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The Vegan Experiment: Days 6-7

alexisinjamaica

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Still plugging along!

 

On Monday, 1/6 (day 6 of this experiment) I forced myself to wake up at 5am and go to the gym with all of the other people who realized it's a new year and we should get off our asses. Good times. After, I had a smoothie with: spinach, almond milk, frozen mixed berries, a banana and chia seeds for breakfast. Lunch was a salad full of veggies, and for dinner Joe made a stir fry with veggies, tofu and brown rice. I fell asleep at 8:30pm (see above re: waking up at 5am).

 

But that brings me to a point. For as long as I can remember, I have had weird sleep issues. Namely that I can (and often do) fall asleep anywhere. I've seriously wondered if I have a rare form of narcolepsy. I fall asleep in loud movies, in cars when I'm mid-conversation with people (though thankfully not driving), at friend's houses I will fall asleep for a disco nap, then wake up and be completely alert for another 10 minutes, re-join the conversation, and then I'm out again. I also have heard that I sleep walk and talk. Some of the things I've been told I've said recently include: "did you put pajamas on the baby?" (note: I do not have a baby) "WHERE DID YOU PUT MY GRAPES?!" (asked angrily while walking around the room with crazy eyes) "Who is going to pick the strawberries?" etc. At least my sleep talking is also vegan. Hey-o! Joe also claims that the other night I got up, took my pillow, and went into the living room for a few minutes and he has no idea what i was doing. In the mornings I never have any recollection that anything has happened. All of that was to say, maybe this vegan experiment will give me more energy and improve my borderline narcolepsy and sleep walking! I'll keep you posted, as I'm sure you're dying to know!

 

Tuesday, 1/7 was pretty uneventful. Another smoothie for breakfast then lentil soup and a garden salad for lunch. I went to my favorite spin teacher's class after work and I'm convinced he made the routines harder to punish us for the holidays. Had some gluten free brown rice pasta with an avocado pesto and side salad for dinner. Pretty tasty. Oh! I also discovered this, and will be experimenting with some of these recipes in the coming weeks: http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/03/vegan-recipes-mains-soups-salads-breakfasts-sandwiches-appetizers.html

 

Joe informed me tonight that when this is over, he may want to try a Paleo diet. God help us.



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