Week 3 of ETL 6-Week Challenge

This last week was hard for me and I know that I did not get in as much fresh produce as I should have.  I ran into several situations where we were out with friends and there just wasn't anything to eat, so most of the time I didn't eat, or ate small amounts of acceptable items.  By Sunday morning after being out and about most of Friday and Saturday, I was so relieved to have a nice big salad going into my system.  It's funny how salads become second nature when you are on ETL.  My body and energy levels definitely change when I am missing my daily greens.  All the more encouraging reason to keep at it!

Breakfast on Monday
Leftover from our Saturday trip the
weekend before to Ocean Shores for the 4th.
  • Monday
    • Breakfast: apple slices and carrot sticks
    • Lunch:  warmed kale and chickpea salad with sundried tomato dressing
    • Dinner: steamed zucchini and Indian Mixed Dal
    • Exercise: no exercise this day - my hip was sore from walking over the weekend
    • Extras: apple after lunch

Breakfast on Tuesday
Peaches are so easy to throw in my work bag
and chop up quickly once I get into the office.
  • Tuesday
    • Breakfast: 2 sliced peaches
    • Lunch: warmed kale and chickpea salad
    • Dinner: I got busy painting and wasn't hungry for dinner.
    • Exercise: painting my kitchen for 2 hours
    • Extras: 2 dove dark chocolate pieces after lunch, glass of white wine in the evening

Lunch on Wednesday
  • Wednesday
    • Breakfast: 2 golden pluots, 1 peach, 1 apple
    • Lunch: warmed kale and chickpea salad, Indian Mixed Dal
    • Dinner: plain veggie nachos with extra beans (no cheese)
    • Exercise: painting my kitchen for 1 hour
    • Extras: 1 beer at trivia

Breakfast on Thursday
This was probably my favorite meal of the week.
The little bit of avocado was just right to
 fuel me through a busy morning at work.
  • Thursday
    • Breakfast: 1/2 avocado, 1 peach, 1 apple, and 1 golden pluot
    • Lunch: steamed zucchini and Indian Mixed Dal
    • Dinner: I got busy painting and wasn't hungry for dinner.
    • Exercise: Finishing painting my kitchen for 5 hours in the evening.
    • Extras: 2 dove chocolate pieces after lunch

"Lunch" on Friday
I got so busy painting and cleaning my kitchen I skipped a meal or two.
I had two handfuls of Brazil nuts to tide me over until I was able to eat
when we got to Seattle for a friend's birthday celebration.
  • Friday
    • Breakfast: Skipped breakfast while deep cleaning my kitchen after painting.
    • Lunch:  Two handfuls of Brazil nuts to hold me off until early dinner.
    • Dinner:  Vegan sausage with grilled onions and sauerkraut in downtown Seattle. 
    • Exercise: Cleaning in the morning, walking in the evening.
    • Extras:  A few drinks out with friends

Us at a Mariner's game on Saturday.  We got tickets from a friend's work for free.
It happened to be Nelson Cruz bobblehead night AND they won!
  • Saturday
    • Breakfast:  Slept in and didn't eat breakfast
    • Lunch:  Vegan mac and cheese
    • Dinner: Chips and salsa out with friends
    • Exercise: Walking around Seattle
    • Extras: 1 beer at the Mariner's game

Lunch on Sunday
This salad was super good!  I made berry poppy seed dressing (recipe coming this week).
The salad consisted of green lettuce from my neighbor's garden, sliced radishes,
shaved carrots, sliced strawberries, diced avocado, hemp hearts, and ground flaxseed.
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast: Sliced strawberries
    • Lunch: Large green salad with berry poppy seed dressing (recipe coming this week)
    • Dinner: Whole wheat spaghetti with veggie loaded marinara sauce and chopped field roast vegan sausage
    • Exercise: 20 minutes biking, 10 minutes stretching, 5 minutes arm exercises
    • Extras: 1/2 glass of red wine with dinner, olives while prepping dinner

Health and Happiness,


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