This was probably my most difficult thus far. I didn’t sleep well the night before (less than 6 hours, which is NOT enough for me), I somehow gained a pound (how is that even possible?) and it was my first day with absolutely no coffee.
I really love coffee.
Breakfast was good-lots of fruit, which I love!
Lunch was more sushi, and it was soggy because I made it the night before. And lentil lime salad, which I couldn’t finish because, like I said in my last post-I am NOT a fan.
Then I made Annie’s mac ‘n cheese for Dominic for dinner, and it took EVERY. SINGLE. OUNCE. of my willpower to not “just take one bite”…because I knew that one bite would turn into 6 bites and then somehow half of it would be gone. Then, I really wanted a glass of wine to “relax”…or maybe because it was Saturday…or maybe because I love wine, too. Instead I did some stretches and tried to calm myself down. Luckily, dinner itself (stir-fry) tasted pretty good and filled me up.
You know that saying, the night is darkest before the dawn? Or something like that? Well, turns out it’s true because Day 5 was my FAVORITE! Breakfast was delicious (farina w/ apples, nuts, and pure maple syrup). If you’re wondering what farina is, it’s cream of wheat. I had to Google it, because the guy stocking the organic section at Fry’s told me “I’ve never heard of that in my life and we definitely don’t have it here.” Thanks, bud.
Lunch was even more delicious (hummus has never tasted so good)…and that’s quinoa salad that you see in the corner. That shit was DELICIOUS. So much so, that you’ll be getting the recipe in an upcoming post!
Weight is still at 178.
Had smoked tempeh for breakfast and it tasted yummy. Kind of salty (which, if I’m saying it’s salty, then it definitely is because I love salt), but went well with the steamed spinach.
For lunch, I subbed out the microgreen salad for a vegan chocolate Shakeology mixed with berries and water. I needed something fast, and didn’t have time to cut up all those veggies.
Dinner was sooo good! Zucchini Cashew soup and Roasted Root Vegetable Medley.
This was my first time using cashews in this capacity-basically, you soak them in water for an hour, then blend them (I used my Nutribullet) with the water and the boiled zucchini, and you get soup!
And the roasted root veggies-oh my. I don’t even like beets, but they tasted amazing in this! And the onions were crispy and caramelized…oh yum. This is another one I’m adding to my repertoire.
Overall, I’ve definitely slept better these last few days now that I’m not experiencing symptoms of caffeine withdrawals. I’m excited to see what the rest of this challenge brings! Thanks for sticking with me :-*