Refresh – Restart

Time to start again by eating mostly whole, minimally processed foods rich in carbs, fiber, and mostly veggie-based protein. I lasted 2.5 days last week on this diet and my goal is to last 5 days. I actually lost a few pounds by the end of the 2.5 days but quickly packed it on when I dug into whoopie pies, alcohol, cookies, chicken satay and garlic fries! What can I say, I have a sweet tooth! =)

Today I ran a 10 mile race but quickly ate all the calories I had burned. Props to myself for deciding not to grab a burger this evening, my new year’s resolution is to be ovo-vegetarian. Ovo-vegetarian may prove to be quite difficult with my overall love of food.

The early part of last week (during those 2.5 days), I enjoyed a butternut squash smoothie, quinoa pb&j bowls, salads, and quinoa scramble with home made salsa verde. And I am now stocked with a produce box to help me with my goal for this week:

  • Green cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Red Russian kale
  • Pumelo
  • Lisbon Lemons
  • Celeriac
  • Tadorna Leeks
  • Romain of red leaf Lettuce
  • Bok choy
  • Butternut squash
  • Satsuma Mandarins

Recipe ideas for the cabbage would be appreciated!


5K Hella-ween Race

A few weeks ago, when I was feeling optimistic about my half marathon, I signed up for an afternoon 5K where costumes were optional. Now the decision on whether to run in a school girl or Evil Alice costume! Or just try to get a new PB. =)

The gluten from last weekend’s dubachury¬†is catching up with me, that and the fact that the zyflamend ran out. Lots of neck stretching to loosen things up. Not sure how to loosen up the pads of my hands though. I ache in weird places. I’m gluten free again and will be until the end of March 2014 – perhaps I’ll make myself a real birthday cake. =)

More and more, I’m hearing the benefits of being vegetarian (and better running times). It might be a little easier for me to commit to it for a little while if I didn’t have a huge unopened bag of chicken breasts in my freezer and if I didn’t love pork =) I definitely notice meat makes me tired.