Haha, it must be the hunter in me..
Haha, it must be the hunter in me..
After about a full week of really working this plan, I am feeing really great. Yesterday was my mother in law's birthday so we went to Carrabba's last night. Yikes! I was freaking out all day because I wanted to make good choices, but we were going to a pasta heaven!! So I went online and discovered that the restaurant has a gluten-free menu. Score!!! I ordered the sirloin marsala with garlic potatoes, and a cup of chicken soup sans pasta. It was incredible. Once I got home and plugged my numbers into fit day, I saw that I stayed well within the range for the day that I am aiming for. Yay, now that is a major success!
Woke up today feeling really good and decided to weigh in. Today marks exactly 6 weeks from my contest end with the hubby. From now until then I will weigh in each Thursday to mark progress. I've got a serious fire lit under me!!
Carrabba's is actually a good place to go. I order chicken or fish and ask for a double helping of veggies instead of the starchy side. That's one of hubby's favourite restaurants, so we go there a lot when I'm in the States. Italian restaurants tend to have a lot of good options if you just skip past the pasta section.
Anyway, congratulations on your success! It's very empowering, isn't it, seeing you can stick to this AND eat wonderful food at the same time.
Love your energy right now! And sticking to paleo with a goal in mind may help you shake all of your other cravings. You'll make better decisions over the next few weeks knowing there is an incentive to stay on the path and it may help you when trying to stick to paleo post contest!
Another success.. Yesterday I was primal all the way. Eggs for breakfast, black coffee, not much lunch and then a delicious couple of servings for some homemade spicy chicken and veggie soup for dinner. I felt as though I went really light on fat and carbs so I rounded the day out with some pepperoni and pistacchios. Went to bed feeling great.
I don't know if I have mentioned this, but I have had only a glass of wine with dinner a couple of days this week. Since Saturday, that's it. I'm very serious about no more late night staying up and drinking or eating. Because of this, I feel fantastic. I set my alarm this morning for 6am. By 6:15 I was out of bed, downstairs, working on day one of a program from "You Are Your Own Gym". If you haven't read that book, I HIGHLY reccommend it. I bought it yesterday, read it cover to cover, and got some really really great information from it.
My arms are so shaky that I can hardly type at the moment :cool:
Today is my baby's 2nd birthday. I baked blueberry muffins for the kids this morning (and I devoured 2 fried eggs and 6 slices of bacon) without so much as taking the tiniest bite. By the time I was done my breakfast, there was no room anyway. Tonight hubby and the girls are going to have pizza and I have an amazing Zucchini "pasta" lasagna waiting for me to eat.
I reread the last couple of months from this journal and I am actually really surprised at what a bad place I was in. The excuses/failure/drinking/blaming things on others had become a pretty vicious cycle. I"m out of that cycle right now and planning on never returning. One of the pieces of gold that I got from the YAYOG book was this "Remember, everytime you make an excuse as to why you can't do something, all you are really doing is allowing yourself to fail. No one can make you fail or succeed but you. You are the master of your own body." This hit me right between the eyes and I said, "DUH!!" Therefore excuses are now no longer allowed for me.
Hope all is doing well, I'm off to go play with little one while big sis is at school.
Hubby is letting you feed him pizza when he's trying to lose weight? LOL!
Good for you for taking responsibility for your own life and actions, and discovering how much more FUN it is when you take care of yourself. High fives!
I know! It's part of my evil plan to win!! Actually, he told me at the start of this that he wasn't going to change his diet much, just exercise more. I said "That is COMPLETELY fine with me!"
That sounds suspiciously like cheating. ;) I guess he hasn't figured out that 80% of the battle lies in food.
I don't consider it cheating because I have tried to talk to him about food vs exercise many times over the year. I gave information but he has to use what he wants to use. Therefore, all bets are off. I sooo have this in the bag. As of this morning, after bacon, eggs, and a glass of water, I stepped on the scale (I can't help it! Friday is my normal weigh in day and it feels weird!) and I am 6, yes 6 lbs lighter than I was on Tuesday. I know that this is not fat, but water. But when you are in a numbers contest 6 lbs is HUGE. He laughed last night as I was munching on my pepperoni and said, "I guess you forgot that you are in a contest." I smiled, popped a pepperoni in my mouth, as said,"Nope, just making sure I enjoy every minute of it!"
Hey, he got fair warning. ;) And there is nothing like a real-life demonstration to convince people.