The end of the second day is always the hardest. I’ve cold turkeyed meat, dairy, and wheat -all things that I love- and must now substitute bland brown rice. Honestly I was struggling. What can I possibly make? Was this a good idea?… Earlier I ate a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and finished off some left over soup for lunch along with an apple. But I was hungry, and I didn’t want anymore light soup, I wanted flavor. The foodie within me cried out for real food. So I grabbed a cup of OJ and settled in for some research.
This diet is gluten free and vegan, so that’s what I typed into my web browser. Into Google and Pinterest I went, and all the while I sat on the phone with my mom discussing possible recipe ideas -we came up with some good ones by the way. It took time, but slowly I made my way around dozens of recipes and websites. More soups, then salads, casseroles, sides, and even desserts. I found a wonderful blog that had several tasty recipes I’ll have to try this month. But more importantly, I was again inspired. Inspired to keep going with this detox and with my resolution to be better and healthier in 2013.
How or who keeps you inspired to continue with your resolution in 2013? For me it’s my Mom, my sister, sometimes God (I’m trying to work on that), and a good friend who I try to report to everyday. It really helps to have a partner in your goals, someone to report to other than yourself, and someone who is more experienced in the area than you are. Speaking of which take a look at one of my friend’s latest blog posts truly inspiring.
So without further ado I give you my dinner last night. It may not look like much, but it was so so good and most importantly -flavorful! And yes, that is plastic ware, I actually stuck to my diet and ate out at the same time. It is possible, and it was great!
- 1 Fillet of Salmon (seasoned to taste)
- 2 Tbs. Guacamole
- ½ Cup Black Beans
- ½ Cup Brown Rice
- ½ Cup Lettuce
- 2 Tbs. Pico De Gallo
- 1 Lime
- Salt and Pepper
- Grill Salmon, season with salt and a pinch of pepper, some chili powder if you like.
- Assemble bowl, top with salmon and finish with fresh squeezed lime.
After dinner we stopped at the grocery store with list in hand. To pick up a few items I didn’t have in my cupboard. Note, we ate first before going to the store. Anyone else impulse shop? I cannot go to the store hungry or I buy what seems like everything in sight… So back to the store, we found Gluten Free All-purpose Flour, Xantham Gum, Flax Meal, and even Gluten Free Pancake Mix. You are in for a treat tomorrow!…
I almost forgot I want to record how I’m exercising through this month. I’m trying to exercise at least 6 days a week for at least a half hour. So far I’ve speed walked on day one, and did some circuit training on day 2. Keep it up!
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