So, we ended our fast just short of 3 weeks, by first bringing in a few raw fruits and vegetables, and now more recently cooked veggies and beans.
Overall, it's going well. We stuck to our plan while staying with family all weekend...no problem, no questions asked. Easy. We EVEN went on a date and stuck to it. There is a wonderful restaurant (one of our favorites) called Uptown Kitchen that serves all whole food, mostly very healthy, beautiful house made meals. I even took a few pics to share.
This is the hummus plate we shared as an appetizer. The hummus is house made, and was delicious. We substitued extra veggies instead of pita bread...beautifu and delicious. What a treat it was to have a quiet dinner out. At this stage in our lives, dinner is never quiet!
This is the gorgeous chopped salad we ordered with house made vingerette dressing. Wonderful...and too big! I couldn't even finish it. My stomach as shrunk from the fast, so it doesn't take as much to fill me up.
After dinner we went to see a movie (Lincoln). It was so nice - we haven't gone to the movies in over a year! We were so full from dinner the smell of movie popcorn didn't even temp us. We're focused. This is our lives we're talking about.
I have gained two pounds back as of this morning. I expected it, and yet it is a little disappointing. I have two sick kiddos right now, so the workout plan that I wrote out for this week hasn't worked out exactly. However, yesterday I put on a cd and did some yoga at home and danced with the kids. Today I had oral surgery, so it was already planned as my "off" day. Since my kids are sick I can't go to the gym during the day tomorrow like I prefer, so that we can have our family dinner together. But occasionally, I do go in the evening...and tomorrow that's the plan. We my husband gets home from work, I'm going to spinning for the first time in a long time and possibly to the steam room as a reward. :)
4-5 years ago I was a regular at spinning. Depending on the instructor, I love it! It's such a great workout physically and mentally. My knees are feeling better lately, so I'm gong to give it a shot!
Well, the baby woke up. Gotta run.