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Year Three, Day 249: The Citrus Defender

I skipped the gym today.  I will start with my weight training tomorrow.

I am feeling most sluggish today.  I spent the morning doing laundry, listening to a lecture for my online classical musical class, and stretching. I had a nice hoop session.

I am doing very well with my food for fuel eating plan.  I had grits for breakfast, with a few black olives on top. And green tea. For lunch, I hopped on the bus for my new favorite little Chinese lunch joint.  Hong Kong 97 Restaurant on SE King and Linwood. Near the Wichita Pub.  They have cheap lunch specials. And I can eat relatively healthy.  I had egg flower soup, steamed rice, black bean chicken, and barbecue pork. For $7.50! :)

Plus the servers are super sweet. They don't mind if I hang out and do my reading afterwards. They even bring me more water and tea!

Instead of the gym, I headed to the  mall and got a 20  minute chair massage.  It was worth it. I still feel sluggish, but very relaxed.

I am focusing on being very present in the moment.  When I eat, I chew each bite 20-30 times, thoughtfully.  I do admit that I like to read recipes while I eat, but I save my bible study and reading for after the meal. Today I was reading about Hildegard of Bingen. Fascinating woman.

Now I am at the library, about to head out to teach piano students. I stopped at the corner Starbucks, and picked up my new drink of choice:

The "Citrus Defender".  Which is essentially "Defense" tea with hot lemonade and honey. I choose only one pack of honey.  It is quite comforting.

 https://news.starbucks.com/facts/power-through-winter-with-teavana-wellness-teas-at-starbucks

I am absolutely not hungry after my big lunch.  I think eating my biggest meal at lunch works well for me. I'll probably much on some nuts and dried fruit for dinner. And more tea.

But now, I have a bus to catch.

Talk to you tomorrow!

Love,

Zita



P.S. Here is today's hooping video.  Day 211! :) 


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