Merfy-Lou's Musings

21DSD: days 3&4

Day three went great food-wise. It was the start of a cold and all of the bloating that brought me down in comfort.
I are the same foods as Day Two for the most part.
Bacon and eggs for breakfast. Salad for lunch. Sausage in Pepper for dinner. I opted for my banana instead of the applesauce and I had tea instead of coffee and “hot cocoa”.

Day Four: I woke up feeling pretty crummy, but not quite bad enough to skip my midterm (and pay for a doctor visit to be able to make it up…) I’m incredibly bloated still. It hurts to swallow and there is pressure in my ears.
Breakfast was egg muffins – egg, spinach and bacon, baked in a muffin tray. Lunch was my salad.  Dinner was a bag of frozen veggies that was steamed.

It’s a quarter to 8 now and I still feel pretty crummy. I left work a half hour early to come home and sleep before my distance class.  The things that sound really good right now, donuts or a bowl of cereal, are off limits.  I went to something that was healthier.  I did toss a good chunk of butter into my veggies.

I’m off to sleep as soon as this class is dismissed.  Blah. I hope I feel better tomorrow and can be at work all day… I need the paycheck.

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21DSD: Day 2

After I finished day one, I woke up with an email this morning saying this: “You may be feeling good, confident, “I got this!” “Why do people think this is hard?” “That office treat isn’t even calling my name!” ”
I giggled.  That’s precisely what I felt last night.

This morning, I woke up early to finish my midterm.  I hopped in the shower and then made 2 eggs and 1.5 slices of bacon, along with a cup of coffee with coconut milk for creamer.  This was much earlier than I normally eat breakfast.

While waiting for class to begin and because I ate 3 hours before, I had a snack of pistachios.  I wasn’t really sure if I was hungry or not, but I didn’t want to eat in class.

Lunch was a giant salad.  I was definitely hungry by the time I chose to eat lunch.  I was kind of putting it off because I didn’t want to be starving right at 5pm.

After work, I just felt tired. Eating dinner (Sausage in peppers) didn’t make me feel any more awake, but I have to power through class this evening.

I also made Tangy Applesauce – a recipe from my 21DSD program book.  I used too much lemon, it’s crazy over-powerful.

I plan on going to sleep early again tonight, just after class.

There were a few instances that I craved something sweet today.  It was mostly when I saw the temptations.  There is a jar of candy on my kitchen counter that I need to hide, because I almost couldn’t resist grabbing a piece of chocolate.

My girl scout cookies come in tomorrow and I intend on just giving them to the students that come into my office.  While I love Thin Mints, this year, I plan to just get rid of them so they aren’t another temptation.

I may have a cup of tea or a glass of “hot cocoa” tonight, but aside from that I am done consuming things.

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21 Day Sugar Detox: Day 1

Day 1 is going well so far, considering the fact that I opted against going to the grocery store after getting back into town at 10pm.

I weighed in this morning before eating anything at 241.0. While I’m not doing this intentionally to lose weight, I’m curious to see if I’m like some others and do lose weight simply by cutting sugar and starch.

Breakfast consisted of three basted eggs.

I forgot my lunch and don’t really take much time to eat, so no time to run and get it, so I tried making the best choice available at the West Ridge Cafe. A garden salad (that I picked the cheese off of) and sausage and bean soup. Beans and corn are on the do not consume list, but I needed some protein and this seemed like the best option. I picked out a good portion of them (about 1/3 cup combined), but I know that I probably missed a few. I will definitely remember my lunch tomorrow.

Dinner was bacon and eggs because by the time I got home from grocery shopping, I was incredibly hungry.
I’m now stocked with what I need for several recipes including sausage stuffed peppers (sausage, cauliflower rice, onion, oregano, garlic, basil and thyme), lemon chicken, and a few others – my recipes aren’t in front of me right now.

On the Facebook page for 21DSD, someone mentioned they made “hot cocoa” with a cup of hot water, 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and a tablespoon of cocoa powder. It’s not a sweet drink, but it helped me not reach for crackers or a potato which is what I really wanted.

Overall the day went rather well. I went to bed early (9pm) due to cravings and the fact that I wasn’t getting anything done on my midterm, with the intention of waking up early (I have to be out of my parking lot by 8am due to the massive plow job they do every year).

It’s weird not to chew gum all day and I definitely look forward to being able to do that again.

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