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Skinny Rules Challenge: Rules 14 & 15

I think I got all messed up on which rules I’m supposed to follow on what days!  Good thing I made myself a handy dandy checklist of all the rules so I can check off the ones I follow each day.  It looks a little something like this:  I am a total geek and think this is cool. I can check off which rules I follow which will give me not only a percentage of how often I follow the rules, but a visual reminder too! I printed it out and it’s on my fridge.  Also, it will give me data on which rules I rock at, and which rules I suck at.
Let me tell you, I suck at rule #7.  I keep eating carbs for snack and dinner! I just haven’t brought myself to get rid of them! That is my real challenge.

Yesterday was rule 14: eat a real breakfast. I made oats in a jar (tupperware) with greek yogurt, almond milk, and raspberries. I also had veggie sausage to add extra protein and deliciousness.  For lunch I had an eggwhite salad sandwich, and snack was an apple and babybel cheese.  Dinner was 2 wheat flatbreads! Carb central! And I just ate too much in general. But they were so good! One had my zucchini, tomato and soyrizo sautee on it with cheddar cheese, and the other had turkey, goat cheese and broccoli.  Delicious!  But, Bob Harper was right and I did have cravings and munch later. Wa Wa.  Now that I’m writing this I realized I think I AM a day off! Pretty sure I wrote about breakfast the other day! Help me, I’m losing it.  Working so much plus homework plus obsessing over meal planning = I’m confused. Sorry folks, my challenge is turning into a hot mess.

Today (or not) was rule 15: Make at least 10 meals a week at home.  I already do that anyways! Done and Done.  Number one, I can’t afford to eat out that much! Number two, how could you possibly avoid refined grains, sugar, potatoes, and large portions if you are eating out all the time?  You couldn’t! I think Bob Harper was going too nice on this rule.  For me to be successful, it should really be at least 15 times a week, if not 20.  If I want to lose weight I’m going to have to eat at home ALL THE TIME!  Which is fine because I love cooking when I have energy.

Today I had overnight oats for breakfast again, lunch was a weird mix of eggwhite salad, quinoa, romaine lettuce, tahini and seaweed salad. I know, it sounds disgusting and I was really worried all morning that my lunch would be barf.  But it was awesome! I’m awesome at throwing crap together and making it taste good!  Dinner I made miso eggplant with tofu (recipe soon!) which sounds carb-less but I definitely added a lot of Agave to sweeten it up.  Then I was stressed from school work and my brain dying so I ate 1/2 a lara bar and 2 dates with pecans.  Damn you sugars!

Tomorrow: Banish High Salt Foods.  Mr. Bob Harper says eat less than 2,000 mg a day.  I wonder how much I’m consuming?  I really have no earthly idea.  Probably a good thing I ate my miso eggplant tonight, that probably has a lot!

Sorry, I’m too tired to think of any awesome pictures to add!

 

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What would skinny people do?

Ok guys, Skinny Rules challenge is on hold for 2 days because I have class all weekend in DT L.A. which equals long days, a lot of stress, and a lot of eating out.  Not on hold like “hey I’m gonna go back to eating whatever I like” but on hold like “hey, let’s keep it real and just maintain in this moment of utter chaos.”  I definitely have been following Skinny Rule # 6 which was to eat an apple and berries every day.  That one was easy.  It’s # 7 I’m scared of and generally avoiding, which is “no carbs after lunch”!  Mentally I’m just not prepared to make that commitment today, so I’m waiting til Monday.

On the plus side, I lost 4 lbs this week!  Just from following rules 1-6! Not bad, considering I didn’t work out and I was sick. Usually that makes me feel like eating CHEESE AND BREAD, USUALLY SMOTHERED IN SOME KIND OF SAUCE.

The surprising thing for me about eating healthier and cutting out refined grains and sugars is, it’s not that hard (ok I know I’m only on day 6).  I haven’t had any major cravings and I feel full and satisfied after every meal/snack.  Seriously! Me of the night time munchies!  The worst thing I’ve eaten all week is too many whole wheat crackers with spinach and kale dip!

But today was hard.  Hard emotionally.  I guess this is where my relationship with food comes to light and I have to learn some new replacement behaviors.  I ate 3 bites of a friend’s crepe at lunch and 1/2 hour later, broke out in hives! Hives!  Can cutting out processed food change my body that quickly?

Crepes Ooh La La

Crepes Ooh La La (Photo credit: Premshree Pillai)

Not to mention the giant red itchy bumps on my hands/legs, I had a long day at school and even longer one tomorrow.  I came home and my boyfriend was working/hanging out with his sister drinking beers.  I was hungry and needed to eat before going into munch mode. I ate left over soup and 1/2 wheat pita with 1/2 piece of cheese.  I wanted to hang out and watch tv but I had to do homework.  They went to go get a pizza (pepperoni and olive!) with garlic bread.

Saying no to the food wasn’t that hard.  I could eat it if I wanted to but do I need any more hives plus a stomach ache? not really.  But I feel tired, lonely, left out and abandoned.  The ritual of eating delicious comforting unhealthy fattening food with people you love runs deep in my 1/2 filipina veins.  I am sad I haven’t really eaten any meals with my boy this week because our schedules are so different, and our meals are too.  I wish I had a partner who would go on this journey with me, but it’s unfair of me to force that on him.  Especially when he’s making so many positive changes in his own life right now.  Now I feel even worse because I took all my feelings, stress and anxiety out on him and was mean to the one person who I wish would comfort me in my moment of sadness.  I know it will take some time to get used to our new routines.  I know the more healthy food I cook and eat, he will see how much it changes me and start to feel the change in himself.  It just feels a little lonely right now.

Normally I would eat an extra slice of pizza/whatever I could find if I was feeling this way.  What do skinny people do when they are sad and lonely and feeling like they need a little something to perk them up? (please don’t tell me go for a run even if it’s true.)  And by skinny I don’t mean thin but healthy, happy people who have learned to balance their lives and their bodies.  Because that’s who I want to be.

The ocean always makes me feel better!

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