Tag: no sugar

I’ve skipped over a few days, mainly because I stayed in a remote place for a few days. I did stick to the diet but I didn’t write much down. Today is Friday the 13th and the kids are at homeschool enrichment. I had 2 cups of coffee with unsweetened soy creamer and 2 tangerines for breakfast. Sleep: 8 hours 10 minutes Steps:

The only thing I will say is now that I’ve gotten past the sugar withdrawal stage is this is pretty easy until you are starving and have to come up with something healthy, quickly. Will power is no joke. Breakfast was a half of a bagel, made in a real bagel shop and soft cream cheese. A couple of mandarin oranges and 2 cups of coffee. Lunch was a half of a can of corn (it was leftover from nachos yesterday), corn tortilla chips and plain hummus (Hope brand) with a giant squirt of sriracha. Cucumber for afternoon snack. Oh. And youngest got his braces today. This was him before. He was a bit nervous but I loaded him up with Tylenol before the appointment to take the edge off. ❤️ This is his obligatory embarrasing picture. I gave him $20 to spend at Target after he had them put on so don’t feel too embarrased for him. He sold out. Hahaha. This is one of those pictures that makes a Mother’s heart swell ridiculously. A snapshot in time. They asked him to empty his pockets for an x-ray and this is what he had on him. This was dinner:(read the rest)

Day 3 was a bit easier. Boston had an orthodontist appointment on the other side of the city so I was distracted from my morning hunger. I had a banana and coffee for breakfast. After he was done with his appointment we went to Safeway where they had pints of strawberries 3 for $5. We went to target afterwards to pickup a few more things for Julie’s birthday (3/29). I had quinoa (and strawberries) for lunch which tasted unbelievably salty. I have had this particular quinoa many times since going vegan nearly 2 years ago but it never tasted that salty. I think I might have been dehydrated despite chugging water. Part of the detoxification process, maybe? I was really tired before going to amazon so I took a nap. I feel guilty napping when my kids are home but this challenge is being done for me AND for them. I had chips and hummus for dinner with sriracha mixed in. It tasted a lot like the curry hummus which I really like but can’t often find in the area I live in. I should have had cucumber instead of chips, saving my last cucumber for Thursday’s lunch. I drank(read the rest)