Day 2 and I’m a bit hungry

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Onward!  Day 2 is done and was a good day.  I stuck to the plan.

I am finding that I need to eat more for breakfast or lunch or both.  Because I was REALLY hungry before lunch and late afternoon.  And today was almost a repeat of yesterday’s diet.  I mixed up the fruit and nuts at least.

As a vegetarian, I find it a bit harder to get in protein.  I don’t like eggs.  Good thing there is a lot of protein in my morning shake.  Plus I really like Beyond Meat.  It’s pretty darned tasty.  And a great source of plant based protein….20 grams! I wish they would send me a lot of coupons.

And WHAT is the deal with the “pee smell” after eating asparagus?  That is just WEIRD.  (secretly, I kinda like it though)

Day 2:

  • Breakfast: Fruit Punch Spark, AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake (chocolate peanut butter!)
  • Morning snack: 1 apple, 10 almonds
  • Lunch: giant salad that contained asparagus, Beyond Meat “chicken” strips, 1T chia seeds, 1T pumpkin seeds
  • Afternoon snack: Limeade Spark, 2 clementines, 2T pistachios
  • Dinner: leftover spaghetti squash with kale, chickpeas and pine nuts
  • Night snack: AdvoCare Muscle Gain (freaking delicious!)

This was in the neighborhood of 1425 calories.

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those clementines in the picture were the BEST I’ve ever had.  Seriously!

It’s time to start adding back in some workouts.  April is get healthy month.  May is no spending month.  Not sure what I’ll do for June.  It might be get-on-your-bike month.

I’m kinda proud of myself for sticking to a plan for 2 days in a row!  It can be done!

Hugs, my friends.

 

 

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DAY ONE

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Woo HOO!  Day one.  Back on the plan.  Day 1/24 down.

That said, this is a lifestyle, not a diet.  I’m training myself to eat correctly.  Cause I like me.  And I’d like to live a while longer.

It isn’t hard to eat correctly and healthy.  YOU JUST HAVE TO BE PREPARED.

Here’s how day one went.  My Day:

  • Breakfast – Spark and AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake
  • Morning Snack – 1.5 cups cantaloupe and 10 almonds
  • Lunch – big salad, Beyond Meat “fake” chicken, 1T chia seeds, 1T pumpkin seeds
  • Afternoon Snack – Spark, 5 oz raspberries, 2T mixed nuts
  • Dinner – Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Chickpeas (skipped the cheese in the recipe)
  • Nighttime snack (which I don’t normally eat) – AdvoCare snack bar

I drank 1 gallon of water.  Yes, I was in the bathroom ALL day.

Here’s dinner (recipe found here)

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This is an AMAZING dinner.  I made enough so I can have this again tomorrow night.  I put in extra chickpeas and sundried tomatoes (not in oil).

I feel fabulous tonight!  Ready for day 2!  Excited to continue this journey.

 

Menu & Food Prep Day!

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Sunday!  I’m starting my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge tomorrow morning.  I’ll take measurements when I wake up and then move on to CHANGING.

Today I made a menu for a week.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks. I went to the grocery store and got the ingredients I needed.  Honestly, it was not difficult to make a plan.  It is actually helpful and I know what I’m eating each day.  No guess work.  Just pack it up and go to work, or get ready what I need for dinner!

I made a giant salad

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I cooked a spaghetti squash tonight so I’ll be ready to make a dinner tomorrow after work with only a little time needed to put the meal together

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I did finally get it cut open.

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It didn’t take all that much time and will save me time after work.

I have a plan!  I am prepared.  Time to stick to the plan.

I have found in the past that making a menu in advance for dinner makes my life easier. With planning all my meals for the week, I kinda like it.  One less thing to worry about.  No more standing in front of the fridge wondering what to eat and picking something easy and unhealthy.

Super excited to get things going!  Let’s do this!

Mental Preparation

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On Monday, I will be back on the path of good food choices.  I’ve been straying from the health path this week.  I’m on vacation!

Time to get the brain prepared.

The first 10 days of my plan is a “cleanse.”  No, not THAT kind of cleanse.  It’s “uneventful.”  I will have 10 days of clean eating.  No dairy, alcohol, soda, coffee, processed food, fried food, sugary crap, white flour, partially hydrogenated oils.

You might say….that’s a lot of things to avoid.  I’m thinking about all that I CAN eat.  I will have an AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast, fruit, nuts, veggies, plant based proteins, beans, greens, seeds.  And a fiber supplement and Spark.  I do love that Spark!  It’s an energy drink in a powder form that I can take along with me anywhere.  I’ll have one in the morning and another mid afternoon to help with the afternoon yawns.

I’m really looking forward to replacing the junk in my diet.  I’ve gone off the path.  Time to return!

Svelte.  That’s my word.  I will be svelte.

I will walk, do exercise DVDs and ride my bike to get my muscles going too.  I am super excited! It’s TIME.  Time to move forward with my health.  My life.  My happiness.  My journey.

I’d love company!  Join me!  Let’s do this 🙂

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Let’s do this!

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Here we are.

I’m 45.  My kids are 14 & 10.  My husband is….older than me.  But not by much.

It is time to make some changes in my life.  I need to lose weight, get fit again, and find some free time.  I want to get my house and life organized.  I want to spend time with my people.

I HAVE MADE SOME DECISIONS.

April 2017 is Lose Weight and Get Fit Again month.  Beginning 4/3/17, I will do the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge.  I did this before and lost 9 pounds and 6 inches.  Plus it taught me to eat right and I was able to continue those habits….but I’ve begun to slip off that wagon, so it’s time to reset and shed some more weight!

May 2017 is NO Spending month.  Oh yes.  I said it.

I’m evolving.  Time to make changes.  Let’s do this!

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