Perspectives from Elizabeth:
Down 2 lbs today, yet drinking a lot of water! Breakfast was great: oatmeal, yogurt and blueberries! Neither of us could finish all of it. Lunch was a Greek salad with chicken and I ate a few of my leftover blueberries to cure my sweet tooth. Something really good happened today though - instead of just eating them all - I realized after a few I was full and I STOPPED! It was really nice to listen to my body.
Dinner was awesome tonight because I love rice and black beans and if you add corn and guacamole you really cannot complain. Kale was also a part of the dinner. I had to double check the portions multiple times because I was just so amazed at how much food there was to eat. Rene (who does not eat beans) even ate this and said it was good! This was the second time in a week that Rene actually gave beans a try and liked them. We had visited our friends Lara and Jose and she had made a wonderful side dish with black beans and Rene commented that he really liked to dish. I am excited about this because I LOVE beans. The biggest thing that I love about this journey is that Rene and I are doing this together and it has been a positive time together (shopping, planning, cooking, eating, talking, and growing closer).