In the last year I have gained 4 lbs. It’s a painful surprise, really because of all the running I’ve been doing. Funny thing is I started running to lose weight. And now, a year after, I haven’t lost a single pound, instead I gained 4 more.
I know, I know, I didn’t watch what I ate.
My sister showed me this video of Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days. It said:
“The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot for the next 30 days?” (Matt Cutts)
Here’s the video link: Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days
Think of something you have always wanted to try… I’ve always wanted to lessen my meat intake. Therefore I have decided to go for the challenge: No meat for 30 days. Meat will include beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish. I want this to work out but this will be a real challenge to me as members of my family are meat lovers.
Day 1 was yesterday, August 1. We only had some bananas, mangoes, and some bok choy and bell peppers. Hmmm, what can I cook? I sauteed bok choy with bell peppers and added a little bit of sesame oil. That was good enough. I researched on some recipes then I went to the supermarket and bought some more fruits and vegetables.
Day 2 lunch: Creamy sweet potato and rosemary soup.
My family loved it! It was delicious and very filling. I might make this again. Sweet potatoes are cheap, only P40 (approx. $1) per kilo. For my afternoon snack I made 2 basil, tomato and cream cheese in whole wheat wraps. I only used a small amount of cheese, just for the taste.
So far so good. haha! It’s only Day 2. I will regularly post updates on this challenge.
Thanks for your support!