Today was day 2 of my vegan experiment on the Crazy Sexy You program. The day was supposed to start off with lemon water, green tea, green juice and avocado toast. It was also supposed to end with me hanging out with my best friend and others at her home on South Beach; however, life rarely works out according to plan.
I woke up this morning with a terrible headache and incredible nausea. I managed to prepare lemon water, but couldn't keep it or anything else down for much of the day. Needless to say, I did not head to South Beach this evening, nor did I enjoy more of the creamy cashew pasta from last night.
On a hunch, I checked my blood pressure this morning and discovered that it was quite high. I took my medication, but couldn't keep it down either. Luckily, I started to feel better this afternoon and, by 3:00p.m., I was able to keep some Yogi lemon ginger tea* down.
Afraid to have the pasta, I made a pot of lentil soup that is also a part of the Crazy Sexy You recipes. It came out really well. More importantly, it stayed down.
Feeling a bit sorry for myself I ordered in for dinner, but kept it vegan. Specifically, I had hummus, guacamole and chips. I also ordered a salad that was heavy on the beets, but decided to brave that for lunch or dinner tomorrow instead.
Although the day was not ideal, I'm glad that I didn't go completely off the reservation in terms of food. It's also probably a hidden blessing that I stayed in tonight for I surely would have been tempted to imbibe cocktails and non-vegan fare (my bestie makes a mean cocktail and is a great cook).
Anyway, I'm not a big avocado lover (I think I ate too many of them as a child), so I wasn't really looking forward to the avocado toast. The guacamole was very tasty though.
Let's hope that I don't wake up feeling like I did this morning. If I do, I'm heading straight to the doctor before work. Let's see what tomorrow has to bring in this crazy adventure.
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