It only took one more exhaustive (and exhausting) shopping trip to turn things around, as far as the diet and my attitude are concerned. Three different supermarkets in two days. A weekís salary (or nearly). A full pantry and two full refrigerators (I could use a third, but where would I put it?). This looks like somebody elseís house, compared to what it was a week ago.
Briefly, hereís todayís menu. Breakfast: hot oatmeal with a bunch of different kinds of fruit. Lunch: tacos (black beans, avocado, shredded romaine). Dinner: small salad and gnocchi with low sodium pasta sauce. (Itís hard to find gnocchi in the store without cheese on it.) Dessert: lime mousse (seriously).
I spent a lot on groceries this week, but a lot of that went for nonperishable items that I wonít have to buy again. And since I wasnít able to follow the menu plan very well this week, Iíve decided to overlap the first two weeks. Next weekís shopping list already includes a lot of things I already have, and the second weekís menu includes a meatless, cheeseless pizza Iím dying to try.
The point of all this is (isnít it?) that Iím supposed to be healthier and feel better. And whether itís being forced into a routine where I eat a substantial amount at certain times every day, or the veganness of the actual diet itself, or a combination of both, somehow I do feel better. I have more energy in the afternoon after eating a decent breakfast and more than decent lunch. Plus, I feel good about things in general, just knowing Iím eating the right things, mostly.