Day 120: Day5 & 6 Whole food Detox: Make your own Vol.2- Hummus

Yesterday was day five of my detox and nothing exciting happened. I did however weigh-in and was down 4 pounds in the four days I have been on the eating plan. That was great news even though my weight is not where I want it to be.

My I have been eating pretty much the same thing daily. If you have ready day 1-4 then you know what I have been eating.

 

Today I went to the grocery store to get staples for the whole month. Spices, different types of beans and legumes and more containers so I can prep more food in advance. I think I can almost plan a whole menu if I had the patience. The only shopping I need to do now is my weekly fresh food.

My detox was to be for ten days but I think I am going to push it for at least a month. I’m going to try to be as strict as possible with what I eat but will include some extras that have been off limit in these ten days. E.g eggs.

I wanted to weigh in on the 31st so that I can see exactly how much I lost this year. The only problem is that TOM is here and that means my monthly bloating and weight gain of up to 6lbs (yup! My bloating and water retention is that bad.) is here.

This is how I feel about once a month

 

This will totally throw off my detox results, which really pisses me off. I worked so hard these past few days to eat on plan and I won’t even know how well it worked. Being a woman sucks.

I will push on though.

 Make your Own

I decided to do my second installment of make your own (my quest to rely less on processed food) and since I have been making my own hummus after years of buying it, here is my recipe. Its pretty simple and quick

 

I cup Dry chickpeas

I medium onion

I large red/green bell pepper

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup tahini

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt

¼ teaspoon cumin (I always add cumin to legumes)

olive oil

 

Procedure

  1. Soak your chickpeas overnight and boil the following day

    Soak over night and they should double

  2. Sautee your onions, chopped garlic and bell peppers in olive oil for about a minute. (I do this to reduce the taste of raw garlic and onion in my hummus. However if you do not mind it, go ahead and use them raw.

    Sautee for about a minute or two

  3. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend to desired taste. (you can add some of the water you used to boil the chickpeas if you want a smoother consistency or you can add a quarter cup of olive oil to make it smoother.)

    Blend. add lemon juice and olive oil

  4. Store in the refrigerator and you have  delicious chickpea that is cheaper and tastier than store bought.

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Day 92: weigh-in and a Run

Today was the first day of my december running challenge. I got up and went for a run. More like attempted a run. anyways I’m getting back in the game slow and steady. I did 2.85mi/ 4.5K in about 4o minutes. I ran half of it and walked the other half back home. my fastest 5K is about 29 minutes and i am slowly building back up to that. tomorrow is another day and another run.

I also weighed in today. I almost didn’t because I’m mid cycle, bloated cramping and generally in a bad mood with the need to eat everything and not exercise ( I keep alternating with the need to eat everything followed by not wanting to see food……. oh but its had to be a woman).

 

I bit the bullet as one might say and stepped on the scale lo and behold 168.2 thats a loss this week of .4lb. now this might not seem like a lot to anybody else, but I have NEVER lost weight when aunt flo is in town. I ALWAYS gain. in fact I always gain an average of 5lbs most of it just from bloating. Happy dance. I’m hopping that next week when I step on the scale i’ll see and even lower number as the bloat goes down. I didn’t eat perfectly but I averaged 51g of carbs and my calories stayed in the 1400-1500 range. had some rice and chocolate though. damn-it because i was in pain and deserved it.( thats what I tell myself 🙂 I drank a lot of water and lots of tea.

Last week weight 168.6
This week’s weight = 168.2
weight to mini- goal = 8.3
days left= 30

This weekend I plan on working on my goals and progress pages. they have been neglected and i think i’ll add some pics of my progress. I was looking at old pictures on myself and WOW! just wow.

 

Day 90: A quickie

don’t have anything worth sharing today. Aunt flo is here and I don’t feel like doing anything. fortunately for me unlike previous times, I don’t feel like eating anything either. there is no chocolate in the house so I cant feast on that I also couldn’t be bothered to leave the house and get some.
Drank lots of mint Tea, ate lots f nuts and tried to Finish christopher Hitchens Biography “Hitch 22”
Ah! but the man had wit

I’m also afraid to weigh in on saturday because I am severely bloated and I always gain an average of 5lbs during TOM. i know its water weight and that it will go away but its thoroughly depressing when I see the number on the scale and it usually leads to a downward spiral of me eating everything in sight. counterproductive I know. But i shall brave the scale and hope to use my brain and know that it is all water weight.

I have my running clothes set out for tomorrow morning. lets hope I actually get up and go. I haven’t had a long run since the marathon and I am hopping I can get in at least 5 miles tomorrow.
That was a longer post that I expected.
make good choices people…….at least try 😉

Day 9: The scale is evil

So I have no idea what made me decide to step on the scale this morning. My weigh-in isn’t untill Saturday.
do you know what shock awaited me? I was up 6 mutha -effing pounds. SIX.!!!!!! What the eff????

I know its my TOM and I haven’t been to the gym in 3 days. I also know that I can’t gain 6 pounds of fat in 5 days. That would mean I have to consume 21,000 extra calories to gain that amount.
Even though I haven’t been to the gym or worker out, my eating has been perfect. I haven’t been over my 1400 cals at all. In fact I have been way below 1200 because I have no appetite due to the flu. I have eaten nothing but fruits, veggies, and some eggs.

Now I know that the gain is probably due to bloating and maybe even the flu, but it’s still stressful to see. I was hoping that this would be the one month I would have my period without any weight gain or flactuations.
Uggggg.I’m so pissed.

I’m back to the gym tomorrow and will try and cover 20K this weekend.
I’ll weigh in again on sunday and hope to see a drop.

Anyone else experience crazy weight flactuations during their time of month?

Day 6

I’m sick with the flu andball I can think aboutvis eating carbs. Its also TOM and this being my first day, I have horrible cramps. I took a bunch of pain medicine and decided to skip the gym.
however, I made myself go for an hour walk and got in 5.5K. it was slow and painful but at least I got in some type of workout.
Hopefully I’ll be feeling better tomorrow and bake it to the gym.