I can't believe it's Friday, and I'm seriously about to embark on Day Five.
We're going to Florida for a few days (Saturday - Tuesday), so I'm a bit worried about how I'll manage. But Hubby (bless his heart) is going to do some grocery shopping for me while he's there, to make sure that I have plenty of healthy stuff to eat. (I'm going for some work-related meetings).
But this is the "life happens" part that I need to just accept. Things won't be perfect, but I need to make the best choices possible. Just because I'm outside of my kitchen at home, it doesn't mean that I should throw all caution to the wind!
So, I'm taking protein powder, some nuts, protein bars, and fruit. If I have to eat out, I'm going to stick with salads only. I'll drink plenty of water. And will generally do my best.:-)
Here's what my Day Four looked like:
B: Protein Shake
Snack: Cottage Cheese with mixed fresh berries
Lunch: leftover steamed veggies (kale, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans) with mixed beans, and a small bowl of vegetable barley soup
Snack: Protein Shake
Snack: Veggie Burger patty and a red apple plus 1 square of dark chocolate
Dinner: 1/2 multigrain pita with falafels, hummus, and homemade tahini sauce with a large salad (with a bit of goat cheese on top).
Another victory. We have a bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolates from our trip to San Francisco, sitting in the kitchen. A big bag. Yesterday, I opened the bag and made do with one piece. One. It wasn't like opening Pandora's box (like before) - it was very controlled and deliberate. At first, I felt guilty - should I really be having a square of dark chocolate? But afterward, I realized that this journey has to be about reasonable eating. And I'm certainly not going to get through the rest of it by being chocolate-celibate. Plus, it was just enough to take off that edge between the hours of 3-5pm.
I'm going to weigh in tomorrow morning before we leave for the airport - even though it won't be a full week, I'll still post my results. I know that I've had mixed feelings in the past about weighing in regularly - but this time, I'm going to do it weekly. Right now, it's what I need to keep me accountable. I'm not going to hop on the scale everyday - but once a week will do me good.:-)
I'm very nervous about weighing in tomorrow. I really hope that some of my efforts have paid off - because I've been so deliberate about my eating lately. Of course, even if I've maintained (or heaven forbid, gained weight) - I'll be carrying on. But for now, I'm thinking positive, and hoping for a little loss to give me a little boost before my challenging trip this weekend.
Off to pack while the baby's napping!