The Secret Life

a behind the scenes look at the consistently inconsistent life of an emotional eater…

Don’t dwell on the negative! January 20, 2013

Filed under: Diet & Exercise — preciouscharlie @ 7:48 pm

Today is Day 3 of the New Me. I am loosely following the Fat Smash Diet, but the first 9 days are key. It’s the “detox phase” where I’m limited to only fruits and veggies, beans, yogurt, egg whites, oats, and a few other things.  30 mins of exercise for 5 days is also a requirement.

Day 1= success. I managed under 1000 calories (I count for me, it’s not a part of the diet plan)

Day 2= success. Same deal.

Funny I could eat single meals totaling upwards of 1500 calories. Here I am eating under 1000 and I am still alive! I am getting a ton of protein and my sugars are [mostly] coming from my fruit intake. I probably drink at least a gallon of water a day and I make a point of drinking a tall glass before each meal.

Day 3= Okay. Minor slip as I had maybe a single BBQ chicken leg. It started off as a bite (still “forbidden”) because it smelled and looked so darn GOOD! I experimented with the slow cooker and the chicken came out WAY better than expected. I let my daughter taste a piece and she raved! She encouraged me to try a bite and I at first declined, but then I didn’t want her to catch me depriving myself. So I took a small piece…which led to another….and yet another. Since I’d already ruined the leg, I just put the rest of it on my dinner plate.

I’m still a little upset and feel somewhat tainted, but I know that I cannot focus on THAT. What I need to focus on is the fact that it’s 7:30 PM and I am around 900 calories. I may still have some strawberries and Cool Whip as a treat which will be a cheat, but it is an exception I make for myself so long as I measure.

The rest of the meal was a large portion of collards and a super-huge sweet potato-the greens only seasoned with a little salt & pepper and vinegar, the potato had nothing added. (Lunch was a mozzarella stick, grapes and 1/2 a banana [again not hungry/making myself eat]; for breakfast 1 cup oats + 1/2 banana–keeps me full for quite a while). All in all good day!

Also, I did 20 mins of Turbo Jam this morning and will be on the elliptical for 20 in a little while (shooting for a 10 PM bedtime). I like to rest on Sundays, but I don’t want to get lazy so I had to do something.

Even though I consumed poultry when I am not “supposed to” I did cook a somewhat Sunday dinner and am happy about that. As long as I own my slip-ups and hold myself accountable I will be okay. Gotta remember not to focus on the negative!


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