InSANE in the Membrane - Raina's Gratitude Journal



  • Yesterday I was grateful for:
    1. Pickled vegetables
    2. Hot cups of tea
    3. Fleecy sweatshirts
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. Hot soup
    2. Lemons
    3. Eucalyptus and Menthol
    Yes I have a cold, why do you ask? ;)
  • @RainaSingh  Hope you're feeling better soon. And in the words of my mother...drink your water and get some sleep :)
  • Today I am thankful for:
    1. @Rebecca_SANECoach , @Wednesday_SANECoach and @Lori_SANECoach for being awesome <3
    2. The SANE Bread recipe - I made this for the first time yesterday and they helped me greatly today; the only thing I wanted to eat was cheese and vegemite on toast.  SANE bread made that possible!
    3. New pyjamas
  • @RainaSingh the bread looks really good. I've never seen bulk gelatin before that's needed for the flour recipe, 
  • @LynnetteStork I'm really lucky to have a bulk foods store near my work that sells loads of things.  I had a quick search on and there are some options there, I wouldn't call them cheap though (gelatin has its own benefits however - it's great for my achilles! I try to get some collagen/gelatin in every day)
  • It's been a few days, I have a fair bit of gratitude to express

    On Sunday I was grateful for:
    1. My left leg being stronger than it was before
    2. Quality time with my family
    3. A delicious SANE dinner that resulted in enough veggie prep for a few meals!  Yay to having prepped veggies on hand :smiley:

    On Monday I was grateful for:
    1. Being over the best part of this cold
    2. Free range lamb
    3. Naps
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. Hazelnuts
    2. Brussels Sprouts
    3. Kristin Chirico at Buzzfeed
  • @RainaSingh Looks nummy.  Meatballs are so convenient once you get them all made. Did you run your carrots through a spirulizer?  I have one, but never tried it on carrots.  
  • @LynnetteStork Yes! I ran the carrots and the zukes through the spiraliser - I also pickled some cucumber and ran that through the spiraliser and currently have that in a pickle brine.

    These meatballs were great - pork mince, fennel seeds, garlic, salt and pepper and some chilli flakes.  Heston Blumenthal had an episode of one of his (less crazy) TV shows that if you leave the meat + salt in the fridge for at least an hour that it can essential bind to itself without the need for eggs, breadcrumbs, or other seasonings.  Which is great because they're much less messy to roll out :smiley:
  • @RainaSingh  That's a similar to the recipe that I use to make breakfast sausage, sub out the fennel for thyme and you have a farmer's breakfast sausage.  I like that tip about putting the meat in the fridge w/the salt.  I'll have to give it a try.  Hubby loves meatballs in his spaghetti sauce.  I personally don't see the need to drown them in sauce, but hey, each to his own, lol. 
  • @LynnetteStork I think for me personally if a meat is going to be drowned in sauce, I'd rather it be like a meat sauce - I know I've run into a few splatter problems (always when wearing lighter clothes, before going to a meeting, because of course) when dealing with trying to 'cut' meatballs in sauce, haha.  But yes, to each their own!
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. Cauliflower
    2. Wobble boards ( @Wednesday_SANECoach My wobble board is too wobbly! )
    3. The faith that my bosses in all of my jobs have in me :)
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. The latest podcast episode of Happier where they discussed the importance of sleep!
    2. Donna Hay (note: not all recipes are SANE, but a lot can be easily made SANE or provide inspiration for SANE meals)
    3. The stillness and peace of the early morning
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. Jeans
    2. The Move It! + Google Fit Integration - I love the reminder that pops up if I've been sitting down for too long
    3. Quiet time in the office to myself
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. @Rebecca_SANECoach telling me about the competition that Johanna Basford is running
    2. Asparagus
    3. The Wildflowers mindfulness app
  • temporary tattoos!  I'll be the coolest mum at school....right?

    I haven't put my entry in yet, this one is so awesome I want the right to vote more than I want to win myself!

  • Yesterday I was grateful for;
    1. Paprika
    2. My washing line
    3. Bandaids
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. My warm waterfall cardigan
    2. Wheat bags
    3. The fact that I have shelter from the rain and the wind
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. You know that feeling when you hear a song after a long time and you forgot how much you loved it and then it feels new all over again?  I'm grateful for that :) Dami Im's Super Love played in the gym and there has been a lot of car karaoke (car-aoke?) to it since 
    2. Working with people who not only encourage the feedback you give, but additionally, appreciate and are thankful of the feedback
    3. My physio appointment earlier today
  • Raina_SANECoach
    edited May 2016
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. Being able to hang my washing out on the line under the light of the moon, in the peace of the (very) early morning <3
    2. Youtube
    3. My leg, for getting through a full 45 minute RPM class without any modifications.  Leg, you're getting stronger!

