We made it through Week 2! And we are still alive!
I felt somewhat hungry most of the day, but I realize that I didn’t eat enough. Other than that, I felt fine. I really could have had a meltdown when my bean burgers turned to mush in the skillet. I had to walk away, and Wendy told me it would be fine. I ended up using the bean mush for burritos instead. Wheat tortillas, bean mush, rice, salsa, lettuce, and the rest of that bland avocado dressing. They weren’t bad.
Breakfast: banana and almond butter. Snack: grapes. Lunch: salad with honey mustard. Dinner: burritos with a side of steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
Another good day even though I felt a little hungry all day. My salad spinner came in! I was able to cut and wash all my lettuce and bag it all up. This should make life so much easier.
Breakfast: banana and almond butter, grapefruit. Lunch: salad with honey mustard, grapes. Dinner: green peas, quinoa, small salad with orange vinaigrette. Dessert: smoothie.
Today I had an all-day seminar in Metairie. I was the only person who packed a lunch and, despite the peer pressure, stayed in the conference room and ate by myself. It was peaceful and I enjoyed it. Huge plus: I was alert and able to pay attention ALL day!
I had some of the spaghetti sauce leftover from meltdown day last week, so I doctored it up with some bell pepper sautéed in broth and a bunch of spices. Much better.
Breakfast: Apple, banana with almond butter. Lunch: salad with orange vinaigrette, tangelo. Dinner: leftover peas, macaroni and spaghetti sauce. Dessert: smoothie.
Another great day! My emotions seem to be stabilizing. The soup I made was fabulous because of the sodium in the broth. We gobbled it up.
Breakfast: grapefruit, banana and almond butter. Lunch: salad with vinaigrette, grapes. Dinner: onion and mushroom soup in “no beef” broth with buckwheat noodles.
Another good day until I was craving EVERYTHING while browsing Pinterest. I want King cake. ALL the King cake EVERYTHING. And we bought a Rainbow today! What a wonderful machine. More on that in another post.
Breakfast: grapefruit, banana with almond butter. Lunch: salad with honey mustard, grapes. Dinner: leftover soup. Dessert: Apple with peanut butter.
We’re both getting extremely bored and antsy. In hopes of avoiding a full on crash and burn, we’re going to give ourselves some wiggle room for suppers starting Monday.
Breakfast: peanut butter and mashed banana on whole grain toast. Lunch: leftover burrito fixings with added sautéed onion and yellow squash. Snack: red pomelo (delicious!). Dinner: green lentil macaroni with vegan “cheese” sauce.
Officially two weeks! We’re both pretty fed up with this and ready for some more normal tasting (not bland as hell) food. To avoid full-blown relapse, we’re going to start eating 90% nutritarian. My grocery cart today still looked fabulous. Our “cheats” we purchased are pita chips and hummus and T. Marzetti ranch dressing. Crazy! And I’m going to use a limited amount of salt to season our dinners so we can really enjoy them.
Breakfast: toast with banana and peanut butter. Lunch. Leftover soup. Snack: Apple with peanut butter. Dinner: white beans from Maw Maw.
Week 2 Overview
Weight: still hovering at 126/127. Wendy didn’t lose anymore weight either. I’m happy about this because we weren’t looking to lose all kind of weight. My stomach is smaller and closer to how I want it to look. Veggies alone won’t give me abs. 😦
- My body and mind feel spectacular!
- My digestive system is on point.
- I don’t feel fat or bloated.
- I still have more energy and am more alert.
- Still sleeping well.
- Looking forward to our cheats, but I’m surprised that I’m looking forward to just salting my food more than eating anything sweet. I’m still not going to eat any junk food until Mardi Gras, when I plan to eat all things King cake.
- None really. Just hoping we can keep kicking ass and not fall into any old bad habits.
This diet style has been intense and emotional. I would definitely recommend reading Eat for Health and following the slower transition to eating a nutritarian diet. I had already made the changes in the book over the last few years, so it wasn’t AS difficult to go all out.
If you want to try this out or have any questions, I’d love to offer support! It’s definitely been an exercise in restraint that I think will result in lasting changes and I want to share the knowledge.