Food: Day 7, Vegan Kickstart
Breakfast: Tofu Breakfast Scramble
Lunch: Artichoke Hearts and Tomato Salad & Cannellini Beans, Miso Soup
|Worst Tofu Scramble EVER|
|Artichoke Heart & Tomato Salad, Miso Soup|
Lunch was tasty; the salad reminded me of my "famous" Triple Bean & Artichoke Salad, albeit w/o the fat. Next time I'll add more seasonings, though, as it was a bit bland.
As for dinner, I honestly didn't like the idea of chilled couscous, so I decided to eat leftover Ratatouille & brown rice from the prior night.
Overall, this was not my favorite day on the Vegan Kickstart, but every meal can't be a winner, right? I'm trying to disconnect from food a bit, thinking of it more as fuel and less as fun, so many an occasional flop is good for me.
Here's my food journal:
Fitness: I logged another 30 minutes on the treadmill, about the same speed as yesterday but it was slightly easier this time. Fitbit says I burned 559 calories through exercise.
Weight: So, here's my little announcement: I have lost my first 5 pounds, 6 to be exact. Woo-hoo!! That is just the motivation I need to keep going! I don't see much of a difference, body-wise, except that my tummy might be a tiny bit flatter. I can't remember, how many pounds equals one dress size? I'm thinking ten? Looking forward to that.
Personal: Last night was a bit rough craving-wise. I cooked Chip a separate dinner of pasta, "chick'n" cutlets and Italian bread. I swear I could hear the loaf of white stuff calling me, begging me to have a butter-smeared slice..with a glass of wine, of course. I'm proud to say I ignored the siren song, and this morning's weight loss is my reward.
Tonight we have plans to join friends for Happy Hour at our local watering hole. This is a Thursday night routine when we're in South FL, several of us get together to see a mutual friend sing/play guitar. Typically I'd have a couple glasses of wine or beers, dinner would consist of a portobello mushroom sandwich with fries. Of course I'd wake up feeling like crap on Friday morning, bloated and filled with dieter's remorse. I am thinking that I'll avoid all of that this time, perhaps eat a snack before we leave and have dinner when we get home..and as far as the alcohol..well, maybe a glass of club soda with a splash of cranberry juice? I'm hoping that the pride I feel on Friday morning will be a good substitute for the Thursday night wine buzz. Wish me luck.
Sorry I don't have more photos to share; again, the natural lighting in this house is so limited, it's tough to get a good pic. Hopefully I can take some better ones tonight.
Have a great day!