained true to our morning shakes, limit our dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, and caffeine intake, but we have not done such a great job of following the program to a 'T'. Because of our choices, we have missed out on the benefits of increased energy and better sleep.  It's kind of disappointing, but I am thankful for the knowledge of what needs to be done once life resumes to a bit more normalcy.

Without further ramblings, here is our menu...

Monday: Turkey Chili, Cornbread, Salad
Tuesday:  Grilled Tilapia, Seasoned Broccoli, and Sweet Potato
Wednesday: Baked Chicken, Green Beans, Salad
Thursday: Broccoli Rice Chicken Cassrole, Biscuits
Friday: Kids' Reward Celebration for Marble Earnings
Saturday: Sandwiches and Soup
Sunday: A Visit to Grandma's


Alice said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will pray for your family.

hollyalicia said...

I too, am sorry for your loss, and you will DEFINITELY be in my prayers!

I also wanted to remind you of some things you've already hinted at in your post - that perfection is an illusion and there are going to be MANY MANY times that "life" will get in the way. The important part is to remember PRIORITIES, like you've done. Your family (immediate and extended) needs YOU right now, and if being with them means you're not near a place to buy "detox foods," then you do the best you can.

Finally, you are NOT A FAILURE!!! And you didn't fail to plan - you can't plan for the unexpected (it's kinda the definition of the word!)

So take care of you the best you can, comfort and take comfort from your family, and let soul and body heal at their own pace.

God Be With You!