Sounds like a simple statement for a fat chick, but one of the reasons I was always afraid to make the leap to vegetarianism or veganism was I was afraid I wouldn’t like the food.
But I’ve really been enjoying the food. I’ve enjoyed coming up with the meal plans, shopping for it, preparing it and especially eating it.
And the weight is literally melting off. It’s incredible.
So much so that I’m not even tempted to go back.
Here’s what Steven bought from the store today:
Maple cinnamon rolls. He couldn’t resist.
But I had no problem walking right on past.
Instead, this was my dinner:
I heated up some oil in a skillet, added some minced garlic and onions and cooked them until the onions caramelized. The smell was *divine*.
Meanwhile I cut up half an eggplant into 1″ cubes, cut a head of fresh broccoli, a bell pepper, a zucchini and about three big white mushrooms, added those to the mixture and stir fried it until the veggies were golden brown.
I added about a fourth cup of sugar free Teriyaki sauce and some water chestnuts, and let that simmer while I boiled some brown rice.
Mixed it all together and was able to have a virtual garden feast that smelled so good even my guys had to admit how hungry it made them.
None tried it… but still. Baby steps. 😉
Meanwhile I get to have leftovers for a change. I’m so looking forward to lunch tomorrow!
So my count, even though it was short on the protein again today, was well within my goals and I even managed to get 10 cups of water today. I also got 14, count em, 14 servings of fruits and veggies. It’s amazing how much you can eat when you’re eating the right stuff.
And I’m down another two pounds.
Add to that I had no spasms today, it’s just been really really sore, and I can definitely say there’s progress. I’ll be able to work tomorrow, thank God.
It’ll take my mind off of the sadness that is that day… but we’ll deal with that more tomorrow as I work through emotions with reflection and acknowledgment instead of burying it or hiding behind food.
Hope everyone is having a great day!