I'm with you on that Halloween Merianne! Made sure I bought gross candy to give out, but there were some delicious looking candy bars in there, I told the kids to take BIG handfuls!
Tell, me.... what is GROSS candy? :)
Hows your workouts going? I know it is only day 5, but man.... I feel GOOD!!!!!!! If this keeps up I will have NO problem doing this program! Do you get to go to a gym or stay at home? I get to saty at home, which is good for me cuz I don't like anyone watching me. I just about bit my husbands head off this morning when he tried to come in the bedroom to get some clothes or something. I said "DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!!!!!" Not yet anyway. When I am ripped I won't care who looks. right now I am just throwing blubber around. :P
WTG, Merianne! Fight fast food! You might have been able to get a grilled chicken salad with lowfat Italian dressing and apples from there. I don't know if they serve that any more. Another tip: if your family ever goes to Taco Bell, you can order things "fresco style" which means no cheese and more veggies (tomatoes, lettuce and onions). Just a thought.
Also, there should not be a point where you are that hungry, because you will set yourself up for failure. It happens, yes, because you can't control everything that happens, but keep a protein bar on hand just in case. It's a bad idea to wait longer than 3 hours before your next meal. Believe me, I've messed up the diet plenty of times waiting too long to eat.
I found three boxes of Myoplex bars on sale for $30! Score! I snatched that right up. I keep those in my purse now, so I have an emergency meal if needed.
I remember the last time I did the challenge, I got REALLY hungry between weeks 5 and 6, and then the last two weeks. I curbed my appetite with veggies, raw and/or lightly steamed, which you have no limit on. It helped a lot. Also, Eating-for-Life says you are supposed to really enjoy at least one meal a day, and this will keep you on track. I really enjoy my dinners and "desserts." I usually have a modified version of what my family is eating.
Just some suggestions that helped me through the last challenge. :)
When is y'all's free day?? I think I am going to use mine tomorrow because I will be at a get-together in the evening, even though I prefer Sundays as my free day usually.
WEEK 1, ALMOST OVER!!
"The joy of life is the fruit of discipline" -S. Randall
Gross candy is all that cheap stuff that you buy in bult and has names and ingredients you have never heard of. I ate some on Saturday and...basically spent the next hour picking it out of my teeth. Skittles on the other hand...mmm skittles.
I think the best part of my workout week WAS all the pizza and chips I had on my free day on Sat. It actually felt like a massive treat, as normally I would have been eating chips all week.
Luckily in my apartment complex there is a small gym, so only ever about 2 or 3 other people in there at a time, if any.
Katie, it's funny you should mention not being THAT hungry... I was THAT hungry, but I totally forgot all the snacks I had paked away for just such a situation in my trunk! I'm a dork.
My free day is Tuesday nites right now. I have a parenting class I teach every Tuesday nite and they provide the dinner. It is exactly after work, so I don't have time to grab something, so I just use it as my free meal. It's usually not too bad of a meal, but this week we had Pancakes. I had such a tummy ache afterwards! I only had two, and they weren't that big! I am starting to not really like the free day. :(
Today for me is one of those days... where you dont really feel like you are acomplishing anything. I just kind of feel like I am - well, there. I did my workout and I have been eating right.... I guess I just need a boost. Or a nap. Yeah a nap sounds gud.
Mr Cynical, count your blessing for that vacant gym. Working with what you have at home surrounded by two little kids is NOT cool! And now I want some skittles! :)
I got my started pack yestaerday, which I am very excited about becasue I wanted to make a pumpkin pie, but needed some vanilla protien powder...now I have it! I will let you know how it was tomorrow!
Keep on keepin on!
Anyone still here? I think my BFL-friendly foods need an overhaul. Someone pointed out to me that some of my carb intake is not really healthy, and I realized that I am in the "diet" mindset where if it's lowfat, it's ok. WRONG! The point is to eat whole, nutritious foods that my body can use as fuel.
To make a long story short, I am going to be using the nutrition advice from the BFL book and this web site ONLY...the Eating for Life book, I have discovered, is for long-term maintenance and not for the 12-week overhaul program. So, we are still pretty early on (week 3, right??!) so I will rethink my protein/carb intake.
Hope everyone else is doing well. HIIT in the morning!! yippee! :)
Tofu is good, right? I made this www.kalynskitchen.com/.../spicy-sriracha-tofu-peanut-butter.html and it was amazing. I'm not even Vegan!
Is there anyone left in this group? We have two more weeks. Happy New Year. We made it thus far. I started over a number of times and realized that failing during the 1 weeks is part of my original process. Hang in there all.
Giving love to oneself one day at a time.
Anyone finishing strong this week?
WHAT is everyone doing after the challenge is over/ I plan t start challenge2. I feel so accomplished and ready.
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