I made vegan cabbage rolls for supper yesterday. They were good. I needed a few ingredients so decided to walk to the store rather than drive. So i got a 40min walk as well. I find myself getting hungry around 8 or 9pm. I am used to snacking. I have been just accepting the feelingthen heading to bed early. I have been sleeping great!
I had my friends over for dinner last night. Maria brought dessert. It was a fruit flan and I did eat one. It was so sweet and I did not really enjoy it. I am not going to beat myself for eating it. I had a great dinner with a small piece of fish and lots of vegetables. So, I did well overall. I have no scale here so don’t know how much I weigh. But, I am doing this for the health benefits and not the weight. I think the weight will come off regardless if one eats like we should eat.
I got through Friday night with no wine. If Shawn had brought a bottle home, there is NO WAY I would have had the willpower to say no. But, he had agreed not to and followed through so I was so thankful. It was a rough night with the cravings for wine and junk food. But I made it through and was so proud of myself.
Saturday was so productive with the kids. What a difference no wine hangover makes. We took the kids to the museum in the morning and a walk in the woods in the afternoon. Shawn played games with them throughout the day and evening. I commented to him, “What wonderful parents we are when we don’t drink and stay up late.”
Last night we had a beautiful vegan pizza – the leftover lentil tomato sauce for the night before’s past, on a pre-made Costco thin crust, then topped with:
spinach leaves, onions, red bell pepper, zucchini, tomatoes, and drizzled with lots of cashew sauce(raw cashews, orange juice, garlic, salt, ginger whipped in Blendtech). I made it in ten minutes. Simple and delicious.
Behind me this morning, Shawn is playing hide and seek with the kids. We will take them all for a walk in the woods this afternoon.
So, I will continue to focus on the positive stuff that a healthy lifestyle brings, not what I am missing out on.
I agree with Johann, we have to find an eating plan that we can stick with. When I am at the cottage or making food for your dad, meats are always around me and I can not make two different types of foods for every meal. I made my curry and rice and ate just 6 slices of chicken. It was delicious. I had a yogurt and strawberries for desert. If I am really hungry, I take a few Brazilian nuts to chew on, just 10 pieces. My achilles heal is sugar products and junk food. If I can just get off those products, then I will be fine. I think when I eat them they make me crave more and I can not stop. So, that is what I will do. I also agree with Johann, let’s keep watching those films about food. I am reading those books that Lisa sent me on different nutritional eating programs. So, I think we have to keep our focus on the reasons why we need to eat well. Johann, I also think that you should make a plan for the week and then go and buy your products. Then make your meals on the weekend. They do not take long. I made my chicken curry in 10 minutes. If you make enough then you have it for a few days. I watched that movie today and it really helped me stay focused.
So, my supper was
1 can of Amy’s medium curry
1 sweat potato
1/2 cup of vegetable stock
put in a pot and heat until the vegetables are tender
1 cup of boiled rice. I use one cup of rice, two cups of vegetable stock, a small piece of ginger sliced and salt and pepper.
My chicken breast I sliced in thin slices, took a bit of oil and put in frying pan, fried the chicken until it was cooked. I added the chicken to my curry and rice.
I fell off the plant strong lifestyle in August – a week into vacation in NS. I had been off meat, wheat, sugar, and alcohol for almost 6 months and I felt amazing. Since then it has been back to the usual bad eating and I feel gross and out of control. I want to feel healthy again and I know what I need to do. I’ve known for months and haven’t been able to push myself to take control of my life. Now I am ready to get out of denial.
Here is what I need to stop – the things that I know sabotage me: alcohol; too much time on the internet in the form of netflix tv series; refined sugar; sitting (as in I want to start walking again).
Well, today is day 1. I know tonight is gonna be HARD. Real hard. I am already making veggie burgers, so supper is taken care of. It is the evening that is so difficult though.