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Day 6/30 – Dealing with a Setback

  Hey there! I’m doing a bit of jump for this post because my weekend was filled celebration. On Friday my girls and I celebrated the youngest member in our crew getting accepted into a course in Warsaw, aimed at strengthening young people’s capacity to lead work against racism. On Saturday, I was invited to a Congolese wedding, and in between everything I was trying to take care of my fatigue after a hectic week. The writing therefore, was put on hold. Until yesterday I felt like I’d started to settle in the challenge. BUT, realising that I was going to a wedding without giving my friend a heads up about my new diet, I decided to just eat whatever was served. Basically, I would allow myself to eat meat if that’s what was being served. The gremlins in my head had one or two things to say about this, but I was going to treat myself with kindness and just pick up where I left from the next day. This was easy because the atmosphere of love and joy at the wedding silenced my gremlins. Moving on, my coach emailed me an article on 10 easy packed lunch ideasContinue reading

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Day 1/30 – Savings

  The first day of my challenge is almost over. I think I did pretty well. Just panicked a bit on Sunday evening when I realised that my pantry had not been updated for the challenge. So, I decided to do the whole pantry refilling the next day instead and not worry so much about it. At the end of the day, I did have some meat in the freezer and in my fridge (my been stew with lamb) which I decided to store in the freezer. Don’t feel like throwing away food just because I’ve embarked on this challenge.   Anyway, breakfast went well thanks to peanut butter and some tapenade. For lunch I ate an okra (gumbo) stew with rice (will try to add the recipe here later). For dinner I went with the Bell Pepper Soup recipe sent to me by Muriel (my coach). (Kitchari with okra stew)   Savings (total ego boost!) Because my main reasons for taking on the 30 days Veggie challenge are environment care and my health, Muriel sent me an email with details on everything I’d helped saved after my first day (see picture). Saving can indeed be fun! Stay well! /D