So I have not made any announcements about this yet as I was trying it out for a bit to see if I could actually survive without it – I am going dairy free. I have been eating a diary free diet for 5 days now and I am doing great. My skin is actually clearing up and my tummy feels SUPER. I am sick and tired of that belly bloat that I get after consuming dairy and frankly I am REALLY tired of the acne breakouts. I was worried that I would miss the protein from diary but I have been using my Jay Robb and Life Time protein powders as well as plenty of beans. I have never been a big fan of meat – I find that it is very hard on my system. I am very happy living without it but giving up dairy was a big step. I started by cutting out all the greek yogurt (I ate it everyday) and then I slowly gave up cottage cheese and cheese. It was not too tough to do and my body does not feel the slightest bit sluggish. I am going to continue with this diet for a while and see if it works. I hope you all hang with me as I venture down this new path.
Ok onto the eats.
Then I took my sidekick to the gym so mommy could get in a workout. I did 20 minutes of intervals on the Stair Climber, 40 minutes on the Elliptical and free weights. It was super fabulous and I left feeling ready to tackle my Monday.
Lunch was roasted acorn squash mixed with 1/2 a cup chick peas and cinnamon. Acorn squash just might be my favorite gourd. This combo was so yummy and very belly friendly.
I also had an apple and 2 pieces of bread topped with sunflower seed butter and almond butter. The golden delicious apple was super sweet. Apples are, by far, my favorite fruit. I could NEVER give them up.
This afternoon I took D over to see his best pal Rocco. I think he was having withdrawals. I mean, he only spent the entire weekend with him. He could not possibly go an entire day without seeing his chum. I got to visit with my sis while the boys played.
While we were there I had a protein drink, which was just a scoop of Life Time powder mixed with water.
For dinner I piled on the veggies. I started with a bowl of goodies – 1/2 cup kidney beans, 1/2 cup pumpkin and a little chopped pear. I added cinnamon for some flavor.
I also ate some summer squash, mushrooms, the rest of the pear and an english muffin topped with peanut butter. After I snapped the photo I decided that the english muffin would be better with a little dab of jelly. MMMMMM, PB & J = my favorite.
As you can see I did eat plenty of veggies today and I got a good amount of protein intake too.
I am just about to make a nice warm cup of tea and hopefully settle into the pages of my book. I am more than halfway through New Moon but my mom and sis have managed to make it to Eclipse – I am way behind.
I hope you have a great night.