Week of 9/22/2013
This week, I plan to lose more, as there are no elegant dinners or open house spreads to give into... My bday is on Tuesday, but beyond a slice of cake, there will be no craziness!! Update: there was craziness...
Monday: Fast Day: Coach’s oatmeal with dried blueberries, brown sugar/ chicken & vegetable stir fry
I’m trying different fast-day dishes this week: oatmeal with blueberries and chicken stir-fry (like the cover of The FastDiet book). I made the oatmeal with extra water, so it makes a big bowl of porridge. I used dried blueberries (I like chewiness), and topped it with a little brown sugar. Breakfast was ready just before 7 a.m., and it's just after 2 p.m. now and I have yet to hear a single rumble. I really think it’s going to be another easy fast day for me! If you’re rolling your eyes, I get it- but I swear I’m hungrier when I eat meals and snacks! Weird!! After dinner now- just want to add that I really did not feel very hungry, but I did get a headache on my way home tonight at about 7 p.m., which I am still feeling after eating.
Tuesday: Multigrain Cheerios, banana/ doughnut, slice of cake (seriously)/ Thai green papaya salad with shrimp, 12 oz. IPA beer
Today is my birthday (which I hope explains the doughnut/cake lunch, lol)! I knew they would spoil me at work today, so I planned a healthful and light breakfast and dinner. My co-workers were too sweet, bringing not only caloric goodies, but also nice cards and a beautiful lei! Mike sent flowers to work, which is ridiculous because he’s spoiled me too well already :) Feeling very loved today!
Wednesday: Multigrain Cheerios with almond milk, watermelon/ tuna salad, apple/ fish sticks, ketchup/ lemon chicken, rice, tomato salad, yogurt sauce
Another very hungry day- requiring an odd afternoon snack of fish sticks! I do want to note a NSV of sorts. I had to take lunch really late (for me) at about 2 p.m., and I really wanted to grab fast food, but instead I went home and made a big, healthy tuna salad. :)
Thursday: Fast Day: Coach’s oatmeal with dried blueberries, brown sugar/ chicken & vegetable stir fry
The key to fast days is staying busy, but there’s something else, too… I really believe that setting your mind (just like I did when I started SP when not eating junk food and measuring portions seemed impossible) to JUST DO IT. That is the tagline on my Sparkpage for a reason. I was totally fed up with being overweight, and I set my mind to make a plan and follow the plan. Just do it. With fasting, I should be ravenous, but I feel, if anything, less hungry than on “feast” days. I think I’m not as hungry because eating during a fast is not an option, dangit! It’s nearing 2 p.m. now, and I’m taking a break at work to write this up and catch up on some school reading. I’m staying late for a sick colleague, so that should keep me out of the kitchen until after 5 p.m., which is just right for today.
Friday : coffee, banana/ chicken & veg stir fry, brown rice/ Greek restaurant feast
What a brat I can be! I woke up wanting eggs, but we’ve been out for days now. So I thought about an egg McMuffin, but couldn’t bring myself to go to McD’s, so I had coffee and a banana. It’s 1 p.m.- at work, already ate leftover stir fry from last night with brown rice that Mike made yesterday. Feeling okay- a little hungry, but not as ravenous as the last few post-fast days.
Saturday McMuffin, hash brown/ turkey salad, apple/ spaghetti & meatballs
Sunday Spam & eggs / turkey & provolone sandwich, trail mix/ Big Mac meal, coke
I seem to be filling the calorie gaps I create on fast days on feast days. This sucks. I will stick with this for one more week, but I don't think this is the regime for me.