Sunday, October 6, 2013

Days 4,5,6,7 ~ Sarah

Wow, I haven't posted since day 3?! Sorry! I'm really tired. Every time I sit down to type I decided to go to bed instead.

Day 4 was normal and fine. Nothing interesting to share.

Day 5 was Cornbelly's day. I have to say, I was impressed with my ability to eat well this day. With all of the traveling and being surrounded by yummy food that others were eating, I'm proud of myself for not giving in. A little planning goes a long way when eating this way.

Day 6 was rough. It kind of reminds me of what Carrie was saying about her day 7. I woke up so sick of veggies and so sick of smoothies. I wanted something different for breakfast, but I can't do eggs so it makes it difficult. I ended up having left over zucchini and squash with an avocado and bacon. Not awesome. I spent a lot of money on all these veggies and I refuse to let them go bad. So, I had left overs for lunch. Dinner was eggplant bruschetta. Sooo sick of veggies!! Over did it on dark chocolate to make myself feel happier about veggies and instead made myself sick.

Day 7. Woke up desperate for something that wasn't a smoothie. The day before I bought some almond flour so I could try the blueberry muffins. They were sooo good, but sadly, the egg in them still made me sick. (The almond flour was so expensive that I refuse to let it go to waste, so I'll probably still eat the muffins until they're gone). Other than that, the day was pretty good. The short ribs were delicious to me. I was super greatful to eat something that felt different and out of the ordinary. Tried the sunflower butter that Carrie gave me for dessert...yummy.

Robin said that she had 2 really rough days. I can't remember which days they were for her, but I think I've had mine too (hopefully there won't be any more). Day 3 was awful (the day I woke up super sick) and Day 6 was pretty rough. You guys keep saying that you aren't really craving anything, and I don't either until after the kids go to bed, and then I'm desperate for sugar. The dark chocolate is disgusting to me, and yet somehow hasn't helped me to not eat so much. Anyway, I'll keep trying and hoping that my sugar cravings disappear, or that I find something appropriate to satisfy the craving.

So, like Taryn, I like the idea of documenting what I ate each day (that way I can look back and see what works for me, or figure out why i didn't lose weight) I can't remember everything I ate, so this is not complete, but pretty close.

B: Blueberry Avocado smoothie
Sn: Cherry Pie Larabar (oh my goodness! mmm!)
L: Salmon and Med Veggies
Sn: Apple and Almond Butter
D: Spaghetti Squash, Broccoli, Chick, and Tomatoes
Sn: Almond Butter

B: Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

L:  Spaghetti Squash, Broccoli, Chick, and Tomatoes
Sn: Larabar  (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, just ok)
D: Apple Pecan Chicken Salad from Wendy's (no dressing and scraped off as much cheese as possible)
Sn: Larabar (Coconut Cream Pie, YUM)

Day 6:
B: Zucchini and squash with an avocado and 3 bacon
L: Spaghetti squash, red pepper and chicken
Sn: ?
D: Eggplant Bruschetta
Dessert: 6 pieces of chocolate

B: Paleo Blueberry Muffins
L: Chicken Salad
Sn: Salad with leftover bruschetta as the dressing
D: Beef short ribs and Med Veggies
Dessert: 2 Chocolates, half an apple and 1 Tbls sunflower seed butter


  1. I'm going to get some almond flour today to make some muffins for this week :) I'm sorry about your egg issue. That does make it really hard because you definitely need some variety. We have all felt that! Maybe you could just have avocado and bacon and some raw fruit instead of throwing all the fruit in the smoothie. Just to change it up. Or fruit and almonds or sunflower seed butter- just do the breakfast she suggests and omit the egg part and add something else with protein?

    I do have cravings when I see other food. The grocery store is the hardest place because there are so many treats to see and want, but I never buy anything. If I am having a bad sugar craving I eat fruit and almonds for a snack and try and focus on how good that fruit is. Its not the same as a processed oreo cookie or cupcake or whatever you are craving, but it does the trick and I think as time goes on and you don't give in it will get easier (I hope!).

  2. that really does stink about the eggs because it makes it hard to have variety. there are eggs in pretty much every breakfast. Maybe get lots of sausage and eat that with veggies. have you tried egg substitute?

    I'm excited to make the blueberry muffins this morning. i just have to go to the store for blueberries because they didn't have them when i went to the store last. stinks, because I'm ready to eat right. now.

    anyway, i was impressed by your willpower at cornbelly's too. good job! keep it up!

  3. Thanks guys! Good suggestions from both of you. Not sure why didn't think of it. And I like the fruit suggestion Tare. I've been reading alot, and they say if you're goal is to lose weight its best to eat a very small amount of fruit (and def no juice). I do want to lose weight, but there comes a point where I'd be better off eating a piece of fruit to satisfy my craving than freaking out later and falling of the deep end and eating junk. So what if it takes me a little longer to actually lose weight. I've got time!

  4. Exactly my thoughts about eating fruit so as not to fall off the deep end!