I wasn't working the first time I did this whole "healthy lifestyle" thing, I didn't have the stress of work and fitting everything (meal prep or exercising) into an already hectic schedule... Day 4 I didn't want the buffalo chicken I had already prepped so I went ahead and made eggs with a very low sodium salsa instead which hit the spot and made me very happy! Of course since I was having that, my husband wanted it too but complained when he found out I used 3 egg white and 1 whole egg. He told me I should have given him 4 whole eggs and the extra yolks I didn't want in mine HAHA. I'm starting to suspect that some one else (my hubby) is starting to get cranky from his decrease in junk food.
|The "cookie cabinet" at my office...|
These first two days off loading I have had some major sweet cravings and I did indulge in 1 cookie each day which I ate VERY SLOW because I knew I couldn't afford one, let alone a second! I thought to myself, Heather get it together, what did you do on your successful round when you had a craving? Most of the time I would go for a walk in the neighborhood or even take a nap to occupy my mind since I wasn't really hungry. The only thing I can really do now is walk around my office when we're not busy...
Meal wise, I try to prepare a few days worth during the weekend so I don't slack during the week. I don't prepare too much so it won't spoil before we have a chance to eat it. With my water intake, I've been trying to get back up to the gallon a day I used to get in but it's hard and I'm getting bored with not having flavor. Today I added Mio into my 1/2 gallon (not sure if that's allowed) and that seemed to help a bit.
I almost forgot to mention the horrible cramps I've now started getting in my right leg only at night when I'm trying to sleep. Not quite understanding it since I have been drinking more water than I was. It eventually goes away, it's still annoying though.
I'll be posting my progress weekly on each Saturday since that's the day of the week that I started. Hope the rest of you ladies and gentlemen trying to get fit and healthy are continuing to do well.