Monday, September 30, 2013

14 Day Soup Cleanse: Day 1 (UPDATED)

END OF DAY 1 COMPLETE UPDATE+NEW TALLY:

yes, i am totally the asshole who did this to the shared refrigerator at work. sorry, co-workers. (i mean, what was i supposed to do with the first delivery?):

15 fresh, organic pureed soups for my cleansing pleasure(?)

Ok so here's the end of day update. it's 8:23 pm and i've finished all of my purees for the day. i'm not hungry, per se, but kind of depressed that i can't sneak downstairs to snack on anything (even something healthy) and that i have to wake up tomorrow and eat soup for breakfast.

don't get me wrong, the soups are super yummy...i'd eat them voluntarily on a normal day. it's just that i'm missing food. the act of planning, preparing and sharing food. the power trip that comes with being able to control what i eat and when. it's like Pretty Woman said, "i say when, i say who." ok maybe not quite. but you get it.

in terms of purees, here's what i had, in the order i had them.
9:30 am - pumpkin
12:15 pm - black bean chili
3:30 pm - chilled green cucumber-spinach-lemon (didn't like this. not enough seasoning/too much lemon, maybe? i like all the ingredients, it just wasn't tasty to me)
6:30 pm - cauliflower roasted garlic
8:30 pm - carrot ginger

i loved them all except the green chilled one. i couldn't actually even finish that one. i'm glad i had it as a snack rather than a full meal. that is for sure the one i will be replacing when, on Wednesday this week, PureedLove delivers me 4 purees (instead of 5 a day) and...WAIT FOR IT...a solid meal! fish and quinoa or rice...no raw fiber until next week, but i will get to CHEW stuff. and i can eat that whenever i want. and i get to do that from Wednesday-Sunday. then next week, Monday and Tuesday it's back to 5 purees a day...and then again Wednesday will be like diet Christmas. sort of.

i.can.not.wait.for.wednesday.to.come.CANTWAIT.


THE (UPDATED) TALLY
-LBS Lost: N/A
-PUREES EATEN: 5 as of 8:30 pm
-HUNGER PANGS: 1 really long one from about 5:20 pm-6:30 pm
-NUMBER OF TIMES I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THE HEART SHAPED CHEESECAKE IN MY FRIDGE AT HOME: elleventy.

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Welp, here it is people. I had soup puree for breakfast. It was tasty, and I'm not hungry, but now i know what babies feel like. Kinda.

This past weekend i decided to cook up a storm because
a) i love cooking
b) i won't get to cook anything for the next 2 weeks and
c) i had to use up any stuff in the fruit and veg category in my fridge that was going to go bad.

so before i get to the daily tally of foods, here's what i cooked this weekend:
croque madame cupcakes for breakfast

coeur de la creme french cheesecake with raspberry coulis 

how pretty is that?!

So, i said goodbye to normal food last night with a last-minute binge on some homemade pigs in blankets (i didn't take a photo because, well, shame.) and this morning i arrived to a beautiful bag filled to the brim with...soup purees! 15 of them for the next 3 days. FIFTEEN SOUPS. here's the skinny followed by the daily tally, which, as the name suggests, i will be doing daily. duh.

-there are a bunch of hot soups that you pick from diff categories and one cold soup, and the categories from PureedLove are located here. since i don't normally eat a huge breakfast, i thought i'd try the chilled, green option today. i took one sip and put it back in the fridge. (note to self, i DO like chilled green veggie purees; just not for breakfast. noted.)

so i decided to go for the still-warm pumpkin puree, which looks like this:

Pureed Love: Pumpkin
It was tasty, actually spicy and sweet, which i liked, and it was pretty filling. weird to eat soup for breakfast, but i just pretended it was oatmeal. 

i have to eat every 2-3 hours, so the next one i try will likely be the cauliflower or the chili bean protein one. will check back in at the end of the day and update this post:

THE TALLY
-LBS Lost: N/A
-PUREES EATEN: 1 as of 11:54 am
-HUNGER PANGS: 0 as of 11:54 am
-NUMBER OF TIMES I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT THE HEART SHAPED CHEESECAKE IN MY FRIDGE AT HOME: 3

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