Two Weeks Down; One To Go

I'm so proud to say I've made it through 14 days of no gluten, sugar, alcohol, caffeine or animal products! I've noticed the headaches have ceased and it has become a lot easier to make choices in line with the restrictions. I did find this week to be emotionally challenging. Whereas I'd normally get upset and have a drink (or a hamburger), I have to find other ways to deal with those emotional triggers. I've found myself to be more honest with my feelings. I don't have the desire to sugar coat things - probably because I'm literally not sugar coating with a cupcake or donut to make me feel better. This week I also met my gym goals so that felt good. I noticed a big change on the scale - as of today I'm seven pounds lighter. So here's what I ate in week two:

Monday

Breakfast - oatmeal w/blackberries and chia seeds

Lunch - Spinach and arugula salad; broccoli rice (not the casserole my Granny makes so wonderfully, just some rice mixed with broccoli)

Linner - sweet potato tortilla chips with fresh salsa

Dinner - protein shake

Tuesday

Breakfast - leftover broccoli rice (I had to do bloodworm and couldn't eat until after so opted to finish my lunch from the day before)

Lunch - veggie wrap on whole wheat wrap

Linner - sweet potato tortilla chips

Dinner - stir fry with veggies and a  morningstar veggie patty over black and brown rice medley

Wednesday

Breakfast - oatmeal w/blackberries and chia seeds

Lunch - Chipolte bowl with sofritas and black beans

Linner - the rest of my bowl

Dinner - chips and guac from lunch

Thursday

Breakfast - oatmeal w/blueberries and chia seeds (yes I have oatmeal pretty much every day!)

Lunch - veggie wrap on whole wheat wrap

Linner - nuts and fruit

Dinner - veggie fried rice and spicy cauliflower (my friend who is also on the cleansed cooked!)

Friday

Breakfast - oatmeal w/blueberries and chia seeds

Lunch - half a tomato and avocado sandwich on whole wheat

Linner - other half of sandwich; protein shake

Dinner - stir fry with veggies and a  morningstar veggie patty over black and brown rice medley

Saturday -

Breakfast - peanut butter

Lunch - acia bowl (something new for me-it was like a smoothie in a bowl topped w/granola and fruit oh so awesome!)

Dinner - Grilled MorningStar patty; grilled cabbage and carrots (so great who knew you could grill cabbage!); veggie medley; fried cornbread

Today is Sunday on the MLK holiday weekend. I'm so close to the end I am going to try a new recipe later tonight so excited for that. I can't believe it's only seven days left! I'm not really having any cravings but I do know I will be ordering myself a king cake once this is all done! I'm not sure if it's because I miss sugar or New Orleans during Mardi Gras but that's another story :)