Gosh, again, did NOT sleep well last night. I kept falling asleep on the couch while reading so went up to bed, then was wide awake for at least an hour or so...then kept waking up during the night. It's been fairly warm here the last week and a half and I think that might be it. I couldn't get comfortable.
I bought a NutriBullet yesterday. I'm thinking of making a veggie drink today. I definitely have trouble digesting veggies, so I'm hoping this will be a good way to get some in and if I add fat to it, that should keep it from getting too quickly into the bloodstream.
[5:00 am] Republic of Tea Chocolate Mate with 1T HWC and 1 drop of Stevia liquid; 1 raw coconut macaroon
[8:45 am] sugarfree carmel macchiato with HWC; 5 slices bacon; 2 (yes only 2) macadamia nuts; 1 square Lindt 90%
[12:05 pm] Tried my first green smoothie with the NutriBullet. I made too much and couldn't drink it all. I put in about 5 small raw broccoli florets, 1 oz of spinach leaves, about a 2" section of cucumber, 1/2 small avocado (with some dark spots removed), juice of 1/2 lime, about 2" section of banana and 1/4 of a medium granny smith apple and covered that with filtered water. It was very limey, lol...way too much lime juice but the taste was still pretty good. As I said above, this quantity was way too much so didn't drink it all. I'll try it again but will definitely cut down the lime juice and even the amounts of the greens. The NutriBullet did an excellent job of pulverizing everything though. My one other attempt at a green shake was disastrous because I just tried blending it with a normal blender...left big chunks which is not my thing in a drink. Ice cream, yogurt, yes, drink, no.
[1:00 pm] 8 macadamia nuts
[3:30 pm] 8 olives; 1 baked chicken thigh/leg combo
[5:00 pm] 2-3T cream cheese; 5 macadamia nuts
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-17-2013 at 06:05 PM.
Slept slightly better last night, but still not great. Made an interesting discovery yesterday. I realized that I went nearly the entire day without a protein source. And I was still satisfied and not hungry. That jus disproves my really deeply held belief that I need protein to be satisfied, lol. I had the chicken mostly because I wanted to meet my daily "minimum" requirement of protein...up to 3:30 pm, I had had less than 15 grams I think...just what was in the veggies, bacon and nuts. I almost devoured the chicken though, so I think going too low is definitely a trigger for binging on protein.
[4:35 am] 1 oz goat cheese with thin outer layer of cranberries; 1 raw coconut macaroon; commuter cup of coffee with 3T HWC
[7:15 am] decaf coffee w/HWC and sugar free syrup (either iced or hot); olives
[11:00 am] 2 hard boiled eggs; 1 avocado
[4:50 pm] 3 oz ground beef; sauteed mushrooms; cream cheese; lindt 90% chocolate
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-18-2013 at 07:07 PM.
Slept a little bit better again last night. Think I probably got a good 5 hours in before I woke up at around 1:50 a.m. Didn't go back to sleep after that for a long time, but did finally doze...but probably no more than an hour.
[4:45 am] 1 oz goat cheese w/thin layer of cranberries; 1 raw coconut macaroon; commuter cup of coffee with 2T HWC
[6:20 am] iced decaf coffee w/2T HWC and sugar free syrup
[7:15 am] egg salad (2 large eggs, 1T mayo, 1 baby dill); Republic of Tea Double Chocolate Mate w/ 1/2T honey
[11:10 am] 3 oz hamburger patty; 1/2 avocado
[5:00 pm] 1 chicken thigh w/skin; broccoli w/Kerrigold garlic butter
[snack] 2 squares of Lindt 90% and a few macadamia nuts
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-20-2013 at 08:16 AM.
Fell asleep right away last night, but woke up at 12:00 am then at 2:00 am.
[4:30 am] Organic Raw coconut macaroon; commuter cup of coffee with 3T HWC
[6:45 am] 1.5 eggs (half fell on the floor, lol), about 1/2 T mayo (again with the floor thing); 3T cream cheese
[9:00 am] Republic of Tea Double Chocolate Mate w/ 2T HWC
[10:00 am] 15 organic jumbo black olives
[11:40 am] 3 oz grass feed ground beef, organic 1/2 avocado; melons
[4:30 pm] Chicken thigh w/skin; Lindt 90; macadamia nuts and the kitchen sink it seems
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-21-2013 at 07:57 AM.
Slept a bit better last night. Yay.
