Tonight I was craving a burger and fries. Don’t worry though, I traded in the hamburger for a delicous Homemade Black Bean Burger and the traditional french fries for Sweet Potato Fries. It was yummy!
I feel a little bit guilty because I just now realized the Pledge to Be Veg that I signed was to be vegan for 30 days! I must have completely mis-read that. I am in no way prepared to be Vegan, nor do I want to be at this point. I will continue my version of the pledge with no meat or meat products, but I will continue to eat eggs, cheese and milk. Oops 😦
Today was a rest day. It felt good not to have to worry about when I was going to fit in a run, but on the other hand my day didn’t feel quite complete without exercise.
I started the day with oatmeal.
My oatmeal contained:
- flax seed
- almond butter
- agave nectar
I was really looking forward to some rockin’ oatmeal this morning, but honestly it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. My banana wasn’t quite as ripe as I’d like it and I’ve discovered I’m not a big fan of Almond Butter. I’ve tried it twice now and it just doesn’t do anything for me. Maybe I’m eating the wrong kind .. who knows.
Lunch was leftover pizza and a small serving of leftover Mexican Minestrone.
I took this rest day as an opportunity to spend some extra quality time with my son. After lunch we went to the playground.
We played hard for about an hour and then headed back home to make Green Monsters.
- frozen peaches, grapes and strawberries
- Skim milk
- Plain Greek Yogurt
Unfortunately for some reason whenever I drink a smoothie it makes me more hungry! The Green Monster sparked a mini binge and I ate: a granola bar, 2 tablespoons of Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter straight from the jar, and saltines with Strawberry Rhubarb preserves. I hate it when I do that 😦