workout: 5 miles outside, on a hilly route about 9:40 pace felt good, although I didn't feel as fast as I would like.
bf: steel cut oats/v8/decaf coffee
before run: gluten-free bread/almond butter
lunch: big salad and leftover celery root soup
afternoon: smoothie from Thrive Diet chocolate/almond
dinner: roasted broccoli/redpepper/green beans and brown rice, unsweetened applesauce
after dinner: blue corn chips/salsa
I spent most of the morning making two batches of energy bars. one of them were Bree's Puaoko bars filled with walnuts, blueberries, maca powder, flax, cocoa nibs, and a few other things baked for 40 minutes.
The other were from the Thrive diet, pear/grated ginger/ hemp powder/and a few other things just processed in the food processor and then rolled out sprinkled with sesame seed and cut into bars/wrapped in plastic and put in the freezer.
I can post recipes if anyone out there is interested, let me know.
I also spent almost and hour preparing 7 big salads. Four of them for my lunches at school this week and the other three for Liz, Meg and I for lunch today. They include beet greens, kale, arugula, romaine and then topped with beets, tomatos, avocado, artichoke hearts, olives, chickpeas, red pepper. I had to take a picture because they looked so good. I also made some tomato basil vinegraitte from the Thrive Diet book. With enough leftover for the week at school.
Confessions-Liz made brownies for school tomorrow and I stole a spoonful of batter. why? who knows.
Other than that, and I really am now wishing that I would have had something other than the blue corn chips for a snack this evening. my stomache is already protesting. They are not agreeing with me.
We are now starting the third week. When day 21 comes, I will be reintroducing a moderate amount of alcohol, a little gluten (but I want to keep that really low), and maybe some added sugar here and there (I would also like to keep that very low). I also REALLY miss my morning coffee. Decaf is just not the same and my Teavana tea is just not the same. I would really like the taste that I get from my strong, dark coffee without the caffeine that comes along with it. I think that I will be allowing myself 1 big mug of caffinated every few days.
The animal products are going to stay gone. I am not going to get extreme about it, at least for now. But I am going to really give this Vegan lifestyle a try. I am not missing it. And I feel better without it. And I think it is the healthiest way to go. And I think it will help me keep my weight where I would like it to be. And the ethical reasons.