I want to begin by saying I am done with my vegan challenge. What have I learned? I will limit my dairy intake. I didn’t realize how much dairy I consumed until I wasn’t allowed to have it. I also realized how difficult it is to actually be vegan because of the hidden animal-byproducts in so many packaged products! Aside from that, being vegan wasn’t exactly difficult. I ate more veggies and I plan to continue eating more now. I didn’t feel deprived. I liked it, however I don’t think my body liked it very much because of the increased anxiety I’ve been feeling this week. Sigh. Lessons have been learned though and that’s all that matters! 🙂
WIAW #3: Monday
I started the day off with some weight training with ChaLean Extreme. I’m finishing up week 1 of month 2. I needed a good protein breakfast afterwards. I ate half of this chocolate protein oatmeal along with some green tea. Yum.
For lunch, I had a delicious and juicy Granny Smith apple. It didn’t satisfy my hunger for long, so an hour later I went for this chocolate almond muffin.
For early dinner, I think I will consider it a cheat meal. In my dorm cafeteria, they didn’t have the usual “build your own salad” station and instead they had various prepared salads. Nothing else in the caf looked good so I picked a couple of salads to eat. There were also a bunch of pasta-based salads but I’m a weirdo and I’m really not that into pasta. So I picked all of the veggie-based ones. There was a sweet potato salad, grilled veggie salad, mozzarella and tomatoes, coleslaw, and I added some BBQ onions on top. Mmm calories.
I really wasn’t hungry after eating that when I came home for class. But it was already 9pm and I wasn’t gonna eat when it’s too late in case I get hungry then… and if I didn’t eat now I would be hungry when I wake up before my workout (I workout on empty stomach as soon as I wake up). So I went for another apple.
These are just so good…..