Days 1-4

6 Jun

Food Diary 6/2-6/5 (no exercise the first week of the diet)

Saturday: 5 protein shakes, 1 protein bar, grilled chicken salad with fat free honey mustard dressing, steamed cabbage, roasted carrots and onions.

Mood/Energy: Felt slightly annoyed.  Was tempted by left over pizza, but resisted the temptation.

Water: did not track

Sunday: 5 protein shakes, 1 protein bar, grilled chicken salad with fat free honey mustard dressing, steamed cabbage, roasted carrots and onions, and roasted squash and red bell peppers.

Mood/Energy: Slight headache and hungry.  Felt my stomach growl for the first time in a LONG time.  Made me realize real hunger versus it being “time to eat”.

Water: did not track

Monday: 4 protein shakes, 1 protein bar, small salad with fat free Catalina dressing, homemade stewed tomatoes and okra.  Started Multi-vitamin and potassium supplement.

Mood/Energy: Bad, Bad, and Bad.  I woke up with a pounding headache and major nausea.  As the morning progressed the nausea and body aches increased to flu like symptoms.  I left work at noon I was so sick.  I had a migraine headache and slept it off.  After that I gradually began to feel better.

I really wanted something off the diet because I felt so terrible and wanted some comfort.  I resisted the urge and came up with an awesome stewed tomato and okra concoction that hit the spot.

Water: Did not track

Tuesday: 4 protein shakes, 1 protein bar, small salad with fat free Catalina dressing, grilled chicken breast with franks hot sauce shredded on a big salad with fat free ranch dressing.

Mood/Energy: Felt much better this morning.  Felt hungover at first this morning, but as the day progressed I felt better with each passing hour.  Not overly hungry today.  Feeling very optimistic.

Water: 81 ounces

5 Responses to “Days 1-4”

  1. Casey D June 6, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    I’m writing to let you know I’m watching and rooting you on. Not only to motivate you but to motivate myself as well. I’m interested to see what tips or supplements your clinic gives you for energy and hopefully I can provide you with some hints and tips of my own. I have yo you’d for years now. As a vegetarian energy/ exercise gets tricky. Throw a diagnoses of fibromyalgia in with that and you have a mess lol. But I try and we all need people to motivate! I will tell you Beano helps with my nausea because our bodies are unable to break down certain sugar in a lot of veggies. I carry it with me at all times 🙂

    • chirpybleu June 6, 2012 at 11:34 am #

      Thanks so much for the support Casey and thanks for the Beano tip! I am currently taking Alive! multivitamins. They are supposed to help with energy, and I believe they do. I tried taking them the last two night before bed, because I am so nauseous in the mornings. However, I have had a really hard time sleep both nights. I feel a little keyed up. So I am going to try taking them after my mid-morning shake. The brand of supplements I am using is called Nutri-Med. I plan on posting some of my fave veggie recipes since I am trying to mix it up and not get bored. The good thing is that I love veggies. I just have to keep it interesting. Thanks again!

      • CaseyD June 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

        I can give you some great veggie recipes. I roast roast roast. I use my pampered chef stone pan all of the time. And spices are very important. I love veggies as well so it’s not hard for me at all. My co – workers are always shocked when I give them a taste of my left overs because they think I’m just crazy for being a vegetarian but my veggies are DELISH! But I have been thinking about researching and trying to find a nutrient rich shake to get my energy going. The cost is an issue with me though, so I want to get the biggest bang for my buck! I take lots of vitamins but they just aren’t doing it for me!

    • chirpybleu June 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      I would love any that you have to share. I am not doing dairy, grains or starchy veggies right now. No cheese and very low sodium have been the biggest hurdle with keeping variety with my veggie dishes. Mrs. Dash is my nearest and dearest friend right now.

      I was really wanting chili the other night so I put chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder in my stewed tomatoes and okra the other night. The first few bites got me without the salt, but the spice made it flavorful enough that it quenched my craving enough that I felt satisfied after eating.

      The shakes are expensive! I saved up for my out of pocket for lap band surgery. My insurance denied the pre-cert and my appeal for the surgery. I took that as a sign that surgery was not my path. Now I had some money I would have never had saved up just sitting there waiting to spent on weight loss. So, I found this plan and while I almost cried writing the check, I know it will be worth every penny. The cost is also keeps me motivated not to cheat. I mean I am not a week in yet, but I am telling you I have never stuck to something like I have this already. I want my money’s worth and I am going be sure I get it and not cheat myself.

      • Casey D June 7, 2012 at 3:42 am #

        The money would motivate me as well. So that is a big advantage. That is great that you had the money saved up.
        I like just about any veggie drizzle with olive oil seasoned with salt pepper basil garlic salt minced onion and celery salt. I know you don’t use salt but Im sure you can modify that. I throw them in the oven on high heat.. usually around 425 for about 25 minutes or longer depending on the veggie and how much you have. Some of my favorites cooked like this are asparagus and a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower with most of the stalk cut off. I usually cook a cup of brown rice to go with it. And if Im feeling like a that Ill throw a little bit of shredded parmesan. Yum! Maybe you can throw that in later! 🙂

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