Geeze, I’ve got a KILLER headache. Ahhhh withdrawal… interesting reading for a rainy day (like it is here in my corner of the world): “A pounding head is one of the most common, and painful, side-effects of sugar withdrawal…”
Yep, got that covered. I like this article a lot because of the different studies it links out to. Follow them to pubmed and check out the research. The more I learn and read about sugar the less I want to have it. Which then makes me remember that, gahhhh, EASTER IS COMING! What are you guys doing to celebrate??! Kiddo is getting bubbles, coloring books and crayons, and maybe a few new books. I’m really fortunate that this is only his second Easter so he won’t know the difference anyway 🙂
So today is DAY 1, my baseline day, to compare against for future wins. I hate talking about my weight, which is ridiculous since everyone knows I am fat. Somehow I think if I keep the actual number a secret it will be like no one can really see how fat I actually am! I know that’s pathetic, so here it goes: I woke up this morning at 200.0 lbs (what are the chances?!) so I am actually 15 lbs higher, not 10 like I originally thought. *sad face* I wish I thought to get my blood taken to compare levels later down the road. Maybe I can make an appointment for that tomorrow. I also measured my waist, and that was depressing. Kiddo is sleeping where my tape measure is, so I took my iPhone charger and wrapped it around me. It just managed to touch, prong to tip. I’m a statistic waiting to happen.
So, here is how my DAY 1 went!
- Water consumed – 2 14-oz glasses of water (will definitely have at least one more full glass)
- Breakfast – 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon
- Snack – pineapple and cantaloupe (I saved the honeydew for Mark, he loves it!)
- Lunch – Kale salad with sauteed apples (I added chicken) http://brooklynsupper.com/2014/10/kale-salad-with-sauteed-apples/
- Snack – Pear and almonds
- Dinner – roasted pork and steamed spinach
Mark and I need to head to the store to stock up on healthy food and alternative snacks. Obviously this was a spur of the moment decision so we weren’t very prepared! Maybe you guys can help me… I need a different “go to” for bagels, cheerios, and goldfish crackers for the kiddo. One friend suggested Puffin cereal. I’m looking for any and all ideas… he only has 8 teeth all in the front, so it has to be small, portable, but large enough for a little hand to grab. He’s getting his molars so BONUS if it’s long enough to chew down on.
This is from Filomena last night celebrating Pop-Pop’s 60th birthday. The food was amazing… it is Restaurant Week and we tried everything! In case you’re wondering, yes, that is my mango martini in the background. Cheers!