Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010 – Detox…Day 2

Coming off the coffee… I did not sleep well last night and woke up with a headache…which I never have. I’m coming off Caffeine.

I drank a ton of water and brushed my teeth. My mouth was fuzzy and so I was from the lack of coffee.

Did I miss the coffee? A little but not as much as I thought I would once I started to moving around. I only drank one cup a day so now I know how powerful the stuff is.
Breakfast Smoothie…
I tried the breakfast smoothie this morning and did not have all of the ingredients so I improvised based on the list of what I can eat. It was very light (I am certain from the protein powder).

This is going to take a little getting use to since I love the berry smoothie I have posted on the blog but… it wasn’t awful…or was it?

Incredible Energy…
The thing that surprised me the most again today is how much energy I have. I ran 3 miles this morning and walked 2…then I did 80.48 miles on my bike. It was well over 100 degrees with the heat index. I drank over 70 ounces of water. A lot of bikers were sitting in the shade under trees resting on our way back. I didn’t feel a thing. I’ve felt this way for 2 days now. Whatever it is about feeling this energetic – I like it!

We stopped off on our way back from Wisconsin and I ate a vegetable salad and some fruit.

For dinner it was lean roast beef and a really good salad that I put together with some of the vegetables I have in my refrigerator. The base is Kale and I am realizing that I really like Kale.

I first put Kale in soup a few years back. Since then, I’ve tried to eat new ingredients…most of which I have liked.

I just looked at the book and realized I needed to eat another teaspoon of olive oil, some garlic and nutritional yeast flakes. I mixed that together with some tomato, cucumber and radish and put the nutritional yeast flakes on top. Yum – it was really good and I especially like the taste of the yeast flakes. Seriously…not kidding. It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It has kind of a nutty, cheesy taste. A lot of people sprinkle it over popcorn.

I stopped in to Caputos today to see what ingredients are in the Caputo salad. She didn’t know and is going to call me. I love that salad. Isn’t it funny though that I have never asked before? I’ve always looked at labels but this didn’t have a label on it…so I never thought about asking…until now.

I have two cravings: bread and French fries. Bread a lot and French fries because I always have…but just a little.

I am over the wine already which totally astonishes me and I’m not craving dessert which amazes me even more.

Hanging On: 2 down and 9 to go

Bon Appetit