I did it! I did one full day of Paleo without "cheating". It's a big deal, folks. I told you yesterday that my breakfast scramble was good. Lunch was tasty as well, however, I think I got stuck on the meatballs or the skin of the veggies. Paleo is tricky with a lap band, but I'm going to keep at it.
I really wanted some coffee at lunch, but I knew I wouldn't drink it black so I had some hot peach ginger tea. It was okay. Dinner was awesome! I actually used the George Foreman grill I have had for eons (mostly used to grill cheese sandwiches and hot dogs) to grill a chicken thigh. I just sprinkled it with some salt and pepper and that sucker was done in 5 minutes. Sweet! Do you have one of these grills? What do you make on it? That was fast and I need some new ideas. I also had some leftover braised cabbage from New Year's. I could seriously eat the whole pan of that stuff.
So, one day in the books. No stretching the rules, no cheating, just doing it. I can do it. Here is today's plan:
Breakfast: drinking some hot peppermint tea now. It isn't coffee, but it does help for me to drink something warm in the morning, especially if I haven't worked out. When I get hungry, I will have my leftover black-eyed peas from New Year's that I didn't need yesterday. It is a Paleo cheat, but they are good for me and I'm not going to fret about it.
Lunch: same as yesterday. Meatballs with cucumbers & green peppers with Paleo creamy Italian dressing.
Snack: I didn't need a snack yesterday but that was mostly because I felt a little stuck. I have an apple with raw almond butter if I need it.
Dinner: same as yesterday. Grilled chicken thigh and braised cabbage.
I didn't get up for CrossFit today for many reasons, but I will ellipticize at lunch. Plus, I plan to Jazzercise tomorrow morning.
Oh...good news! I got on the scale this morning and 2 pounds of the bloat were gone. My goal for the weekend is to keep it off. I have a terrible tendency to eat badly on the weekends and bloat on Monday morning. My only goal is to not gain anything Friday-Sunday. It is reasonable, now I just have to do it.
Saturday is a busy day, so I should stay on track. I do have a party Saturday night and I will eat whatever the hostess provides, just no alcohol or desserts. Sunday, I plan to cook for next week.
Hope you all are having a nice start to the new year!!