Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CFC Day Two: remember how good bread was?

 I woke up hungry and kind of empty/ headachy feeling, still trying to fight this sickness, so I ate a big breakfast.  An hour later, I felt much better. Skyler was better enough for a half day of school.  I left early to get her so she didn't get overtired. She seems to be over the worst of it; phew.

When I walked into Reed's school this morning, the whole place smelled like cinnamon rolls, which were baking in the kitchen for the kids' morning snack.  Very weak moment right there.  I really missed bread/ bagels today.  I assume that is because I usually eat a lot of bread and bagels and I love them so.

I do love that as I plan and eat my meals so deliberately, I feel like I'm being really kind and good to myself. 

Breakfast, 5:30 am:   2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oatmeal with a little maple syrup.  1 cup coffee with a little agave.

On the way to work, 6:45 am, I sipped on a smoothie:  orange/ carrot/ spinach/ blueberry/ banana.

Snack, 9:30:  almonds and pear.

Lunch:  Quinoa Salad, clementine.

After school:  Rice cakes with almond butter, banana slices and agave and green tea.

Dinner:  Spinach salad with lemon and olive oil and two Black Bean Burgers.

Snack:  popcorn with some salt.

The Black Bean Burgers were pretty good; I just made up a recipe. I combined 1 can of organic black beans, 1 egg, 1 sweet potato (cubed and boiled), 3/4 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 a diced white onion,  some cumin, chili powder and salt and mashed it all up.

I just finished my 4th bottle of water, so 96 ounces.  That's not quite a gallon but it felt like all I could do today.  

I can't tell how I'm feeling in terms of the CFC because I'm kind of sick with a sore throat.  How are you guys feeling today?

Clean Food Bloggers! (loved reading everyone's report)

Stephani in Colorado, at limbo.
Jodi in Connecticut at Live Free and Run
Brooke in Arizona at Action Mama
Kirsten in Wisconsin at From Inside to Outside
Laura in Japan at Ichigone


Anonymous said...

Susan here:
Yeah, toast and butter sound pretty good right now, but I am appreciating the freedom from my candy addiction. Also, I agree that the water intake is a bit of a challenge. I told one class that I was trying to drink a gallon of water, and they about died laughing at me!

Jonesinmaine said...

Becca here-
Day 2 was much better. Loving my oatmeal, almond butter and banana breakfast. I am definitely not drinking enough water, hoping to do better tonight since I am at work. That is going to be my biggest challenge, working over nights...we'll see.
Dinner was pumpkin soup and quinoa salad. Pretty tasty!

Jennifer said...

I agree that day 2 was easier...even after watching my family eat pizza for dinner!

Michelle said...

Hi again!
I just wanted to report in on successfully finishing my gallon of water for the day! Oh my word! Why is a gallon necessary, I'm curious? What a great weight loss trick. I felt full all day but the flip side was obvious. Em, you must need to run to the ladies room after each and every class! Ha!
Also, I wanted to say that in addition to upping my water this week I am also recording everything I eat during the day. You know the trick... I am less likely to grab it and snack on it if I have to write it down. I'm getting excited for the challenge next week! I love looking at all your tasty and healthy recipes! Way to go everyone! Keep up the good work!!

Kirsten said...

Day 2 -I drank more water, but still not enough! I feel good as far as food goes but I am also sick--have been for a week, so it's hard to know. I'm hoping this diet and the water will help me kick this bug tho!

Mary IronMatron said...

You are all amazing. I have yet to give up bread for even one day of my life! I'm that bad!

Jodi said...

Day two recap posted! Definitely a lot tougher than Day one! ha. onward and upward, friends!

Kath said...

Day 3 was much better. Water intake is so much easier today. yesterday was a struggle towards the end of the day. I am also seeing some physical results-- can it be so soon? :) Heck I will take it-- no stomach bloating and my skin is feeling dewy :) I slipped my kinda skinny--tighter jeans on and well they felt loose :)

Thanks for inspiring me to start this and stick with it :)