Day 4 of the 17 day diet
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Ok, its not that this isn't difficult, because it is. I think I've just decided that I'm going to stick to my diet. I do have weak moments though. I'm finding that I'm starting the justification game...you know, "I can have 1 glass of red wine because that is really good for me and in the second phase of the diet you can have wine and it really wont make much difference and since I can't follow the diet exactly it won't be a huge deal...." I've done good though and haven't given in. Kefir and ruby red grapefruit for breakfast. I had lunch out with clients and when they wanted to go to TGIF's I was a bit worried. Hmm...fried carbs glazed in sugar with a side of salt anyone? So I was hunting around to see if they had anything "diet". They do have a diet selection but their idea of diet is less than 750 calories. I was really hoping to have a LITTLE bit less than a 750 calorie lunch (does that make you shudder when you think of how many calories the other menu items have???). I ordered the fire dragon salmon (something like that). I was a little leary of the sweet sauce on it bt I didn't eat the cole slaw so I'm hoping I only got about 500 calories. I neglected to get dinner for tonight so I was going to try to survive on eating my jicima and mini sweet peppers for dinner but I got too hungry. I ordered a chop salad with salmon for room service. Oil and vinegar dressing on the side (supposed to be having 2 servings of healthy fat (olive oil) . So here's the deal. I think I've officiall converted! I have been eating a ton of salmon! I used to dislike it but I've really been enjoying it. Not as fishy as I've always thought. Watch out Dr. - my triglycerides are going to be plummeting!
One caveat - I was doing my morning workout routine and I did find that I was a bit sluggish. I couldn't really crank up the incline on the treadmill this morning like I usually do. Not sure what it was. I was thinking maybe a lack of protein? Carbs? Anyway - they say in the diet that you should only do 17 minutes of exercise per day and not to overexert yourself because you are consuming fewer calories. So...I can't say they didn't warn me. I'm just going to listen to my body and maybe not crank up the exercise too much.
Ok - final confession about today. Room service brought me a HUGE basket of bread. (seriously, I order a salad sans cheese, croutons, tortilla strips but I'd really love to eat 4 white rolls with butter!!!) I avoided it like the plague. Hooray! They also sent a little postage stamp chocolate. Mint chocolate to be exact. I know that because I ate it. I knew I was going to eat that chocolate the minute I saw it. I'm not going to beat myself up for it though. Its better than eating rolls and butter!
So yay, I get to go home tomorrow! Boo, I'm going home to an empty house. Almost a week down of hubby being out of town. I've got to keep up the good work - he'll be so impressed!!