Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 15!

Two weeks down for most of you.

It's only day 2 of vacation and we're having a great time already.  Yesterday was a long drive but I slept and ate my meals as a passenger, and listened to audio tapes while driving.  It was very relaxing.  Today we had a shorter drive, and lots of fun mountain biking and hiking in between rain showers.   We stopped at the end of the day at a co-op which didn't have great produce except for a giant bag of spinach so I got that.  That's enough to get me through until tomorrow.  We walked by a vegetarian restaurant that looked fun.  I'd eat there for a treat.  But it was late and we just wanted to get to the hotel and relax.  And I"d actually like to eat really clean during this 6-week challenge, and save my treats for later.

I'll post tomorrow's food which is similar's to today's food but I remember it better because I just made it. Tonight we're in a mini-suite with a great work area:

Here's tomorrow's salads:

That's lots of cabbage, lots of spinach; some broccoli, zucchini and mushrooms cooked up in the microwave, a red bell pepper, apple, pear, peach, nectarine, seed mixture, and red kidney beans.  I think that was it.  And that is the end of my food except for carrots and a little cabbage.  Tomorrow we'll be near a Whole Foods so I'm looking forward to a whole new batch of produce.

How is your day going?


Livewell said...

I'm not doing as well as I would have hoped. Sometimes not eating cleanly can make it difficult to start eating cleanly again. Where's the balance there? I'm disappointed that I don't have clearer rules in this regard. Does anyone else have this problem? In other news..I'm going to start another biggest loser contest tomorrow. This will definitely make me more accountable but I need a long term solution here. What can I do to ensure that I eat mostly healthy?

kneecap said...

yes, many many of us have this problem. I find it easiest to be 100% nutritarian. But that makes me feel like i'm an extremist, and how am I ever going to eat in a restaurant if I do that? and yet, it's still true that I find it easiest to be 100% nutritarian. I find it harder to compromise and then have to pay attention to how much and to avoid falling down the slippery slope into more and more unhealthy foods.

Tandi said...

Wow, those salads are HUGE that would honestly feed me for probably 3 or 4 days!! I would LOVE to be able to eat that much! I make my salads on a small side plate. Anyway, I can breeze through breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 6-week challenge I am used to eating this way so it is natural for me to choose to eat those foods. My struggle is after dinner when I'm bored and stressed and want a dessert.

This challenge has helped remotivate me to recommit and not give up just because I am facing hard life challenges right now.

Livewell, I have learned that everyday is a new day and every morning I recommit, even if yesterday was not what I wanted it to be I can still commit to a new day tommorrow! Keep going, the only time you fail is when you give up.

Patricia said...

Well said, Tandi.

I'm facing some challenges staying on track - there is a lot of stress with my work right now. And I had a postpartum checkup with my midwife today, and she was concerned about a lump in one breast. I'll go back in two weeks to see if it is still there. Talk about a reason to flood my body with nutrients! I need to be around for my daughters (and husband).

Barb's posts about good vinegar made me realize that that can make a big difference in a salad. I've ordered six bottles of different fruit vinegars from cuisine perel & am waiting for their arrival. I'll post about my favorites after I've had a chance to taste them, in case that might help others.

kneecap said...

Patricia, how's it going? I'm sorry about the stress. I hope the lump is nothing! I look forward to hearing your vinegar reviews.