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WHAT I ATE TODAY / FEB 3

WHAT I ATE TODAY / FEB 3

We rode 2.5 hours this morning and followed that up with a 5 mile run. I know, we’re nuts. To fuel my workout, I had a shot of espresso (I know, gasp! Breaking my own rules), some oats with berries, a cinnamon apple rice bar my Coach made (not pictured), a banana and lots of water.

After my workout, I refueled with a big, colorful Buddha Bowl.

In my Buddha Bowl was quinoa, sweet potato fries, black beans, sun dried toms and cucumber.

By dinner time, I was starving! My body worked hard this morning and I could feel it all day. I met some girlfriends for dinner and we had black bean hummus with veggies for an appetizer. I drank soda water with lime. And for dinner I had veggie tacos on corn tortillas with rice. Perfect. And now it is time for bed fo sho!

I feel awesome about my day today. Crazy good workout. Crazy controlled food choices. So happy. Loving it.

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 27

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 27

To fuel a 90 min spin and a 4 mile run, I had overnight oats consisting of oats, water, flaxseed and frozen wild blueberries.

After my workout, I started with a chopped salad made of kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, corn and blueberries. Next, I had a big bowl of mixed vegetables and lima beans.

I’m learning to eat intuitively, to listen for when my body is truly in need of fuel, when it is satiated and when I feel content. For as long as I ┬ácan remember, I’ve eaten til stuffed and uncomfortably full. I want to change this so bad! I grilled a plate of potatoes while I was eating my salad and steamed vegetables, but I did not feel the need to eat them right away. So I left them on the plate and did some things around the house. When I felt hungry, I ate a few potatoes. I wasn’t hungry for very many. Throughout the day I finished the plate. This way of eating is very new to me. This way of eating is going to change the way I live the rest of my life.

I forgot to snap a pic of my dinner. I had a banana and a bowl of salad like the one I had earlier, with black beans and sun-dried tomatoes added.

After dinner I felt like munching a bit. I made a sparkling water with lemon and lime, and a big bowl of air-popped pop corn. Exciting Saturday night!

Overall my mind is feeling very calm around food…a welcomed change! Abstaining from SOFAS (sugar oil flour alcohol and salt) is feeing really good. Eating WFPB (whole food plant based) is also feeling really good. I feel GOOD.

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 25

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 25

For breakfast I had my usual 12oz bag of steamed green beans and a medium sized russet potato. I also had a cup of Zen tea.

I went off my plan slightly and had an Americano today. I did it because it was something to do while I was waiting. I know. Kinda funny if you really think about the reasons we eat or drink something. It gave me foggy brain like it always does. Back to tea and water for now.

For lunch I had a bowl of my ‘nothing fried about it’ fried rice with extra garlic.

For a pre-workout, I had an apple and a couple of dates.

And for dinner I had a chopped salad consisting of kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cucumber, corn and fresh blue berries. Sooooo yummy. And then I had the last of my ‘nothing fried about it’ fried rice.

My meals were super inexpensive today. I figure my breakfast cost $1.60 and lunch was around $.89. Dinner was probably closer to $3.00. And the apple and dates were probably $1?? That’s just under $7 for the entire day!

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 24

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 24

My immune system was feeling a bit compromised this morning after falling behind on sleep this week, so I picked up the greenest green juice I could find on my way to work, and took shots of green juice for a boost. I also stuck to my goal of increasing my water intake today.

My first meal of the day was a 12oz bag of steamed green beans and a medium sized russet potato. After breakfast, I sipped on an Earl Grey tea.

For lunch, I took 4 cooked yukon gold potatoes and shredded them into hash browns. I added some garlic and onion powder as well as some chopped spinach, and pressed it into a baking pan. I baked it at 420 until it was crispy.

I made a sweet mustard sauce, tossed it with the hash browns, and ate it on my way back to the office.

For an afternoon snack, I had a pear and a few raw peanuts.

And for dinner I made rice in the instant pot, added steamed mixed vegetables, some rice vinegar, garlic, and a little gluten-free soy-free Tamari, and had ‘nothing fried about it’ fried rice.

After dinner I was hardcore craving something sweet. I don’t keep anything sweet, salty or munchie or crunchy in the house, which totally saved me tonight. I did however find a container of dates and I had just three. Wow are they sweet!

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 20

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 20

This morning’s 2 hour suffer-fest and 2 mile run was fueled by:

Oats, flaxseed, cinnamon and berries,

Energy bites made with oats, maple syrup, almond butter, flaxseed and raisins,

And Rice cakes made with sushi rice, fresh squeezed lemon, fresh squeezed orange and fresh raspberries.

Re-fueling after my workout today included steamed brussels sprouts and hash browns baked with spinach in the oven. And hot sauce.

An hour or so later, I was still hungry, and my body was asking for fruit. It does this. I can tell when my body needs fruit. And it soaks it right up! I made a smoothie with 2 small frozen bananas, a big handful frozen wild blueberries and 2 big handfuls spinach. So refreshing.

For dinner tonight I made Curry Quinoa with Vegetables. It was filling and satisfying.

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 19

WHAT I ATE TODAY / JAN 19

This morning for breakfast I had oats and berries. Just a couple of ingredients…oats, water, cinnamon and frozen wild blueberries.

The rest of today’s meal plan is bought to you by Country Clubs, Coffee Shops, Pizzerias and Sushi Bars. I attended a retirement party at the Country Club over the noon hour and struck gold with a fresh fruit salad. I ordered the vegetable plate for my entre, which was steamed seasonal vegetables and rice pilaf. The vegetables were cooked in a small amount of oil. There are worst things. Consistent progress over perfection. I felt so good after lunch. Content, not stuffed. Major accomplishment.

We made a coffee shop run in the afternoon and I had a 20oz Earl Grey tea with steamed soy. After researching the ingredients that are in most plant milks, I have decided to abstain the best I can from plant milk moving forward. After all, the real reason I want plant milk is because I still crave mother’s milk. It’s hard, but I’m weening myself off the milk.

Speaking of weening off milk, I met some girlfriends for happy hour at our favorite Pizzeria. I am obsessed with their Neapolitan style pizza, the craft beer and their stemless wine glasses. Another major accomplishment for the day was ordering their salad sans parmigiana reggiano and house vinaigrette, and adding green olives instead. This is the essence of whole food plant based…eating the whole olive rather than the pressed olive oil Perfecto!

I have been sober 19 days. Wow. I enjoy wine and beer immensely but am giving my body a good break from it. It causes me to over eat, it’s added calories, and it gives me a head ache most morning afters. The break has been nice. I love ordering sparkling water with lime. It’s fizzy, it’s hydrating, and I can drink as many as I want with no hangover. Hallelujah!!

For dinner I ordered in sushi…Edamame without salt, Vegetable Roll and Avocado Roll. Another change I’ve made in the way I eat is to skip the soy sauce. I put a little dab of wasabi on each bite and enjoy my rolls without the added salt.