I HAVE BEEN A SLACKER AT UPDATES…
Especially lately! The end of the month is always crazy as I try to wrap up my editing assignments to reach my target income goal, wrap up things at work, complete assignments and readings, etc. But that’s no excuse.
DAY 15 & 16 – 1/26-27/2017
Since I didn’t actually update you on my goings-on these days, I’ll just tell you about what I ate and the general temptations I was dealing with…
This was a pretty standard Ultimate Reset day. I was still loving having my fresh fruit breakfast! Mango might be my new favorite fruit.
Lunch today was an amazing Asian cabbage salad (shown on the left below). That picture really doesn’t do justice to how good this salad was! I loved it! I really reminded me of a salad that my grandma makes all the time, except she tops hers with crush top ramen noodles as a “crouton
Then, dinner was this amazingness pictured on the right below. Seriously – easiest dinner ever! And so good! A simple baked sweet potato and garlic veggies!
Fridays are always crazy for me with getting to l
Lunch was a microgreens salad, which I’m getting very bored with.
Dinner I wish I had remembered to take a picture of! It was this amazing curry roasted cauliflower. I didn’t actually have curry seasoning, so I busted out some of
Tonight was interesting too because my friends came over for a girl’s night movie night. They knew that I’ve been doing a cleanse, and I forewarned them that I likely wouldn’t have enough food for
Seriously people, never
DAY 17 – 1/28/2017
I actually set an alarm this morning so that I would wake up and get my stuff done. Wow. I must be on top of my shit today! But seriously, it’s a lot easier than you think to wake up and get your shit done, even on a Saturday, if you have something to look forward to in the morning! This fruit platter has been just that for me.
(a few days later…)
I jinxed myself on the whole on-top of things bit. Especially when it came to updates
Saturday was crazy busy running errands, making food, going into
Lunch today was a really yummy Moroccan shredded carrot medley on greens. It was surprisingly good!
Dinner was roasted squash with green beans. It was supposed to be delicata squash, but I couldn’t find that so butternut squash it was!
Today served as one of those important reminders that when I stay busy, I am MUCH more inclined not to bored eat. It was hard today, for sure, because I was at home all day working on edits. I had some spoonfuls of almond butter that I shouldn’t have had, but my biggest cheat today? COFFEE. COFFEE. COFFEE.
I think if ANYTHING has been difficult for me during this process it’s been giving up coffee. I’m a Seattle girl, and I just love coffee! It doesn’t even really have anything to do with needing it, though I know that on occasion, coffee is a little habitual for me. But, because I had so much editing work to and other work to do today, I definitely had more than one cup of coffee. I tell myself, though, that if this is my “cheat” that it could be a lot worse.
DAY 19 – 1/30/2017
Fortunately, for me, today’s lab meeting had no treats! Thank goodness! Our weekly lab meetings are one of the times when I’m REALLY tempted. We have anything from bagels and cream cheese, which I love, to cookies, pastries, etc.
Breakfast: FRUIT FRUIT FRUIT! I eat a lot of fruit on this program…I kind of love it! 😉
Lunch: A BIG bowl of heart miso soup…because I didn’t want to eat another salad today. So I made extra vegetable miso soup and ate that instead.
Dinner: more of those yummy roasted beats that I loved before, coconut collard greens (I’m not really a fan), and what was supposed to be baked tempeh, but because I couldn’t find tempeh ANYWHERE, I had one vegan burger patty instead.
DAY 20 – 1/31/2017
GUYS THERE WERE DONUTS IN THE OFFICE TODAY! Oh my goodness, thank god I didn’t have to go to the printer too many times!!! They were just sitting there calling out to me. See…even after all this, that temptation is still there. But, honestly, for
I was telling my friend the other day that I think the most difficult things for me to give up during this cleanse have been…Coffee, cheese, beer & wine, and french fries (or other similar carb related things…). For a girl that has always thought her sweet tooth was her biggest enemy, I’m finding that other than the sugar withdrawals during week 1, sugar hasn’t been
Breakfast: Fruit – mangoes, kiwis, and strawberries
Lunch: Jicama avocado salad! SO GOOD! And with this kind of fun, sweet dressing! I wish my picture did it better justice…you’ll just have to imagine how yummy it looked!
Dinner: Asian stir fry! There’s something yummy about perfectly cooked veggies with a little bit of Asian seasoning and just a slight bit of char! I’m a total fan.
DAY 21 – 2/1/2017 – LAST DAY!
OH MY GOD!! It’s the last day! I’m not going to lie, part of me really can’t believe how good I’ve done on this program. I thought it would be really hard for me to not have snacks at work, chocolate or other crap at home. I cheated. Don’t get me wrong! But my cheats were things like almond butter and coffee. That’s not bad at all if you ask me! I’ll post a fun collage of all my food at the end of the day.
Breakfast: Fruit – mangoes, kiwi, strawberries
Lunch: Greek salad with pine nuts, because I didn’t have the ingredients for the seaweed carrot medley thing.