Sunday, February 22, 2009

Last day!

Hooray, I made it! Today is the last day of 3 weeks of healthy eating. I feel really good and so proud of myself that I was able to get through it without any issues. I've really enjoyed cooking healthy meals and eating much more veggies, fruits and whole grains than usual. I will definitely incorporate all I've accomplished into my daily routine. I learned that it doesn't take much to make healthier choices. It's not expensive or as time consuming as one may think. I've heard time and time again that healthy cooking/eating is expensive. It really isn't! In fact for this particular diet, my grocery bills were nice because all I bought were fruits, veggies, beans, tofu and whole grains. No processed, packaged products at all which really cut down on the expense.

I feel like after doing this, I will keep making better choices and learn to center myself and not give in to too many unhealthy cravings. I've even lost about 4 pounds, so knowing that will help me try to maintain it rather than gain it all back again!

Last day eats:


Breakfast: Green smoothie (spinach, banana, dates, mango)

Snack: Celery and sunflower paté plus a square of date brownie and later on, a banana.


Lunch: We went to The Veggie Grill today and I tried my best to make a healthy choice. This was the soup of the day: "Chickin'" Gumbo. It was delicious.


This was the Baja Fiesta side salad. It has romaine, papaya, avocado, roasted corn salsa, quinoa, cucumber, cilantro and a ginger-papaya vinaigrette. Yummy!

Dinner will probably be leftover pizza from yesterday. And most likely another salad. And maybe a brownie? :)

12 comments:

Glue and Glitter said...

I am so proud of you! This looked like the most sensible cleanse I've ever seen. I've been envying your smoothies especially!

lea said...

Congrats! It's so great that you stuck with it. You got me hooked on "You are What You Eat" so I have been doing something similar since January 1st- except I still have coffee in the morning and red wine in the evening. But no processed foods. Until last night I gave in and had some Tings- me who used to eat a whole bag at once- and they tasted like plastic. It will be interesting to see if your tastes have change once you start eating the foods you've been craving. Love your blog!

Dawn said...

You did a great job! Thanks for all your informative and beautiful posts.

Jeni Treehugger said...

Well done! You've done fantastic and your foods have really inspired me.

Lauren said...

Congrats on your weight loss and new lifestyle! That smoothie is so bright and beautiful! :)

lazysmurf said...

I have really found your posts so inspiring through this. Your pics always pop in the reader and just look so gorgeous and fresh.

Eric said...

Mmm Veggie Grill has delicious food. I'll have to try that soup.

Healthy food is so awesome, and I mostly eat that, but sometimes I just can't resist french fries....especially if they are from Veggie Grill or Native Foods.

Melody Polakow said...

Congrats! I've been drooling over your food on PPK.. Everything looks and sounds so good.

Minta said...

Congratulations! Well done. I've been watching with interest and I'm so inspired.

Anonymous said...

Way to go! I am so proud of you. You have inspired me and others so much, thanks.

Mel said...

Because of you, I have started doing the same thing. I'm basically copying your eating plan, for the next few weeks. Just thought you might feel proud to know you've inspired someone so far away (I'm in Australia!).

kmouse said...

Thank you all for your congratulations! It's awesome that some of you have been inspired to go on this journey of healthy eating too. Good luck!