No bad side effects on second day like headaches, so that was good.
Morning: rooibos tea and smoothie
morning snack: three rice cakes with PB and apple slices
lunch: day 1 supper leftovers
supper: tofu mini quiches and salad
dessert: since I had no starch with supper, I had rice cakes with PB and apple.
Lots of water and sodium free sparkling water.
By the end of today, I already felt lighter! I did have a headache in the afternoon that lasted all evening. Probably the coffee withdrawl. But, I felt good that I made the plunge to recommit to this.
morning: water, rooibos tea
midmorning: spinach and kale smoothie
lunch: since I don’t yet have leftovers, I ate five rice crackers smeared with PB and apple slices. Four would have been enough as they were filling.
Supper: I whipped up a cauliflower, chickpea, sweet potato, cabbage curry with raisins. It was really good.
I remembered just how fast and easy vegan cooking is. Throw together a bean with a starch and some veggies, add spices. How easy us that?!
It’s been almost 3 years since family went vegan. More than 2.5 years since family fell off the wagon and became junk food carnivores. 1.5 years since I quit drinking alcohol permenantly. And, today, three years since starting this blog – I am ready to begin again. I will be forty this year, and I want to finally commit to living a healthy, purposeful life. I am always tired. I am slowly gaining weight. I have zero energy. Enough is enough.
I am gonna go for the 21 day challenge again! I got my smoothie stuff ready to blend in the morning!
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 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 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.
Hi there! I am still at it in full-force. Made an awesome carrot squash soup yesterday for lunch. Beet balls with mashed potatoes and mushroom “gravy” for supper. Husband and I are still 90% vegan, diary, sugar and wheat free. I have eaten fish a few times in the last 2 weeks, and am taking a fish oil supplement for my eye health. I am also walking hard about an hour a day 4-5 times a week. I bought new smaller pants less than an week ago, and they are already too loose on me! I am only losing ounces on the scale though, so I must be gaining muscle from all the walking. I have 2 sick babies at home and am busy getting my other website up and running. I’ll let you know once I do my first post over there!