Vegan Weight-loss Food Diary- My Plans!

May 1st!

So seeming as it is the 1st of the month and it is a Monday I figured what better day to start eating a little better? Right… please tell me I am not the only person who has a hard time keeping their weight on track? Keeping their diet going? I am one of the crashes… I start on a Monday.. do great, fail by Wednesday.. and then figure I will start again on Monday. This also involves eating lots of rubbish over the weekend.. especially eating badly on a Sunday evening before I start again. I can almost guarantee I am not the only one who does this right?

Anywho.. As you may have seen from my recent videos I have been eating mostly raw vegan and focusing pretty much wholly on a fruit based diet. I am really enjoying the strength this has given me and figured I would document my journey as I go.. firstly so you guys can join me on my journey and check out what I am eating and secondly to give myself the little bit more motivation… it’s out in the wide web for many people to see and winge at me when I fail. Fingers crossed it works. I do not have a set amount of weight I wish to loose, however I want to feel healthier and fitter and drop a few sizes ideally.

My youngest is 2 now and through two pregnancies I have gained a lot a lot of weight. I have gained 4 dress sizes, lets put it that way. So I would love to drop back a little, for my own confidence and to feel a little more like me.

So far… over the past 6 months or so I have los around a stone and a half… so this weight loss has been going on a little while just from eating that little bit healthier in phases. I am losing at a guess maybe a lb or 2 a week here and there. My body has now gotten used to the new diet I am taking in and I have hit a plateau! So ow I want to go in a bit harder, a little more extreme for a week or two, and then amp up the exercise… as let’s be honest.. other than walking I don’t do any! Whoops.

So here I am going to document what I am eating, my wins and my fails, mu aches and my pains… to show you what you could expect if you were to take on the same things!


Monday;

It’s Monday and it’s the first of the month… things will be great. Oh wait, no they won’t because it is a bank holiday and that is basically an extended weekend and I always fail at weekends. We are also off out for the day!

So after a lie in I had a few bananas for breakfast. I am not much of a morning eater! Then we headed off in the car to St Ives to watch the May Day celebrations with a few friends.

I actually brought two bunches of bananas in the car which I planned to have for lunch.

However Peer pressure made me eat out! I don’t know what it is but I feel so rude sitting and watching my family eat whilst I am sat their with nothing. It makes me feel awkward and them. So I figured eating out if I pick the healthiest Vegan option I can find will be fine! So I just did it. I had a Vegan Chilli (Cooked obviously) which can with a few tortillas and rice. It was an under 500 cal meal so I didn’t feel so bad. I did however know that after eating cooked food in the middle of the day I would likely feel fairly full and also need the toilet very shortly!

Getting home later in the day I had for tea a punnet of grapes and I think it was around 4 sweet red apples!

I absolutely love sweet fruit! These took me a little while to eat as I felt nice and full however I did eat them all slowly over the space of around 30 minutes.


Tuesday;

Warning.. TMI! Guess what… I have woken up with a dodgy butt. Who would have thought. This always happens if I go a spat eating cooked or junk food.. when I start eating more fruit my body detoxes. I don’t think this is a bad thing, however of course it is not pleasant! Lets hope this eases a little over the next few day’s as my body adapts to eating healthier again!

I spent early morning faffing about, doing two loads of dishes and around 3 loads of washing, sorting gout a pile of toys for a carboot sale and doing general day to day house wife kind of stuff! After that I guess breakfast rolled in at around 10am, I had a punnet of grapes again as they needed eating up!

I then had lunch after doing some blog photos, editing and writing at about 1.30pm, and for that I had 5 bananas chopped up and munched! I enjoy eating fruit with a fork sometimes, don’t ask me why, I just do!

After the school run I made the kids tea and when they were off to bed I finally had something myself.

I decided to go for two pineapples. I love pineapples as a meal, they are one of my favourite fruits and I love when they are super ripe and soft and sweet. Can’t get any better. My mouth is now burning…. I love pineapple but my tongue is still so sensitive to it!

Update of the day is that I have had to pee at least 500 times and I still have the shits! Raw food bliss 😉


Wednesday;

Today consisted of 5 apples for breakfast (or brunch I suppose!) then 5 bananas for lunch chopped!

I was filming and working all morning and before I knew it it was time to go and get the little one so off we popped to school.

