Tuesday, July 1, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): almond joy

 



 shirt ~ thrifted
pants ~ Forever 21
shoes ~ Mpls Blogger Sale
necklace ~ Clothes Mentor
bracelets ~ thrifted

Yesterday, Chris and I started a three-day vegan healthy eating kick. Some might call it a cleanse, but I'm not a fan of that term. I am a pretty healthy person and would like to think that my body is fairly toxin free (at least on week days) (wine isn't a toxin, right?), but who knows. Either way, I will be completely honest, the reason I am doing this is to kick start losing the 3-5 pounds I inexplicably gained and can't lose. I blame 40.
We started on Monday and it's a pretty good plan. You can eat, so I consider that a win. You can't eat cheese or drink wine, so there's that, but I won't complain about eating good salads and hearty soups for three days.
The part that got me was the snack. Mid morning and afternoon, I get to eat eight almonds. Eight. When someone says, "be healthy and have a handful of almonds for your snack", I think a literal handful, like almonds spilling out of your hand it's so full. I also imagine the almonds to be stuffed inside a chocolate and coconut candy bar, but that's another story. So when they said I could have eight almonds for a snack, I laughed and didn't think it would work. But so far I'm good. Then again, it's only day two.
xo,
megan bird
PS. I haven't had coffee since Sunday. Wish me luck!

31 comments:

  1. Look at Desi staring adoringly at you and your hawt new shoes. :)

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  2. good luck with no coffee! i'm kicking off my no soda month. i always thought the same about a handful. 8? that's like a warm up. an app to the actual snack.

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  3. Good luck! At least it's just three days, three days seems manageable, not like 2 weeks of 8 almonds! I love the color of this top!

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  4. Nuts are surprisingly filling. Even a few can stop craving. Good luck with your plan; it may inspire you to do it more frequently. (My diet is mostly vegan; I make rare exceptions for bacon...) BTW, love this outfit; very chic.

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  5. I don't think 8 almonds would be enough for me as a snack! But the good news is you're already on day 2 out of 3!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. What a cute top and wedges! Beautiful summer look!

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  7. You know it didn't sound that bad to me until you said you haven't had coffee since Sunday! I don't think I could do that! Good luck!

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  8. Way to go! That is awesome. You look great, but, it is always nice to have that extra push when you need it!

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  9. 3 days doesn't sound so bad, but no wine?! Also, I would totally draw out the almond eating and make each one last 5 bites. Love the color of your tank! Are your sunglasses thrifted? They're really cute. I can never find decent sunglasses at our thrift stores!

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  10. This looks like such a comfortable, summery outfit and I love that you added some personality with those shoes and the scarf/headband! I hope you feel great after the 3 days of vegan eating - I could not bring myself to give up the dairy for even 3 days, so props to you and Chris! :)

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  11. Haha the almonds covered with chocolate... that's what I would do too. You look so pretty in this cute summer outfit. Love that headband.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Psychologically whenever I need to limit myself it works in reverse. I crave the items even more. I've seen diets like that when you have to count the nuts. I'm like you. A handful of nuts...not 8 nuts. That would mess with my brain. That said, I too need to cut back.

    You wear a headscarf so well.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  13. Oh you will do great! I chime in with Suzanne on this one regarding the nuts and cutting back. I have will power with certain things and none with others. All the best to you guys.

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  14. i love your headband and necklace!!

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  15. Good Luck with you diet. My friend was doing something like this before she left for the states on vacation.

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  16. Love this look! That headband is so cute! I have always wanted to try a cleanse, and this one sounds great because you get to eat food instead of juice it. However, no coffee = Sara's death.

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  17. Good for you! I don't have enough self control 0:)

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  18. Very cute outfit! I love the shoes!!!!
    When I was vegan I was always hungry. I gained 30lbs as a vegan. Different things work for different people so hopefully you can get where you want to be. Those 3-5 pounds might be just fluid retention.
    xo

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  19. I quite like Vegan food but couldn't do it full time!x

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  20. Oh I am so glad I don't drink coffee. I tried it years ago and it gave me instant headaches... so wishing you well on that. But ya, I don't care for the term 'cleanse'. Sounds too detergent or pharmaceutical or something. I love that you love to eat healthy! Right ON! {adorable ensemble, too}

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  21. Coffee is the only reason I have survived the last two months. Good for you! Best of luck! You are very brave. I love your scarf!

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  22. Yeah, 8 almonds sounds crazy. Love this blue on you.

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  23. Eight almonds! That's nothing. I love nuts so much but the calories do add up. Good luck! You will do great, I'm sure. After this holiday weekend, we're buckling down too. Home-cooked meals with a lot of fish, veggies, minimal white flour and sugar, and less eating out. I can't give up my wine though. On another note, those shoes are awesome. The colors and the pattern are so unique.

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  24. Haha! Best of luck with that. I hate reading the nutrition label on stuff and finding out what an actual recommended serving is. Anywho... those shoes are awesome! Such a fun summer look.

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  25. Yikes--no coffee or wine for three days! I'd be a wreck. LOL! ;) Looking lovely in that awesome shade o' blue, Megan. Good luck with day three! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  26. You go guys! Sam and I have been eating better too! Good luck and let me know how it goes!
    ~Zhenya
    http://beingzhenya.com

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  27. Um, those shoes? They need to come live with your friend Ash in KY, Yes, your feet are smaller than mine but maybe I'll use them as bookends and just look at them.
    -ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  28. Love the shoes!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses,

    Emily from PTT

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  29. Love me good salads and heart soups always, especially in the Summer. Adore all of your gold jewelry, here. =)

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  30. You look extra skinny in those skinny jeans and your platforms are 70's chic and look great on you. Could not help but notice your pup, Desi!!! Dawn

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