I definitely picked the best week to start this though, just me and the 1 year old whilst the husband and 6 year old are off on a camping adventure. Also being on school holidays has helped with having the time to get things organised!! I am really proud of myself for lasting a week. To be honest there was never really a time this week that I thought about "cheating" or throwing in the towel. But I have had absolutely nothing to tempt me. I haven't been out to dinner, I haven't had to walk into the lunchroom at work and see a table spread with cakes and goodies. I haven't had to sit near or next to something that I really want. I haven't been invited out for drinks. So I think the challenge will be next week when I head back to work, the 6 year old is home, the afterschool sport rush starts back and I have all the added stresses that usually surround my life.
I have learnt so many things this week. Lets recap.
*The first being that I really don't know anything. One thing I read supports eating this and the next thing I read says that you should hold off for the first couple of weeks. Unless your willing to pay for a meal plan and just stick to what they are portraying as gospel, it is a little confusing to say the least.
*I have completely lost any bloating in my belly, to the point where I try to push my belly out to make it look fatter and it doesn't buldge!!! I have never experienced this before. My pants are so much looser after just a week. I didn't take any measurements and I wish I would have now. I did jump on the scales though... Yeh I wasn't going to do this but I did at the end of my first day. I have dropped about 2kg, which is great!
*Glasses of water do help with cravings.
*I really didn't like the paleo bread, the muffins and the raspberry ripple. I would not make them again, unless it was for the kids. Sorry, I take that back I wont ever make that raspberry ripple ever again... blerghh
*I haven't done much exercise this week as my beloved parents were on holidays and there is only so many times I can offload the kids to my brother and sister before they get turned off even having kids and I really want nieces and nephews. I am really interested to see how this type of meal plan lifestyle goes when I up the exercise.
*Everyone has an opinion on "quitting sugar". I've had so many people say that its stupid, unrealistic, not a lifestyle, brainwashing material etc. I am happy to listen to any comments but it is hard when most seem to think that I'm being a complete di^k by doing this. On the other hand I have had lots of support and words of encouragement. My husband even bought me a food journal to keep myself accountable... I thought that was really nice of him, although I did remind him that I am putting this out for anyone to read and therefore my accountability is pretty dam high....But bonus points for buying me something ( although krispy kremes would have been better... I mean burn krispy kremes... burn...)
There was a hell of a lot of withdrawal symptoms that I could have got this week and so far I've only got smashed by the headache! I'm not complaining trust me!!
I also did my weekly shop today and it came to $190. Last week it was $320! So I was really happy with that since I got a lot of meat!!
What did I eat today
I was really looking forward to the pancakes this morning but I have so many ingredients to use up in the fridge, mainly $13 of shaved ham off the bone. So I cooked this up with some scrambled eggs.
Once again I was on a mission to use up any leftovers. So I made up a ham salad with boiled eggs. I forgot to get a pic of this but it was simple and filled me up.
I was so looking forward to this all week! It did not disappoint. So many meals I am finding that are simple, sugar free and delicious. I'm sure you have noticed but I am leaning more towards the quick fix dinners as my staples. However mid next week the husband will be home and I've planned a few blinders (touch wood that he doesn't go blind from eating it.. that is not my definition of a blinder...)
I actually really felt like something sweet tonight. I guess you would call it a craving. So I settled on 2 bites of a hobnob biscuit.
Well I'm off to watch the footy and hopefully see my husband and 6 year old in the crowd!!
Happy Sunday for tomorrow!!