Day 2

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.

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Day 1

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?!

Feeling positive.

Been a looooong time, but I am back.

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!

cabbage rolls

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!

My first weekend

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.

Getting back 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.

Still here

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!