Friday, November 8, 2013

Shred Day 5

Meal 1:
fruit: pear
sugar free cereal (store brand shredded wheat w/ 1 packet sweetener & unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
juice: papaya

Snack 1 (100 cals):
40 goldfish

Meal 2:
smoothie
fruit or veggie: Brussels sprouts

Snack 2 (150 cals):
PB&J - 1/2 English muffin w/1 tbsp PB, sugar free jelly

Meal 3:
small green garden salad w/ fat free dressing
bowl of soup: Progresso Light Zesty Southwestern Style Vegetable

Snack 3 (100 cals):
1/2 cup Greek yogurt w/cinnamon and 1 tsp agave nectar (called for honey, but I don’t have any right now, but I did have agave nectar)

Meal 4:
chicken
2 servings of veggies: broccoli

Snack 4 (100 cals):
1 cup blueberries w/2 tbsp Cool Whip

I worked a double shift at work today.  The day did not start off well at all.  We were having computer issues and no one was able to log on their computers.  We were getting a “no domain available to authenticate your request” error.  So frustrating.  It took almost 2.5 hours, but the IT department finally got things fixed and we were able to get back on our computers.  I wanted to get into my email and read the blog post I wrote on Tuesday (when I also worked a double) to remind myself of the times I ate at.  But that’s okay.  I remembered I didn’t eat my first meal until around 8:30 and then my first snack I ate around 11:30.  I was so bored when I wasn’t able to log onto the computer this morning.  And when I get bored, I think about food.  That made it a little difficult to wait until 8:30 to eat my Meal 1.  But, I stayed strong and I held out.  I kept sipping on my coffee to quell the hunger signals my stomach kept giving me.

I slept not great last night.  I was tired enough, I just kept waking up.  I’m not sure why.  Tomorrow, I’ll get to sleep in until about 9 because my workout tomorrow is another 30 minutes of 3-to-1’s on the good ol’ dreadmill.

You guys maybe have noticed that I’m not taking pictures of everything I eat every day.  I figure it’s something I’ve already eaten, there’s really no point in taking a new picture of the same thing over and over again.  And, with that said, I’m sorry I forgot to take a picture of the PB&J English muffin snack I had today.  Next time I eat it (and I will, I love PB&J) I will take a picture.  I also forgot to take a picture of my chicken and broccoli that I had for my final meal of the day (aka-dinner).  Oh, and the yogurt.  Oops.  It was really good though.

Since starting the Shred Diet, I no longer stop at 7-11 to grab a latte out of their latte machine when I work double shifts.  Too many unnecessary calories.  Instead, I grabbed some coffee out of the big coffee pot last night before I left and put it in the fridge.  I just warmed it up this morning.

When I woke up this morning, I had a pretty good pain in the right side of my lower back.  Pretty sure it was a muscle spasm, so I took a Flexerell.  I also kept stretching it as best as I could because that seemed to help a little…and I’ll take any relief I can get.

Last night’s dinner was good.  However, I went with a short cut for my sweet potato.  I nuked it in the microwave.  It was horrible.  I’m never doing that again.  It was like eating a sweet potato flavored piece of leather.  Blarg!  I should have just baked it the night before like I was originally going to do…or yesterday morning before I went to the gym.  Oh well, lesson learned, right?

I’m excited to see what the scale says on Sunday morning when I step on it.  my pants are already not as tight as they were at the beginning of this week.  So that’s a good thing.  I hope to see at least a 1.3 lb loss because that will put me back in the 170’s.

Something I should make a note of is that at the beginning of the week, my acid reflux/heartburn problem was…well…a problem.  But now, after 5 days of eating healthy, whole foods, it’s pretty much gone.  The first day or two I was still having some issues, but then it completely went away.  This makes me very happy.  For me, it’s not necessarily a what I ate issue…it’s mostly a weight issue for me.  the more weight I lose, the less I have problems with heartburn/acid reflux.

Full disclosure for the day…I had A bite of an egg and bacon breakfast taco and a VERY small slice (like maybe 2 or 3 bites worth) of carrot cake today.  Also, I am proud of myself for saying no to a BBQ sandwich.  I wanted it, but not enough to eat that much of a food not on my food schedule.  A bite here and a bite there is fine, but half of a sandwich?  Too much for now.  Maybe in a few weeks, after I’ve lost 4 or 5 lbs, but not right now. 

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