Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Plant Based Eating Plan - Day 2 (11/21)


I started off my morning with my Detox Tea!! YYYYYEEEEAAAA for making it to Day 2! LOL Hey, celebrate the little victories. :-)

I was a little bit more cautious this morning because yesterday, I got a slight headache between breakfast and lunch. I am trying to determine if it's the natural process of the detox (I'm on Day 3 of drinking detox tea, even though it's only Day 2 of the eating plan) or if it's the plant-based diet. It wasn't anything that inhibited me from going about my daily activities. I still went to the gym and did some work from home for my business. It was actually more annoying then anything. It wasn't painful like how headaches typically can be so we'll see how it goes today.

I had some meetings this morning so I prepared my travel cup and jumped in the car to start my day. 
Today was also a horrible water day. I didn't get started on my water until well into the afternoon and that is never good. Drinking your daily allowance of water is one of those things where once you fall behind, you can pretty much forget about catching back up. It's like a bad Saturday College football game. That's exactly what happened to me today. SMH.

Since I enjoyed my salad so much yesterday, I went ahead and made that for lunch again today. it was just as yummy, if not better. I may stick to these for a good part of the duration of this plan.

For dinner, I whipped up some green beans and sweet potatoes. I also sliced some tomatoes to go on the side. I absolutely love sliced tomatoes. So much so, that sometimes when they come on a cheeseburger, I take them off and eat them separate from the burger. I also tried to be responsible and place the remaining sweet potatoes in a storage container so they'll be ready tomorrow if I have to travel for work.







Also, just for laughs, I wanted to show you all the torture that my family wanted me to cook today... my absolute favorite dish, Macaroni and Cheese sprinkled with bread crumbs!! I couldn't believe they did that to me. If you missed yesterday's "lifestyles of the Tempted" episode, you can check it out here. Anyway, I am happy to report that I did not touch one single morsel of that Mac & Cheese! Even when some cheese fell on my hand and it started to tremble with excitement and anticipation of licking it off my hand, I quickly washed my hands and kept it moving! I am so very proud of myself for resisting that today!!

Lastly, I just wanted to share with you all that I bought a new, little, manual lemon juicer that I so enjoy using. I know that it's 2017 and there are electric contraptions these days but this was just so cute sitting up on the IKEA shelf and it's so much fun to use!! I just love it!! Here it is in pics with the teas that I am alternating at the moment.

TODAY'S LESSON:

Social Media is a life saver when it comes to changing to a new eating plan and having never made the recipes before. I was scrolling through pinterest yesterday on the treadmill and every last one of those vegan deserts had me about to jet out of there just to head home and whip up some of those scrumptious blessings!! No more pinteresting at the gym! Period!



 MY 3 CENTS:
~ It's time consuming to make the veggies fresh, instead of from frozen. But it's worth it in cases where they try to hide sugar in the veggies. (See pic from my Day 1 post)
~Drinking detox tea with my plant-based eating plan has helped me immensely to avoid hunger cravings
~ Staying up too late at night while on a eating plan is the devil. While there are multiple benefits to getting 8+ hours of sleep, one of them is that you are not able to raid the fridge.

What I Ate Today:
  • Breakfast - 12 noon
    • 1 Whole Navel Orange
    • 1 Bananas
  • Lunch - 3:40 pm
    • Salad with Green Leaf Lettuce, Black Beans, Corn, Cucumbers, Tomatoes.
      • Salad Dressing: Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil
  • Dinner - 7:40 pm
    • Small Baked Sweet Potato
    • French Style Green Beans
    • Sliced Vine Tomatoes with Garlic and Pepper Herbs
WATER: 81oz, GYM: no. Did a cardio DVD at home. Hoping to hit the gym for a morning and evening session tomorrow.

To follow the other days of my Plant-Based eating journey, click the links below:
Pre Journey Prep - Nov. 19th
Day 1 - Nov. 20th

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