Food Journal/Weightloss Results Week 6

As I enter week 6 and taking some time to reflect on the previous few weeks (this was supposed to be my last week) …and enjoying my lunch of garden lettuce, black beans, half a small avocado, homemade Pico de Gallo and homemade cashew ranch….I can’t ever see myself going back to the way I was eating before and feeling crummy while doing so (digestive issues, sore tummy, skin issues, sugar highs and more) I plan on enjoying maintaining eating this way 90-95 percent of the time (as much as possible) and allowing for little leeways on holidays or special occasions. Recognizing that life happens and going with the flow is life.

It took quite some time and trial and error to figure out what was the best for my body and this is key. It’s hard to go against what society wants you to do or what they tell you is good for your body. We are even up against medical doctors who are sadly stuck in the past with old studies and knowledge who have not yet seen the light when it comes to nutrition, lifestyle and wellness.

What’s meant for me and my body may not be meant for you and yours. I am also human and this is very much still a learning process for me so expect slip ups, expect to see some processed food and expect to see me slip and get back up. That’s life.

It’s just so important to meet people where they are and celebrate their choices and wins along the way. I have become much more interested in this new way of eating and cooking than I ever initially anticipated I would be.

Monday August 5th

Breakfast: Husband made homemade home fries with peppers, onions and toast with earth balance. Treat was ketchup. I used to be addicted to ketchup! Now I rarely have it. It’s way too sweet and not in a good way like say…fruit! I also had 2 small coffees with soy milk creamer.

Today we spent the day visiting. First we visited Brents’ parents and nephew. We had lunch there. I had a mixed bean salad with tons of veggies and Italian dressing. They were very accommodating and have always been accommodating with my dietary changes as I have figured out what works with my body. I am thankful.

I had my hair done (as I mentioned last time) at my sister in laws afterwards– went from blonde to brunette! Loving it! Still kept some very thin blond highlights in there.

Dinner: I was so hungry when I got home, ate at 7pm. Had about 3 cups of chopped spinach with potatos, tomato, roasted red pepper dip and cashew sauce

Treat: So Delicious Salted caramilk non dairy dessert. You guys, I legit cannot purchase this stuff. I will eat it frequently and it will no longer become a treat lol

Tuesday August 6th

Staring at computer screen and working all day made me hungry.

Breakfast: left over homefries, toast (GF), coffee with soy milk

Lunch : Daiya supreme pizza (surprisingly not bad…still processed!) As I mentioned…this has not been a great week for me in terms of processed foods and eating out. You win some you lose some. I will say this….as opposed to regular pizza with regular crust and regular cheese – this did NOT send me running to the toilet with violent diarrhea. TMI, I know…but has to be said. Dairy does not like me!

Dinner: Subway veggie sub – loaded with the works, all the veggies!

Exercise: Short walk in the evening


Wednesday August 7th

Coffee with silk soy creamer

Breakfast: toasted tomato on seeded GF bread with vegan mayo and yellow plums.

Lunch: orange and spinach salad with beans, pico de gallo and homemade cashew sauce

Dinner: Spinach salad with boiled potatos, veggies, cashew dressing and hot sauce

Dessert: Banana “nicecream” (2 frozen bananas) blended and topped with Natures Path Coconut and Cashew butter granola

Exercise: 30 minute swim


Thursday August 8th

Today I had a blood Test debacle. I went early at around 7 am, Brent was late for work as he came with me (bless this man)…two women could not get blood from me or find my veins. It was a poor experience just like I had all throughout child hood. They dug around with the needle and I just had to say “please, no more” and try to come back again. So that threw the day a little bit. I was upset because I needed these results for my next doctors appointment which was coming up on Monday.

I also babysat all day so my diet was not the best today. Not sure how mothers keep it all together!

Breakfast: right after the blood draw – Tim hortons beyond sausage tomato and lettuce biscuit with hash brown and small orange juice

Lunch: Tostitos bite size with mashed avocado, garlic salt and lemon juice. My nieces love this…they are not the best eaters but I know they would eat this so I had it too. I added pico de gallo salsa to mine.

Dinner: Veggie sub on oat wheat bread – with all of the veggies, avocado, house dressing and sweet onion sauce.