After picking my son up from school we all headed for a little walk into town to the post office and then back again. I wouldn’t say this is too far, a mile or so. But better than sitting on my bum!  Then we wandered up the hill to mothers house, chilled out there for a bit, then Daddy picked us up and Brought us home.

The kids had tea at mothers and we have band rehearsal tonight so no time for dinner! I ended up muting a few bananas quickly before we left for band as I didn’t have time to make anything else. Then when I got home from band I had another whole pineapple for tea (this would have been around 9.30pm).


Thursday;

Today actually I was not all that hungry!

I spent a lot of the morning prepping food for the day!

I only have a very small yellow plastic annoying juicer which is useless, so when I say I juiced 20 large oranges as you can imagine it took and age and then gave me cramp! But I had lots of yummy orange juice to drink so I guess no pain no gain!

I ended up with three glasses full.

I also peeled about 20 small satsumas and ate those for breakfast along with one of the juices.

It wasn’t until a round 4pm I started to get hungry again so I snacked on a few bananas and another orange juice.

For the evening I had not until a round 9pm! Some pineapple, one cut up I believe and then the last cup of OJ! I’m not sure why I wasn’t as hungry today, hopefully my body is adapting and telling me when it is full!


Friday;

Today is a bloody miserable day!

I have a long day of editing and writing to do so I guess staying in isn’t the biggest issue! At least I have no excuse not to get I done this week!

So for breakfast I had the last of our apples, which I believe was four apples and some orange juice I had left in the fridge.

For Lunch I had 1 whole pineapple chopped up as I had chopped it yesterday and not eaten it all.

And then after picking little one up from his school clubs, we walked to the post office, posts a load of parcels and walked back. This is firstly up a big hill, so classes as exercise 😉 and it was also raingin and windy, bonus points to me! Haha. After this I did the general day to day chores, sorted the kids out some tea etc, and then I had some bananas for tea. All we have left in the house fresh fruit wise now is a bunch of bananas, I do have some frozen fruit, berries etc… so if needs be it’s smoothies until we go shopping!


Saturday;

Epic fail… I had pasta. I guess not an epic fail, it’s only pasta, with mushrooms and onions. So still healthy, just not raw.

I had the last all the fresh fruit for breakfast and was still hungry so stuffed myself with pasta! Never mind.

We went shopping in the afternoon so I made sure to buy lots and lots of beautiful delicious fruit to keep me going the next few weeks.

I am really enjoying how I am eating and how it is making me feel. My skin seems clearer and until today I had been feeling amazing.

Today I have woken with a stinking cold curtesy of my Husband so I feel completely wiped and sleepy, which is a pain as we have a wedding to go to this evening. I plan not to eat anything there, but will probably have drinks other than water. We never really go anywhere so this is a one off really!

I feel like I’m making excuses? Am I making excuses? Is it okay to cheat your diet every now and then? Let me know your thoughts? I don’t want to restrict myself to the point I feel miserable but go with what men mind and body want or need at any given time! Let’s see… hopefully the scales won’t kill me for a cheat moments!

So today I cheated and had some chips, homemade of course with little oils and some herbs, not awful or me I must admit but not the best. Also we went to a wedding in the evening, that didn’t cater for me, so I figured I best eat something substantial before I go!


Sunday;

I don’t often drink, But I can safely Say I drank too much last night and stayed up too late. I always regret drinking so I am unsure why I do it… maybe it’s time to stand up the peer pressure and just stop drinking. I don’t like the taste of most drinks, my choices are limited now adays as well due to being vegan. I don’t particularly enjoy pubs or clubs, and I certainly don’t enjoy feeling like death the next day and trying to look after two little Hellers when they get home. Should be an interestng day.

I cheated the diet again today as we were out of most food… I ate rubbish, and felt rubbish. Bath and Bed for me!


Monday;

Good morning… I weighed in, as it is Monday and I have lost 3 lbs! I am very surprised, considering how it all went to pot when the weekend hit! I am happy and pleased about the loss this week, it may not seem much but too me this is significant progress! Hopefully this coming week I will stick to it for the whole week and get a few more lbs off! 2 stone off here I come!!

Thanks so much for reading my food blog diary and I will be keeping this up weekly throughout my weight loss journey. Good or Bad, Weight on or off, I figured it could help you guys and me to stay motivated on our journeys! Let me know your thoughts and how you are getting on!

Much Love

Emma

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