Good morning! First of all, I succeeded at not splurging at our office party last night!!! Thankfully they had some healthy options, so I was able to eat and feel satisfied. I chose the salad with a tiny drizzle of Italian dressing, big scoop of mixed veggies, small piece of salmon, and a few berries. Here I am feeling fabulously fitter, with my husband, Bill.
Starting Weight: 144 pounds (December 28, 2010)
Current Weight: 136 pounds (January 8, 2011)
Total Loss: 8 pounds
Next Week’s Goal: 134 pounds (January 15, 2011)
I’m up a pound since coming off Detox, but I’m not concerned. First, it’s normal to expect that you’ll gain a bit after adding some calories back to your diet (the extra pound is just food that’s being processed in your body, not fat), and I also just started my, um, monthly visitor. My goal is 2 pounds for next week, and then I’ll stick to 1-pound a week after that. For those that are in a similar weight range as me and don’t have a lot to lose, keep in mind that weight loss after detox will be slower, about 1 pound per week. OK, so let’s move on to Day 8…
Today’s Meal Plan:
|Blackberry smoothie w/ almond toast||7am|
|Apple, crackers and small salad||11am|
|Kashi Tuscan Veggie Bake||3pm|
|Cheese & quinoa stuffed peppers||7pm|
Today’s Workout: 5 or 6 mile run in the park (I’m training for a 1/2 marathon in March)
I’m not doing very well this week at sticking to the book’s recipes. I didn’t buy enough ingredients at the grocery store and haven’t had a lot of time to fix them. I suppose I don’t have much excuse since I don’t have kids to take care of, but I’ll stock up this weekend and do better at food prep on Sunday to help me get through the week. In the meantime, I tried to sub out items that included every food group (veggie, fruit, whole grain, protein) and was within the 300-400 calorie range.
Breakfast was the blackberry smoothie and almond toast (the book calls for blueberry, but you can use any berry). Perhaps if I wasn’t using old freezer-burned blackberries, it would have been tastier, but I ended up adding a little agave nectar and 1/2 scoop of protein powder to make it more palatable. The toast was really good. I would never have thought of that for breakfast!
Lunch was Kashi’s Tuscan Veggie Bake, a tangerine, and a few almonds. The entree was pretty good, although not as good as their Mayan Harvest, which I did a review on a while back. The major downside to frozen lunches, even so-called healthy ones, is the salt. This one has 29% of my daily value of salt! But compared to a fast-food or vending-machine lunch, it’s a much better option when you’re in a hurry.