@ Jenn: We enjoyed being at BWW - the atmosphere was good - although the music was a bit loud - and our company was fun to be with (went with neighbors) the service was great --- but the food was mediocre. We decided not to bother going there again. Dropped $50 for what we felt was a glorified fast food meal. The Teriyaki smelled and tasted like vinegar. And the Honey BBQ had way too much chili powder in it. The onion rings were great, but thats about it. $8 for a beer! $7 for a Mojito that tasted like flavored water.
@ Val: I think you should try this JUDDD to see if it can help you break the chips addiction. You gotta stop eating those things girl!!! So bad for you! Have you tried making your own yet? Have you tried Pork Rinds instead of chips? I have a friend who makes BEET chips! You should try that maybe!
I am feeling better today. I drank 3/4 of the jug of cranberry juice - needless to say, my macros were all terribly off yesterday. Total calories weren't that bad - 1200 total. But way low on fat and high on carbs. I still feel a little like I'm getting a UTI so will drink a LOT of water today. I may pick up some cranberry capsules at the store on my way to work. The cranberry juice made my legs ache last night - probably the sugars. I did buy NO ADDED SUGAR so that had to help - but still, LOTS of natural sugar in there!
I've decided to give this Alternate Day Diet a try - using the principles of primal as my base. I'm starting with down day - so today is my 500 calorie day. I did some reading on a few blogs/websites/forums and it seems like a good thing. Its basically IFing on a schedule. Only not completely IFing .............. calorie deprivation on a schedule. It almost seems less shocking to the system when you're feeding it 500 calories as opposed to ZERO calories. I'd like to know Mark's thoughts on the whole concept. Maybe I'll message him and see if I get a response. Of course I don't agree with Johnson's opinion that on UP day anything is permissible as long as you don't over-eat. I mean - I could eat really bad stuff on up day and I'm sure it would totally negate down day. So, I'll eat healthy both UP and DOWN days and see what happens. He says don't wiegh everyday - only once a week. So, since Friday has always been my accountability by way of the scale day - I will keep that day. I'll weight this Friday and use that number as my starting point for this N=1 experiment. I need to subscribe to the thread Sabine started so I can stay in touch with others doing this.
I decided to try this JUDDD because I'm stuck in the low 180's. I know some of my choices are whats keeping me from dropping. I'm certainly NOT saying I'm in a plateau - cuz I know better! So, I will do this from now until the end of April and see how it goes. If I'm losing then I will stay with it. I don't think I will be able to do the high fat on the down days - maybe if I eat only cream cheese clouds for dinner............ yummy! My plan for down day is to eat 1 egg fried in 1 TB butter for breakfast ---- then drink hot tea to keep something in my stomach. Dinner will be a small portion of meat (3 oz of ground beef for example) and a normal portion of steamed or roasted veggies. That puts me at 497calories with 59% fat, 29% prot, 13% carbs. I will be good to myself and use the Kerrygold for this day! That will be my little treat for the down day!
I'm not dropping the EMF idea -- I'll just do that on UP day. But I guess I need to start allowing myself more calories on UP day - cuz I don't think 1200 is enough. I'll check out the formula again and see what it suggests.