This week proved a little more challenging than the first, I'm not sure why. I'm not feeling as creative as I did the first work and kind of lacked motivation. I'm sorry to say, I'm getting sick of beans.... I try to have them with lunch and dinner for protein, but man do I miss tofu. I think when June comes around, I might try to make my own seitan...but for now, I'm stuck with beans. Wah.
I'm learning a lot from this experience, like how I will definitely include smoothies as my breakfast staple from now on, how I don't HAVE to cook in oil (though I miss it for some things), and that I don't have to just bring a veggie burger to work for a quick lunch. A sweet potato cooks in the same amount of time and is so much healthier. Just pile some seasoned beans on top and you're good to go.
I also feel less bloated than I used to feel and was able to work out longer at the gym (45 minutes on the elliptical, a first for me! And I wasn't dropping dead), but this week I hit a plateau with weight loss. I think my ovaries (ahem), are making me retain water...and I may have indulged in the almond butter a BIT TOO MUCH. It's so good for when you're starving and have no time to make something...but there's just so much fat in a spoonful. Sigh. My family said I lost weight in my face... I wish the rest of my body would follow. I thought I'd be dropping the pounds like crazy, but I guess not. Kind of discouraging, but at least I know I'm healthy.
That's it for now, I guess. Time to look for recipes for dinner.