I'm totally behind on the blogging, and i apologize to the 2 people reading this. But after day 3, nothing very interesting happened in terms of the cleanse...and my life was pretty busy, so that was good. But the business led to some not-so-great-for-cleansing eating. But let's re-cap the weekend, shall we?
Friday I met my friend Spencer at the Witch Hat Tower in Prospect Park (famous for apparently inspiring Bob Dylan to write "all along the watch tower"--i only know that as a Hendrix song, however). The neighborhood was having a festival/fundraiser, and this is the only day of the year you can actually walk to the top of the tower (it used to be a water tower). So after waiting in line for approximately 45 mins, and growing hungry, we took the skinny, twisty stairs to the top and took some pics of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas. I could almost see to my house! well, not really, but I could see the Quarry.
Then we went to the festival part and I ate corn on the cob, two cream cheese wontons, and a plate of cake and ice cream! I wanted a root beer float, but they were out of root beer! :( so I settled with chocolate cake, so awful. But the evening involved a fair amount of walking (or at least standing around), so I got in my low-impact exercise. (no photos because I forgot my camera and spence hasn't posted any.)
Saturday was the AHA Heart Walk! I've been fundraising and planning for this event since March. the "walk" was 3 miles around downtown Minneapolis and the lovely warehouse district. Here's my sister and I:
The opening events were at Target Field, so it was fun to wander through areas I didn't see when I went to a game, like the exclusive "champion's club" right behind home plate.
After the Walk, and in the rain, we went to my co-worker Tim's house for a BBQ with our team and his family. so i ate a delicious cheeseburger...lots of pasta salad...half of a hot dog...a few sips of wine...some of the rhubarb bars I made...chips....afterward, my tummy felt stretched to the limit. but then I went home and sat on the couch (and watched the second disc of Party Down, season one).
Sunday I walked even MORE! at Grand Old Day, on Grand Ave in St. Paul. I hung out with my friend and co-worker Amanda K as we looked at the booths and watched bands. and ate things like Pizza Luce and mini donuts!
and we may have ended up with free deep fried s'mores on a stick... not surprisingly, it was also delicious. quite messy though.
Let's also make this a BAKING post! Check my recipe for Rhubarb Walnut Bars. I started with someone's recipe for Almond Rhubarb Coffee Cake, and made it BETTER!
everyone who had one said they were good! (i wasn't sure how the oatmeal topping would turn out, so I only put it on half.
So, on day 8 of the cleanse, I start taking a Milk Thistle capsule in the morning, 2 at night, and fewer laxatives at night. I don't feel different yet...I'm kinda tired but that's probably because I was up until midnight and it was rainy all day, which doesn't inspire perkiness. but on to week 2!