Thus begins day 3, and I felt better today than I have the past few days. Day three is still technically the withdrawal phase, but I didn't have a headache today, and my aches and pains have pretty much disappeared, at least for now. The hardest part of today was the afternoon right after my workout. I really wanted a diet pepsi and to eat a bunch of chocolate cake. It's a good thing I was at the gym and not at home. By the time I got home I needed to make dinner.
This morning I felt more energetic. I slept better last night. This morning I made Southwestern scrambled eggs for breakfast. I made the salsa from scratch which was pretty easy with my manual food processor. I really enjoyed the breakfast but Matt thought the eggs were too greasy from cooking them in the oil, so I will probably half the oil next time and see if he likes that better. I think they could have done with a lot less oil as well. I could always just skip cooking the eggs in oil and get my fat from another source like nuts or avocado or olives.
Lunch was a build your own lunch style. First you put protein on your plate, then fill the rest with veggies, and add 1-2 servings of fat. So this is what I came up with
My energy did fall a bit around 2pm, but I was headed to the gym. It was a tough workout and I didn't finish like I wanted to. I decided to do a run since I missed all the morning classes and I didn't want to swim or sit on a spin bike. I only made it running about 25 minutes and had to walk the rest of the hour. (I did fast walking on incline). I hope that I improve quickly and I'm assuming that I will need a few days to get back to where I was as I'm still recovering from being sick (I still have a cough although my tooth pain is gone). I still managed to keep my heart rate between 145-155 and burn 570 calories in the hour.
For dinner I made a really good Shrimp pasta with Romesco sauce where the pasta is Zucchini noodles. (You jullienate zucchini to get noodles)
I'm starting to get pretty tired now, but it's getting later so that is a good thing. Hopefully I can feel good tomorrow too. I'm taking the kids to the Zoo.
Oh! And one more thing I wanted to mention is this. There is a lot of cooking involved when you eat this way. I might have to find a way to make multiple meals a day, or multiple veggie dishes unless I want to cook every single day, which my desire to cook every day doesn't usually last long. Maybe if eating this way stabilizes my mood and keeps my energy levels up I won't be so opposed to it and my enthusiasm will last longer. Tomorrow I enter the phase called "Kill all the Things". I'll tell you more about it tomorrow :-)