I finished Leng’s salad challenge on Saturday (2 weeks of eating 1+ salads a day). It was a really wonderful experience. I felt incredibly energized and healthy while I was eating so many salads. The only problem that I found was that I had to eat a lot of extras along with the salad (bread, protein, snacks) because otherwise I wasn’t getting enough to eat. It’s not that the salads left me hungry – they were very filling. It’s just that the way I like my salads (all veggies) is not the most well-rounded way to eat. But I learned how to supplement them, and I had a great time with the challenge.
Here is my last salad of the challenge (Saturday):
- base: romaine
- toppings: sauteed woodear mushrooms and zucchini; steamed kabocha; picked cucumber (not pickles)
- protein: parmesan
- dressing: tj’s raspberry vinaigrette
Since I’ve been having so much kabocha recently, I decided to give it a rest yesterday (Sunday). I didn’t have a salad, and I didn’t have kabocha! But I missed them both, and I will probably have them today. I have 2 kids to tutor tonight so dinner is up in the air.
I almost forgot – yesterday my friend and I went to this place to get foot massages! It was $20 for an hour and it included 40 minutes of foot massage and 20 minutes of a full body massage (you stay in your clothes though). It was really fun. I’m definitely going to go back. Bobby had gotten a flyer for the place (King Spa in San Jose; if you want the address I can find it) on his car and he told me I should go try it. I was worried that it would be sketchy, but it was super clean and they even gave us hot tea to drink. The room was dim and they had some peaceful music playing. They also had a large TV that played random pretty scenery.
Have you gotten one of these foot massage things? I’d never heard of a $20 hour-long massage until I moved to the Bay Area, but there are actually a lot of places that do it.