Monday, January 9, 2012
Day one is done!
Well, today certainly has been different. Not bad, just ... different.
I started by packing the lunch boxes with:
Breakfast: Sliced apples with peanut butter/honey dip.
Lunch: was either bologna wrapped around bacon and feta or cubed-cheddar with bacon on toothpicks, and a fresh vegetable.
Snack: peanuts (or cashews) with raisins and cranberries.
Drink: Water bottle.
(A weird combo, I know, but I hadn't been to the grocery store yet, and had to work with what I had.)
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the girls enjoyed everything. And, I was not met with the usual chorus of "can we stop somewhere, I'm staaaarrrvvviiinnggg", which was really unexpected since I felt I sent them without enough food. So, I'm counting Operation Lunch Box as a success!
Tom was traveling all day, so not much to report on his day.
As for me... I started the day with a Three Egg Omelet, which consisted of three eggs, and some cheddar cheese. I ate this at 9:15am, and I did not feel hungry again until 2pm. Totally awesome.
At 2, I made a salad with greens, bell pepper (red and yellow), celery, carrots, roasted chicken breast, a sprinkle of bacon, and about an ounce of cheese. I drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil and lemon. I loved it! And the best part? It was a fairly large salad and eating every bite of it did not leave me feeling tired and sad. I felt pretty good---not like bouncing off walls, or going on a cleaning spree, but I didn't feel lethargic (as I often do throughout the day).
For dinner I made a pot roast with onions and carrots. I'm not gonna lie: I missed the mashed potatoes. A lot. But in the end, I felt good, I had energy and no bloated feeling. Score!
The night was finished by my baking off 5 lbs of bacon (to be frozen and pulled out when needed) and these nifty little Egg Muffins (thanks, Kim!). I'll have to take a photo of them tomorrow, but they are super easy, really tasty, and can be frozen. I love it.
I've had about 80-90 ounces of water today. I am just now starting to feel the pressure headache calling out "give me caffeine!" Not looking forward to soda withdrawal, but I'm glad I'm doing it. I am really hoping large quantities of water will help push the process along faster.
All in all, I am counting today as a successful day. No major meltdowns by anybody... I hope the same is true three days from now.