A Day in the Life

Welcome to my day. It’s morning(ish) because I sleep late on my days off.

Normally, I would brew a pot of coffee and sit on my couch, cuddled up with my dog, sipping cup after cup of my favorite beverage. No more.

Today I start my day with a few supplements chased by a glass of water. I actually take a fish oil supplement, which is decidedly NOT vegan, but that is my only concession for now. I also take Plexus Nerve to help with my pain and an anti-depressant  (I am down to half a pill, and I can’t wait to shake my decade long dependence on these suckers!)

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I then make a smoothie. I sprung for a VitaMix a couple of weeks ago and it was the best investment I have made so far on this new excursion. Goodbye green chunks, hello slightly odd colored but never the less smooth and delicious beverage.

I pack as much good stuff as I can get into my smoothies, since the basic premise behind my new eating plan is: Get as much nutrition in at every meal as is physically possible.

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Lunch consists of either a bowl of Coach’s Oats Oatmeal with walnuts and blueberries or a salad. If I’m at work, it’s usually a huge bag of chopped veggies and hummus. (Ok, ok, I know I said I am oil free, and hummus has olive oil, so another small concession.)

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Dinner is always something Pinterest-y. Have I mentioned yet that I love Pinterest? I will be posting dinner menus a lot, so, moving on…

I spend every Monday cooking for the week. I usually put a crock pot of beans on Sunday night so I can have a quick pop of protein whenever I need it. I chop, prep, pre-make, package up and refrigerate or freeze whatever I can to make busy days easier.

It’s been almost 2 months and I am starting to get a rhythm down. I am never hungry anymore, although when I get munchy at night, a cup of tea helps take the edge off.  I have figured out I am not hungry (I eat so much during the day I don’t think it is possible to still be hungry!), I am just missing that beautiful, mind-numbing, cathartic eating. It’s a process. At least I can recognize it for what is it and don’t feel deprived when I don’t indulge myself in something bad for me.

I am off to make my aloe, flax, chia, almond, mango, banana, berry, kale, chard, spinach smoothie! Don’t be jealous!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A Day in the Life

  1. Forks Over Knives is a must see documentary or movie! There is a phone app and he has tons of subs so you can resume your baking! “The Happy Herbivore” is a great set of cookbooks but not quite spicy enough for me. She adapted lots of recipes as well. Have you added Tumeric for the inflammation? My Naturopath has me on that as well as prescription fish oil. I get regular B12, and take premethylated B supplements. Good luck on your plant based diet!

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    1. I take turmeric daily. I love the Trader Joe’s Ginger Turmeric tea, too! I have a few Knives Over Forks recipes, but I haven’t seen the documentary (yet!) Thank you so much for the advice and encouragement. ❤️

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