Friday, April 05, 2013
So after weighing in yesterday and seeing my 2 lb gain in 2 days while eating well, I felt the urge to re-weigh again and I am glad I did. It remotivated me. I was back at the 164! Woo hoo! Now..... I will not weigh again until the end of cycle 2! No early weigh ins!
Today I ate as a cycle one day. Cycle 2 rotates every other day with natural starches added one day and then the next is back to the cycle one food options where carbs only come from fruits or veggies. Cycle one days are easy for me to do because I got in a routine over those 17 days. I ate mostly the same things and I like that. Consistent. It is easy. I know it's not for all, but it's for me!
Tonight I bent the rules a little. Husband and I went out for a date night while my mother in law played with the kids. I made healthy choices for the most part. Grilled chicken with pico on top and grilled vegetables on the side. I had a salad with ranch and a small scoop of potato salad from the salad bar. I also had two bites from my husband's baked potato and one bite of his steak. I just had to! At the end of the meal I felt satisfied but not stuffed and I was glad I didn't order all of the unhealthy stuff I normally would have gotten. I was even able to pass up the heavenly smelling rolls. I was pleased with my self control. I know I wasn't perfect, but Rome wasn't built in a day. I also want to be able to enjoy life and I did that. I didn't feel deprived and I think it was because I bent just a bit.
Tomorrow will be 2 serving of natural starches. I am planning on having old fashioned oats for breakfast and kidney beans in my salad at lunch. I might have shrimp for my protein at lunch. Or maybe I'll have that at dinner. I also have lean ground beef in the fridge so we will see.
I can't tell you how glad I am that the weekend is finally here. It has been one long week! Good news though...our schools were finally out of lockdown today! The prison inmates were caught last night! We were finally able to breath a bit easier.