Doing quite well today! My monthly cycle finally started and the hormonal irritability is gone. The bloat is leaving, too! Still have not gotten under that 200 mark, but maybe by Sunday. We'll see.
7am: coffee, 1 Tbsp sugar free creamer
8am: another coffee, Kay's Naturals Cinnamon Pretzels
10am: Medifast hot cocoa made with decaf coffee and cinnamon
noon: Medifast Parmesan puffs and a Diet Rite soda
3pm: Medifast chocolate mint crunch bar and a cup of decaf French vanilla coffee with sugar free creamer
6pm: nice big bowl of homemade chili (see below)
8:30pm (planned): Medifast brownie
So I made some chili in the crockpot for the kids for dinner, and made a lower carb, Medifast-friendly version for myself. It is very easy to make meals that suit all of us. I just browned some extra lean ground beef, measured out 5 ounces for myself and put it in a small pan, and the put the rest of the beef into the crockpot. Into the crockpot went kidney beans, pinto beans, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Into the small pan went chopped mushrooms and celery (I would have used green peppers if I had any) and canned, diced tomatoes. I added chili powder to both batches, turned on the crockpot, and set my little pan aside. It is sitting there waiting and in about a half hour I will simmer it for a good long while with the lid on while I made cornbread for the kids.
*Edited to add stats for the day:
110 g protein
88 g carbs
Yes! This is right where I want to be.
Looking forward to a weekend enjoying the kids. Hope you have a good one!
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