Here’s my wrap up to the first week of my new diet:
After day 3: I found myself skipping breakfast and my morning snack so that I would make sure that I had enough food servings left to eat in the evenings. My real challenge was not going berserk in the evenings when I was at home. I’m in Ohio and winter is coming (cue Ned Stark)…so that means soups, hot foods, lots of potatoes. Not really salad weather.
After seven days of non-processed foods, lots of water, and lots of veggies, the biggest difference I’ve seen so far has been in my complexion. My cheeks (the ones on my face, perv) look great! And my pants hooked a little easier after Wednesday, so that was another positive that I noticed. I feel like I have to make a disclaimer with my pants: if a sharp object takes out your eye, it is the button from my pants, which has gone projectile from binge eating the night before.
I don’t weigh in until tomorrow morning, so number wise, I’m not sure of the benefits yet. I do feel like I have more energy. I haven’t done much in the way of exercise. I’ve been really tired and I think it may be because of so few calories. So…I broke the blast off week yesterday and gave myself a few extra portions of protein and starches. I ended up sleeping until 11am this morning. Not exactly the energy injection that I was hoping for. This is why I have coffee.
We did eat McDonald’s for dinner last night and my stomach feels awful for it. My colon is probably wondering how it went from processing baby carrots all week to cheese with the same chemical composition as jet fuel and it is letting me know it. Tomorrow starts my regular plan with the Food Mover system. I have an extremely busy week coming up, which may or may not include a new member of our family (it will have fur and not be human) but I really need to make it a point to fit exercise in. I’ll just lower the home thermostat and force myself to have a desire to stay warm!