This was day 7
I had fantastic sleep. Weird dreams, but I attribute that to the podcast I was listening to beforehand. I think the sleep is probably half diet and half "damnit, I am going to stop looking at a screen an hour before bed even though it feels like the world is ending when I do that." I woke up feeling.... medium great. By that I mean, I was a little cranky and draggy, but not too bad. I think I was hungry, but I've gotten used to NOT being hungry first thing, so I put off breakfast which may have been a mistake.
When I finally made and ate breakfast, the tired hit. I said "Why not?" and gave in for a little nap. Then when I woke up it was time to hit the grocery store.
I have a little bit of sticker shock... going to try to just keep an open mind and see how far what I bought actually goes. Plus there were a few treats there. I bought meat, and a small roasting chicken and bacon, whipping cream to try in my coffee, and ricotta cheese for the second stab at the crustless quiche. I bought salsa, because it just seemed like a good idea. I love salsa. Sometimes I could eat it with a spoon. I looked at oils and vinegars and such... there's a lot to choose from and I'm going to have to do a little digging to see what gives me the most bang for my buck. Also looked at coconut oil. Expensive! And almond butter, after a lot of thinking... really isn't worth it. I'll just eat almonds. I bought almonds.
My treats were... a bar of 85% dark chocolate, a carton of blackberries, and a big coffee mug. The last one may sound strange, but I've been drinking my coffee out of a little teacup and it's been getting on my nerves.
So now I'm sitting here with a square of chocolate, a few blackberries and almonds, and coffee. I think this is a snack, though it's hard to tell. I just felt like eating it. So... umm... coffee with heavy whipping cream is delicious, and doesn't want sweetening!
Here's an interesting tidbit. Two things that have been helping my "something isn't right and I'm lethargic" feeling (carb-flu) have been eating, and physical movement. Also, getting away from the computer screen. Maybe it's not so much carb flu as eyestrain, a little eating adjustment, and the fact that it's my girl-time right now so I'm just generally a little more worn and achey.
Did a lot of cooking today. I roasted a chicken, and cooked a sweet potato and caremized some onions at the same time. I made a new batch of crustless quiche (bacon and spinach with ricotta cheese this time) and am currently simmering a pot of broth.
B - 2 crustless mini-quiche, 1 hard boiled egg, 5 cherries.
S - 2 squares 85% dark chocolate, 10 raw almonds, 4 blackberries, coffee with heavy whipping cream.
L - Sweet potato with butter and cinnamon, roasted chicken (a leg, a bit of breast, and some skin)
D - Salad of doom, mini-quiche (new kind!} wine and chocolate
For physical activity I took it pretty easy today. A walk about a mile all told (to and from the grocery store) and 15 minutes of Very Light yoga.