Vegan Challenge

Vegan Challenge: Day 9

Green smoothie (spinach, banana, 1/2 an orange–plus the juice from the other half–a few grapes, strawberries, water and ice)
In hindsight I should have added some flax seeds or meal to this but I always forget! 

2 clean and vegan raspberry fig newtons (these were not easy to find and are not cheap!  Found them at Fresh Market)
A handful of non-vegan garlic parmesan cheese baked pita chips (my 9 year old is obsessed with these and I took a handful while I was cooking my lunch!)

Mushrooms, red peppers and onions sauteed in vegetable broth and worcestershire sauce** on two whole grain wraps with some blue corn chips
Unsweet black tea

3 more raspberry fig newtons

Chili Mac (onion, garlic, green pepper, chili beans–already seasoned, corn, crushed tomatoes, ketchup, and black pepper and macaroni noodles)
Blue Corn Chips
The chili mac was soooo good!  I’ll post the recipe soon!

One spoonful of natural peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips
A few homemade chips and guacamole (I’ve never eaten guacamole and some friends sent me some by way of my husband to try)

I seem to have had a lot of snacks today!

You’ll notice something is missing.  I didn’t get to the gym and I didn’t do any exercise of my own at home.  It was a bad day, the baby was sick, and I hadn’t had a “rest” day in over a week.  I was just worn out!

**Someone asked me recently if I could have oil.  Although oil is vegan, I am avoiding it as much as possible because I do not believe it to be as healthy as the food industry would like for us to believe.  And considering that I’m eating some type of stir fry almost daily–that would be a lot of added calories and fat to my diet.  So I’m choosing instead to use water or vegetable broth for my cooking.  It works just as well without all the added calories.

And to update on my weight issue….I lost ONE pound this week.  ONE stinkin’ pound.  However, I was quickly reminded by my hubby and several friends that I’ve been going to the gym every day and I’ve done a lot more weight training than usual.  So in all likelihood it probably is some muscle gain.  It’s still disappointing not to see more of a loss though.  When I first started eating “clean” I dropped almost 6 pounds in one week.

I am happy to say that I reached my January goal, losing 6.6 pounds (my goal was 6)!

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