Well, Ash Wednesday was yesterday, and my fast went well. I was able to make it about 36 hours, from dinner Tuesday night to breakfast on Thursday morning. I'm a bit frustrated because I did find myself hungrier yesterday than I normally am during my fasts. But, I have a feeling it's because I indulged a bit too much in the days leading up to Lent. Why do we always load up on the bad things before we start? And the really dumb part is Primal is supposed to be a lifestyle change, not a six-week diet. So my mind set going in shouldn't be, "I can give this up for six weeks, and then I'll go back to my old eating patterns."
I should also mention that I know there will be one planned non-primal outing. We will have to make it to my in-laws for one of their church's fish fries. The best in the land! I can easily skip the spaghetti, bread, and most of the dessert choices. The rest of the meal is breaded fish, cole slaw, and potato salad. And they usually have fruit pies (eat around the crust), puddings, tapioca, and sometimes even a fruit cocktail choice (out of a can, I'm sure, but "better" than the cake choices.)
Breakfast -- 2 eggs fried in coconut oil with tumeric, bacon, and a glass of kefir.
Exercise -- 45 minutes of yoga with the ladies at church.
Supper tonight will be an exercise in self-discipline. We're going to Chili's for our anniversary.
fajitas, without the tortillas, extra guacamole
glass of wine instead of a mixed drink
ice cream instead of chocolate decadence cake
water instead of tea, lemonade, or soda
salads -- check ingredients for croutons, dressings, cheeses, etc.
double veggies instead of potato, noodle, or rice side
Put the bread basket on Tom's side of the table!
Skip the appetizer, probably nothing that could even remotely pass for Primal! Maybe the celery garnish on the sampler?
Starting weight: 185 2-12-13
Today's weight: 182.8 2-14-13
Goal 170 Easter