Sunday marked the end of week 2 on this journey to healthy living. I feel great! I am down 5 pounds. I wish I had taken measurements as well. I look in the mirror and I can see the difference. It isn't the 5 pounds that is making a difference. It is lack of circles under my eyes, the flatter abdomen that isn't protruding each time I eat and remains that way for hours. It's the lessening of what I like to call my 'chin pillow', or what others may call the 'double chin'. I smile more and joke with my kids more, Simply because, I feel good.
I have only had a couple cravings, but I was able to get past them. I am looking forward to completing the 21 days so I can start experimenting with Gluten free products. So hopefully, on occasion I can indulge in one of my all time favorites: Carne asada Quesadilla. mmmmm
One of the main obstacles I continue to have is the being creative with meals. I fear I will bore the family with my variations of meat on/next/under/in vegetables each night. I have always had a noodle or rice or potato at every meal. I did make red potatoes last night with dinner. Since I know the russet caused the stomach issues last week, I figured I would give red a shot. Nope! Same issue. Heavy, bloated, hard stomach after dinner. :( I think on special occasions, I will partake in a potato. Maybe on the holidays, but not as a staple.
Still having trouble finding things to feed the 3yo picky eater (picky as in, I won't eat any vegetables!!!). The different tricks on line have not worked. She will usually take a bite after I sing the 'Try it, Try it, You might like it song', sometimes, getting the whole table to partake in the song. But, it inevitably ends the same. Her retching at the table, unable to swallow it, eyes watering. Drama queen? I do believe. But, I won't give up. In the meantime, I will continue to make her a separate meal or, alternatives to the veggie portion since she has no problems with eating meat.
Oh, and I managed a night of pilates, a walk, a dance class, and a Power Fusion work out last week!! Now, on to Day 1 of week 3!