Today is the beginning of day 4.
I have kept to my Simple Start diet instructions explicitly for the last 3 whole days.
Sneaking a peak, I have lost 3.8 pounds already.
It’s enough to keep me going for the full two weeks. I’m excited to see how much I can lose following the plan for a whole 2 weeks. I end this portion of the diet and can go back to regular points or continue with this on May 10th. We’ll see what I do.
I check off each day in my food dairy notebook and on my calendar.
One thing about dieting and exercising: It is very monotonous. So, I do not have a lot to report. My diet from Day 1 (Again) was the same the last few days.
Breakfast: I am eating scrambled eggs, with a toasted sandwich thin with the tiniest bit of butter on it and a banana.
Lunch: A Sandwich thin with chicken deli meat, fruit and popcorn
Dinner: This is where I’ve changed things up a bit. One night I had baked fish. Last night, I had Cuban pulled pork with homemade oven fries.
Potatoes are allowed. The Leader said: Potatoes are not bad. It’s what people do to them that makes them bad. So, in keeping with the rules, I only used 2 teaspoons of olive oil on a whole sliced potato. Sprinkled some salt & pepper & Old Bay Seasoning on it. Roasted it at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes. I ate the whole potato. I love French fries!
My snack: I ate the hardboiled egg sandwich again. This time I added a tomato. Surprisingly, I just like it with the egg, bread and S&P. This will be my “go to” snack. It’s just too simple. Put a hardboiled egg on one side of a sandwich thin, S&P and GO!
I have not cheated but I am allowed an “indulgence” each day. As you can imagine, I have to be very careful with them. This is where the points come in. I only get 7 indulgence points a day. While I do not have to count points or worry about portions in any other areas, things on this “indulgence” list must be accounted for very strictly.
I looked over the list and was using a teaspoon of butter on my breakfast toast. It’s such a little amount that as of today, I am cutting that out. It’s so little butter, it’s not even worth it. The toast just sucked it up and it doesn’t even cover the whole toast. Anyway, I hardly know it’s there.
I had a discussion with myself staring at THE LIST. I made the conscious decision that I am going to indulge.
But, do I choose 1 oz of chocolate for 4 points or 5 fl oz of wine for 4 points? I CAN’T HAVE BOTH! (at least not in the same day).
I had to think long and hard about this one. Chocolate or wine? And, I really couldn’t have the chocolate and wine in the house at the same time or I would have both at the same time.
The past two nights I’ve had exactly 5 ounces of wine in the evening. I remembered what I loved about it so much. First, 5 ounces is a sizable amount. It’s a decent glass. And, I just sip it and watch television or play around on the internet. It relaxes me.
Welcome Back Wine!
I froze some grapes and forgot about how delicious grapes can be frozen.
Yesterday, I had another milestone. I added a 2 mile walk to my day. It made me realize how out of shape I am. Did I really trot out a full marathon before? Was I that girl that was flipping a tractor tire up a hill in Crossfit? Yes, I am. As I was jamming to my music, I could feel that girl inside me hip hopping to the music.
Music I am jamming to right now:
Burn by Ellie Goulding
The Monster by Eminiem & Rihanna
Work Bitch by Britney Spears
Roar by Katy Perry
Wake me up by Avicii True
Stronger by Kanye West
I have so many. Music is my motivator. Whatever mood I am in, I am put on my jams thanks to my iTunes list and Pandora or even Youtube.
I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You’re trying to save me, stop holding your breath
And you think I’m crazy, yeah, you think I’m crazy
Well, that’s nothing