Greetings and Happy Halloween!!
Tonight I will be dressing as this lovely lady:
Miss Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast At Tiffany’s
It’s late afternoon and I still don’t have the costume entirely together/haven’t taken in & hemmed the dress that I found for the costume yet…
but that’s okay
It being the 31st also means that it’s the end of my vegan month!
but I kinda…sorta…have been cheating since Monday…
SHHH Let’s get to the review
1. How it went overall:
Aside from breakfast-food cravings that eventually led to my 5-day early downfall, I really didn’t feel like my diet had changed that much!
AND I discovered some awesome foods (see beloww!)
But I also didn’t really notice too much of a change in my energy or how I felt. I was certainly eating more carbs like I had intended , but it didn’t really feel like that was enhancing my workout performance or overall energy in my opinion…if anything, it started to really stress me out in the end
2. What did I eat?
Oatmeal almost every morning or toast with banana and peanut butter. Occasionally I started having cereal (cornflakes or total) but aaah I missed yogurt!
which, speaking of:
I also tried this:
It wasn’t bad! But the texture is pretty far from greek yogurt–not sure if there is anything else that really gets that thickness…
–were pretty much usually vegan for me anyways…fruit, peanut butter (always), rice cakes, hummus
Lots of veggies
Curry Soup with tofu
Tofu Stir fry:
(I love my dining hall)
But HANG ON
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LUNCH
So there is a student-run cafe on campus that serves fresh, homemade vegan and vegetarian dishes every weekday for cheap prices! A lot of my lunches have consisted of these delicious mush-and-kale mixes
The pictures do not do justice to how awesome this food is
like chickpea chana masala (buried under lots of kale…)
or tofu pot pie (plus kale..)
“chicken” nuggets and veggie risotto (featuring kale…):
or some blurry mush known as autumn lentil cous cous salad:
So yeah, I didn’t really make my meals like I had wanted, but at least I had someone to make me fantastic dishes themselves
Foods I missed:
1) Definitely yogurt…
2) Quest bars
3) Hard boiled eggs–which I never used to eat but weirdly enough was starting to have them a lot just before I went vegan
How ED felt about it:
Ehhh…not so good in the end
I’ve been keeping up with jogging pretty much every morning, so its GOOD that my body was getting more complex carbs to help fuel me
But carbs were always categorized as a major no when I was really struggling, and towards the end of the month it started to get harder to ignore that nagging feeling I was having about it, but I kept going (almost!) to the end and I really think it has helped me look differently at what I am putting in my body in healthy ways
Why I broke it early:
well basically, it was Monday morning and I went to the gym at around 7 in the morning, had a great workout and a huge craving for eggs that I could not satisfy, and then this happened:
yep, dropped it down an entire flight of steps just before going to breakfast
I was a little stressed aannd..
Next thing you know I’m giving up and angrily eating a plate of hard boiled eggs
But it was oh so satisfying.
SO, in the end:
I’m glad I did it, but…
I definitely won’t be going vegan any time soon! I am happy with eating vegetarian at school, but I honestly think there are a lot of healthy foods I was cutting out that I’m looking forward to getting back to
And I’m happy I did it because I think it really did help me with perspective as far as my ED goes
But now its back to Fage and eggs woohoooo!
(and maybe some Halloween candy??)
Happy Halloweekend ladies and gents