All day I avoided the free food at my training. Bagels, croissants, muffins, deli sandwiches, chips, brownies, sodas. All of it. But I could not say no to cake in celebration of my friend’s bday or to a few pieces of Gnocchi that tasted like heaven. I am only human. But I did walk a mile, and have perfectly healthy, within the guidelines, breakfast and lunch. And as I write this, it’s day 20, and I am 50% of the way to my goal!!! Yuppie.
Breakfast: melon and cottage cheese
Coffee with whole cow’s milk
Lunch: mixed greens, garbanzo beens, carrots, broccoli, feta, sesame seeds, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. A couple of pieces of beef from a stew.
Dinner: veggies, 2 small meatballs, Bronzino with spinach and fennel. And also some Gnocchi from my friend’s plate and cake. Ummm… Seeing it in writing makes it worse. That was too much food. Sigh.
Soul cycle to the rescue.
Who in the world craves cottage cheese? Eggs for dinner?… People on the Maker’s diet.
I should have started phase two on Day 14, but given all the deliciousness I consumed while in Nashville, I extended phase one a few days. But today, day 18- I get to have cottage cheese and melon! I can’t wait to get to the office’s cafeteria.
Day 17 menu:
Breakfast: Omelet with tomato, onions, and spinach.
Lunch: Dig-in chicken, Brussels sprouts, and beets.
Snack: a few almonds and tea
Dinner: Picadillo with veggies and scrambled eggs.
I was super excited when I got on the scale this morning and it read almost 6lbs lighter, in 4 days?! It could be broken, but I think the better explanation is that, that is how much bad stuff I had in my body!! So 6 down, 15 more to go.
I always like hearing that there is no way I am 20 (now 15) pounds heavier than I was 2yrs ago, but I assure you, I am! Clothes don’t lie!
The other thing that really motivated me today was that others are taking the same leap I am, and that in a small way, I m helping them on their journey. Just like others inspired and are motivating me!
Tonight I went on a date and so I had to be very strict the whole day so I could let a little loose tonight.
Strawberry, blueberry, coconut milk, and almond butter smoothie
Breakfast 2- 10am
One boiled egg and coffee
Chipotle salad- again only with chicken, tomato salsa, fajita veggies and very little guac.
Blueberries and a few almonds
Dinner- I did the best I could while at Rosa Mexicana.
Guac with a corn tortilla
Grilled Fish- I did not eat the rice of beans
2 skinny margaritas
We’ll have to see what damage I did when I get on the scale on Monday. But tomorrow I am getting my Soul Cycle on, to combat the effects of the tortilla and booze.
Tomorrow is a new day!