Hello my friends! Checking in here with current updates of my 6 Week Clean-up Shape-up progress. Going strong on 4 weeks now!
Breakfasts were seitan sandwiches througout the whole week. A double serving of seitan on sliced whole wheat bread with hummus and tomatoes on the weekend. I started putting canned coconut milk into my coffee and it is the bomb dot com. I love ANYTHING coconut!
And during the week days, an egg + seitan slices + homemade english muffin + hot sauce. I live for breakfast. And coffee.
Lunches = Leftovers from previous nights’ dinners. Last Friday night was Dinner Club at our place and I totally blanked and forgot to take photos but on the menu were Banh Mi sandwiches (lemongrass braised tofu for me, five spice chicken for everyone else), mango salad and skillet corn. I ate the mango salad and braised tofu over some brown rice the next day for lunch.
I made a big crockpot of soup on Sunday night with a bunch of vegetable ends I had in the fridge. It has all the good stuff: onion, green onion, carrots, cabbage, kale stems, jalapeno, garlic, navy beans, quinoa. TBH it’s really nutritious but it lacks seasoning/spice/flavour?! Maybe I should have added more spices or something.
A circle themed lunch.
Steamed sweet potatoes and kale + marinated tofu cubes.
More lemongrass tofu + brown rice + steamed broccoli.
Oodles of Zoodles.
Zoodles with TVP bolognese and cashew cheeze.
TVP = Textured Vegetable Protein (soy protein)
Cashew Cheeze = Cashews + nutritional yeast + salt (a vegan alternative to parmesan)
It’s a favourite in our home, and Dennis’ number one vegan meal in his books.
Same snackage as previous weeks. Lots of bananas, navel oranges, cashews, vegan brownie balls, my special popcorn…
Here’s a weird one for you – english muffin with PB + tomato slices + chia seeds. I dunno, I discovered the PB + tomato combo in high school and it’s so good, albeit weird. So sue me.
I can feel myself getting stronger each week in my workouts but in terms of weight, I’ve started to plateau. I weighed in at 119.2 lbs at the end of my 4 weeks which means I’m still on a downward trend, just at a much slower rate than in the first weeks.
Week-to-week progress photos below. I left out Week 2 because it has such bad lighting. I saw and felt the biggest difference at the end of Week 3, and I’m hoping that if I keep up the consistent exercise and food logging that I’ll continue to see progress beyond the 6 weeks.
Well that’s all for now, Ciao!