Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Day 3 of the Wild rose cleanse

Cinnamon oatmeal breakfast, originally uploaded by veggy.

Well Day 3 is over and I have to say the cravings were quite bad today for sugar and fat. 
Breakfast consisted of oatmeal with cinnamon, sliced apple, hemp seeds, and hazelnuts.. really could use the maple syrup.. but only 9 more days to go! I went for an hour and half moderate hike which was tough but felt good in the end. A girl on the trail had broken her ankle and I had to wait with her till the North Vancouver fire men could rescue her and carry her off the trail. Just another day in the North shore mountains. Ate a plum right after the hike. I came home famished and made a 2 egg scramble loaded with vegetables (onions, peppers, tomato, spinach). This didn't seem to be enough so I ate a few cups of popcorn. 
I was exhausted and had a nap which isn't like me, but it felt like I needed it. I woke up hungry and had 1/2 an apple with almond butter. For dinner I baked a potato and ate it with some homemade guacamole with tomato, onion, garlic, and olive oil.  
I skipped the coffee today, and drank lots of herbal tea. My stomach has been really sore, I could really use a belly massage.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 2 of the Wild rose cleanse

Soaking almonds, originally uploaded by veggy.

Today has been totally fine.
Breakfast of oatmeal with cinnamon, strawberries. A hard boiled egg before lunch. Lunch was corn tortillas with black beans, tofu, and coleslaw, fresh salsa. I had another coffee with almond milk, still don't know why this is on the cleanse. Snacked on a plum. Dinner I made brown rice with steamed veggies (broccoli, peppers, onions, garlic) and topped it was some soaked almonds and tahini sauce.
My stomach was a little upset after lunch but nothing crazy.
I am still craving muffins or treats but fighting the good fight! haha.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Day 1 wild rose cleanse detox

Day 1 wild rose cleanse lunch, originally uploaded by veggy.

So I am finally doing it. It has only taken me about 10 years to actually convince myself that it may be a good idea to do this cleanse. I have always lacked the discipline but after spending the last 6 months in western Europe where the only thing I could eat for breakfast was white bread I figured it was time. The last week I have cut back on dairy, I didn't buy any cheese but was eating my daily yoghurt which I finished before I started this cleanse. I stocked up on veggies to snack on, hummus, almond butter, almonds, salads and the fruits that I am allowed to eat (berries, apples, and pears).
I took the drops and the the pills and didn't feel anything for a few hours but have felt like my head is being crushed all day. I had a breakfast smoothie of spinach, strawberries and apple this morning, lunch was a bake potato stuffed with garlic, salt and pepper, and I used hummus to dip it in. Snacked on sweet peas and sliced red peppers. I went out for a coffee and had almond milk with it.. that felt like a treat. I really wanted to have a muffin but fought the battle on that one (for now!). I crashed early though and had dinner at 5pm of brown rice, spinach, hazelnuts, avocado, cucumber, with light dressings and seasoning. I just had a plum for dessert. This feels pretty healthy. I have already had to turn down two invites to go for drinks, even though I rarely drink but that is ok. I did some hula hooping and yoga for fitness and I felt ok. 11 more days to go!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What I will miss about London

day off in Hyde park, originally uploaded by veggy.
Early closing pubs
Hamstead Heath, Victoria Park, Hyde Park
Zombies on the tube
So much ART! and appreciation of Art.
Amazing cafes (mainly owned by Aussies&Kiwis)
Southbank & Barbican & The Tate
The different hoods
Cycling on the Canals
Drinking outside and it's not a crime
V&A cafe
Cheap flights to everywhere! (almost)
So many people having layover here

Ok you get the point. I will miss this place and I will most likely be back soon. ox