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Whole Living Action Plan 2012 – Day 5 & 6


kale juice pineapple mint smoothie
It’s the weekend and I’m hungry and a bit lazy so here are days 5 & 6….

Weight: 98 (4 pounds lost since day 1)

DAY 5
What I Ate:
Breakfast: Kale Juice, Pineapple and Mint Smoothie
Mid-AM Snack: Cashews, 1/2 Banana, Edamame*
Lunch: Butternut Squash Soup
Mid-Afternoon Snack: Almonds
Pre-Dinner Snack: Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Dinner: Roasted Cauliflower and Bell Pepper with Kalamata Olives and Almonds and Mixed Green Salad with Pineapple and Mango
Drank: Water with Lemon with meals and throughout the day

Exercise:
Yoga

How I felt:
I woke up remembering my dream from the night before: I was in a coffee shop and trying to decide what kind of chocolate cake to have – there were many options! Hmmmm, I wonder what I’m missing! Ha! Other than that, I felt much better than at the beginning of the cleanse and had enough energy to do some yoga. I didn’t need Peppermint tea for that hot drink replacement for coffee. I feel like my skin is looking better too (confirmed by the husband) and happily the headaches and body aches are totally gone.

Day 6

What I Ate:
Breakfast: Kale Juice, Pineapple and Mint Smoothie
Mid-AM Snack: Cashews and dried blueberries
Lunch: Kale, Avocado, Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke and Olive Salad, Fruit Salad, A few sips of bean soup (see below)
Dinner: Avocado, Tomato & Bell Pepper salad, Cashews and dried blueberries
Drank: Water with Lemon with meals and throughout the day

Exercise:
None

How I felt:
Though I’ve gotten into the groove of the cleanse today was a bit challenging for two reasons: (1) We went grocery shopping at Whole Foods; and (2) we had dinner at my in-laws. Whole Foods wasn’t so bad but we decided to have lunch there. I really had my heart set on soup because I knew I was having salad for dinner and I wanted something hot to eat. The only vegan soup had beans and rice. I got it anyway thinking it couldn’t hurt me to have just a little bit of beans and rice. After a few small sips of soup, I felt guilty and felt like I didn’t need it so I gave it to my husband. I went to the salad bar and got a salad of kale, avocado, artichokes, roasted red peppers and olives. Then I finished it off with fruit salad.

Eating at the in-laws was the hardest as I had temptation all over. I brought my own food to make my salad but dinner consisted of bruschetta (LOVE!), roasted chicken and potatoes (Yum!) and CHOCOLATE CAKE. Yes. CHOCOLATE CAKE IN MY FACE. I’ve been literally DREAMING of chocolate cake! Soooo, here’s how it affected me. Whereas earlier in the week the same salad was very filling to me, tonight no matter how much salad or nuts I ate, and no matter how much water I drank, I felt constantly hungry. But since I know this food filled me before, I knew it was really just me longing for the bread and chocolate cake around me. I’m proud of myself for being able to hold out – though I’m not sure I’m close to forgiving my husband for indulging in dinner AND CAKE.

I’m looking forward to Monday when I can add beans and fish to my menu and I spent today working on menus for the week. Almost 1/3 of the way there! Wish me luck and strength!!

**A note on edamame. I’m not sure if I probably should have waited until next week to eat edamame. I think in my “hunger” haze I saw that it was green and in a pod and it read more a vegetable than bean. Sorry! I only had a little and I think the protein helped me feel better and power through yoga. The CDC website calls it a vegetable and a bean – so I don’t feel that guilty :)

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