I can’t believe we are into week 5 already! Late as always but better late than never. This past week has been pretty busy! I haven’t been taking as much pictures – sometimes it just slips my mind!
So I had planned on doing interment fasting this week but I only managed to do so for 4 out of the 7 days. I’m not sure if I just picked a not so great eating window for me as I really felt shitty on the days I did IMF. I’m wondering if I need to stick to something like 9-5 or 9-6 if I try it again (I was doing an eating window of 10-3)
Monday July 28
Started at 10 with a coffee and a vegan ginger snap cookie
Breakfast: Cup of homefries (peppers, onions, no oil) 2 slices of toast with earth balance
Lunch: 1 Mango, 2 peaches, cup of watermelon
Dinner (but not really…doesn’t feel like dinner at 3 and I totally was NOT hungry!): 1 protein shake – 1 banana, 1 scoop chocolate sun warrior, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond milk, water and ice
Exercise: 2 separate 15 minute walks (as quite hot out today), 20 minute free swim
Not sure how I will like IMF but I hear it’s great for balancing sugar levels, insulin resistance, fat loss and to correct hormone imbalances.
Not sure If I can do it every day this week (going out Thursday with pals) but will try it the other days.
9:30 pm – SO HUNGRY!!!!
Tuesday July 30th
Breakfast: Tim hortons beyond meat sausage lettuce and tomato with hash brown and orange juice with chantel. It was fun to get together and Chantel surprised me with the most beautiful coconut bowls!! I have been wanting these forever and can’t believe I now have my very own set. I’m almost too afraid to use them! Chantel has been a huge inspiration to me when it comes to eating plant based and cutting down on meat consumption. She knows so much about vegetarian/veganism and great products to try.
Lunch: Another Tim hortons beyond meat lettuce and tomato with potato wedges ( don’t be disgusted) I enjoyed it and owned every bite.
Dinner: cucumber, celery, peaches, watermelon, olive hummus
Iced coffee made with almond milk
Exercise: 25 minutes walking Lola early morning and then walked to tim hortons and back which is around 10 minutes.
Wednesday July 31
Feel really tired. Not sure if it has something to do with IMF or not sleeping very well? Or…here’s the kicker…maybe not sleeping very well because I am very hungry to do IMF.
Breakfast: Big bowl of oats with almond milk, frozen banana, peanut butter and maple syrup
Dinner: homemade veggie sub – lettuce, cucumber, pickles, pico de gallo, roasted red pepper dip (cashew) and vegan mayo with a side of veggie straws.
Coffee with almond milk
Thursday August 1
No IMF today.
Exercise: 30 minutes walk and 30 minutes of free swim. I love swimming!
Breakfast: 2 toasted tomato on ancient grains seed gluten free bread with pesto and vegan mayo
Lunch: cherries, mangos , salad with spinach Pico de Gallo, red pepper cashew sauce and homemade cashew ranch
Dinner: regular burrito from barburrito, whole wheat, black beans, brown beans, rice, guacamole, corn, onion, pico de Gallo, lettuce and hot sauce
I Went to see the Lion King tonight and enjoyed dinner out with Chantel and my husband Brent. The movie was Amazing! All of us got emotional within the first 20 seconds of the movie. I’m not sure it was just the nostalgia of it – but the movie was really well made too. I enjoyed half of a small popcorn that Chantel bought me (spoiled) and yes the popcorn was definitely a treat!
Friday August 2
Breakfast: two toasted tomato with pesto
Lunch: gardein orange crispy chickun with green peppers, quinoa and wild rice. This was actually delicious. I haven’t tried many “meatless” products since my vegetarian days when I was younger. Yes fun fact…I was a vegetarian for at least 6-7 years in my youth. The products have come a long way because this was delicious.
Snack: So delicious cashew salted caramel dessert
Dinner: homemade veggie sub
Exercise: 1 hour of free swim and 30 minutes of walking. Feeling stronger and stronger especially in the pool. I am sore the day after but the pain doesn’t stick around for long!
Saturday August 3
Great Summer day spent with husband
Check out our lil veggie garden!
Enjoyed coffee with silk vanilla coconut creamer outside by the pool this morning.
Breakfast: toasted tomato on seed bread with vegan mayo and 2 juicy peaches
Went for a drive and got fresh Ontario Corn just picked
Lunch: 3 small cobs of corn
Exercise: Went for a swim and also did my workout – 45 minutes of non stop swimming!
Afternoon: So Delicious Salted Caramel Cashew Based Icecream treat
Dinner: huge homemade burrito topped with beans, green chilli, lime cilantro rice, pico de gallo, homemade cashew sauce, salsa, hot sauce and lettuce
After dinner exercise: – went for another swim and another swim work out this time 30 minutes
Had a relaxing time by the fire and and enjoyed 1 voda socialite drink
Sunday August 4th
I was so Sore when I woke up this morning …my upper body specifically. Swimming is no joke! Brent had to work 7-12 today but we made some plans together for when he got off work!
Breakfast: 2 coffees with vanilla coconut creamer and toasted tomato with mayo on seed bread with 2 juicy peaches
Lunch: 3 small cobs of corn with sundried tomato pesto and earth balance
We took a drive into town to this popular icecream shop. Well lets just say it was TOO popular. There was no driving anywhere and tourists over populated the city. Both of us are quite introverted and prefer to avoid large crowds so we decided to just make a wal mart run, grab some icecream and go eat it pool side. I decided on dairy free Ben and Jerrys. It was SOOOO good. I had around half of a cup which is the serving size on the back.
Dinner: Gardein meatless BBQ wings and loaded caulflower nachos. I topped my cooked caulfilower with pico de gallo, guacamole, veggies cashew sauce and hot sauce. Another yummy meal.
Exercise: 30 minute walk with Lola
Enjoyed a fire with the husband tonight and just enjoyed the last of the long weekend and being outdoors! When you are healing from any sort of trauma, PTSD, auto immune issues, diabetes, chronic illness or even obesity….it’s important to fit some leisure time into your schedule doing relaxing things that bring you peace and joy. Bonus points if you can do that outside.
Every day I take all of my supplements and I make sure to stay hydrated and drink water all day long. Lately I have been loving water infusions (lime, lemon or even orange)
I wasn’t quite sure if I would have lost any weight this week as I did enjoy my fair share of treats. But I did…this tells me that this way of life and eating really does work for my body. After years of being on and off every single low carb diet and depriving myself of vital nutrients from fresh fruit and good carbs – I am learning as I go.
Weight Loss Results/Photos
SW: 265 September
SW at Day one of High Carb journey: 250
Down another pound for 13 lbs in 5 weeks. I took some of the photos this morning (hair up) then had my hair done so of course had to take more with it down for a change 😅🤷♀️ Wore this skirt out today!!! It did not do up 5 weeks ago.
Feeling good. More blood work to be done Thursday and another appointment with my naturopath Monday as we continue to unravel the mysteries of my body 😅😅(pcos and hormones) which both have not stopped me in my weight loss journey 🔥❣️
New darker hair!
Excited for week 6 – lets do this!