To answer a few questions…
It’s not just for 7 days, but I’m following it exactly as prescribed for 7 days and then we might alter a veggie or two, add a healthy something here or there. But overall, the goal is to make something very close to this my new norm…for quite a while. It’s going to be a long road.
The important parts according to my doc, who is a fitness/health nut, are to drink the water right before the meal, like all at once. Then for lunch and dinner to eat the veggies next, then the meat. The high-fiber broccoli helps me to feel full. And though I like broccoli, 2 cups is a lot of broccoli!
We’re still doing Wii Fit Plus, but I’ve had a few days off. Lots of evening activities and by the time I get home and put the kids to bed, I’m in no mood for listening to the little voices talk to me on the Wii. I’d like to be able to do it in the morning, but scheduling is difficult with work and school drop-offs, etc., and tiny hands interfering.
We’ll see how it goes. I just baked a bunch of chicken so I’m good for a few days of meals. I like that part, not much cooking!! I divided it up in 4 oz pieces and it’s ready to go, about 4 days worth for me and M. I plan to get some salmon fillets too, they are yummy and come in 4 oz fillets, nice and handy.
This morning I learned I don’t care for egg whites scrambled. We might do some boiling and I can eat them that way, sans yolks. I didn’t quite get all the oatmeal down, but without the butter and brown sugar, it sure lacks something! A little Splenda and cinnamon and it was almost ok.
It’s 2:30p and I just finished my lunch, it’s been one of those days. Running and picking up, dropping off, feeding kids, etc. But the 2 cups of broccoli wasn’t bad at all. And I even ate it straight steamed, no seasoning and no fats added, and it wasn’t bad. Who knew under all that cheese sauce broccoli was good on its own?? (I kid, I like broccoli almost any way it’s presented.)
I’ve been texting Melanie and Julie much of the day… we’re a good team so far. Melanie is our champion, having been on this path for 3 years and having some stunning new skin to show for it! She’s really doing this for the moral support, and because it is not far from her “new norm.” She’s pushing me and I’m glad for it. Who would have known after 18 years this is where we’d be, Mel??
So feel free to join in if you’re game. I’m only 2/3 of a day in, but I’m feeling pretty positive at this point!