Sunday, July 1, 2012

I Want It.

I want this.

I feel better in so many ways, even though I am sleep-deprived, now that I am 100% off sugar and grains. I really didn't think my occasional sandwich or few crackers was affecting me much, but maybe I was wrong.

Regardless, now I want it (not the grains, but the health) and that desire is driving my actions. I made a plan for this week. Last week, it was harder because sometimes I just didn't have any protein prepared when I was hungry so I grabbed nuts and dairy too often. I also ate fewer veggies than I think I should have because I was pressed for time. So my new schedule is to do some preparations every Sunday.

Today I hard boiled a bunch of free range eggs to have on hand during the week. I got some chicken thighs out of the freezer to thaw so tomorrow I can roast them to keep on hand as snacks. I will roast some vegetables along with the chicken to keep in the fridge for easy lunches. I took two large free range beef bones out of the freezer too; I will be making a rich stock with them tomorrow. I washed and chopped veggies for salads and cooking: peppers, onions, spinach, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower. I peeled and froze some ripe bananas for smoothies and planned some healthy lunches. Between those preparations and my plans to grill meat and veggies on the 4th of July, I am set for the week. Hope you are too!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so very delighted you seemed to be getting that fat-fueled spark! There's nothing like it kid! One trick I've learned for those "I can't eat another piece of meat or veggie" days, is my popcorn and soda replacement emergency pack. I take a half cup of SALTED sunflower seeds and a big ole' coke zero over ice and crunch out. Now, it's not the perfect snack, but the texture and the clash of the very sweet and very salty really are good for the soul from time to time. I even stay in ketosis after I indulge in this ambrosia!

timothy said...

wonderful! i had to eliminate nuts they trigger me i will eat the whole container in one sitting mindlessly. even after eating a full meal if i know i bought nuts i'll eat em all, safer not to keep em around for me at all! i think planning ahead is essential and logging EVERY bite you eat in a journal will show you where you succeeding and pinpoint any issuse when you dont. you're gonna have a GREAT week, beleive it, KNOW it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fabulous weigh (haha) to start off the week!! I'm learnin that planning is key to success! I love reading your blog. It helps to keep me motivated!! :) Keep up the awesome work!! Think how great you're going to feel
1 week from now.

-Nat-

Anonymous said...

A great easy stir-fry that I make often is 8-16oz lean pork/chicken/beef with 12-15 grams canned minced garlic with a 1 lb bag of frozen asparagus stir-fry frozen veggies from Walmart. Walmart has quite a few different varieties of the frozen mixed veggies (make sure to get the veggie ONLY versions). I cut the meat with kitchen scissors into a skillet and add about 1/2 a cup of water (so I don't have to add any fat). While I am cooking the meat, I cook the frozen veggies in the microwave for 3-4 minutes (to mostly defrost). Once the meat is cooked add in the garlic and veggies. This is delicious, cheap, fast and refrigerates well. The frozen mixed stir-fry veggies at Walmart are anywhere from $1.40-$1.60 depending on which variety you buy (versions range from green bean based, to broccoli based, to asparagus based). You CAN add ginger paste (check label to make sure it doesn't have corn syrup added as most do), soy sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. I try to have it without the soy sauce to keep the soy/salt out of my life, but it is a nice addition.

Taryl said...

Sounds like a plan! Being mentally 'ready', not just desiring the outcome but lacking the dedication, is crucial to success! Buckle down, get it down, then do what you have to in order for your weight to stay in a small maintenance window. It's not complicated, but it also isn't easy peasy ;)

Claire said...

Good for you! I'm amazed that you feel better just after a few days of no-sugar, no grain eating, but I felt that way too. My next step is to slowly ease out dairy and artificial sweetners (Diet Coke, Splenda), and then gradually oils and soy. Will try out the coconut aminos next week for my greenbeans and bacon without soy sauce. I can just feel my body resting and thanking me for giving it a break from sugar and wheat/rice/grains. And in the first few days, I was very tired, it was as if my body was saying - you've given up the load of sugar and grains, but now I need to rest up so I can have lots of energy next week. This week will be great for you!

Michelle said...

I don't know if this was mentioned. Have you read wheat belly by Dr. William Davis? If not facebook him and read what what every body is saying. Its all about grains. Went off it and feel 200@ better and my cravings went down. Just take a peek.BTW Im a lurker. been reading all your posts(most of them)rooting for ya!!

Lyn said...

I will check out his FB Michelle, thanks!