Week 11 Health Log 8.5/10 …healthy eating habits :)

I’m a few days late getting the last week’s log out. A busy time. Well, either busy or it was really nice outside, and I took advantage of the hot prairie weather.

Week 11 was an improvement over week #10. 😊

This week’s successes:

-I walked 5 days (a total of 23.57 km).

-I had 5 days without alcohol.

-I had fewer than 10 eating hours on four days.

-My eating habits were pretty darn good.

What I could have improved this week:

-There were a few times I overate and felt stuffed.

-My macaroni dinner on the 11th was too focused on the pasta and not enough on the veggies. I overate and felt bloated afterwards. I’ve been eating mostly whole foods, and even though the macaroni was made from brown rice flour, its processed nature caused me to eat too much. Next time, I’ll aim to have more broccoli and less pasta.

-I ate a vegan pizza on the 14th. It was the first wheat I’ve had in a while. Although I didn’t write about it in past posts, I’ve been cutting out flour, mainly wheat flour. I felt bloated for two days after eating the pizza. It was delicious, but I think I’ll still try to avoid wheat. I think my body doesn’t like wheat. Refined flour offers little nutritional value as well, so I’m trying to keep it out of my healthy eating habits.

Overall, I’m pleased with this week. Here’s where I’m at with my weight loss:

May 21 to June 25: I went down 6.2 lbs, up a few lbs and back to my original May 21 weight.

June 25 to July 2 …down 5.6 lbs

June 25 to July 9...down 3.2 lbs

June 25 to July 16…down 5.8 lbs

My goal is to continue to eat healthy foods, lose weight and avoid the up and down cycle of losing and gaining weight.

July 10

-6 eating hours (2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

3.56 km walk (38 min.)

-coffee: 2 espresso shots with cashew milk, cocoa and maple syrup

-blueberries

-2 baked potatoes with chopped onion and arugula and salt and pepper.

-apple

-banana

-no alcohol

July 11

-8.5 eating hours (11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p. m.)

-5 km walk (55 min)

-Starbucks vanilla latte made with 1/2 soy milk and 1/2 almond milk (2 pumps of sugar)

-snap peas

-fruit bowl: blueberries, strawberries, cherries and red grapes

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-salad: barley, kale, Italian parsley, cilantro, a variety of canned beans, and green beans with homemade dressing (balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, hot sauce, and garlic)

This quick bowl of healthy food contains: green beans, cilantro, Italian parsley, barley, a variety of beans and homemade dressing (balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, hot sauce, and garlic).

-fresh mango

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-macaroni with broccoli and homemade faux cheese: sauce-cashews, veggie broth, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and spices.

The mac n’ cheese recipe is from Isa Chandra. My macaroni was not as “saucy” as the picture shown on her recipe page, but it was tasty.

-club soda with lime

-no alcohol

July 12

-10 eating hours (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

-4.53 km walk (37 min)

-almond milk latte with sugar from restaurant

-ratatouille (had some oil) made from eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms) with quinoa and basic green salad with dressing (had oil) from restaurant

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-red grapes

-cherries

-asparagus

-baked potatoes with some mayo/Dijon and onion/chives

-salad: spinach, arugula, tomato, cucumber, broccoli with homemade dressing (balsamic vinegar, mustard, maple syrup)

-peaches (from can packed in water with sucralose)

-no alcohol

July 13

-9 eating hours (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

-3.36 km walk (35 min.)

-2.12 km walk (25 min.)

-fruit bowl: cherries, blueberries and strawberries

-1.5 baked potato and small purple yam with sauce (Frank’s hot sauce mixed with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup) and salt and pepper

-Mary’s crackers with store-bought hummus (had oil)

-salad: spinach, arugula, Italian parsley, orange pepper, and cucumber with homemade dressing (balsamic vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, garlic powder and onion powder).

-1.5 baked potato with Dijon, salt and pepper

-strawberries and red grapes

-no alcohol

July 14

-10 eating hours (12:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)

-homemade latte with soy milk

-smoothie from restaurant; kale, spinach, mango, orange juice

-burrito bowl from restaurant: rice, black beans, lettuce, cabbage, red onions, corn, guacamole, jalapeños, cilantro and salsa (ingredients all good except there was likely oil in the rice and sugar in the salsa)

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-pizza (no cheese) with a squash curry base, arugula, red onions, zucchini

shared a flight of beer with my husband (about ½ a beer)

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2 glasses of red wine

-2 club soda

July 15

-10 eating hours (12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

-Starbucks Rooibis tea latte made with soy milk

-apple

-Asian noodles with sauce and veggies: broccoli, carrot, corn (sauce had oil and sugar…msg? I don’t know, but likely). 

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-pumpkin seeds (whole)

-mashed potatoes with soy milk, chives and salt and pepper

2 glasses of red wine

-“ice cream” made with dates, frozen bananas and berries

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July 16

-9 eating hours (11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

-5 km walk (52 min.)

-raspberries and blueberries

-home made soy milk latte

-bowl of arugula, spinach, avocado, broccoli, snap peas, barley, quinoa, and homemade dressing (balsamic vinegar, mustard, maple syrup and garlic and onion powder)

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-1/2 Japanese yam with sauce (store bought hummus mixed with 321 dressing and Frank’s hot sauce

– mashed potatoes with soy milk, chives and salt and pepper

-pumpkin seeds (whole)

-1/2 Japanese yam with homemade hummus (chickpeas, lemon juice, soy milk, garlic, Italian parsley, Frank’s hot sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard, maple syrup and onion powder)

-1 plum

Looking back, I was whole foods, plant-based throughout the week. Awesome! I will continue to be as close to 100% plant-based as I can.​

Wishing you health and success on your journey,

SignatureAli

3 thoughts on “Week 11 Health Log 8.5/10 …healthy eating habits :)

  1. Congrats on your progress. Whole foods plant based is really sustainable once you get the hang of it! Keep up the walking as well – I love it for unwinding and relieving stress.

    1. Thanks, Joey. I appreciate your encouragement! I’ve been loving the walking too. Did just over 10 km yesterday on three separate walks.

    2. I keep working at it. For some, the transition to a WFPB diet is easy; I’ve found it tougher to be consistent.

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