Day 13 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# face exercise
# AB-domination @ gym
# standing/walking desk 6 hrs
# kickbox 45 min
# ab-coaster @ home (3 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (3 sets of 15)
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WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* banana
* rolled oats, blueberries, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa-barley powder, carob powder, almond milk
* grilled wrap (eggplant, cabbage, onion, XL-tahini sauce, lowfat thin wheat wrap)
* edamame
* chopped veggies (broccoli carrots, green/red cabbage, jicama, bell pepper, radish, celery)
* XL-sweet beverage
* banana
* Trader Joe’s lowfat kitty XL-cookies

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Day 12 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# face exercise
# Lift rockbottom @ gym
# standing/walking desk 6 hrs
# ab-coaster @ home (3 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (3 sets of 15)
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WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* banana
* rolled oats, blueberries, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa-barley powder, hot water
* naked brc burrito (black beans, rice, fresh cabbage, cilantro, onions, red & green salsa, lemon)
* dairy-free soy yogurt w/ few oats & banana
* chopped salad (escarole, endive, radicchio, green & red cabbage, broccoli, carrots, kale, snap peas, grape tomatoes) w/ fatfree balsamic vinegar (made in blender w/ balsamic vinegar, lima beans, water, bit of pure maple syrup)

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Day 11 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# face exercise
# Lift lunch sisters @ gym
# standing/walking desk 6 hrs
# mini-trampoline 35 min
# ab-coaster @ home (3 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (3 sets of 15)
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# deep tissue massage (abs, thighs, lower back, upper arms, neck, face)
image(Photo credit: singlemindedwomen.com)

WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* banana
* grape tomatoes
* dairy-free soy yogurt
* leftover lentil loaf (lentils, rice, veggies, rolled oats, XL-walnuts, tomato sauce, bbq sauce, seasonings)
* steamed broccoli
* sauerkraut
* watermelon
* popcorn (mostly plain air-popped, but mixed w/ some Trader Joe’s XL-carmel corn, both fat-free)
* banana

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Day 10 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# Resurrection Sunrise Celebration powerwalk & singing 90 min outdoors in the desert

WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* bananas
* small naked juice
* lentil loaf w/ bbq glazed topping (lentils, rice, veggies, rolled oats, XL-walnuts, tomato sauce, bbq sauce, seasonings… recipe coming soon!)
* yam
* chopped salad (escarole, endive, radicchio, green & red cabbage, broccoli, carrots, kale, snap peas, jicama, green bell pepper, radish, celery, grape tomatoes, craisins, pumpkin XL-seeds, black XL-olives, English cucumber, mushrooms) w/ fatfree balsamic vinegar (made in blender w/ balsamic vinegar, lima beans, bit of pure maple syrup)
* steamed green beans, corn, baby carrots
* Trader Joe’s lowfat kitty XL-cookies
* watermelon

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Day 9 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# jog 60 min outdoors
# ab-coaster @ home (2 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (2 sets of 15)
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WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* rolled oats, strawberries, blueberries, blackstrap molasses, almond milk
* banana
* few Trader Joe’s lowfat kitty XL-cookies
* garden veggie burger on whole wheat XL-bun (w/ tomato, lettuce, onion, mustard)
* baked from frozen XL-fries (2.5 grams of fat per 3 ounce serving) w/ XL-ketchup
* sweet XL-beverage
* watermelon
* chopped salad (escarole, endive, radicchio, broccoli, carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, jicama, green bell pepper, radish, celery, lime beans, high fiber pasta, tomatoes, craisins, pumpkin seeds) w/ balsamic vinegar
* 15 almonds (cracked from shells)

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Quick Meals!

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Hi guys! Honestly, I’m too busy at work to notice if anyone is listening out in blogger-land, but I’ll just keep yappin’ away!

😉

Very hectic time of the year for me. I’ve decided to postpone celebrating my first year on Project Waistline until after things calm down, early this summer. I’m going to have some medical tests done in order to compare the before & after numbers (LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.)

With all this rush-rush scuttling about I often grab something quick to eat after work. It’s always healthier & less costly if I cook, but not much time for that right now!

El Pollo Loco is my favorite fast food option. I order two customized BRC (beans, rice, cheese) burritos, requesting:

* no tortilla (serve it in a bowl)

* black beans (pintos have added fat)

* replace cheese with raw cabbage

* at salsa bar I add onions, cilantro, red & green salsa

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Unfortunately the rice is processed white, and the food is a bit salty. This costs about $4. (I don’t know where else you can get take-out lunch for under $5 these days.) It’s a lot of hassle for the staff to do it “my way”, so I like to ring their gratitude bell on my way out the door:

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Other times I bring home Mongolian bbq restaurant food, loaded with great veggies, served with (white) rice instead of noodles because their noodles are made with eggs. I have to say “cook with NO OIL,  plez… and package rice on the side”.

