I did it! I made it the whole diet without cheating once. I'm always really pleased with myself when I accomplish something like this. Now if I could get my ass in gear for a round of Insanity and I would be really happy.
Let's review Day 3:
Breakfast was really filling. I know it doesn't deem like a lot, but going from never eating breakfast to eating something every morning is jump for me.
I found the best thing to do since the portions are small is to take a bite and put the cracker/apple/cheese down work for a few minutes then take another bite. It makes the food last longer.
Remember you get no more food until lunchtime so make it last!
Yep. That's it. An egg and a slice of wheat bread.
Try not to eat too over eat.
I can't drill this in enough, eat slowly. I made this meal last my whole lunch break (30 minutes). That's insane because I am typically a really fast eater. Like if you didn't know any better you would think I had been in the military when it comes to food consumption. I'm finishing my plate while others are still cutting their food. If I can do it, you can do it.
1 cup of tuna (8 oz) is pretty much the equivalent of 2 cans of tuna....FYI, that's a lot of tuna.
My mom is evil. The night before she was cooking meatballs. Meatballs are hit or miss with me, I have to be in the mood for them and apparently this week was one of those times. I laid in bed trying to convince my tummy that we have will power and that we could survive 72 hour diet. I mean we consumed half a hot dog! Quitting now is NOT an option. After some arguing we both fell asleep. Angry.
Now fast forward to last nights dinner of tuna and 1/2 a banana. I come home and my aunt and her daughter and 3 grandchildren were over AND my nephew were all over the house. It had been a few hours since I had eaten so I was getting hungry. As soon as I open the door I'm greeted with the delicious fragrance of carbs, carbs and more carbs. I immediately started bitching because 1) I got my period that morning, 2) I was hungry and 3) I couldn't eat any of it.
There was a mound of chicken nuggets and fries along side of the large colander of pasta. which was accompanied by a pot of meatballs and some freshly toasted garlic bread. And the cookies! Ooh, the cookies! Chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, and cremes...I mean were 3 different types of cookies really necessary???
I stood in the kitchen doorway eating my 1/2 a banana glaring and mumbling under my breathe about how this is bullsh*t. She should really be more nice to me because I get say in which nursing home she'll go to.
Over all I really liked this diet. It was easy to follow, I was allowed ice cream once a day and it really opened me up for better eating habit. I'm not going to eat something for breakfast everyday. Today is one of my off days and know what I had for breakfast? The other 1/2 of my grapefruit, a cup of tea and a slice of toast. And for lunch I had a hard boiled egg, a slice of cheese and 5 saltines. I'm saving a bulk of my available calories for some pasta and a couple of meatballs.
I'll weigh myself when I get home tonight and let you know the results in an update. even if I lost nothing I'm much happier knowing that I'm taking control of my diet.
I hope you all have a gorgeous holiday weekend!
~ xoxo ~