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A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Let's Try This Again
Ok...so I didn't do so hot on Allan's first Double Dog Challenge....I gave up last week. I decided after a few days that it was a REALLY bad idea, and I better commit to SOMETHING...so I signed up for Phase 2 of his challenge. This picture up top makes me want to run out and buy a passel of pugs, lol.
I'm feeling pretty good this morning....ready to get started. I decided I'd photograph some of my food to go along with the accountability thing. I said some, and not all, because for one, I already forgot to photograph my 410 calorie breakfast this morning....eggs, turkey sausage, fruit, coffee w/ creamer....but I did manage to remember to grab the camera as I was running out the door for work, so I'll take some pics today. I did this in my Beach Challenge this past April and found it very helpful w/ the accountability....I lost 15 lbs. that month. Unfortunately, I found it again..and put it right back on my a$$.
Phase 2 of this challenge runs for a month, through Dec. 8th. It takes us right through Thanksgiving....now THAT ought to be interesting. One requirement is to eat the calories that you'll be eating when you get to goal weight....which for me is 1870. Another requirement is to drink enough water to drown a small country. Working on the water already....looking forward to a good day.
I cooked up some food yesterday to help me out through the week. Baked some sweet potatoes, boiled some eggs and made tuna salad, baked some zucchini and fresh salsa together in the oven, baked some chicken wings, boiled 2 chicken breasts and shredded them and then mixed in some Texas Pete buffalo sauce....that's in case I want to make a buffalo chicken lasagna recipe in a muffin tin this week. Also thawed out some grouper to cook for dinner tonight...got a recipe for a mustard sauce from Allan to put over the fish...should be tasty.
Unfortunately I got a bit of bad news last night. One of my great aunts passed away yesterday morning...my mother's aunt....so I'll be attending the funeral with mom this week. I'm not sure of the day yet....probably either Tues or Wed....so being out and with family for at least half of the day will probably pose some obstacles with the eating...but I'll do the best I can. Funerals are a part of life and we just have to work around them in regards to the eating.
I hope everyone's week is off to a great start....drink that water. :)