Hey, so we finished The Abundance Diet as you all know and it seems as if we’ve gone on a hiatus. While not really intentional we kind of have. We’ve been slammed with activities the last few days. I’m not complaining about it at all because it really was a whole lot of fun.
Tuesday night we went to Wolf Trap (A national park, which is an outdoor theatre venue, very cool), to see a concert with Colony House, Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors, Switchfoot and NeedToBreathe. It was a really great show, we enjoyed it a lot. Colony House was my favorite, but all the bands were very talented and fun to hear. Jackie and I weren’t really familiar with NeedToBreathe so it wasn’t as exciting and it was still going strong at 10:30 when we had decided to take off. I’m just not the late night person I used to be. We got this great shot before the show where God showed us the reminder of his promise that he’s never going to flood the earth again. Totally beautiful.
Wednesday we were back at Wolf Trap again to see Jim Gaffigan. Oh my gosh, he’s so funny. He had an opening act by Ted Alexandro. Ted was also really great. I’m so impressed by comedians, I can’t come up with one funny joke let alone a whole routine. I will never think of music class, summer, Netflix or donuts in the same way. If you get a chance to see them you should, you’ll get a good ab workout with all the laughter.
Today I took of from work at around 1. It was really nice to be able to spend an afternoon hanging out with Jacks. We took Olive out to the Village at Leesburg to hit up the Bean Bar. Totally our favorite coffee shop. It is literally the coolest coffee shop atmosphere. It also helps that they have great coffee and beers/wine. They also do up some really good food, but not a whole lot of the vegan variety. Afterwards we went to the Farmstead at Willowsford Farm here in Ashburn. I LOVE the place, its such a wonderful little family run place in a planned community. The best thing about today. We found organic SWEET CORN. That is such a hard thing to do these days. It was incredible.
So you may be asking how we’re doing now that we’re 4 days removed from the Abundance Diet plan. I’d say we’re doing pretty good. We’re doing our best to stick to whole foods. We packed a picnic for the concert that was oil free hummus with veggies. We had some crackers and a bit of chao cheese with that. Finished it off with some grapes and some yummy brown rice syrup crispy treats. So while we did have dessert we really made a conscious effort to not use refined sugar and we kept the portion size reasonable. I’ll say this, now that we don’t have the actual plan in front of us, there is a lot more temptation to have other stuff. It all really goes back to the thought that moderation is key and you have put thought into what you eat. If you have junk around the house then you’re going to be eating junk food. There are definitely no regrets, it’s just very interesting where the mind goes. We’ve also pretty much stuck to gluten free. We’ve had a bit of wheat here and there, but I’ve been concerned that if I go back to having a big load of wheat that I’ll overload my gut. Hope you’re all doing well, would love to have more interaction with you all. We’ll do our best to keep up with the posts. 🙂 I’ll leave you all with this picture of the meal I put together for Monday night and an eat and repeat this evening… Delicious. Soy Curls, Homemade baked beans, green beans and coleslaw.