I posted about how scared I was to get started this morning…but the day went very well!
I’ll do a quick run down of what I ate:
1 cup of cooked oatmeal
1 sliced banana
1 Tbs. natural cashew butter
1 cup of skim milk
Coffee with homemade creamer and Stevia
Fage 0% with 1 tsp. of honey, 1 Tbs. chia seeds, and 1/4 cup of pineapple
WW string cheese
1/2 oz. almonds (I bought this at an Amish community—they are roasted in something but not sure what—a very light coating of something?)
Leftover ham and veggie soup
1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup of baby carrots
egg white omelet with mozzarella cheese and turkey—topped with homemade salsa
A BIG HUGE GLASS of water with fresh lime juice
dessert: Fage 0% mixed with cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla.
After all of this eating, I have 6 points + left over for the day.
Planned evening snack:
homemade hot cocoa made with water and stevia—this is 0 points +!
popcorn—natural and plain.
I also drank A TON of water throughout the day. No pop for me. It’s banned completely for now.
I ate a whole lotta dairy today! It just kind of happened that way…but I suppose I should watch that? Is there any danger to eating too much dairy?
I found myself thinking about sweets a lot throughout the day. But I was fine. Addicted a bit?
The dessert that I made and the hot cocoa are not as sweet as most packaged products are. This will take some getting used to—but they don’t taste bad either!
My coffee creamer is a bit weak. My co-worker is gluten intolerant and has a stash of xantham gum—she’s going to give me some to add to my creamer and see what that does.
Overall feeling today: Excited!
I am really excited about this. It doesn’t feel like a diet at all, yet I am not eating the foods that aren’t good for me. What I love about today is that everything I am eating is GUILT FREE. This is huge for me. I have a lot of guilt centered around food.
I need to cook up some whole grains to have on hand! I missed bread today and I think I could satisfy those cravings with whole grains.
I thought I would have to go without a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day—But Staci reminded me that there are options! I’ve picked out a clean dessert recipe to enjoy with hubby…who will be home on Valentine’s Day! Thanks Staci!
Questions that arose that I need to research:
How is honey or stevia different than sugar? I know it’s less processed, but how does it affect the body differently?
Are there health benefits to unsweetened cocoa powder?
That’s day one!
I also want to invite you to check out Jessica’s blog for this 68 day challenge . She is the one who asked me to do to this challenge. Head on over there to cheer her on too! I might do some posting there once in a while too.