I don’t have a lot of time today, so I’m gonna make this quick (that would be a first!!) Ha.
Anyway, I’m loving this low-carb diet thing SO MUCH, but it is freaking hard! I’m on day #5 and my body is slowly starting to adjust and chill out. Days #3 and #4 were so so hard, but I told myself to NOT give up because I know it gets a LOT easier eventually.
Seriously though, we went to Costco on Wednesday night and I wanted to eat the ALL of the (Costco sized!) bags of Halloween candy. The bread, muffins and fruit all looked so dang good too! Heck, the Cheerios even called my name. It was tough. However, this morning I’m starting to not feel so ravenous. It’s still not easy, but I’m encouraged that it’s getting easier.
On Day #3 I did have one small “issue” and it was pretty lame. Oh, and it happened right after we got home from Costco. Hee hee.
First off, I have to mention one thing that’s hard about low-carb is that I haven’t felt “satisfied.” My body may not be hungry (I’m eating plenty of food!), but I always feel like I want to eat “something.” I think it’s more of a craving instead of hunger. With that being said, I ending up snitching a few chocolate chips. They looked so good and they only have 9 carbs per tablespoon. Soooo, I justified it by saying I could have 6-7 chocolate chips….then I went back for 3-4 more! But, that was it. No big deal.
BUT, right after the chocolate chip incident, I was cleaning out my fridge and saw a container of Cool Whip (yes, it’s full of terrible ingredients that will kill you) leftover from Carson’s blessing. Anyway, it was almost gone so I thought I’d throw it away to clear out some space in the fridge! BUT, it looked so good to me (yes, I’m desperate!) so I looked at the carb count and it only had 2 carbs per 2 tablespoons SOOOO I grabbed a spoon and ate a spoonful!
Then, I promptly left the kitchen. Geesh.
I’m happy to say I think that was my LOW and things have gotten better since then. It’s still hard, but I’m not craving everything in sight. In my experience, if you can get through the first week of a low-carb diet it almost becomes easy. BUT, that first week is NO JOKE. Man. One thing that’s helped me is to tell myself, if I give up then I’m essentially accepting my body/weight/fitness level the way it is. I ask myself “Am I OK with that!?!” Of course the answer is “Heck NO!”
Soooo, I keep plugging along.
Some of you may think I’m “obsessed,” “fanatical,” “crazy nutzo lady,” but I know this is what it takes. Food cravings and food addictions are very REAL and very STRONG, so you have to FIGHT back HARD.
I like to think of myself as “committed” and “dedicated.” Oh, and if you’re just trying to “lose a little weight” or become an average size/average looking person, then you really don’t have to be this “crazy.” You can just watch portions/calories and exercise a few times a week and you’ll eventually get there. Buuuuuuttttt, THIS is the type of body I’m striving for….
Yes, you gotta have a little bit of “crazy nutzo lady” in ya to get there! Oh, and this chick is an Athleta model and I really think they are inspiring. They look so healthy, athletic and fit…..not sickeningly stick thin.
Oh, and I WILL get to this goal eventually and I WILL get there doing it the RIGHT, healthy way with proper diet, sleep and exercise. Oh, and I know that overall health is a lot more than just a rockin’ bod like this chick has. I love to be healthy and live a healthy lifestyle because it makes me FEEL good, gives me so much more energy, confidence and it just feels good to be disciplined and in charge of my life.
Okay, that’s the end of my rambling today.
Sooooo, I thought I would share a pretty picture…
I drove my son to High School the other day and the sunrise was gorgeous! BTW, Kev usually drops my son off at school on his way to work, but KEV crashed his car (fender bender), so it’s been in the shop and we’ve been a one car family. Yes, it sucks. Oh, and these pics were taken after I had already taken Kev to the train station.
BUT, I love the beautiful world we live in. This sunrise made me want to go running!!! But, as long as I have a baby who is waking me up in the night, I will NOT be a morning runner. Ha. Oh, and just so ya know, my son took these pics as I was driving, NOT ME!
I’ve still been having some sort of eggs for breakfast every morning. I’ve had to get a little creative….
Scrambled eggs with green onions topped with cheese and avocados and some grape tomatoes on the side.
I cooked up some BACON yesterday and crumbled it on my eggs. It was a nice change and tasted indulgent.
I made this interesting concoction this morning. I made some scrambled eggs with green onions and peppers and then topped it with cheese, romaine, cucumber, tomatoes and salsa. Totally weird, but it worked. I also had my warm lemon water on the side. I usually have it separately, first thing in the morning, but today I didn’t!
I had some leftover chicken/veggies for lunch the other day…
I cut up some celery and put peanut butter on some and some Frank’s Buffalo sauce on the others….
This was really good! Oh, and Optimus Prime wanted to be in the picture as well. I was inspired by his strength. Hee hee.
I made some Chile Verde (pork roast) for dinner the other night and made myself a little salad with it. It hit the spot…
Kev and I grabbed some In-N-Out burgers the other night. We got them “protein style” (wrapped in lettuce) and “animal style” (meat cooked in mustard + grilled onions and special sauce.)
Oh, and I looked up the stats for these burgers and they have 11 carbs, which is higher than I want right now. I’m thinkin’ most of the carbs came from the “special sauce” though. I think next time I’ll get it with no sauce and just mustard.
I’ve been LOVING my protein pudding every day! I look forward to it! Yesterday I added chia seeds and crushed almonds to it. Yuuuuum!
I’ve still been exercising pretty regularly. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill yesterday and 2.5 on Monday. I also did this workout on Wednesday and it killed me! The last time I did that workout I was 8 months pregnant and it was WAY harder for me this time. Lame.
But I got ‘er done AND I’m taking a break today. My body is SORE and we have a crazy day today so I’m taking a “rest day.” Although, somehow the word “rest day” doesn’t accurately describe ANY day in a Mother’s life. Ha.
Well, I gotta run! Did I keep it brief?!??!….not really. Dang. Have a great weekend!!!