[4:40 am] 5 slices thin cut bacon; commuter mug of coffee w/2T HWC and 1 drop D3
[6:40 am] Iced decaf coffee w/ 1T HWC and sugar free vanilla syrup
[7:30 am] 3 oz 85% ground beef; avocado
[11:40 am] 3 oz 85% ground beef; broccoli w/butter
[4:45 pm] 1 container Fage full fat Greek yogurt; macadamia nuts; 2 squares Lindt 90
Exercise: 11 minutes on the elliptical at work; later felt like something "fun" so play Wii sports for 32 minutes...must find something else fun but with no dread factor...I have LOTS of exercise DVDs which are fun, but almost all have some form of dread factor at the moment
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-21-2013 at 07:43 PM.
[4:40 am] 1 raw coconut macaroon; commuter mug of coffee w/2T HWC and 1 drop of D3
[7:15 am] 3 hard boiled eggs, unsweetened organic coconut flakes
[TC] 3 oz hamburger patty; 1 avocado
[TC] Fage FF Greek Yogurt; 2 oz goat cheese w/cranberry; Lindt 90
I'm too lazy to list everything today, lol. I'm down a little in weight today which was a little bit of a surprise. I also slept better last night...managed to sleep in until almost 5:00 a.m. That doesn't much anymore, so it was nice.
I've been toying with the idea of giving up coffee (and all the stuff that goes in it) and dairy, and of course the remaining poisons like the liquid splenda I eat. I've cut down all of those except the coffee. For now I think I'll work on cutting down the coffee. That'll take care of some of the poisons. If I limit my coffee to only a couple of times a week, that will help tremendously with getting rid of a lot of empty calories.
Well, okay, here's what I've had so far (not the best of breakfasts, I'll admit):
5:45 am: coffee with HWC; 1 raw coconut macaroon; 2 oz goat cheese w/thin layer of cranberries
and I think I'll have a green smoothie for lunch with a chicken thigh w/skin...we'll see. Need to do my grocery shopping after a hair appointment.
11:30 am: green shake (broccoli, spinach, a little cucumber, 3 drops stevia); 1 small chicken thigh w/skin; a few macadamia nuts; 1 square lindt 90
4:00 pm: Duck leg
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-23-2013 at 05:48 PM.
Oooh, I'm down another .2 pounds lol. I'm so happy to be moving in the right direction, that every tenth of a pound is exciting!!!
I woke up at 1:50 am this morning, wide awake. Laid in bed until 3:30 then finally just got up.
4:00 am: coffee with 2T HWC; 5 slices of thin cut bacon; 2 raw coconut macaroons.
It's 4:20 now and I'm almost finished frying up my ground beef for my lunches for the week. Later I'll walk to Starbucks then to the Farmer's Market and maybe to Walgreens. The rest of the day....rest.
8:40 am: Starbuck's Cafe Americano with a little sugar free vanilla and a little HWC--she listened to me when I said "LITTLE" for a change lol.
8:35 - 9:40 am: Long walk to Starbucks, then Farmer's Market, then Walgreen's then back around the block so I could get my mail. Nicccceeee walk!
11:50 am: Duck with skin; mushrooms; 1 square Lindt 90%
4:15 pm: green shake (spinach, small piece of cucumber; 1/2 avocado; small piece of banana, 1 date, filtered water); Fage full fat yogurt w/3 drops stevia liquid and 1 tsp coconut palm sugar
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-24-2013 at 05:13 PM.
Nothing much new...still holding my new "low" weight, so all is good. I'm worn out from yesterday's walk for some reason, so today will be a rest day I think.
4:35 am: 1 raw coconut macaroon; 5 slices bacon; 1 commuter mug of coffee with 2T HWC
7:16 am: Iced coffee (HWC, decaf, sugarfree syrup); 85% ground beef patty w/ 1/4 Haas avocado
11:30 am: 85% ground beef patty w/ 1/4 Haas avocado
4:30 pm: Fage Full Fat yogurt; 1 date; 2 squares Lindt 90%; macadamia nuts
Exercise: Mark's essentials: 2x15 wall push-ups, 2x15 squats, 2x15 pulldowns, 2x20sec planks.
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-26-2013 at 07:32 AM.
4:30 am: 5 slices bacon, 1 commuter mug coffee with 2T HWC
6:15 am: Iced coffee with 1T HWC and sugar free syrup
7:35 am: 85% hamburger patty; tea w/1/2 T honey
11:25 am: 85% hamburger patty (can't seem to get enough hamburger these days, lol); 1/2 avocado
4:45 pm: Green shake; 2 squares Lindt 90%
Last edited by 252dlp; 03-26-2013 at 07:18 PM.