So I’m on Day 3 of this little project and today seems to be going really well. There was some bad news in the family yesterday and by the time I got off work I was feeling less than motivated, felt a little like things were starting to spin out of control, and I was definately in need of a diet “sponsor” to keep me from digging for change and pulling into mcdonalds or taco bell.
Amazingly, I was able to stay away from the fast food with my own will power. I was not prepared last night though, and while I did ok, I could have done a lot better. In a moment of weakness, I stole a few bites of Aiden’s Mac and Cheese I was feeding him. Granted, it was homemade, with veggie noodles and a block of cheddar cheese, so not horribly processed or anything. I still felt guilty though. But since I hadn’t taken anything out to make for dinner I managed with about a cup or so of brown rice, three (yes, three dammit) tbs of parmesan cheese, and a generous squeeze of Sriracha. I’m using MyFitnessPal to track my food and exercise and they said it was 283 calories with 6 grams of fat. I’m good with that.
Today I had 2 Boost protein shakes for breakfast. I’m quite sure you aren’t supposed to have two, but that equals the calories in one of my homemade smoothies and its the only way I stay full. One just doesn’t cut it for me. Breakfast still needs a lot of tweaking, needless to say. For a snack I had a handful of grapes and one cucumber rollup, minus the cucumber. Let’s be honest, I’m really just about the tortilla and the cream cheese. I did however, add the cucumber that was supposed to be in the roll up, to my 50/50 salad. 50/50 Spring Mix and Baby Spinach, my favorite salad mix EVAR. Little bit of shredded cheddar cheese, cucumbers, and I grilled some tilapia and put about 3 oz on the salad with 2 tbs of my Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing. For a late snack I have Greek Yogurt and an apple. For dinner it’ll be Chicken and whatever vegetable Josh picks out of the freezer.
I’ve been drinking my water, not as much as I should, but it’s a work in progress. My two-day headache has finally disappeared, hopefully for good. I’m pretty sure that was me coming down off my previous sugar intake. In general, I feel pretty great today. The first two days were awful, and today I feel like I can do anything. I overcame some obstacles yesterday that normally would have had me stuffing my face, and I managed to make a healthy meal at the last moment.
I did my Jillian Michaels last night as well, it seemed much easier than the first night, but we were also doing different exercises. The first DVD was back, chest, and quads I think and last nights DVD was hamstrings, biceps and glutes. Something along those lines. So I’m double sore today.
I hope feeling good today isn’t a fluke and I feel like shit again tomorrow. I’m feeling very optimistic, but I’m ready to be skinny. I still feel awesome until I look in the mirror and then I’m disgusted all over again. *sigh*
Motivational Reason #958: So people wont think Im still 9 mos pregnant.