Monday, May 23, 2011

guilt-less eating

Just another manic Monday here! The morning started off in quite a tizzy with 2 little boys doing lots of screaming and fussing. Between the toy jacking, finger pinching, and bloody lip, you could definitely tell it was going to be a loooong day. Although the boys gave me quite a run for my money today, I couldn't help but love on them. I mean really, who couldn't smile at the sight of this...

Dragon Boy Finn

Duckie Baby Milo

So, remember Saturday when I was debating what to do about my 21 day vegan cleanse? Well, after getting through half of day 6, and much deliberation, I raised the white flag. I couldn't handle it anymore. I could feel my body yerning for something. Something more than vegetables. More than grains. More than beans. I needed substance, meat, and happiness. I first felt so guilty, but after receiving a few comments from you guys, I realized that my happiness is all that matters. So, I threw in the towel. And now, not only do I feel great, I feel energized and I feel like my mind is at ease! Thanks again to all of you who offered your support and advice! It is so much appreciated!

This morning, for breakfast, I had a glass of green juice which consisted of romaine, cucumber, asparagus, beets, apple and strawberries. After my juice, I felt the usual hunger pains, so guess what I did? I ATE! I didn't have to wait until noon to eat a salad, either. I poured myself a small bowl of wheat Chex with milk, and munched that baby down. It was good, too! It felt so awesome to eat cereal. And milk. I ate it without any guilt, too!

Around lunch time, my stomach was hurting a bit, and I didn't have much of an appetite. Knowing that I needed to put something into my belly, I went to my go-to choice for the circumstances. A smoothie!

In my smoothie:
1 cup mixed berries
1 banana
Huge handful of baby spinach
1 cup silk soy milk
1 scoop brown rice protien powder
1 scoop vanilla whey protien powder
1 T cocoa powder

This smoothie had such a soupy consistancy, that I ended up pouring it into a mug to slurp it down. It was great, and just what my tummy needed!

Instead of worrying about eating veggies for a snack, I had a bowl of fresh fruit!

Apple and Kiwi
My long day finally ended, and now I'm at home working on filing a DBA for my business. That means I will officially be a business owner soon. Now that is weird! But I am so excited, and can't wait to start doing what I love! I guess I should find some clients first, eh? Do you need an event planner? ;-)

I hope you all have a fantastic night, I'll be working working and working!


  1. Pretty great that you did 6 days on the vegan cleanse. I think I am vegan-ish because I will sometimes eat fish or chicken and cheese but no red meat and other dairy.

  2. It's so important to listen to what your body needs so I think you did a great thing! Also that first photo made me smile :) SO cute!