- thanks for stopping by! So much appreciate the kind thoughts!Norm
- Awesome blog, I appreciate where you are coming from here. Thanks for shedding light on this internal debate I've been having. Thanks for sharing your thoughtful reflection and tips about potatoes!Carollynne
- Thanks for stopping by to say Hello! I'm so happy to hear from all the great people here who are finding this WOE really is a long term, lifelong solution. This gets me excited!!Day 2 Report Out
Well, I started out so strong! I ate on plan all day and really went for it. It's a huge change for me to have any home cooked food on hand. We've been living off of restaurant food or fast food for 2 years now. Sad, but true... So, just having something yummy and easy in the fridge at work for lunch on hand is a really nice change.
I started to feel 'the beast' (aka massive hunger that controls me) come on during my son's therapy appointment. I had brought along some yukon golds and baked sweet potato so I was feeling happy. I ate some while I drove and that worked out.
Took my son to the park after his haircut - still hanging tough. I also had had zero soda and just a tiny bit of the unsweet ice tea all day. I did have a headache but not a migraine, so things seemed good. Basically at dinner I started to tank a bit.
My son wanted Subway, which was an ok choice, but what I was planning to have for dinner Friday night. Then when we got there I ordered a 6 inch veggie sub - they talked me into a foot long because its cheaper. I also got pickles on the sub, not sure if those are McD friendly?
After dinner I had a bite of a PB cookie leftover from my son...Then we unexpectedly decided to go buy my hubby a new car. At the car dealership I asked my son if he wanted some popcorn. I love popcorn and they have the popper there that makes movie theatre style popcorn...uh oh....He said yes, but I think subconsciously I knew I would eat the popcorn not him. He found another little boy to play with and couldn't be bothered with the popcorn. So, since I was holding it I ate some...boo...
On the way home it got worse. I won't go into huge details - I didn't eat a whole cake of pizza or anything, but I ate 3 things more after that off plan because I was hungry. I didn't think I should be eating late at night, but then I got weak with the junk I had around me at home. I shared with my husband how having the junk around undermines my efforts and how eating off plan made me feel (bad, stupid, worthless, lacking will power, etc.) He was very receptive. Heck, after getting his 'dream car' I probably could've asked for much more!
But he agreed to helping me get everything out of the house this weekend.
So, this morning I start fresh. I had some raw veggies and my Health Starts Here Bean Dip (spicy!) with a bunch of brown rice snaps. I know the brown rice snaps are processed, but they are unsalted and plain so I view it as a good compromise food.
I am battling massive chocolate cravings - especially love either dark chocolate mint combo or chocolate peanut butter combo - if anyone has any transition/switch type suggestions I would love to hear them. I did have some mejdool dates at home and I brought some to work to have one after lunch for my 'bite of sweet'.Hope you are having a GREAT day!