Prayer=Transformation.

It’s hard to remember not eating breakfast.  It wasn’t very long ago that I did not.  So much can change in a year.  In a year, I quit smoking, started running, started eating right, changed careers, gained three nieces and 1 nephew, lost 5 pounds and more than a few  inches.  All this from eating breakfast?  Well, no, all this because of lots of prayers.  I envisioned the way I wanted my life to be and prayed hard for God to transform me.  He put in me the drive and motivation to make the changes in my life necessary to experience this.  It’s awesome!  Prayer can do sooooo much! 

For breakfast:

Bran Flakes and a cup a joe.  It was gobble, gobble, and off to work.  A full day of meetings and productivity.  It was a late but yummy lunch:

I love these Quorn meatless “chicken” patties.  I slathered on some Smart Balance mayo on my whole wheat bun and added a couple of pickles, and crunched on some carrots.  I stopped at Publix on my way home to pick up some more Easter celebration supplies.  I finally got home and relaxed a bit and then I whipped up a salad to go with Amy’s mushroom and olive pizza:

Love this pizza!  For dessert, my beloved dark chocolate.  Every day should have a little something sweet in it!

Punjab shrimp.

Let the madness begin!  It was off to the races this morning to get everything done for my crazy busy weekend.  I woke up early to go running before work.  But the rain said no, so I hit the home office for a little banking and Quickbooks.  I ate breakfast while working:

Oatmeal with almond butter, flax seed, and cinnamon, and a grapefruit from my tree.  This is actually the first time I’ve eaten my grapefruit.  I know, silly me, I have a grapefruit tree and an orange tree, and I buy orange juice. Crazy.  So I decided to start taking advantage of these wonderful fruit trees.  My grapefruit tasted great!  They didn’t peel and segment very good though.  I think they’ll make awesome juice!

I worked for a few hours and ate lunch before heading out to shop:

Reduced sodium Boars Head ham on a whole wheat bun, with gouda cheese, Smart Balance mayo, and mustard.  I cut up a tomato and put some of Jean’s yummy Vidalia dressing on them.

I shopped at Costco for some supplies for my Easter celebration.  While I was there, I snacked on some random samples.  I ended up buying these that they were sampling and made a dinner out of them:

I served the lentils over the rice/quinoa.  For the main dish I made Punjab spinach shrimp:

So easy and sooo good!  I could have eaten this at least twice.  But I stopped when I was no longer hungry (and the food was gone).  Before dinner, I did get my to go on my run, and did 90 crunches, and 30 push ups.  Now, I’m thinking chocolate. G’nite!