May 11, 2015
I slept in...felt so good. My meals will be a little off schedule today though. But after my weekend I needed it. I need to go to the grocery store today. Fridge is lookin' bare. Luckily for me, the kids don't always eat the foods on my plan unless I prep it for them. I boiled up the end of the eggs, rolled up some turkey, cut up some yellow peppers and a roma tomato, and washed up some delicious red grapes. I enjoyed this finger food plate while planning the dinner menu for the week and the grocery list. I do this every Monday. (My requested consistent day off from work). It makes my life so much easier! I match up my meal prep time/availability with my work schedule, sales from the grocery flyers and whatever items we have left from the previous week.
This morning, I felt a little lighter finally. No bloat at all. I woke up easily and full of energy. I really wanted to hop on the scale and see what was going on with my weight. I know the book forbids it, but oh well, I am a rebel haha. I lost 3lbs. It has only been a week so I am okay with that. It is an improvement. I don't feel deprived at all or starving. I think I eat more food than before and I know my health will be better. So, if I average 3 lbs a week, after 30 days it will be about 13lbs! Now that sounds really good :) Now that my energy is back, which means my body is turning over from carb burning to fat reserve burning, I am going get to the exercise portion. Starting with walking my puppy! We were on a consistent schedule before I started this, but now I will be eating better too. I joined the Y as well, so I can attend a yoga or zumba class as well. That should also help boost the fat burn. Just gotta get myself there...
I am enjoying reading another girls Whole 30 experience as well. Here is a link if you want to see it too~Russ and Amy's Whole 30. After I catch up on her first 8 days, I am going to follow along with her progress the same day as mine. I am realizing I need to add in some spinach or kale to my plan as well. This week I will. It is so healthy! It's not that I don't like it. It just hasn't been on sale lately. Probably because everyone is juicing it lately! Grocery stores don't want to miss out on that $$$. We sell a lot of kale at my store. Amy also includes a section at the end of her blog titled "What did I learn today?" I like that. I think I will do that too. A good way to summarize up the day for quick reference later. I urge you to blog as well. It is amazingly helpful to make yourself accountable each day. And, if you ever want to write a book someday, it will be even more valuable.
It is time to eat again, but I am still full from breakfast right now. Lunch will be a big banana and a big green tea. Now back to Etsy work and then the grocery.
Mom and I went to Costco (she has the membership) and Kroger. It was fun but exhausting. I was much too tired to cook once everything was put away. I knew I would be, so I picked up some fried chicken from the deli and some Bob Evans mashed potatoes. I had the same plate of food above that I had for breakfast. I was starving once I sat down to eat it, but then I was full before I finished. I gave my dog one of my pieces of turkey and one of my egg halves.
An hour later I was hungry for a snack. I guess that means I shouldn't have fed the dog those two pieces of food...oh well, I grabbed a little bowl of pistachios to munch on and big glass of water. A couple hours later I went to bed.
What did I learn today~
I found this delicious grass-fed Irish butter at Costco, for a lot less than Kroger. So excited!!! They have the cheese also, so you know I will be buying that in 23 more days :)
I also found this awesome turkey bacon on sale at Costco for tons less than Kroger! There were 3 packages in a box for only $7 I was trying to find an approved sausage for breakfast, but didn't have any luck, so I think this will work great.
I learned that I am starting to like that I have control over what I put in my mouth. My brain is getting stronger than my stomach! I don't think the weight will come off any other way. It is soooo much harder after you turn 40.