Skinny Rules: The home stretch: Rules 16-20!

Oh no!  I didn’t really follow them or complete my challenge!  The last four rules are:

16.  Banish High Salt foods

17. Eat your vegetables

18. Go to Bed Hungry

19. Sleep right

20. Plan one splurge meal a week.

So, I guess I followed 20! Except I had more than just 1 splurge meal this week.  I was very frustrated overall this week because even though I DID follow the rules for the beginning of the week, I didn’t see any changes on the scale.  I finally lost 1 (1!) pound by friday, and was stoked.  Then came Saturday, with 4 hours of studying plus 6 hours of class. The ladies wanted to get “one drink” which turned into 3 and dinner! And I don’t know if I’ve told you, but my body HATES ALCOHOL.  Even though I don’t.  I’m talking, hangover from 1 glass of wine.  No matter how much water I drink.  So, imagine me after staying up way too late (sorry rule 19), having 3 strong ass (well they better be strong for 12 $) drinks at a shee shee whiskey bar, and having class from 8-7 on sunday! Not a pretty sight.  

One interesting development:  When I have a hangover, I usually crave a BREAKFAST BURRITO.  Then Pizza or In N Out and lots of sleeping and getting fatter and feeling sicker.  But, this weekend my body actually craved healthy food! For lunch on Sun I had an egg white smoked salmon scramble with fruit, too much pita and hummus.  Dinner was fries (whoops) and pasta (whoops) with veggies and shrimp.  But not the usual fast food grease fest!  Thinking about it made me feel super gross. So maybe the skinny rules have helped my body discriminate what makes it feel good and what makes it feel bad, even if my STUPID MIND is way behind!

Then, today I was so full and not even hungry.  Smoothie for breakfast with one veggie sausage, then chicken salad (oh yeah I have RECIPES to post!)  Work was LOOONG and STRESSFUL and I had to pick up a 120 lb screaming child (girl) off the ground like 5 times while she pulled my hair. Awesome.  Met a friend for some tea and ended up grabbing Chipotle for dinner because I couldn’t stand the thought of cooking 😦 So, eating out binge continues.  

What did I learn from Bob Harper’s Skinny Rules?

  • whole grains are delicious, filling, and way better for you than anything bleached and processed. You should eat some.
  • Sugar is bad, bad, bad.  It’s in everything but you don’t want it.  
  • Coffee tastes good with almond milk!
  • Kelp noodles are the bomb.  6 calories per serving? I’ll have 12.
  • Veggies are my best friend.  Second is fruits (in the morning)
  • Soup is delicious, quick, healthy, and fills you up!
  • I don’t have to slave over the stove for hours every night to have a healthy home cooked meal.
  • My boyfriend will still love me if I don’t make him delicious cheesy food every night.
  • My boyfriend doesn’t really like to eat what I like, and that’s ok.
  • I’m a “don’t” person, not a “Can’t” person. (as in, I DON”T eat that food, not I CAN’T)
  • If I DO eat that food, that’s my choice and I have to deal with that. But I won’t be mad or hate myself, I will just move on.
  • My stomach can feel when I am full.
  • My body can tell when I am eating healthy.
  • Drinking makes me fat. And sick. I shouldn’t do it, even if all my pretty cool amazing friends are peer pressuring me!  (well, maybe one but THAT’s IT!) (This isn’t really from Bob Harper, this is more what my body’s been trying to tell me since High School!)

So, there’s probably a lot more nutrition facts I learned too.  But I feel these are some really important things that following (mostly) the skinny rules for 20 days has taught me.  And I plan to continue.  I may not be the biggest or fastest loser, but I am a loser!  And I can’t let anything get in my way.  I actually crave healthy food now, so I need to keep it that way.  Thanks Bob Harper!  

TOTAL POUNDS LOST DURING THE SKINNY RULES 20 DAY CHALLENGE: 7!  

Not amazing results, probably because I didn’t work out and I didn’t follow all of them all the time. But I wanted a lifestyle change, not a diet.  And I’ve lost 20 lbs in a month before just to gain back 25.  So if I lost 7 over 3 weeks and I can keep going down, I will be a happier, healthier person. 

Namaste!

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