- Too much/too little water – Admittedly, I wasn’t as careful with this. I may not have compensated enough for more water for exercising.
- Too much sodium – No prepackaged foods so I’m good here.
- Overexercised – This was the FIRST time I went back to the gym since starting the plan. I played tennis twice. This was pretty low level weight lifting for about 30 minutes.
- Deviated from protein/fat – Followed plan
- Didn’t sleep enough – Got 7.5 hours last night which is actually a little more than usual.
These are the deviations from yesterday:
- First time back at the gym.
- I didn’t drink my daily red wine (gasp!).
- I actually finished all of my eating and drinking at 6:45pm which is even earlier than 7:30pm.
Water weight is the first place they tell you to look. I did work out for the first time and possibly didn’t drink enough water. It’s hard to imagine that too much/too little water can cause you to GAIN A POUND! Again, the book has not failed yet so I have to be careful with water. I’ll admit that I probably normally drink MORE than the prescribed water. I always figured that more water is better? I guess not. In all the blogs I read, people struggled to drink all of the water and I’m the exact opposite. I always feel like I’m not getting enough water.
The plan is doing exactly what I wanted. It’s making me think about all of the variables and how food and drink are affecting my weight and physical body. Because I have a solid baseline, I can identify and think about the variables that are occurring each day. Instead of trying to find the needle in the haystack of what’s causing the weight gain, I can isolate it down to a few variables – water and/or exercise?
- We forgot both of our sunflower (breakfast) and pumpkin seeds (lunch).
- In addition, we are testing a new protein tonight – pork.
- I’m getting back on the red wine, you know, JUST IN CASE.
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According to the book on day 9 (we started on 10), we slowly start cutting back on the flax granola for greater weight loss. Today will be my first day without it. I spend about 10 minutes searching the cereal aisle at Earth Fare. The book says:
- Rice cereals are easy to find
- Don’t buy puffed rice
- But it’s ok to buy Barbara’s Honey Rice Puffins (sounds puffed to me?)
- If we buy mainstream cereal, choose low sodium content, under 140mg / cup
After much searching, I settle on this Earth Fare Organic mulitgrain flakes. It unfortunately has corn and says multigrain but it was the closest I could find to rice cereal. There are plenty of puffed rice cereals – ugh! This is NOT easy to find. Joe finds one on the internet but it won’t be here in time for my day 10.
The cereal is amazingly tasty and crunchy. Since I’ve been off the sugar since doing the plan, I’ve kind of lost a taste for it. I still love it but I don’t crave it.
My friend did Whole 30 and he said when he went back to eating sweet stuff, even fruits like strawberries, he couldn’t do it because they tasted SO sweet to him. I’m not sure I’ll ever get there but I don’t wince every time I open my office snack drawer and see all of the candies staring back at me.
- cereal, pear,
sunflower seeds, chia seeds with coconut milk
- Chopped salad with
- Sauteed winter squash and broccoli
- Rye cracker with almond butter
- Pork (testing new protein)
- Sauteed kale with garlic, black pepper,
- Mixed greens with avocado and apple
- 1 oz dark chocolate
- red wine
Weird how yums these flakes are!
Lunch feels a little slim today. Mostly veggies and fruit but very little substance. It may be the missing seeds? I think they have fat in them.
The snack always seems so little to me but after I eat it, I feel full!
Tonight we test pork. Joe goes European and heats the pork in Celsius.
I bring back the red wine because what if that caused my weight gain? I don’t want to take the risk.
Sooooo, maybe I go a little overboard with the chocolate choices but now that I’m eating 1 ounce of dark chocolate daily, I’m not binging for the sugary overload desserts like usual.