Sundays seem to be the hardest day to stay on track. I’m at home – and I would like nothing more than to slip into old habits – start the day with the newspaper and big lazy breakfast – maybe go out for lunch – pour a glass of wine late afternoon and waste the rest of the day away. But…I didn’t – I remained on track – and with a little thought – it wasn’t even that much of a chore.
Here’s the menu for the day:
Fried egg and tomato on whole weat toast
Black bean quesadilla on whole weat tortilla
Asian style shrimps on brown rice
I’m thinking less about what I’m eating – that would mean I’m forming habits – that’s a good thing.
Here was the menu for the day:
Oatmeal in 1% milk – banana
Sandwich – whole weat bread, roasted chicken breast, dijon, sprouts
Frittata with smoked salmon and horseradish, caper yoghurt
Yellow Dragon Pu-Ehr
I was very good today – and didn’t feel like I was sacrificing – good place to be. I don’t like that I have to think about everything I’m eating – as a whole – I wasn’t eating that badly before this detox – but now I’m conscious of everything. Perhaps when it becomes a habit, there will be less thinking involved. This conscious eating has made me realize a couple of things. I don’t eat sweets throughout the day – I’m the person who doesn’t save room for dessert because I just don’t care about dessert – but I do need something sweet in the morning – have missed that during the detox. I’ve also become aware of the fact that I don’t drink enough – okay I knew this before – but I’m trying to do something about it now – always being dehyrdrated – NOT SO GOOD.
Tomorrow I will have reached my half way point –
Here was the program today:
Oatemal cooked in 1/4 cup 1% milk – sliced banana (I love banana on my cereal because it gives me the sweetness I can’t add at the moment)
Formosa Silver Moon
Vegetable/tofu stir fry (leftover from last night)
Ginkgo Temple of Heaven
Crudité with a yoghurt/garam masala dip
Quinoa salad with loads of vegetables
Quangzhou Milk Oolong
Here is an inspiring message in some hard times for a lot of people. I know the message is from a major conglomerate selling a product, but it doesn’t make the message any less meaningful:
To drink tea is to forget the noise of the world – Unknown
It has been an uneventful day – except that I was immersed in paperwork/accounting – my least favourite thing on the planet – which boils down to…I would like nothing more than to go home and pour myself a nice glass of wine. That however is big fat no in my detox plan and I’ve already been less than good today.
Here’s my menu for the day:
Müssli with sliced bananas and 1/2 cup 1% milk
Sushi (no this was not a good idea as I chose to have sushi not sashimi – that means I had a ton of white rice – detox required whole grain – but somehow I didn’t think the sushi chef was going to comply)
Genmaicha (this instigated the sushi craving)
Vegetable stir fry fajita – using whole wheat flax tortillas
Will have: Jasmine Dragon Tears – at least its an indulgence
The second part of this detox is proving to be much easier than the first part. Perhaps I would be complaining about it had I have not started with the liquid detox. Now, having said that – I was not in a controlled environment today – meaning – I was at First Canadian Place surrounded by awful food courts. You don’t realize what poor choices you’re faced with until you face them consciously. So, I did the awful – I skipped lunch – I had a cup of Sunshine Mate instead. Mate is an energy booster, an immune system booster and it’s filled with vitamins and minerals – it’s also been known to be an appetite suppresor – so..I figured that if I was skipping lunch, I should at least get some nutrients into my system and curbe my appetite.
Besides the teas that I’ve listed in my specific meals – I am still drinking lots of Red Ginseng Sencha and Green Tea Kombucha Lime.
Here’s my menu for the day:
Multi-grain Müessli, blueberries, half a cup 1% milk
Vegetable omelette with smoked salmon
Woohoo! Chewing again!! Who would have thought that would truly be the highlight of my day!! I’m feeling ‘healthier’ – I don’t know if it’s in my mnind though – or if there are true changes to my body. I’m guessing that not having had a single glass of wine since Saturday has got to be doing something good for me. I am feeling less bloated –
Here is my menu for the day:
Rooibos Prickly Pear
Whole grain Müssli with banana and half a cup of 1% milk
Lichee Congou Emperor
Turkey sandwhich – whole grain bread with roasted turkey breast, sprouts, mustard
Roasted chicken breast with lemon, paprika rub
Blanched green beans with yoghurt dressing