|Cleanse & Detox Smoothie....looks refreshing but I just cannot get pass the raw kale texture|
My favorite recipes have definitely been the soups. I love the Black Bean & Lentil soup. I did use spicy organic black beans by Simple Truth Organic and it kicked up the season and spice level but even using regular black beans would still have a great spice and seasoning level in this soup. And another very filling and well seasoned soup is the Flush the Fat Away Vegetable Soup. I really think the sweet potato and bay leaf add to the flavoring perfectly.
|Flush the Fat Away Vegetable Soup....this is delicious|
|Cleanse & Detox Superfood Salad...this is a delicious salad|
|A couple of days morning and afternoon snacks|
|Quinoa Pilaf...very filling and loved the mushrooms in this recipe|
So far I have not missed eating meat and have been full most of the day. Monday night I did snack on more walnuts and grapes than I should have, but it was walnuts and grapes not chocolate covered candy of any sort. I don't expect to see a huge weight loss this week just because I am consuming more carbs than I normally do and my body will adjust to the change. Hopefully, the following week I will see some changes in the scale.
Workouts are going okay. Am I pushing as hard as I can? No. Am I at least doing the work? Yes. I am wrapping my brain around the fact that this is a lifestyle change and it takes many days of doing it before it becomes part of my routine. I'm getting there and haven't just thrown in the towel because it is hard. It is suppose to be hard at first. I will get back to my glory days of working out 6 days a week without having to make myself do it. It will get back to me wanting to do it again. I just have to listen to that darn thyroid and not push as hard on days when I am feeling drained and push harder on days I have umph in the tank.