Tag: 30 day challenge

Still pretty easy to follow, enjoying not having the “always hungry” feeling. I had no idea how much sugar is in food and how much the added sugar has been contributing to my hunger. I’m taking the kids 4 wheeling on Sunday (Rachel’s Deathiversary) with Colorado Jeep Girls and I need to plan ahead for lunch. Headed to Anna’s that night and will probably bring vegan chili for tacos. Breakfast was coffee and later on I had celery with peanut butter. This was lunch:

I picked these beauties up from Walmart today. I can’t eat an occasional soy dog without ketchup and I need protein and peanut butter on celery is good for that!

Sleep: 5 hours 54 minutes

Weight: 7 pounds lost

Steps: 17,515

Fried potatoes for breakfast. Banana. Leek and potato soup for dinner. Red wine for dessert. Haha

Sleep: 6 hours 24 minutes

Weight: Didn’t weigh myself

Steps: 16,679

Breakfast is another boring cup of coffee with plain, soy creamer. I forgot to eat my banana.

I forgot to mention that I’m not following any specific sugar free book or website. I’m simply reading labels and not eating anything with added sugar. Foods with natural fructose (fruit) are allowed and I can eat as many fruits and vegetables as I want. I’m also attempting gluten free. I don’t eat a lot of tortilla chips but when I do I make sure they’re corn chips. Julie has a friend who is gluten free so I did some extra label reading when she first started coming over. No bread or pasta. Potatoes are fine.

Today my second child turns 14 but I’m abstaining from cake. I’m going to Make Believe Bakery here in Denver and will buy her some cupcakes. It’s an amazing, all vegan bakery that has the best cakes in the city.

Another important point to mention is the supplements I am taking. No, not a plug for a MLM business (but those work for some people)… I am taking: 1100 of Omega 3 (including 660mg of DHA and 330mg of EPA, 2,000iu of Vitamin D, 500mg Magnesium, 2500mcg of B12 and a “complete” Multivitamin (which has another 1,000iu of Vitamin D). I spent a good 20 minutes reading the ingredients of each to make sure they did not contain any animal products.

12:23pm. It happened. I felt actual hunger. Stomach growling, true hunger. I was able to satiate my hunger an hour later with this chick pea salad.

These are the vegan cupcakes I picked up for my kids. The were allowed 1 with lunch and 1 with dinner. To be honest, I felt guilty feeding them that much sugar but this is a process. It starts with me, much like veganism. I went vegan 2 years ago in May and they will celebrate their 2 years in July.

I had a black bean quinoa pre packaged meal for dinner with 3 mandarin oranges (they’re tiny). The quinoa seemed much less salty. Bring on day 5!

Sleep: 7 hours and 28 minutes

Weight: Down 2 pounds

Steps: 16,042