Medical Medium Recipe Challenge – October 1- Spinach Soup over Cucumber Noodles

Hello October First!

And so begins The Medical medium October Recipe Challenge – where I will be making one medical medium recipe every day during the month of October!

Starting it off with a bang!

This is a recipe I have had and enjoyed before. You can find it in the first Medical Medium book “Secrets Behind Chronic and mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal”

Today I enjoyed Spinach Soup over Cucumber Noodles for my lunch.

Washing spinach we got locally

Ingredients used: Tomatos, spinach, oranges, celery, cilantro, cucumber, extra garlic, pepper and chipolte flakes for garnish

Spinach: Great source of bioavailble and assimiable protein. Holds precious and vital mineral salts, iodine, chromium, sulfer, magnesium, calcium, potassium, silica, manganese and more.

Tomato: Are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many healthΒ benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.

Oranges: Properties in oranges help to fight off viruses, protect the body from radiation damage, and deactivate toxic heavy metals in the system. They are abundant in a form of bioactive calcium you cant get anywhere else.

Celery: One of the most powerful anti inflammatory foods. It starves unproductive bacteria, yeast, mod, fungus and viruses that are present in the body and flushes their toxins and debris out of the intestinal tract and liver. Consuming celery is the most powerful way to alkalize the gut. It also offers enzymes and coenzymes and it raises hyrochloric acid in the stomach so that food digests with ease and doesn’t putrefy. Celery improves kidney function and helps to restore the adrenals.

Cilantro: The go to herb for heavy metal detox and so much more.

Cucumber: Cucumbers are the most perfect hydrating food. They hydrate us at the deepest cellular level possible. Cucumber is great for lightening the load/burden off the liver and contain tons of critical nutrition such as b, a and c vitamins.

Garlic: Has been used medicinally since ancient times. Garlic is antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti parasitic and rich in the phytochemical allicin, a sulfur compound that prevents disease.

Lots of left overs for tomorrows lunch as well!

The taste of this is pretty smooth – I add extra garlic and seem to enjoy it with that extra zing. I rate it a solid 7.5 out of 10.

Have you tried this recipe yet??

I will be back for day 2 tomorrow πŸ™‚

Food & Exercise Journal – August 26-Sept 1 – Lazy Days, Weight Check in, Life changes, School and more!

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

It doesn’t look appealing but it was yummy!

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.

Snack: Mango

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:Β 250

CW:Β 234

So that’s 2 more pounds down since my last check in around 3 weeks ago πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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Finally

My school books have arrived! EEEK

So looking forward to taking you all on this journey with me!

More to come <3

Food & Exercise Journal – August 19-25, Holidays, Birthday and Girl talk

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well. I have had a slow start “back to reality” after a wonderful holiday by the lake visiting my parents with Brent and Lola. Delicious food was consumed, sometimes yes, extra food was consumed! To save you some time yes I weighed in this Monday (it is now Thursday) and no…I did not lose not one pound however I did maintain, which makes me happy. Sometimes you have to go with the flow of life and it’s not always going to turn out as you wish.

Monday August 19

Breakfast: Gluten free toast with peanut butter and jam

Lunch: Salad with arugula, spinach, cooked mushrooms, black beans and pico de gallo

Snack: Protein shake with almond milk, ground flax, ice, cinnamon, and Sunwarrior protein powder

Snack: Homemade tea brew of nettle, yarrow and calendula

Dinner: Left over vegan cheddar broccoli Soup with garlic naan bread

Dessert: Watermelon

Exercise: 45 minutes of swimming laps

Healing herbs: Nettle, yarrow and calendula – very healing for females especially

August 20th (My birthday!)

Breakfast: Tim hortons Beyond Meat sausage and tomato biscuit a hash brown and orange juice (Brent treated me to birthday breakfast on his way to work which was very sweet of him)

Lunch: Mixed Veggies with hummus

Dinner: Brent made a lovely mixed veggie and potato stew

Dessert: Daiya Key lime cashew cheezecake

We were supposed to go out for dinner but the restaurant I really wanted to go to was shut on this day. Brent’s homemade veggie stew was just as good as any restaurant.

Exercise: 30 minutes of swimming laps

Wednesday August 21

Breakfast: Coffee with soy creamer, two natures path maple waffles with maple syrup and blueberries

I snacked on veggies throughout the day

Dinner: We tried to go to the restaurant – The Plant Diner – that I really wanted to go to. It serves 95 percent vegan food and 5 percent meat. This is a place vegetarians or people looking to eat mainly plant based can bring their carnivore friends! They have basically flipped the standard restaurant where it’s usually 95 percent meat based dishes and 5 percent vegetarian and vegan. Unfortunately it was SO packed that we could not get a table. I was greatly disappointed however the night turned around. We decided to eat at Montana’s which is one of Brent fave restaurants. It is mainly meat based but they have recently revised their menu and offer a few veggie options. I ordered the veggie burger (despite the fact that it had goat cheese and regular mayo on it) I enjoyed it anyway and didn’t let it bother me. I got french fries with it. I also enjoyed an adult bevvie – the “big mama” a spiked lemonade. Overall it was a fun Birthday meal. I’m not perfect. I am human. My food choices will never be perfect.

