Monday marked week 3 with no drinking and I have to say I feel sooo much better in just that short amount of time, emotionally and physically. I have actually felt great this past week and not quite as tired as I was feeling before.
Eating has been pretty good the last two days. I want to start tracking again... gonna do that today... but over all I feel like I havnt over eaten or eaten the wrong types of foods and I feel really healthy. I have decided to go dairy free because I have been feeling really bad every time I eat anything with dairy products, the last few days with no dairy have been much better for me so I think I hit the nail on the head. I am toying with the idea of going Vegan. Its something I have thought about for a few years after watching many documentaries of the health benefits of going to an all plant based diet plus the environmental and ethical reasons are also really strong.
I wanted to post this yesterday but never got around to it so I ended up with two days of food pictures. My sister is staying with me right now and she is completely vegan so I have made a few meals that are vegan so she can eat with us. most are pretty good :-)
Monday I don't think I worked out... at least I cant remember if I did or not so Im gonna say I didn't. I did get out the day before walking though.
breakfast: left over quinoa salad from the night before. Omg was so good. had quinoa, mango, blueberries, basil, dried cranberries and a lemon vinaigrette.
Lunch: a roasted vegetable and hummus sandwich with butter lettuce blend, gluten free pretzels and a coconut yogurt. Sandwich was awesome but I don't think I care for the consistency of the coconut yogurt. I'm not a huge yogurt eater though thankfully so I'm not really going to miss giving that up.
Dinner: Amazing! I made a vegetable lasagna out of the engine 2 book called raise the roof sweet potato lasagna. I was really worried about how my family would respond to quite so many vegetables and no cheese. My two older kids looked down at their plates like "what the hell is this?" They tried it and refused to eat so I added a little more salt since I had used no salt added tomatoes and sauce. My 5 year old ate half of it but my 9 year old tried a few bites but wasn't feeling it... he ended up eating two helpings of salad and an apple instead. My husband loved it and the baby was a step away from licking his plate.
Its going to be a big change for the older two kids if the family does go vegan... I think I will prob start off with meals that look slightly more familiar.
I ate two midsize pieces and was stuffed... No snacking later on :-)
I got up and put Archer in his high chair with some cereal and got 20 minutes in on the elliptical before he started crying to be let down. Then I did another 15 of dumbell work on my arms and squats.
Breakfast - fried polenta, sauteed kale and mushrooms (so not good without balsamic vinegar!), quinoa with basil and rice vinegar. sauteed baby zucchini (also just not really feeling it..... I enjoyed the polenta and quinoa but the other vegetables needed something. blah. I ususally add baslamic vinegar to my kale and didnt have any so just sauteed them and added a little salt.
odd breakfast but I am a little odd
Lunch - left over lasagna... was so good
took the kids to go see planes 2 in the afternoon while the baby was sleeping. I took a snack with me but ended up eating a few hand fulls of popcorn from my daughters kids combo before I remembered it was in my bag. I only think I ate about a cup full though which isnt too bad.
snack: 1 cup popcorn, 1 think thin bar, 2 clementines
Dinner: The family had Italian sausages and mashed potatoes. I decided I had done so good during the day I ate the last of the lasagna. Archer had some too and almost ate his plate again. I didnt take a picture of dinner though or the cuteness of Archer eating all his veggies.
I will leave you instead with a cute picture of Archer after he decided to try his sisters rain boots on the wrong feet and run around the house.
hopefully more to come tomorrow :-D