Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Days 4-6

Meal 1
1 whole egg
2 oz lean ham
1 container plain greek yogurt

Meal 2
1/2 cup whole milk
1 scoop whey protein
1/2 cup milk

Meal 3
3 oz lean turkey breast
1 tomato
3 cups romaine
1 cup cucumbers

Meal 4
1/2 oz raw almonds
4 oz chicken thighs

Meal 5
4 oz extra lean ground turkey
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup chopped onion

Meal 6
1T natural peanut butter
2 celery sticks

I've gotten through days 1-3 again and it's honestly been okay, pretty good actually.  I know the protein is helping me stay less hungry.  I'm bulking up with veggies (above and beyond what he talks about) and that is also helping me stay full.  You only have to go a couple of hours though.  I'm like the baby right now.  When she eats I eat. :)

Last week I modified these days a bit, skipped the almonds and added veggies to my chicken thighs and ate that as a dinner.  This also allowed me 2 T of peanut butter which is more filling.  I weigh the pb out in grams in a snack sized plastic bag and bring along a bag of pre cut & washed celery sticks.  Then I simply rip a tiny corner off and squeeze the PB right onto the celery.  Quick, easy and more or less clean when you are on the go!

I find myself really missing red meat.  We bought a grill and have used it every day since....  I have no problems making something different for my husband, but there is just something about the smell of a steak!  Cookies, ice cream, carbs of all kinds are really easy to ignore, but I had a hard time with his steak the other night.

This won't last forever.  My sister will be joining me next week which is kind of exciting. Happy to have someone else along for the ride.

I'm still wrestling with the should I even be "dieting" thoughts.  FUCK THAT.  Pardon my language but I need to say it.  Everyone's journey is different.  I know this will work for me.  I am clearly not a statistic, I'm an outlier.  Once again, I will be that.  There was a sad stat in my lifecycle class last summer about how many women lose the baby weight within a year.  It's not very high.

Besides feeling like I have something to prove I just need to get it off.  I've got a baby to lug around and she's far more fun than extra pounds!  The knee is holding up, but it hurts.  A lot. I keep waiting for it to hurt less.  I think I'll be waiting a good long while.

So in the mean time, I work out twice a week with the trainer, I continue to walk with my baby, either pushing the stroller where I can or wearing her on the trails.  But as always, it has to be about the food.

I've got this.

1 comment:

bbubblyb said...

Yes you do "got this"!