Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Clean

In "womp, womp" news today, my husband and I are back at work.  We really had such a fun time being off for Christmas and New Year's, but I guess all good things must come to an end.  It is good to see my coworkers, and at least the day has been pretty calm, so it's been good in that regard.

I ate clean yesterday and today, and that definitely feels good.  I think I am going to try to eat plant based for a couple of weeks, just to really clean out and get my head back in the right place.  It's not like I think meat is the enemy, but I really need to get some more fiber in my diet, and I also want to cut out dairy and gluten to see if that helps my digestive issues/energy levels.  Even before I went off the rails, I was indulging in treats too much, so I think it will be good to be clean and eat the bulk of my calories in veggies and plant proteins.  I started out the day with a really wonderful breakfast, oatmeal cooked in coconut milk and topped with 2 TB of chocolate chips, a TB of maple syrup and 1/4 cup of raw walnuts.


Doesn't that look divine?  That's because it was!  It kept me full until lunch, and I really enjoyed this combination, so it's going to remain in the rotation.


I brought leftovers for lunch, both recipes from my Hungry Hottie cookbook.  The top container is a veggie chili, and the bottom container is a salad that has broccoli, cauliflower, apples and other good stuff.  I ate the chili at lunch time and will be eating the salad later on as a snack. I have also had grapes, tomatoes, cucumber and an orange as snacks.  Dinner tonight is going to be a vegetarian dal with potatoes, lentils, and carrots.  Doesn't that sound like a ton of food?  And believe it or not, it only rings in at 1,472 calories.

Full disclosure, I love eating this way, but I have a bitch of a headache right now, and it's the same headache I always get when I shift my diet back to eating clean.  It's really awful, but there's not much to do other than keep trucking through it, since I know it will pass in a few days.

We are going to the gym tonight, which I"m sure will be apeshit with resolution peeps tonight.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do as a workout.  Technically it's a rest day from running, so I probably should do a brisk walk, but if I feel up to it, I will probably be doing the elliptical.

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