Cost is about $9. I usually save side of rice for later, and serve veggies over my own egg-free high fiber wheat noodles at home:

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Trader Joe’s has a delicious vegan eggplant wrap. It comes with a fatty oil-based dip which I try to avoid (often unsuccessfully). It’s served in a low fat wheat wrap. (During the week I avoid processed carbs like bread, so that’s a drawback.) It costs $4.++ because I usually buy extra sides (chopped raw veggies, edamame, etc) & stuff them inside:

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The local Japanese restaurant makes me a delicious vegan sushi roll sometimes. It has (white) rice, cucumber, celery, carrots, high fat avocado, wrapped in Nori seaweed. This costs somewhere between $8.-$10.

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I enjoy Chipotle’s veggie bowl. I never add their processed vegan “meat”, too fatty. But I usually indulge in their lovely high fat avocado. This is pricey at about $9. if I add avocado… but hey, the rice is brown! 🙂

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Okay, so those are my reasonably healthy “uh-oh, I’m starving & have no time to cook!” options.

For a change I’ve decided to try some frozen entrées from PlantPure Nation. I just ordered the 20 meal pack @ $6.89 each:

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Here’s a description.

CLICK HERE

Here’s where to order:

CLICK HERE

Scroll down the page, read the details, watch the brief videos. This is a program designed by a team of lifestyle professionals, including T. Colin Campbell, the author of The China Study – a twenty year collaborative research partnership including Cornell, Oxford & the Chinese Academy of Preventative Medicine. There’s nothing “crack pot” about it. This is the decades long culmination of hard science, not the soft & fuzzy kind. 🙂

If you order the JumpStart package you get the same 20 meals + an electric warming tray for frozen meals, & lots of literature (books, cookbooks, videos, online communication). I just went with the food.

They’re pretty hefty, so here’s my plan:

* Oatmeal & fruit w/ Martian milk (that’s almond milk blended with green leafy veggies) for breakfast
* PlantPure frozen entrée w/ side salad/veggies for lunch
* Snack of fruit/veggies
* Repeat entrée & salad/veggies for supper

On heavy workout days I’ll probably increase portions. Kickboxing can really rev-up the old appetite. Try it & see! 🙂

Hasta luego, baby…

A GUIDE TO TRUE PEACE – CH 12: ON VIRTUE

12: ON VIRTUE

It is thus that we acquire virtue with facility and certainty; for as God is the fountain and principle of all virtue, in proportion as we approach to the possession of Him; in like proportion do we rise into the most eminent virtues. Indeed, he that hath God, hath all things; and he that hath Him not, hath nothing. All virtue is but as a mask, an outside appearance, mutable as our garments, if it does not spring up from this divine source; and then, indeed, it is genuine, essential, and permanent. “The King’s daughter,” saith David, “is all glorious within.”(67)

67) Psalm 45:13

Day 8 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# Lift rock bottom @ gym
# kickbox 60 min @ gym
# standing/walking desk 2 hrs
# ab-coaster @ home (3 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (3 sets of 15)
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# deep tissue massage (abs, thighs, lower back, upper arms, neck, face)
image(Photo credit: singlemindedwomen.com)

WATER: (goal: > 75)
(4) × (25.4) = 101.6 oz

EATS:
* rolled oats, strawberries, blueberries, blackstrap molasses, almond milk
* bloomin’ mango
* naked brc burrito (black beans, rice, raw cabbage, green salsa, pico de gallo, onions, cilantro, sauerkraut, but no tortilla)
* popcorn (mostly plain air-popped, but mixed w/ some Trader Joe’s XL-carmel corn, both fat-free)

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Day 7 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# face exercise
# Lift lunch sisters @ gym
# standing/walking desk 5 hrs
# ab-coaster @ home (3 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (3 sets of 15)

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WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* grilled wrap (eggplant, cabbage, onion, XL-tahini sauce, lowfat thin wheat wrap)
* chopped veggies (broccoli carrots, green/red cabbage, jicama, bell pepper, radish, celery)
* XL-sweet beverage
* grilled chickenless vegan wrap (wheat XL-seitan w/ mixed greens, tomato, add chopped veggies listed above, fatfree bbq sauce, roll in lowfat thin wheat wrap)
* sauerkraut

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food

Day 6 of Year 2 Low-SOS Vegan Plan

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EXERCISE:
# face exercise
# AB-domination @ gym
# standing/walking desk 6 hrs
# kickbox 20 min
# ab-coaster @ home (3 sets of 40)
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# leg magic @ home (3 sets of 15)

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WATER: (goal: > 75)
(3) × (25.4) = 76.2 oz

EATS:
* gfo (greens-fruit-oats w/ dehydrated barley, alfalfa juice powder & blackstrap molasses) smoothie
* fresh pineapple spears
* edamame
* “ragu” pasta sauce (in raspberry vinegar sautee onions, bell pepper, garlic, chopped broccoli, carrots, green/red cabbage, jicama, bell pepper, radish, celery, quinoa, kale) & add jar of fat-free tomato pasta sauce
* serve over high fiber pasta, add nutritional yeast
* steamed broccoli & asparagus

…..SUN HAS SET…..

Cmmt: XL indicates uncommon extravagantly luscious food