Thursday August 22

Breakfast: Coffee with soy cream, Udis gluten free cinnamon raisin bagel with earth balance butter and peanut butter

Lunch: Veggie sandwich using tomatos, pickles, olives, cucumbers and honey mustard

Dinner: I felt like a light dinner tonight. I had a Protein shake using Sunwarrior protein powder, frozen banana, cinnamon, flax, ice and cashew milk

Exercise: 45 minute walk and 45 minute swimming laps’

Getting that vitamin D and reading in – starting the Liver Rescue 3:6:9 in a few days!

Happy girl after a long walk

Friday August 23

Busy day packing and cleaning today!

Breakfast: Fruit bowl consisting of mango, blueberries and hulled hemp seeds and chia seeds

Lunch: Cucumber chopped with hummus and garlic naan

Dinner: On the road – New Orleans plant based spicy pineapple pizza (small) topped with dairy free mozza cheeze, yves “ham” red onion, pineapple and jalapenos. I dipped my crust in marinara sauce. This was absolutely delicious and TMI but…did NOT make me run to the toilet in pain with diarrhea. The last time I had REAL pizza was end of May. I spent two days in bed and had painful bowel movements, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Regular cheese does not like my body.

Saturday August 24

So happy to wake up in Port Elgin! I love spending my days outside. I feel this connection with nature. It uplifts me, renews my spirit and just makes me feel amazing!

Breakfast: Coffee with soy cream, Udis gluten free cinnamon raisin bagel (brought this with us)

Lunch: Stopped at my fave place “The Pea pod” TO pick up lunch and dinner. For lunch I got the cheezy chickun taco which was delish.

Snack: Large peach – so juicy!

Dinner: Half of the burrito bowl from the Pea pod. Full of good stuff!

Exercise: Short walk with Brent and Lola

I put this in the fridge and saved it until dinner which is why that beautiful avocado has turned spotty! This has layers of rice, corn, cucumber, grilled peppers, onions, sweet potato, lime juice, cashew sour cream, chilles and more.

Sunday August 25

Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt bowl using silk coconut unsweetened yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, hemp seeds, chia seeds

Lunch: Left overs from my burrito bowl

Dinner: A Sol veggie burger on an O Dough vegan/gluten free and no sugar added hamburger bun with fresh green beans

Exercise: Short walk with husband and Lola

Enjoyed time at the beach today – was super windy and the waves were crashing but we both had child like fun jumping through the waves! The water has warmed up as well – it was maybe 74-75 degrees.

We also enjoyed a camp fire at night!

I didn’t lose any weight this week – however i enjoyed my food and my holidays. I also didn’t exercise as much or as long as I typically would have. Overall it was a nice holiday spent with my parents and husband and Lola of course! I feel a lot better than I have in ages. I attribute this to dietary changes, an increase in exercise, getting outside more and my emotions and mentality getting stronger. I look for the good in things and try not to always focus on the bad or negative. This has been a work in progress for me as I lived my life for a great many years always looking at the “bad” or negative and complaining about things that I could easily change.

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Now if you are a man reading this you might want to tune out…I’d like to talk a little bit about changes in my cycle. So I have been making changes to my eating habits since around June. I have been limiting animal products and oils as well. Despite best efforts sometimes the fat levels may be higher than I would have wanted them but it’s been a work in progress.

This month I noticed distinct cycle changes. My cycle was around 7 days late (which stressed me out of course that probably made everything worse) but when it came….cramps weren’t that bad and my flow was super light. This is very unusual for me. Most of my life I have suffered pretty heavy flow and horrific cramps. Could this be the dietary changes as well as the new supplement regime lightening everything up? I’m not sure, but if it is, it’s definitely a welcomed change.

Stay tuned..I have more posts to share with you all this week πŸ™‚

Food Journal+WeightLoss Results Week 5 (IMF Fail)

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

IMF 10-3

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

IMF 10-3

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

IMF 10-3

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

Snack: Mango

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

IMF 10-3

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

CW: 237

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 πŸ˜…πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ 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 πŸ˜…πŸ˜…(pcos and hormones) which both have not stopped me in my weight loss journey πŸ”₯❣️

New darker hair!

Excited for week 6 – lets do this!

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 πŸ˜‰

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!