Hello everyone! Happy back to school day if you or your kidlets are heading back today!
Well this past week has been kind of a lazy one for me. For one reason or another (excuses such as…having my period, unpacking from our trip, family events) I seemed to have taken a bit of a break from my daily exercise and so really must get back into the swing of things! I am acknowledging that I have made excuses for myself feeling lazy.
Monday August 26th
Still in Port Elgin on holidays, loving the outdoors and slowing down a bit. Enjoying some good food along the way.
Breakfast: Udis gluten free toasted cinnamon raisin bagel with a bit of earth balance butter.
Snack: left over baked potato and veggies with hummus
Lunch: Veggie roll sushi with wasabi and pickled ginger
Dinner: My dad treated us to pizza. Of course I got the spicy pineapple (daiya cheese and yves meat free ham) from New Orleans Pizza. So good!
Tuesday August 27th
Back to reality – back home today!
We wanted to visit the Keady market today but it was raining so decided against it. Instead we took a drive by the lake – got breakfast (not pictured) and just sat and enjoyed the gloomy scenery.
Breakfast: Tim Hortons Plant based sausage, lettuce and tomato biscuit with hash brown and coffee. I ordered my coffee black and used some soy creamer when I got back.
Lunch: Before heading home I ate this little microwave meal I picked up a few days earlier (just to have something on hand that was convenient) This is the Gardein orange beefless bowl. It was spicy and quite delicious!
For the road: Stopped at The Pea Pod for one last hurrah – got their special weekly drink which happened to be a dairy free golden milk with an extra shot of espresso (yum) and we snacked on some fresh local cherry tomato.
Dinner: Sol original griller burger with all the fixins, ODough gluten free hamburger bun, cob of corn
Exercise: 20 minute walk with husband and Lola
Wednesday August 28th
Breakfast: Coffee with soy creamer and Udis plain bagel toasted with earth balance
Lunch: Veggie Sandwich
Snack: Lots of yummy melons we picked up while on holiday all grown locally
Dinner: Potato, veggie and chickpea curry
Thursday August 29th
Breakfast: Coffee with soy creamer, melon and blueberries
Snack: Unsweetened coconut yogurt with blueberries, chia seed and flaxseed
Lunch: Left over veggie curry
Dinner: Dr Pragers veggie burger with all the fixins on an O Dough
Friday August 30th
Breakfast: Udis gluten free bagel toasted with earth balance
Lunch: mixed green salad with chopped veggies and black beans
Snack: bowl of mixed melons
Dinner: Brown rice spaghetti cooked with peppers, zucchini, onions, garlic, green chillis and peanut sauce
Saturday August 31
Breakfast: Found a new style of the Odough product which I have been loving this summer. At Goodness me we found the 100 calorie ODough bagel thins which also happen to be gluten free vegan and no sugar added. They actually are pretty dang tasty. This morning I had one of the bagel thins with Hellmans vegan mayo and some of our garden tomato
Lunch: Had a big salad with regular green lettuce, spinach, red peppers, cucumber and mother raw dressing. I also had a bowl of left over peanut noddles cold.
Dinner: Morning star farms black bean chipolte burger (no bun) with a baked potato topped with cooked spinach, broccoli, nutritional yeast and tofutti sour cream.
It was such a beautiful late Summer day today. Spent time by the pool and got some much needed vitamin D!
Preparing my mind AND kitchen for liver rescue 3.6.9!
Sunday September first
No pictures taken today!
We spent most of the day at my sister in laws house for a birthday celebration for my father in law. For our contribution we brought a vegan potato salad (made with hellmans vegan mayo) along with a beautiful 3 bean salad which consisted of mixed beans, garden cucumber, parsley, dill and italian dressing.
I had a large plate of cooked mushrooms (instead of choosing a burger) mixed garden salad, 3 bean salad, potato salad and a large slice of a tomato. Dessert for me was 3 small brownies that my mother in law made and some strawberries. All in all it was a nice Sunday!
Weight Check In
Haven’t done this for awhile! It was kind of nice ignoring the scale for awhile and I guess it worked!
SW: 265 September 2018
SW at Day one of dietary changes journey 9 weeks ago: 250
So that’s 2 more pounds down since my last check in around 3 weeks ago 🙂
I don’t always want to focus JUST on weight loss. Truth is anything could happen today or tomorrow that might set me back in terms of weight loss. But the important thing is im changing the way I look at food and how I relate to it and life. I’m learning and doing what’s best for my body and that’s what it most important.
While any amount of weight loss is extremely difficult and we should applaud people for doing it for the right reasons (health) we should also applaud the growth and everything that goes along with that.
Here’s what has been changing for me along the way:
– mindset – acknowledging how I feel and not holding onto those feelings. This was a big obstacle for me. I worked on it.
-living in the present with few worries
– food choices – improved. Choosing food that makes me feel good despite the opinions of others.
– looking forward to “go out and do”
– new goals: registered in a holistic nutrition diploma program
– able to walk longer
– able to swim longer
– sugar levels have decreased
– digestion has improved
– no more painful skin rash
– greater knowledge of what’s going on inside my body as I got over my fear of blood testing
– happier in hot and sunny weather. Before I would dread it because I sweat a lot 😂🤣
My school books have arrived! EEEK
So looking forward to taking you all on this journey with me!
More to come <3