Two weeks into my efforts to get back to my pre-injury weight and I’m still heading in the right direction, although I really don’t know how.
Day 1: Target -12lbs
Day 15: 3lb lost so far
Why does it surprise me that I managed to shed 1lb last week? Ben & Jerry’s, Domino’s, cake and chocolate…. but hold on what about Veganuary?
I think it’s fair to say that a wholesome vegan life may not be for me.
I know B&J have dairy free ice cream and I’m sure I’ll give it a chance one day, but the one we already had in the freezer wasn’t dairy free and was most definitely delicious. Domino’s is a rare treat but as a big fan of pizza, I doubt that cheese-free pizza has the same comfort food appeal. Again I’m willing to try.
My experimentation with vegan baking went well, and the cookies and brownies I made were judged to be good enough by the family. The cakes I ate at the weekend won’t have been vegan but maybe it’s a question of balance and being flexible. And it’s best if we just don’t mention the chocolate.
Veganuary isn’t a complete no-no though as at the weekend we made almond milk and with the almond pulp left over made oat and ginger cookies. Neither of the kids liked the almond milk, but the cookies were given approval. I made the chilli non-carne (with marmite in the sauce) from the 30 days of vegan book which we ate with jacket potato, homemade houmous and grated carrot – delicious – and baked a butternut squash for soup. I’ll be making some vegan carrot cake later today, once I’ve decided on a recipe.
Hubby and the boys have gone back to cow’s milk, I think if they were passionate about being dairy free they would adapt to an alternative. My younger son, however, says oat milk is better than dairy, as such another job for today is to make some oat milk to see if he likes homemade as much as shop bought.
In summary, Veganuary is still a work in progress as is the weight loss.
Have a great week x