Saturday, May 15, 2010

Week 2 of Whole Foods Challenge..done

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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm proud of you for sticking to this, woman. The weight loss will come, and if you're not shedding off the pounds by the tons, don't worry. The important fact is that you are healthy. Love you, ‘roo <3