Exercise: 30 minute walk (throughout the day)

Stopped by my sister in laws farm/garden in the evening and picked up an amazing array of fresh veggies. Caught some amazing skies while driving home.

Friday August 9th

Breakfast: Breakfast nachos topped with mashed avocado, vegan queso, salsa – this was a treat

Lunch: Mixed fruit bowl with chia and flax

Dinner: medical medium spinach soup with corn on the cobb

Exercise: 30 minute swim and 45 minute walk


Washing the fresh spinach and getting ready to make some soup!
Beautiful night for an evening swim

Saturday August 10th

Another blood test attempt today and happy to say I was successful (or rather) Meena the wonderful woman who drew the blood was successful. She was calm, confident, happy, sure of herself and assured me she would not poke around if she did not get it the first time. Sure enough…she got the blood immediately with a butterfly needle to my hand.

Breakfast/lunch (fasted for blood work until 10) Coffee with soymilk creamer, Tim hortons beyond meat sausage and biscuit with tomato and lettuce, hash brown, orange juice

Dinner: Corn on the cob, beets, fresh green beans from our garden and a Sol meatless burger bbqed on an ODough gluten free/vegan sandwich thin

Exercise: 30 minute swim, 30 minute walk

Sunday August 11th

Did some visiting today at my sister in laws and my husbands parents were there as well. Twas a lovely day for a photo shoot in their beautiful big, green back yard!

Breakfast: Mixed fruit bowl, coffee with soy creamer

Snack: Peaches

Lunch: Garlic naan with hummus and fresh cucumbers

Dinner: sol burger, O dough, bbq sauce, pickles, corn on the cob

Swimming: 30 minutes

Enjoyed my coffee outside this morning. So peaceful. Good for the mind and soul.

A month ago I would have not wanted my photo taken. I was just down in the dumps. I feel happier and a lot healthier lately.

Weight in Results

SW: 265 September 2018

SW at Day one of dietary changes journey 6 weeks ago: 250

CW: 236

Down another pound for 15 lbs in 6 weeks.

True story

I bought these Torrid size 16 boyfriend Capris last year at end of season because I loved the details on them and they were on sale. They didn’t even go over my butt but I bought them anyways hoping one day they would. I had been typically a size 18-20 Torrid prior.

Well I found them in the back of my closet, tried them on again and to my surprise I can now wear them comfortably. I can even squat in them if necessary 😅

I only share because last year it really had me down, not being able to fit in certain things plus being so out of shape and lack of energy. But by making a choice and simple changes over the course of a year…anything can happen!❣️

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I have some big news to share in the next few days…stay tuned to more regular posting now that the initial 6 week countdown is up! <3

Food Journal+Weight Loss Results Week 3 (High Carb)

Time for week 3 update! Again, I am a little late with posting this (will be sharing week 4 on Monday!!) However…it’s taken some time to get organized after our holidays and back into the swing of things. Brent came down with the stomach flu as well and so we have been dealing with sickness as well. I am just going to jump right into things. The results of week 3 were a little disappointing however I can’t complain too much. I had just finished my period, was on holidays and indulging probably a bit more than I should be and I still maintained my weight loss thus far.

Monday July 15th

Breakfast:  2 small coffees with soy creamer and a maple walnut bliss ball and cherries

Lunch:  2 flat out wraps with guacamole, rice, beans, Pico de gallo, hot sauce, cashew sauce and then grilled it on the panini press.

 Dinner: Half a massive burrito bowl from The Pea Pod containing bulgar wheat, corn, peppers, cucumber, sweet potato, salsa, cashew sauce.

 
Today I drank lots of water, took all of my supplements and got in a long walk in morning.


Had another great blood sugar reading today 2 hours after breakfast. Going to keep going with this!

Tuesday July 16th

Well I had a crappy sleep and the dog was out of sorts which made for a long night and a long day today. I really make sure that I try and get a good sleep each night as well as keep my stress low – as I feel it plays an important role in my health and weight loss journey. Oh well..hopefully a better sleep tomorrow!


Breakfast: 2 coffees with soy creamer, one large banana with cherries. I drank lots of water and took my supplements.

