WOO HOO! One day down, six to go. Today was a great first day of the challenge. I had a bunch of healthy, whole food to keep me satisfied throughout the day and I'm sitting here at 9:45 pm feeling very full and satisfied. OK, I would be lying if I didn't admit that there were some moments throughout today that I was really tempted by some of the foods that aren't "allowed," but I was able to get through the weak moments pretty easily. My worst point was tonight at dinner. We had yummy homemade lentil soup, and Paul and the kids were eating bread and/or grilled cheese sandwiches on the side. I LOVE eating a hunk of bread with soup, and I also love grilled cheese.
It was tough staring at this
While I was eating this
My eats for the day included:
Breakfast - Overnight oats with almond milk, maple syrup and raspberries
Lunch - A huge salad with tons of fresh veggies (no picture because I had to eat it quickly between meetings)
Dinner - Lentil soup
Snacks - almonds and raisins, fresh mango, homemade Lara balls (walnuts, dates and cocoa powder blended together in the food processor and rolled into balls), carrot sticks and cucumbers
Water - approximately 90 ounces (not quite enough but I plan to do better tomorrow)
Tonight I made Angela's Endurance Crackers to eat throughout the week. I tasted a few after they came out of the oven and I think they'll be a great snack to help me get through the week.
I remember from the last time that day 2 and 3 tend to be the most difficult, so I'm hoping tomorrow isn't too bad. I have some delicious food packed to eat at work tomorrow and I have a great dinner planned, so I should be fine. I just have to remember that handfuls of chocolate chips aren't good to eat every day...or are they?