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Spark Solution Challenge Days 9 & 10

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Day 9 went well. I substituted the breakfast from day 8 because I liked it so much and it sustained me until lunchtime. Lunch was the philly cheesesteak and it was very good. I couldn't fit all of it in the pita, so I just ate it out of the container. Dinner was Speedy Turkey Chili and I had decided to put it in the crockpot before work so it would be ready when I got home. When I got home I was surprised the house wasn't filled with the aroma of spicy chili. I checked the crockpot and realized I had forgotten to turn it on~lol! Luckily, the recipe is for "speedy" chili, so I dumped it into a pot and cooked it on the stove like the recipe calls for. After all that, I just really didn't like it that well. It was edible, but pretty bland. I had to add some hot sauce to it to flavor it up. I made the fro-yo chocolate sandwich again for evening snack/dessert. In range for everything again~woohoo! I did upper body workout with my Gilad DVD. Haven't done too much strength training lately, so it felt great!

For Day 10 I had to be at work at 5:30. This is a new day and new time for me which I will be working every other week. There wasn't any time for a work out, but I walk a lot at work. I also had hubby drive me to work and planned to walk home. Breakfast was a homemade granola, a banana and skim milk. It was good, but just like oatmeal, it didn't stick with me. I was starving by lunchtime! Lunch was a chicken sandwich with a creamy basil sauce. I really liked it and it was easy to put together at work. The snack was supposed to be baked chips, but I brought whole grain crackers with 1 Tbs. of peanut butter instead. When I got home from work, had to pack for our trip to the coast for 3 days. I cleaned out the frig and had a couple leftovers for a snack and then we hit the road. I got a skinny starbucks coffee for the road and met our friends for dinner out. I had salad from the salad bar and a cup of soup. I had to just guess on the calories for tracking. Overall, a decent day, but I did feel pretty hungry for the first time since following this plan.

I will be taking a break for days 11-13 as we will be out of town with friends and I don't have a lot of control over the menu. I brought my own breakfast things and lots of fruit. The challenge will be avoiding the temptation to eat the snacks and goodies that will be available. We will be doing some walking on the beach, so that will be the majority of my exercise for the next few days.
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    Hope you have a great time visiting with friends:)

    When eating out I also try to eat the "freshest" thing on the menu. *Salad, you can always ask for it without dressing or get it on the side.
    *Fish, ask if you can get it without the sauce it might come with.
    *I always ask for veggies steamed and without butter or oil.

    Most places are very accommodating.
    1813 days ago
    Enjoy your time away from home! I just finished my honeymoon and am good proof that you can make reasonably good choices and for the most part stick to your plan when out, and still have fun! I only gained a pound from my honeymoon and am not the least bit regretful! I am glad you like the program, will you be starting at 11 when you return or jumping right to 14?
    1813 days ago
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