Cameron and I both did the hike (although he made it to the top in the same amount of time it took me to reach the bailout), and then we went to a juice bar. I had a big bowl of oats for lunch and snacked on mixed nuts, an apple, and a kombucha before dinner. I made Black Bean, Zucchini, and Olive Pitas from Isa Chandra's cookbook, Appetite for Reduction, for family dinner.
In recording all of my meals on MyFitnessPal (feel free to add me here too!), I realized that I had not had nearly enough calories today, especially for the amount for physical activity I did. So I'll be enjoying a medjool date-based "frappucino" after this!
No slip ups from my family members yet! I'll go more in depth on what we all eat this weekend.
Q #2. What are the animal products you will miss most while on this diet?
Meat. Mostly steak and salmon.
Q #3. What are your general perceptions of or attitudes toward veganism?
It's fine if someone wants to be vegan, but I have no desire to become vegan.
Q #4. If you were ultimately convinced to go vegan, what would most likely be your reason: personal health, welfare of animals, or environmental sustainability?
Q #5. What do you hope to gain from this experience?
I have no expectations.
Q #6. Is there anything you absolutely do not want to eat while on this diet?
Peas, lima beans, okra, turnips, beets, the list goes on! I don't want to overdo soy.
Q #7. Any guilty pleasures that may act as temptations on this diet?
Coffee, margaritas, chocolate, tuna, potato chips.
Q #8. What do you do for physical activity?
Mostly gardening and housework. I do about an hour of gardening a day and maybe 30 minutes to an hour of housework per day. I also volunteer at a cat shelter twice a week which keeps me active for three and a half hours each day.
Q #9: How much energy would you say you feel you have throughout the day on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being feeling lethargic or fatigued and 10 being alert and as if you always want to be on the move, with energy to spare.
About a six.
Q #10. How much sleep on average do you think you need at night to feel rested and energized?