Hooray! I’ve made it 7 days through my 21 days of good health. It hasn’t been too bad actually but I also wouldn’t call it easy and I definitely could not have stuck to it so well if it wasn’t for you guys. Thank you!
While I’m on the subject of you guys I just want to give a shout out to a couple of other bloggers on a health journey with me.
- Taking our Family from 3 to 4 joined me from day one the little champion. She is also blogging her progress daily and has a different twist to what I am doing as she is pregnant.
- The Homeschooling Doctor gave up coffee with me from Day 1. She is still going strong despite the cravings. Terri actually blogs a lot about food and nutrition. By changing the diet of her whole family, including herself, she managed to reduce their medication load dramatically. Well worth checking out her blog. She has so much useful info and does loads of research to get you the most up-to-date relevant info to help you on your journey.
- Zero to Done is also preggers and has just started blogging her new health program. Faye is particularly focusing on detoxing from sugar and clearing her skin. She is also coeliac so if you are looking for healthy food ideas that cater to this then she is your girl.
I love that through blogging we have the opportunity to inspire others and be inspired; to share knowledge and learn new things from each other. There are many down sides to technology but this multifaceted bloggiverse support system is not one of them.
Anyway, on to today. Man it was awesome as I got to sleep alone and sleep in as Monkey was with Eric. I didn’t finish up breakfast until 930am. Such a lovely slow pace for the day.
I had a hankering for a coffee aaaaaaaall morning so I decided that I could reward myself with a DECAF if I walked up to get a proper one from the coffee shop. So that was a 15-20 min brisk walk there and back. The sun was out and it was actually quite balmy. I had a sleeveless shirt on and was not cold and it is winter! I love where I live.
Up the street I ran into another mum who is more a know a little but not a lot person and we ended having a coffee together so that was actually super pleasant. Then I came home and did some housework. I ended up making that Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate this afternoon. .Soooooo yummy but was probably calories I didn’t really need for today on top of the coffee and whatever else I ate. I blew out a bit more than I wanted to today but it was at least all healthy whole foods that are actually nutritious. At least they aren’t empty calories.
Today is the first day that I was super tempted to weigh myself as I started to feel like my tummy was flatter and that I may have lost just a little bit of weight (Yay!). I actually went and tapped the scales to get on this morning and then I remember that weigh in is tomorrow, that’s one more sleep. JUST WAIT my brain said. So I waited.
Here’s the menu:
Breakfast: Banana drizzled in maple syrup and sprinkled with cinnamon and then put under the griller (broiler I think in Nth America). Served on top of a bed of simple quinoa porridge (quinoa, rice milk + vanilla paste cooked up) with some toasted coconut chips sprinkled on top. Original recipe from Michelle Bridge’s 12 week body transformation but I have slightly modified.
Snack: My DECAF cappucino treat after my walk.
Lunch: Creamy Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup from yesterday. Delish. Nourishing. Yum.
Snack: Organic banana.
Raw salted caramel chocolate – homemade. Has raw cacao, coconut oil, himalayan sea salt, dates, maple syrup.
Only about 150 calories a serve and I had a piece + the lick your fingers stuff when making it when I’d probably already maxed out my calorie allowance for the day. Hence blowing the budget. All good.
Dinner: The neighbours invited us for bbq dinner so had no control over what we were having tonight. Turned out to be nice and pretty healthy except for the sausage. A very thin piece of steak, not too big; 1 sausage + veges. It was yum.
Total calories: Approx 1435
So that’s it. I’m intrigued to see what the scales say tomorrow as I strayed from my 1200 calorie goal the last few days. I’ll see if I can keep it up for this week and stay as clean as possible.
Oh and I’m actually starting to feel better than I was (more patient again) especially after getting some rest over the weekend so I’m putting it down to detox + tiredness + needed to exercise.
TWO. MORE. WEEKS. to go. Not that I’m counting down or anything.