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In all honesty I thought I wouldn’t make it this far.  I’ve been going crazy while my fiance has been gone.  I’ve struggled through days of hunger.  Days where I am only full at the time I eat and then not even a half hour later feel starving.  I’ve had moments of serious self doubt.  I know I’m strong and can stick to this but I’ve had so many thoughts of quitting.

One little bite won’t hurt.
It’s just a small nibble, it won’t throw off the whole day.
It’s only a little popcorn.

I gave into NONE of these no matter how much I wanted to!

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Breakfast was more fresh fruit!  I always take fruit for granted.  I wish I could add bananas but I don’t think they are allowed.  I’m not having much luck measuring out 1 cup of peaches so I’m eating the whole thing.  I had the peach, 1/4 of a honeydew melon and about 1 cup mixed of blueberries and blackberries.

Lunch was sweet potato & roasted red pepper bisque and Greek salad.  I used the last Greek dressing that I had a few days before and it’s the last Greek salad I’ll have so I opted to use basic vinaigrette.  I made a whole recipe (8 servings) and used one.  It was such a huge salad.  1 whole head of romaine and a whole cucumber plus a whole medium tomato.  I thought about continuing to eat the salad only to try and get the sweet little 5 kalamata olives but I couldn’t eat any more!

Dinner was quinoa-lentil pilaf with 1.5 cups of steamed broccoli and lemon juice and EVOO.  I really want to like the quinoa but I get this gritty texture and I honestly don’t know how much more I can take.  I made a double batch of the pilaf so there was some for lunch.

I’m not sure if I’m waking up better or if I have more energy or not.  I’ve still taken naps on my days off because I feel so exhausted.  I have noticed that my resting heart rates has dropped.  My average resting heart rate last week was 63 and so far this week it is 60.

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