Yesterday I was hungry, I was tired, I was grouchy and in general irritated! I was just fed up! Why does everything have to be so hard?! I felt confused and conflicted. I wanted some greek yogurt and my granola!!! I gave myself a pep talk. At each level of change, I have had a period of adjustment where my body craved the very thing I was supposed to be avoiding for a time. When I first gave up sugar, all I could think about were things laden with sugar. It was a real withdraw process and I distinctly remember feeling worse before I felt better. Kinda like during a cleanse process.
I reviewed in my mind and on paper the foods that I had had and my activity over the previous 24 hrs. I reasoned with myself that I had consumed adequate nutrition, that this was just an adjustment process. Then I realized that my water consumption had not been what it should be. I made some herbal tea and drank 20 oz. of water. After a little 20 minute nap and plenty of hydration . . . I was fine and ready to continue the day cheerfully. Hydration is so vital to physical, mental and emotional health. Did you know that muscles are made of 90% water and that fat is only 20% water. I have a lot more muscle than fat these days and I was running on dehydration for a couple hours. Dehydrated muscles do not function well.
Let's have some foods:
Cooked quinoa topped with almond milk, blueberries, raspberries & cinnamon
Truthfully my least favorite food I have had on this plan.
Strawberries and cashews for snack! YUM!
The yummy salmon dinner I did not make the night before and am so glad I did make
today!! It is yummy!
There was an afternoon snack picture, but I seemed to have misplaced it. It was humus and red bell peppers.
Tilapia w/tomato and sauteed spinach! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Ended the night with my chocolate casein shake. I took my progress pictures last night, my weight this morning and will do my measurements this morning. I will do weekly update post later today.
I'm getting ready to head out on a 5 mile run with my hubby. A great way to start my day!
P.S. If I could ask you to please pray for my sweet mommy. She is having a procedure done on Friday to investigate some spots on her lung. In the past she has had a spot that was discerned to be scar tissue from the numerous bouts of pneumonia and pleurisy. She was a smoker for over 20 years and quit smoking over 20 years ago. She says she is not concerned, that she is sure it is just more scar tissue. But, I hear a little doubt and concern in her voice that tells me she is trying to comfort me.