Wanted to pop in again (3 times in 4 days – a recent record!) to give an update on…
1) The Cleanse : Here is What I Ate Wednesday:
Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites + ground black sesame & black pepper.
Lunch: Mixed greens salad with a hard-boiled egg & 3/4 cup of chickpeas (yum! my stomach doesn’t like beans that much but the taste was worth it – delish) + 1T EVOO + 1T balsamic vinegar.
Snack: 1/2 cup artichoke hearts (these were in a bit of oil) + 2/3 cup Greek yogurt (yogurt not on the plan – but I was quite hungry at this point).
At this point we go off plan… who was I kidding – I have to make these things work with my lifestyle and my height (5’10″ – this plan must be about 800 calories and that is a third of what I eat in a day). But I did make it work for me – keep reading…
Dinner: Chinese food – I had a bowl of egg drop soup with chicken & corn in it + a bite of a pork bun (Bobby ate the rest) + chicken/shrimp/pork and veggies in very little white sauce (we always ask for very little sauce – I don’t know what it would be like with a normal amount because I feel like “very little” is too much most of the time). We had some pineapple, orange, and lychee at the end of the meal (complimentary) and I had a few sips of red wine.
Dessert: small bowl of lactaid ice cream with PB2 and a piece of Lily’s no sugar added coconut dark chocolate (it’s sweetened with stevia).
So overall – didn’t stick to the plan, but pretty close up until dinnertime. And I was able to avoid the rice and usual snack-tooth I have at night. I am definitely pleased with the way this is going. I will continue to eat (pretty) cleanly for as long as I can – I’m already feeling less bloaty.
I have to be honest, after looking at the cleanse plan again, it is really low in calories – I get that it’s only for four days but I did not realize how low-cal it was! It’s a good inspiration but it must be beefed up. I don’t like the idea of crash-dieting – crashing is usually followed by bingeing in my experience. But onto the next…
2) My curtains! I love them. I got the curtains on sale at West Elm and I also got the rods at West Elm (though not on sale).
You can’t really see in this light (this is taken at night, and with Instagram no less) but the paint color on the walls is called Hazlewood by Benjamin Moore . I think it’s my favorite BM color.
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I think that is about it… Oh! I joined this DietBet via Roni’s Weigh . Feel free to join along if you are trying to lose a little bit of weight. You just put in $20 and if you have lost 4% of your body weight by the end (4 weeks) you get to split the pot with the other people who also lost 4%. I have to lose about 5.6 pounds to make the goal. I think that is reasonable and doable in a month – plus it is what I want to lose anyway! I was quite bloaty at my weighin so I am actually down 2 pounds already – hah. I believe today is the last day to join .
Happy Thursday! Almost the weekend!
P.S. I stayed up until 2am last night watching Downton Abbey. I love this show – I’m already ahead of where we are in the states – I found the rest of the episodes online. However, I feel like I am in college and now I have to go to an early morning class – except my class is from 10am to 7pm! Oops.