Went on a 30 minute walk. Checked my blood sugar was good 1.5 hours after eating fruit (!!)


Snack:  Veggie straws (addicting and processed) 


Lunch : Leftover burrito bowl. I added more guacamole, Pico de Gallo and cashew sauce!  


Snack:  More cherries and lots of water 

Sat out in the sunshine soaking up the Vitamin D.


Dinner:  Dr Pragers veggie burger on an O dough vegan+ gluten free bun with ketchup, mustard and lettuce.
I must admit this was a nice change from salads. I know the big salads are best for me though.
Took the dog two longer walks this evening she was being stubborn and not pooping – good exercise for me though!

 

Wednesday July 17th

Breakfast: 2 coffees with silk soy coffee cream 
Oatmeal with coconut milk, cinnamon and honey and a bowl of cherries


Snack: Daiya dairy free burrito 


Lunch: Dr pragers burger on an O’Dough thin bun with pickles, mustard, ketchup and Hellmans vegan mayo (yes..it has oil)


Today I did lots of walking. I did 3 seperate 20-30 minute walks plus walking around two beach markets. I also enjoyed an iced coffee made with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and cinnamon while walking around one of the markets. It was such a hot day!


Dinner: Leftovers. I had two flat out wraps with beans, Pico, lettuce, guacamole and cashew sauce. 


Everything homemade that I brought here is now finished. Everything Lasted 7 days so I would call that a win!

Thursday July 19th

Enjoyed some treats today! Don’t hate 😉

Breakfast : two toasted tomatos on O Dough thin buns with vegan mayo using one small tomato 


Went a 25 minute walk, drank lots of water and took all supplements 

Went to the beach for a few hours today. I love swimming in the lake. It’s so refreshing and calming. Although I applied and reapplied sunscreen, I still got burnt! Feeling good in a swim shirt and shorts! I used to hide in cover ups and refuse to have my picture taken. Life is short my friends. Wear the swim suit, get your photos taken!

Lunch: Cherries, veggies with guacamole at beach and veggie straws. I also enjoyed my first “drink” of holidays today. I’m really not a big drinker these days. This was pretty tasty though, I love anything watermelon.

 
Dinner – rainbow wraps with peanut sauce from The Pea Pod and half a baked potato with cashew sour cream 


Dessert: Had half a cup of Haagen Daz non dairy ice cream my mom bought me
I got in 2 seperate 20 minute walks in the evening.

Dangerous!

Friday July 20th

Not the best healthy food day, I will admit. But it is what it is!

Breakfast: Mixed fruit bowl

Lunch: Beyond beef burger on an O’Dough toasted bun with lettuce, tomatos, pickles and mustard

Went on a 30 minute walk and enjoyed more time swimming down at the lake 
 
Dinner: the same as lunch – I guess I was kinda lazy today.

Saturday July 21

Breakfast: Toasted tomato with vegan mayo


Took all supplements and had lots of water

Went to the Lake swimming again – gotta love it


Walked the dog 25 minutes 

Lunch: Rainbow wraps with peanut sauce from The Pea Pod

Dinner : Half of a burrito bowl from The Pea Pod. I’m going to miss this place when I am back home!


I also enjoyed Cranberry vodka soda – this was pretty tasty!


Later in the evening I had a Half cup of non dairy ice cream 

Brent gets home tonight, yay! 

Sunday July 22

Brent got to the campground late last night. So happy to see him! He had a great week of fishing with the guys.

Breakfast: Raspberry vegan muffin with a Coffee and soymilk

Took all of my Supplements, drank a buttload of water and got a  short walk in
Lunch: Rainbow Wraps with peanut sauce and a bowl of Watermelon 

We drove back home this afternoon and got take out for dinner. I did the best I could with what they had available!


Dinner: Vegetable chop suey with Mushroom fried rice 

Weight Loss Results/Photos

SW: 265 September 

SW at Day one of Plant Based journey: 250

CW: 240

I did not lose weight this week however I maintained the loss. I’m not really surprised as I indulged quite a bit this past week. However, I continue to see physical changes in my body, energy levels and how my clothing fit. These jeggings would not go over my butt last year and now I can pull them up past my belly button! I feel great and looking forward to continuing this journey!