This week was easier and I didn’t have any bad days, headaches, cravings or weak moments. Brandon is sitting next to me eating a chocolate chip cookie bar and I don’t even care! I am full from dinner and am not tempted to give into his delicious treat. Someone asked what I learned through this experience so far. It kind of threw me off guard and I had to really think about it. So here is what I have come up with.
- I don’t need after dinner snack as long as I eat a nice filling dinner.
- I was addicted to sweetness and treats. I am not addicted any more and I can say no to the treats and I won’t die
- I have learned to curb my appetite by staying busy and staying full with good healthy veggies and meats.
- I have noticed toning and weight loss in just 15 days.
- Brandon is sad that we don’t get to keep treats in the house all the time.
- I am nervous to eat treats again because I fear that the cravings will return instantly.
- When you drop one addiction, you gain another- I had to try and pack more veggies because I was relying on nuts or sweet potato chips as a snack instead. This week I turned to carrots, celery or making a bowl of cooked veggies.
- There are hidden sugars in EVERYTHING so read the labels carefully. It is really hard to eat out.
Meal Plan for the week:
Day 9: Tonight I started Physical therapy for my knee and I was in pain. It is hard to be active and in the kitchen when you hurt but I managed to make a delicious dinner.
- Breakfast: Coffee Nut smoothie
- Lunch: Salad with turkey and veggies
- Snack: veggies
- Dinner: Deconstructed Zucchini
- Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg
- Snack: Almonds
- Lunch: leftover Zucchini lasagna and baby carrots
- Snack: macadamia nuts and carrots
- Dinner: Cobb Salad and *A little cheat with some homemade chips* I avoided the alcohol though.
Day 11: Another day of Physical therapy today I was in a lot of pain and I haven’t been hungry because it is hard to take the focus off my knee.
- Breakfast: eggs
- Lunch: Tuna fish over a bed of romaine topped with veggies
- Snack: Carrots and cashew nut butter
- Dinner: Baked Chicken and String beans
Day 12: This was the last day of school and Physical therapy so I didn’t have a lot of time to eat because it was a whirlwind of a day. This is not a lot of food but I didn’t crave food and I didn’t get hungry and I didn’t cheat!
- Breakfast: Cup of coffee
- Lunch: Leftover chicken and string beans
- Snack: Almonds
- Dinner: We went out and had Carolina Brothers Ribs and pulled pork
Day 13: We traveled to a family BBQ/ grad party. This was hard because there was cake and treats and delicious watermelon. I brought These for Brandon and this for us to eat, even got compliments on the paleo friendly foods. To my surprise there was tons of meat options and veggies for us! Delicious BBQ.
- Breakfast: Coffee nut smoothie and some almonds
- Lunch: salad, pulled pork, veggies
- Dinner: Meatballs and pasta sauce
- Snack: Sweet potato chips
Day 14: We got home at 1am and went to bed by 2. We didn’t get out of bed until 11am We felt fantastic! I was awake and in and out of bed but for the most part it was the most sleep we’ve had in a long time.
- Breakfast/ lunch: Coffee and pulled pork
- Lunch/ Dinner: Check it out here! Yum
- Snack: Cup of coffee
Day 15: Slept a full 7 hours and felt refreshed!
- Breakfast: Caraway biscuit with an egg
- Lunch: Big salad and lots of veggies with Guacamole
- Snack: macadamia,pistachio, sunflower seed mix
- Dinner: Grilled chicken, String beans, cucumber tomato salad, veggies and a sweet potato
I didn’t meet my goal of sleeping 7 hours every night but I did pretty well for at least 2 nights. I am going to continue working on this and I set a new goal of limiting the nuts and trying to even out my snacks with even more veggies.