Vegan Challenge: Day 1 and 2





Yesterday was my first vegan day.  I think it went very well.  It was always at the forefront of my mind – I found myself incessantly thinking about it – like I do when I always start a new way of eating.

So my menu was as follows:  

Breakfast: 2 small slices of wholegrain, vegan bread with a little peanut butter.

Snack: Tangerine

Lunch:  Homemade vegan pea and mint soup with one falafel. One banana.

Dinner:  Sauteed green beans with baby tomatoes, celery, soy sauce, olive oil and garlic with some bread. And some nuts.  Lots of nuts.

In fact, I think I overdosed on the carbohydrates because during my last dieting phase, I wasn’t allowed any.  I am hoping that the balance will be better today.  

I feel quite tired, but I really believe that is due to the fact that my daughter is still jet lagged from our trip to Rome and keeps me up til nearly two in the morning.

I did, in fact, wake up feeling much more energized this morning than I had anticipated that I would, But now, sat at my desk at work, waiting for my first class of the day to come, my brain feels foggy.  

So after my first class, I have some non contact time, where I am now chowing down a cucumber (they are actually quite delicious here in Dubai) and finishing my coffee – black, americano of course!

My meals have also been planned for the day:

Breakfast – two pineapple slices with salt (delicious – the salt seems to cut the tartness and it doesn’t make your tongue feel weird. I learnt that tip from Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii movie and have since found a new love for pineapple)

Snack – a cucumber and water

Lunch – left over green beans, toms and celery from last night with two rice cakes and another cucumber.

Dinner – I am supposed to be making pak choi and mushroom stir-fry but I may just have some pea soup again cos there is a bit left over.

Warm drink before bed – Twinning’s Peach Tea. Its so lovely and fresh.

Anyway, I am feeling a bit more awake now and I really must go for a run tonight as I haven’t done anything in two days. I REFUSE to be where I was last year (80 lbs heavier and a whole lot of depressed).

To be continued…


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