I am back home in Ohio with my parents with my two year old son for several weeks. My husband and I are still working out the kinks in our marriage, but it appears things are slowly getting back on track, and I am looking forward to seeing him soon.
I didn't think I would be able to keep up my 801010-ish lifestyle here, but it hasn't been hard at all. There are plenty of places to get fresh fruit here (OHIO) - and not too expensive. My parents also keep a fairly decent and large stash of fresh food here. My Dad has been bringing in fruit most nights for me, and they are supportive of my goals.
My Dad has a super coffee maker so I have been sneaking cups with soy creamer, but otherwise the last few days have been good. LOL. I have no access to my juicer and blender, thus I have been eating all my fruits whole and I really really enjoy it. My energy seems consistent and high. My mood has been pleasant and stress is low. Sometimes with the juices and smoothies, I have issues maintaining a full belly, the whole foods just seems to stick with me better.
Because I am eating all whole fruit my calorie intake is about 2000. I still appear to be getting adequate nutrition, according to cronometer. I also feel satisfied too. Here is what I ate today:
Breakfast: fruit salad with half a mango, 4 bananas and some strawberries (cup coffee)
Lunch: watermelon (not sure how much --- maybe a little more than a third)
Dinner1: cup of pomegranate juice and tossed salad with an orange, cucumber, celery, alfalfa sprouts, scallions, hemp seeds, raspberry vinegarette ... still hungry, so I ate two bananas and some strawberries
Dinner2: more salad
I am fairly happy with the day. Of course I would like to eventually kick the coffee. And I didn't have access to make a blended dressing, but this one lacked scary ingredients and fat. (I know vinegar is a no-no.) For exercise I did zumba on my Mom's wii. I must say it is a pretty fun workout. I want to try the wii yoga, bc I don't want to mess up my progress in class (normally I take yoga three times a week).
I am really in a giddy mood. LOL. My skin has cleared up nicely from a sort of allergy rash. My digestion is good. Without the large amounts of smoothies, my poo no longer seems as runny. *sorry tmi!* I think I am sold on eating my meals instead of drinking whenever possible, even if I take in a little less. I just feel more normal.
Anyways, the plan for tommorow is to do yoga. And enjoy more mangos, bananas, watermelon, strawberries, oranges and lettuce. Watermelon is so odd to me, I can't believe it actually fills me up all afternoon. I would have never thought such a watery food could do that. I get no hunger pangs or anything --- so I will try to eat half of one tommorow...
Peace and love --- thanks for reading!