Well, I have been up for 5 hours and so far, so good. Because, that is a HUGE accomplishment. 5 hours! Wow. Eesh.
Although- it's already been kind of interesting.
So- this week. Food.
I am eating only 7 foods for 7 days- to hopefully quiet my spirit, clear my mind, and if I am lucky- break out of this (cussing, bad words here) plateau I have hit with my weight loss.
The foods are: chicken, eggs, whole grain bread, spinach, sweet potatoes, apples and avacados. I can use olive oil and salt and pepper and to drink? Water.
I was drawn to this particular mix of foods because it's pretty healthy and I like all the foods...so I figured- this will be easy!
Well, already- not so much. For instance, when I was at Freddy's loading up on all my wholesome goodies yesterday- I just kept thinking how good all the OTHER food looked, I was particularly drawn to a $10 jar of pickles...seriously. WEIRD. And what the heck? TEN DOLLARS FOR PICKLES????? Those pickles better freakin' fold laundry. But I digress. I did find it interesting- in the grand scheme of things- that by my very nature, the moment I "couldn't have" something, of course, I wanted it. Which I think is pretty typical for all of us...why is that?
Curse you temptation! Adam and Eve, I blame you. NooooOOOOooooo- harmony in the blissful perfection of creation wasn't good enough for y'all...so now, I lust after a $10 jar of pickles...thanks a lot.
Then I realized, it's TECH. A week of 14-15 hour days.
I chose to do this during tech week because it would have less of an impact on Marty, who only likes half of the list. But then I realized, NO CAFFEINE...during tech. What was I thinking???!!! NO CAFFEINE DURING TECH???!!! I must be smoking crayolas! But there you are....and here I am...with no caffeine during TECH. This should be interesting. Sorry if I get a little crankypants y'all. But...no caffeine during tech. Sigh.
But that is okay. Another interesting observation, over the course of the morning- as I prep for 1st dress this evening (with the help of my fabulous intern, Kelsey) I am noticing that normally, I am a bit of a snik-snacker. And while I do record those calories (I am working with Loseit.com, and have lost about 27-ish pounds since September) I do still snik-snack thoughout the day. And I can't...I can't just grab a piece of popcorn or a Hershey's kiss...and it's everywhere because IT'S TECH. Ah well, Bob's your uncle. So I sliced up an apple and snarfed that baby down. Interestingly enough- even with all the food I will eat today- and in spite of the fact that I won't be doing Zumba, I'm still about 300 calories below my daily limit- all with very healthy food...huh.
So this is...day 1. Breakfast- a sandwich with egg, spinach and avacado (yum) - snack, apple. So far, so good.
OH. The mountain of clothes on the couch, finally, on a wild hair- I purged all the clothes that are too big for me, and a third of my wardrobe is sitting on my living room couch waiting to be taken to a women's homeless shelter. Embarrassingly enough, while no longer overflowing, my closet and dresser are still pretty full....and for your information, I gave away 3 of the 7 pair of sunglasses I mentioned yesterday, it would be 4, but I can't find the other pair....