I made it through Day 2! Yeah!
It wasn't terribly hard today. Experienced a bit of nausea but that could very well be related to the week and the moon if you know what I mean. Overall I feel good and I managed to avoid eating ANY ice cream at the ice cream social we had at work this afternoon for employee appreciation week.
I had a good run this morning, had limited time due to getting out later than normal but it was good nonetheless. I drank half of my banana smoothie before going out and the other half when I got back. Perfection!
One variance today was that I added a tablespoon of light ranch dressing to my wrap at dinner. It was a nice addition, but I could easily just add salsa and be fine.
Another slight variance is I was dying for something sweet tonight after dinner. I made the family raspberry/peach/banana smoothies and I had half a cup of one. (like literally half a cup). I'm sure that won't kill me...
It sure was challenging making yummy spaghetti for my family and not eating any - so while their noodles cooked I ate my wrap. We all kind of ate all over the place tonight and it worked out ok so I didn't have to watch anyone eat the yummy spaghetti. :) I'm not crazy over spaghetti, but just like any mentality, when you "can't" have it man, you want it that much more! No matter what it actually is. I have found myself craving strange things that I never really wanted but as SOON as I said "I can't have that" there was a spotlight on it and it began speaking to me.
This is the reason that dieting doesn't work. I'm not averse to doing a cleanse like this one...because it only lasts 5 days! I could never do something like this long term. But I have a specific purpose and reason in mind. And after this week my healthy eating lifestyle will feel so much freer than this eating plan this week.
I have scaled down my exercise just a tad as well. I can tell I have a little less energy than I had (again may have to do with the moon) and given my calories are around 1200 I just can't burn 4000 this week. I am shooting for 3000 though.
I don't plan on any kind of crazy eating free for all come Saturday. I plan to ease back into my eating plan, up my calories again by a few hundred, and then up my activity again as well.
So I am 40% done with this challenge and I feel really good.
Oh - and the best part? This morning I was down 2 pounds from last Tuesday. I'm sure some of that is water weight since I only had 1 day going on the jumpstart plan, so I'm encouraged that the rest of this week will yield good results.
195 here I come!