Well, things are going very well with my "new" plan. I have eliminated hunger and cravings as well as binges (ok so it has only been a few days). I am sleeping at least 7 hours a night, last night bringing my average down.
So what I did yesterday that really helped, I made my chocolate shake when I was cleaning up after lunch and put it in the fridge. So if I got an urge for something sweet, I would go in and take a few sips. Then I had the rest of it (way more than half of it was left) as dessert with dinner. So here is where the sleep issue comes in. The Double Dark Mate has caffeine in it. Didn't think of it till I was trying to sleep. Today I will make it with the just the Red Velvet tea since it is caffeine free.
The beauty of this is that I can take the protein powder, tea, a cup, and my extra stick blender when I travel (all of my travel is family stuff, not business). So I have a back-up snack while on vacation this year at the beach when everyone else is eating all of the chocolate dipped everything that my DD does (she melts the chocolate and just starts dipping until she runs out of chocolate-she starts with dried apricots and usually ends up with clumps of cereal).
I have been leaning more toward the low carb, not paying huge attention to fat or protein, but still getting my 10 veggies. So here is how the stats shook out yesterday...
Fat 134g =58%
Carbs 61g Fiber 36g Net Carbs 25 =11%
Protein 165g =31%
This felt very good, I got in 8662 steps, even without having my treadmill! Since my sleep has improved I have been averaging well over 7,000 steps a day. This is almost double what I was getting when I was getting crappy sleep.
Am I losing fat? Who the hell knows, I have divorced the scale and it feels great to be rid of it. I have a doctors appointment in March, and will get weighed then. If I care to check it, I can access my records online.
the one sour note for yesterday, as you may have guessed, DS and I did not start the exercises. Have to start them this week. Hopefully today is the day.