Monday, May 20, 2013

Still at it.... Day 12

I've failed to update, but have been keeping up with The Plan.  The weekends are a little tougher than the regular weekdays, but still fine.  There certainly isn't a lack of food!  If you keep up with the planning, you're good!  I'm still down 6 pounds, but more importantly feeling really good!  I'm going to finish out the last week of this, but I think as long as I eat clean more often than not, I'll continue to feel good.  I haven't found that I'm sensitive to much, which I'm thankful for!  :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pressing Pause

I'm having to take a break today.  Yesterday's headache turned into today's stomach bug.  I have tummy trouble I tend to crave carbs.  I didn't do terrible today, but I certainly didn't stay on track.  I'm pushing day 8 to tomorrow and will keep going!  :)

On another note, I've been re-reading the book and noticed that she believes that Crossfit is one of the worst workouts you can do.  Hmmmmm.  I'm going to stick with it for now, but might be something to consider. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Plan Day 7

Still feeling great, no inflammation!  I did wake up with a terrible headache this morning.  Not sure what that's all about.  Could have something to do with this change in diet, or maybe it's that my 4 year old woke up at 4:00am this morning and never went back to sleep!  The past year and a half has convinced me that sleep is as important as diet so maybe that's it!  Either way, neither coffee or tea helped.  I had lunch out today on the patio at Pappasitos with my oldest and the hubs.  A fajita salad, fairly plain.  I asked for nothing on the chicken with only lettuce and veggies.  It tasted great and I thought it was a good choice because it allowed me to not introduce any new foods.  I'm sure it wasn't as "clean" as I could have made it at home, but it was fun.   

Noticeable Changes:
I'm now down 7 pounds since the start.
I think cutting out processed foods is key for me.  I can't tell you the difference I feel when I'm not eating it!

On the diet today:
Breakfast:  Fruit and Coffee (maybe I'm not eating enough??  Breakfast is hard for me!!)
Snack:  1/2 avacado
Lunch:  Salad with chicken
Snack:  Fruit
Dinner:  Grilled chicken (from lunch) and veggies

I think the test for tomorrow is bread!

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Plan Day 6

Back to the grind on this Monday, and also back to Crossfit!  I took off all of last week.  Why I dread it so much is beyond me.  When I finish a class I'm so glad that I went.  Then I'm back to dreading it...  who knows.  I committed to it for at least the next month.  Then I'll see where I am!  As for the plan:

Changes:  Still down 6 pounds from original weight

Today I had:
Breakfast:  Coffee -- two cups today, granola, and fruit
Lunch:  Carrott Soup (I had it on hand and was in a hurry)
Snack:  Rye Toast and hummus
Dinner:  Leftover steak and roasted veggies (The Plan calls for it today - yay!  I had left overs in the fridge!)

Things are going well and not as bad as I had thought.  I do think the intake of water on this diet makes a huge difference!  I can tell if I don't get my required amount of water every day.  I'm sleeping well, have had no restless leg symptoms, and my swelling is down!  That's success in my book!

On the 7th day of The Plan, you rest. This means that you eat no "reactive" food and give your body a chance to rest. As the plan goes on, more reactive foods are introduced. Due to this, they recommend resting every other day from now through the end. Rest day even includes unsalted potato chips... my kind of Plan! :)

Since I'm a week in, I will say there've been a few things I've decided. I do not like coconut or rice milk. I do not pour anything on my granola like it calls for. I bought it, tried it, and do not like it. Life is too short to choke things down! As for coffee, a splash of cream (the real deal) or half and half is what I prefer. It also seems to be working for me. The fat content is higher than milk, however it is processed differently than milk and does not seem to be bother me.

I'm not a fan of kale. I wish I could fall in love with it, but it just doesn't appeal to me. I see it in the case at HEB and Whole Foods, and have bought it with the hope that I would eat. It seems to sit in the fridge and then make it to the trash. Kale and I are breaking up.  ;)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Plan Day 5

Happy Mother's Day!  Who wants to be on a "Plan" for mother's day??  Not me, but it wasn't that bad.

Changes:  My weight is still down 6 pounds from the day I started.

Today I had:
Breakfast:  Coffee, blueberries, and apples (tired of flax granola!)
Lunch:  Steak, salad, and vegetables
Snack:  Fruit
Dinner:  Salad

**I cheated with the steak, but didn't have the chicken for dinner that the book calls for ... it's Mom's day after all, and this mom loves a tenderloin every now and then!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Plan Day 4

Coffee!!  How I've missed you!

Down 6 pounds from original weight.

What I had today:
Breakfast:  Coffee!  With a splash of cream  (I went without the granola today and just enjoyed my coffee!)
Lunch:  Spinach salad with veggies
Snack:  Veggies and hummus
Dinner:  Grilled chicken and broccoli
Snack:  1 ounce dark chocolate, strawberries and homeade whipped cream

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Plan day 3

Last day without coffee!

Noticeable changes:
My weight was up 2 pounds this morning.  Maybe I'm sensitive to almonds?  I'm not crazy about them, so it doesn't really matter that much to me.  Will stay away from them for now. 

Today I had:
Breakfast:  Fruit (I deviated a little bit because I had breakfast out)
Lunch:  Romaine with 1/4 avacado and vegetarian soup
Snack:  Apple
Dinner:  Grilled Chicken and vegetables