    [Edit] ... Ahahaha, that Instagram photo looks very odd without the caption!  It's captioned with this:

    Its been a long time - my heart is so full of joy that it could burst. 45 minutes on the bike without any modifications and the leg made it through.

     #achillesrupture #achilles #healing #progress #rpm #lesmills
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. Pre blending my green smoothie base
    2. The protein pannacotta that I have been working on, the testing process has been delicious!
    3. My leg being able to do 42 single leg calf raises on the leg press this morning.  On Monday I was only able to do 8.  Leg, you're doing a fabulous job!
  • @Raina_SANECoach  I had to look up pannacotta, but it looks so good.  I can just imagine how much fun the testing process has been :p 
  • @LynnetteStork When you get a good one, it's really good!  The last batch I made had too much gelatine in it so it was more set than I wanted, but I was super happy with the flavour.

    Today I am grateful for:
    1. The extra hour of sleep I got this morning
    2. The member at the gym last night who spoke to me, saying he liked my classes and was looking forward to me being ready to teach again :)
    3. Pork crackle
  • On Saturday I was grateful for:
    1. The beautiful evening I spent with my friend the night prior - I was a bit anxious about how this night was going to go down as the plans changed at the last second, however it turns out to be a lovely, and mostly SANE, night!
    2. My surgeon for advising me to take aspirin while I was in the cast and moon boot after I got injured.  A school friend who recently experienced the same injury was told that aspirin wasn't necessary is now in hospital with a blood clot in her lungs  :/
    3. My dinner:
    On Sunday I was grateful for:
    1. Johanna Basford's Enchanted Forest Colouring book
    2. The steady fall of rain that lulled me into a state of calm and relaxation throughout the day
    3. The deep and glorious sleep I had
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. Hot coffee
    2. The Reply All Podcast and the current series on Paul Modrowski
    3. All of the wonderful new members of the SANE Family <3
  • Today I am grateful for:
    1. Being able to do eccentric squats this morning
    2. Matcha Lattes
    3. This meme, it put a big smile on my face!
  • Raina_SANECoach
    edited May 2016
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. Hot showers (you never appreciate them quite as much until you have to take a cold shower in winter, oof)
    2. The glorious sunrise over the city as I drove in to work
    3. My new Nessie Soup Ladle
  • @Raina_SANECoach OMG, I love the ladle!!
  • @JenniferRose  It puts a massive smile on my face!  Apparently there are Nessie tea infusers and colanders as wel, these need to be a part of my life!

    Today I am grateful for:
    1. The incredibly range of cheap frozen seafood at my local supermarket this morning
    2. My credit card (see above :s )
    3. This meme, for making me laugh 

  • Today I am grateful for:

    1. The luxurious sleep-in I had this morning
    2. The feeling of my hands wrapped around a steaming hot mug of tea/coffee/hot chocolate
    3. The fact that my friends tolerate my conversations:

  • A few days of gratitude, though I intend to share all of them with you!

    On Saturday I was grateful for:
    1. Glorious blue skies and sunshine with a crisp, cool temperature
    2. Quality time with friends
    3. Samira El Khafir's book Eat With Love
    On Sunday I was grateful for:
    1. Fluffy duvets and blankets
    2. Honesty
    3. Quality time with family
    On Monday I was grateful for:
    1. The beautiful sleep I woke up from
    2. The sunshine streaming into the gym
    3. Steamed vegetables

    Today I am grateful for:
    1. The class that I am about to leave work to go to
    2. All of the wonderful advice that I have been given
    3. This video from a New Zealand TV Journalist trying to read a story about a girl who dressed up as a hot dog on princess day:

  • @Raina_SANECoach I love the hot dog girl. One of the best online stories I've seen lately. Also, I am def. checking out that Eat With Love book. Looks amazing!
  • Welp, been a little bit of time since I've updated this journal!  Excited to share my gratitudes for the last few days:

    Last Wednesday I was grateful for:
    1. The awesome catch up with @Rebecca_SANECoach and @Wednesday_SANECoach I had in the morning
    2. My gym for always providing hot water for showers
    3. Clean clothes
    Last Thursday I was grateful for:
    1. Hot Soup
    2. This recipe for Saag - I did it on the stovetop rather than the slow cooker, and I ignored the recommendations for greens and included a full bag of baby spinach, kale, and silverbeet.  An AWESOME way to get green leafy veggies in during winter!
    3. My new jacket (I got it in the blue)
    Last Friday I was grateful for:
    1. Insurance
    2. Taxis
    3. An understanding boss
    On Saturday I was grateful for:
    1. Vacuum cleaners and Steam Mops
    2. Hazelnut Flour
    3. A wonderful dinner with friends
    On Sunday I was grateful for:
    1. My brother for letting me use his car
    2. Coffee
    3. RPM
    Today I am grateful for:
    1. My boss who treated me to breakfast
    2. Vanilla Chai
    3. The fact that my existence coincides with the existence of so many spaces that are compassionate, accepting and loving.
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