Thursday, February 11, 2010

Daiya Hard Obsession

Howdy folks!  I took last week off because I did a bad, bad thing.  You know when you stick to your diet technically, but make a bunch of not-super-great choices?  That was me last week.  Eating a lot of processed foods because I was too lazy to cook.  Plus I was seriously slacking on the freshness.  So, I was at a plateau.  Instead of making excuses this week, I totally kicked my butt into gear again.  Thus, I have reached my first goal.  I am down 10.4 lbs as of this morning.  This means I can eat gluten again.  I haven't had seitan or non gf bread since December.  I'm proud I made it this long.  I might even do the robot.

Mon 2-8-10
cinnamon Puffins w/ soymilk and molasses
gf sausage crumbles and 1/2 cup applesauce
white chocolate peanut butter
2 small pears
2 tofish tacos w/ broccoli slaw and avocado
60 oz water
EXERCISE: 40 min walking, 30 min pilates, 35 min Wii Fit (rhythm boxing, balance games, step aerobics, and hula hoop)

Tues 2-9-10
lemon ginger herbal tea w/ agave
hashbrowns w/ cheddar Daiya and broccoli slaw
rice cereal w/ dried cherries, cardamom, coconut, and soymilk
strawberry banana smoothie
2 tofish tacos w/ broccoli slaw, avocado, tomato, and cilantro lime crema
60 oz water
EXERCISE: 40 min walking, 50 min Wii Fit (yoga, strength, and step aerobics)

Wed 2-10-10
chickpea pizza dough w/ tomato sauce and Italian Daiya
coconut water w/ peach & mango and 2 small Enjoy Life chocolate chip cookies*
quinoa veggie pasta w/ 5 bean salad & Italian Daiya and 1 tbsp goji berries
2 dk chocolate mint thins and Kashi's Mayan Harvest Bake (soooo good)
tahini coffee (from Vegan Comfort Food)
40 oz water
EXERCISE: 20 min walking

*I love these things.  Free of the top 8 allergens and these particular cookies are fruit juice sweetened.  So frickin good!

Okay.  Must talk about that Kashi dinner.  It's got plantains, sweet potato, kale, black beans, an 8 grain polenta, and it's covered in an ancho sauce.  The plantains MAKE this meal.  So ridiculously good.  I was not expecting that.

If  you can't tell, my latest obsession happens to be Daiya.  I don't know what it is, but when I have some in the house I'm covering ever'thang with cheezy goodness.  I ate pizza for breakfast yesterday!  Ridonkulous!  Especially since it wasn't leftover.  I made that chickpea crust (from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook) right before I got ready for class.  Hee hee.

I'm also obsessing over molasses.  Who frickin knew it tasted so good in soy and almond milk?!  Really good stuff.

Two things I think that are really helping me with this weight loss:
1. I'm finally thinking in small terms.  In the past, when I thought about all the weight I had gained things became seriously overwhelming.  Taking it ten pounds at a time and aiming for 8 a month helps me stay focused on small goals.
2. Not eating past a certain time.  These days I've been going to bed between 9 and 10 (because I get up at 6:30 to go for my morning walk).  I try not to eat a few hours prior to bed and it makes me feel more refreshed in the morning.

At the end of this, I'll definitely be talking about the things I've learned.  But for now, I'm concentrating on the next 10.  Well, I've got blogs to catch up on and a 4 day weekend ahead.  Awesome sauce.


Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you!!!! Maybe I should follow your diet! My eating has been so poor lately. I wish there was more step on the wii fit, it is fun but I know the routine by heart.

Stacy said...

Everything you eat sounds so good! Gives me lots of ideas what healthy and delicious things I could make. I am really curious about the tahini coffee.

I like the idea to take things bit by bit, like a month at a time. Doing that with my own goals would be a good thing, I'm sure.

BTW, I love cinnamon Puffins; have you ever tried the peanut butter Puffins? They are magically delicious.

kmouse said...

Don't worry about your small least you're back on track again! It all sounds good. I guiltily ate a bag of Nutter Butter Bites a few minutes ago. :P

Jeni Treehugger said...

I'm so doing the robot for you!
And I swear little setbacks just make us more determined.

aTxVegn said...

Good for you for getting back on track. I'm doing the same thing and I know it's so hard taking that first step.

Yeh, that Kashi dinner - seriously good.

River - The Crafty Kook said...

YAY! Congrats on your 10.4 lbs! Let's do the robot!

*starts doing the robot*
*pokes you in the eye and breaks your lamp* Sorry! :)

I love those Enjoy Life cookies! The brownie bites have a funny aftertaste, but the chocolate chippers rock!

Not eating for a few hours prior to bed helps me keep my nightmares away. I used to have daily nightmares and anxiety dreams until a couple of weeks ago when I stopped eating after 7pm. It works!