by 9pm last night. *lmao* This from the girl who had trouble shutting down around 1am every other night. I was absolutely exhausted!
Yesterday went pretty well beside the obvious time issue in the AM. (My work doesn't let me adjust my schedule so being at work 40 minutes early only means I give them a free 40 minutes of my precious time. Not going to happen again.) Well, okay, it went RELATIVELY well. I stayed on plan. I had a "good" day.
I had eggs and oats with mushrooms and celery...and a bit of Xylitol brown sugar blend to add some flavor/sweetness. (Sorry, no picture of that...like I'd remember I was supposed to be taking food pictures at 4am?! HA!)
Snack 1 (post workout)
1 cup of cottage cheese with some sugar free strawberry banana jello mix mixed in (and some cinnamon...won't do that again...it's weird). (Again, no picture...oops! Finally thought to start taking pictures just after my snack -- and you won't get pictures of breakfast or snack 1 from today either. I can't remember anything pre-9am!)
Because my day started so early, I ended up having lunch at 10:45am. *lol* Hey, it was right on my 3-hour schedule so I had to fight that "but it's not lunchtime yet" feeling.
Italian Chicken Zucchini Burger and a huge salad.
(Crappy pic, sorry!)
I found out a few things - 1) I still hate cucumbers and 2) I don't much care for this "sun dried tomato vinaigrette dressing. Blech! Also...THIS was the star of the show:
NOM NOM NOM!
Recipe here: www.bodybuilding.com/fun
Grilled Chicken Tenderloin (it was leftover) on 1/2 a whole wheat sandwich thin with some mustard. (I have a picture, but my email box is holding it hostage right now...)
Okay, so I thought it would be super weird having dinner at work. I thought I would feel sad and awkward and all that...but it really wasn't that bad. I wasn't exactly "hungry" at the time (I felt like I'd been eating ALL DAMN DAY! And I follow a similar schedule anyhow so no clue why this really struck me as SOOO much...) but the food was super good. *proud*
3-Bean Ground Chicken Breast Chili with a side of Roasted Veg (Brussels sprouts, peppers and zucchini. NOM!)
My Brussels sprouts need some work...they were a touch too bitter so I need to figure out how to get rid of that little bite in them. (I don't like my food to bite back.)
Chili recipe: www.bodybuilding.com/fun
Late Night Snack:
The best part about this plan is that there is something AFTER dinner. It feels like a second dinner and it stopped me from feeling all bummed and sad about the kids eating dinner without me because, well, they didn't (we just didn't have the same thing).
5-Egg White Omelet with Onions, Peppers, and some cheddar cheese.
Confession: Cheddar Cheese isn't in Jamie's plan per se...but there is nothing against it (only carbs this late at night) and I had some calories to spare, so I added a little. OMG! So good!
Total Calories: 1536-1628 (MFP vs. SP)
Total Calories Burned: 167
Net Calories: 1369-1461
So still over 1200, which I know is a must, but still awful low. *shrug* I'm following the plan almost to a T. (Even upped my water from 10 to 12 glasses yesterday AND took my vitamins (multi, glucosamine, b-stress complex, potassium, and fish oil).) Every other thing I read tells me to eat closer to 2000-2200 calories...but, here's the thing. I'm TIRED of overthinking this. I have to give my body a chance. I have to stop thinking I'm smarter than it or someone like Jamie Eason. If in a couple weeks I'm not seeing ANY results, then I can readjust and just figure that she meant her plan for a much smaller girl (which I know she did). That being said, I promised myself I'd make it through 1-2 weeks on Jamie's plan before I did anything to try to screw it up. So that's what I'm sticking with for now.
Now, I said that things went relatively well. Here's the rub. Switching to this "all clean" diet hasn't been easy. I mean the prep alone was a monster to get done (and I whipped up a batch last night of her Carrot Cake Protein Bars too...not bad, actually), but what I mean is...my body is just NOT used to this. Somehow, something in the processed foods and fast foods and junk foods I've allowed myself to have on occasion here and there (and more so in the past week in prep for this change) must be highly addictive. Yesterday I got a headache at 11:30am...and it didn't subside all damn day! It was torture as I had to battle through work and by the time I was done with my late dinner, I didn't have any energy left and I was in bed by 9pm and out within 5 minutes of my head hitting the pillow.
I feel a little better today, but there's still a little pressure in my head. The only thing I can conclude is that I'm experiencing some serious withdrawal symptoms from something that's been in my diet regularly that no longer is (maybe it's that wicked coffee creamer! Or the fact that I drank less coffee yesterday because it just didn't taste as good without the creamer. *lol* Or maybe it's the lowered carbs. *shrug*). I'm thinking that this will all be gone by Thursday at the latest. And it makes me wonder how far "back" I want to go when I let up on the rigidity of my diet. I wish I knew what it was that was causing this, because if I knew I'd probably swear that crap off completely. Nobody needs this kind of pressure and pain...especially while she's trying so hard to stay focused and get things done!
So, that's that. Made it through...just barely.
I feel a little better today. By this time yesterday I was already craving a nap and today I think I've got a little more left in me...and I had better! I did day 2 this morning before work (Back and Biceps) but I've got a second workout tonight after work - another supervised workout with a different trainer at my gym. Should be interesting. I hope she leaves my darn arms alone! *lol*
DOMS is setting in. ...don't mind that feeling all that much ...reminds me I did well.