This week was a bit crazy for me. It was trial week in my courtroom, so things were pretty hectic at work and I got lazy. It was still a good week on ETL! I stayed on top of planning my food, so that was never an issue. I continued with my chocolate smoothie every morning from the ETL book and my hummus salad for lunch. With the romaine E Coli scare, I switched to spinach salads for lunch.
Dinner is where my laziness comes into play. I did not try anything new this week. I mostly stuck with simple things that had easy cleanup. One night I heated up some black beans (canned no added salt) and just dumped salsa in them. I frequently throw cans of vegetarian refried beans (usually black beans) into a pot, dump in a $1 frozen bag of pre-chopped peppers and onions, mix in a cup of water (maybe some salsa) and have a bean and pepper soup for dinner. Add in some raw veggies on a plate and maybe some pineapple for dessert (which I buy already cored, because I know myself) and call it dinner!
As far as weight goes, I think my body is catching up to the quick drop of water weight last week, and now I am seeing real results. I am down 8 pounds, so only 1.8 since last week. My body is feeling better and I can actually see the difference this week, which has been encouraging!
This week I did eat out a couple times which was difficult. In one picture, you can see the $20 meal I had at a steakhouse for a friend’s birthday. Yeah, for $20 I had a few slices of tomatoes, a plain sweet potato, some halfway cooked carrots and some asparagus that was cooked in oil. I think that dinner would have been a lot better if I had not been trying to avoid romaine, but I worked with what they had and was just happy to find something to eat. The pizza picture was a work lunch/ celebration for a co-worker. I had a small personal pizza with a whole wheat vegan crust, no cheese, marinara, and a bunch of veggies! That meal reversed my meals on Friday, because I usually try to have a raw lunch and a cooked dinner, but it all worked out!