Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I had a pretty good day #2. I was supposed to be on cooler #1 "flow" menu, but I have decided to modify Carolyn's suggested plan a bit and on cooler 1 days allow myself an extra cooler 2 fruit or other complex carb.
As Carolyn pointed out we all have to start where we are and it may be best to focus on one change at a time. I know from experience that small changes lead to long term success. Before this challenge I spent about a month or two eating a "cooler 3" diet food wise and easing into the whole 5-6 small meals a day idea. After I had a handle on that, I I eliminated diet coke, splenda and aspartame (that was HARD). Finally, I spent 2 weeks following a mainly cooler 2 diet. All of these small things were done gradually so they were not overwhelming. These baby steps have set me up for success in this 28 day challenge. After some honest thought, I have decided that as someone who was often eating 3 or 4 servings a day of fruit going to cooler #1 plan for 5-6 out of 7 days where all I can have is 1/2 of an apple or a pear every day a is a bit more then I can do. I have cut back on the dairy and that is my huge change for this week--maybe I will tackle the fruit next week. At any rate, I am keeping all of my foods clean and have started strength training for the first time so I feel pretty good about my progress for the first 2 days of this challenge.
Day 2 Food Log
~Oats (1/3 cup), 1/2 small banana, chia seeds, & wheat germ
~2 egg whites
~non-sweetened almond milk (1 cup)
~Quinoa with cinnamon stevia and 1/2 pear
~Eat clean chicken skillet (chicken, veggies with southwest seasonings)
~Water with lemon
~1 hard boiled egg with 2 hard boiled egg whites
~herbal tea with lemon
~Baked Tilapia with mango cucumber salsa (YUMMY)
~1/2 sweet potato with cinnamon
~Water with lemon
~Protein powder shake/green monster made with 1 cup non sweetened almond milk and 1 cup fresh spinach
I did well. I made the above mentioned modifications to this planned cooler 1 day and added 1/2 banana and 1/3 of a mango to my meals. I ate 100% clean.
I completed Strength training for chest shoulders and back