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Eatin’ Ethiopian

7 Oct

My friend Helene and I have a Thursday tradition that I knew may upset my official day one of blogging. We go to hot yoga at 6:15 and then have a late night dinner out.  Knowing this – I stuck to my plan the best that I could considering I was going out for a delicious dinner.

Breakfast was 1/2 c of instant oatmeal, 1/4 c pure pumpkin, 1/2 banana, 1/6 cup of granola. And coffee + silk french vanilla creamer.

Lunch was a serving of the batch of Fat Free Vegan’s Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup – it’s been my backup soup for a year and I just love it. I had it with some Stacy’s pita chips (my addiction).

And followed it up with some mini semi-sweet chocolate covered pretzels. Believe it or not these are vegan – but not made of the best ingredients.

Snack was a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bar – I meant to eat only half but somehow “half” got lost in translation and I was 2/3 of the way through. It’s small enough that I just decided to finish it off!

Yoga was pretty intense – it wasn’t as insane as our regular teacher, but I definitely sweat through my clothes and couldn’t finish out the last few chaturangas. Attempted an assisted forearm stand – which always makes me happy, I love going upside down.

Dinner was at a fantastic Ethiopian restaurant we’ve been to once before and haven’t stopped raving about.  We split the vegetarian combo platter – which is definitely the perfect size for two people.  I ate way too much but amazingly don’t feel disgusting. If you haven’t had Ethiopian food – do yourself a favor, go out on a limb, and give it a try.

Now off to plan tomorrows meals and working out!  I visit a podiatrist for custom insoles for daily wearing on Monday and a physical therapist on Wednesday for my knee.  I’m hoping it’s all good vibes soon for my knee – and poundage progress!

Hello world!

7 Oct

They say it takes 28 days to kick (or create) a habit, right?  So this is my accountability attempt.  I already blog yummy vegan food over at Amanda’s Domestic Adventures, but I decided although I’m not crazy about the blog what you eat world – I’m open to seeing if it works for my diet overhaul.  I need to lose about 10-pounds (actually I have no idea – but my pants are tight and I refuse to weigh myself – so I need to lose enough to fit my pants). So starting tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my vegetarian daily eats – with an emphasis on eating vegan in the home/at work as much as possible.

The catch? My workouts are severely limited due to a knee injury.  I start physical therapy next week and haven’t been able to run in forever.  So yoga will be my main form of exercise for awhile until my knee gets straightened out – which is why I need to focus on my food – which is not easy.

Until tomorrow!