Monday, March 14, 2011

adios huevos!

Over the last couple days I've been reading CSD and really thinking about whether or not I want to make changes in my diet, and why I would be doing so. I definitely decided that I want to make some changes, like eliminate eggs and reduce dairy products after the things I've read and just my feelings about using animal products in general. I'm going to give it a try and see how it goes. The first thing I'm letting go of is eggs....so from this Monday to Sunday = no eggs. I'm also going to reduce dairy products this week, starting with milk. I think reducing or eliminating cheese is going to be the hard one. I LOVE cheese, especially in my salads!

For now, letting go of eggs will be enough of a change. Actually, I had been thinking of letting go of eggs for a while now because of one specific reason. WARNING: If you love eggs, don't read the following sentence because I don't want to gross you out. I've been noticing what I assume is blood in eggs lately...for like the past few weeks, but I've just ignored it and continue to eat them. I use cage free brown eggs, so you'd think they are healthy...anyway, glad I'm finally going to give it a try. With the rest, I'll take baby steps!

The day has started off nice - slept in till about 10 (I woke up a couple times this morning and ended up turning off the alarm). Had a yummy green juice. I should have written down the amounts of stuff I used since it tasted good. This is roughly what I put in:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 green pear
  • 4 or 5 celery stalks
  • 2 or 3 romaine leaves
  • 2 or 3 kale leaves
  • 2 or 3 twigs (?) parsley
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 1/2 inch lemon slice with rind
It was very refreshing and felt clean. I know it probably sounds weird that a juice felt clean, but that's the description that came to mind. 

Did a quick weights workout at home and had a yummy salad beast for lunch, the same as the other day. 


Plans for the rest of the day include trying to be productive! Here's what I'm aiming for:
  • finish CSD
  • do a load of laundry
  • make Indian food for hubby
  • work on writing an essay (school-related)
  • play with the doggies, get some outdoor activity in
Hope you all have a great Monday! Since I'm on Spring Break, I actually like this week's Monday! ;) 

3 comments:

  1. No eggs I dont know if I can do that. I dont know if I could do any restrictions on my eating I am not that committed and I hate that about myself. oh well, but good luck. I believe in you!

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  2. Hey Melissa - I think it will be hard for me at first, but if I remind myself why I'm doing this and not look at it as restricting but healthy changes then I can do it. Thanks for your encouragement!

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