On Tuesday I posted about making decisions. Last night I made one of them - to join the LEANing Challenge with We Are Slimming. I had already paid my money but then, after getting the manual and menu plan, went all sooki and didn't know if I would do it.
I had three days of L&E this week anyway, so thought I would give myself a couple of days to look at the manual and decide. Well, I didn't so much read the manual and skim through it, mainly because I find manuals boring to read and picked up bits and pieces about what I could and couldn't eat.
So, last night being the last day of L&E, I figure I am going to either have to go and do some serious food shopping or else it was going to be another day that I fluffed around eating whatever I could lay my hands on. It was K's turn to make dinner so as soon as I got home from work we made a shopping list (for me and for her because heaven forbid she should actually have got all the ingredients for dinner before 6pm on the night she is going to cook !!!) and off we went. Well $140 and 4 grocery packets later we were home. She asked a gazillion questions about how to make the chicken with mushroom and asparagus sauce that she had chosen to make inbetween us getting home and me dashing off to get de-haired !
Her recipe says 20 mins prep and 25 mins cooking time. I get home just over an hour later and she is still getting it together to go into the oven !!!! But, once it was done and we ate, it was actually bloody nice - probably her best effort so far.
I had a quick look at the menu plan for today - some mexican taco for breakfast - well that ain't going to happen now is it ? No way I am getting up earlier than 6am to bloody cook breakfast. So I made do with a glass of OJ and a handful of nuts !
I was a little better prepared (although not by much) for lunch and had prawns and avo/tomatoe. I nearly had a heart attack - $2,50 for an avo - and they recommend an avo / nuts every day (for the good fats of course !!!) Anyway, it was actually quite tasty although I only ate half of it - thought that at that price I had better ration myself with how much avo I eat - I can quite easily sit down and eat a whole avo with a little bit of salt and a sprinkling of pepper !
For dinner we had a really nice dish called paleo pancit - (have no idea what the name means except that a paleo diet is one using raw food - I think - don't quote me on it in case you get sued for wrong information !!!). I changed it slightly as it should have had chicken, pork loin and shrimps - but we only used chicken as the others were too expensive !!! With grated carrot, cabbage and onion. Throw in some crushed garlic, soy sauce, chicken stock and fish sauce - bloody nice it was and it made an absolute mountain of food. So I have frozen it for another 3 meals each for K and I - gotta love things you can take out the freezer and don't have to cook from scratch every night !!! Oh yes, and start it all off with some coconut oil !
This eating plan is pretty much - protein, non-starchy veg, some fruit and fats - no dairy and no wheat / carbs. Drinking is water - tea - coffee - with almond / coconut milk if you want. Well I don't drink tea or coffee and while I try to drink at least 1L of water a day (Mon-Fri anyway) my drink of choice is Pepsi Max - well not for the next 30 days it isn't. My drink of choice is now WATER !!!!!! I know I can do it because I have done it before but man it is so bloody hard.
I started with a headache at about 11.30 this morning and it has gotten progressively worse over the course of the rest of the day. Detox - I HATE YOU !!!! Of course, if I didn't feed my body with all the cr*p that I have done in the past, I wouldn't have picked up the weight and I wouldn't be trying to lean my body down so I do realise that I am totally responsible for having to do the detox - it just doesn't make it easier.
I was all set to run this evening after work but by the time I got home there was no ways I could manage to get out there and run - not feeling the way I did. So instead I got started on dinner because the plan was to make the breakfast muffins tonight and, as they freeze well, just heat them up tomorrow morning. Well after doing dinner there was no way I was going to start all over again making egg and bacon muffin thingies so change of menu and we are having coconut smoothies for breakfast instead. On Saturday I will make the muffins and freeze them to be used during the week. I will also be making some frittatas to freeze and use during the week. I just need to be organised and I can do this provided I can get rid of this bloody headache before then otherwise I am going to be swanning around on the couch feeling very sorry for myself and watching the World Series games that we will have taped during this week !!
And, because detoxing isn't bad enough, I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning ! I HATE the dentist (probably more than the detox !!!) and have put off going for more years than I care to think about but, given this is the year I am taking myself out of my comfort zones and starting to take care of me, I thought a check-up was in order.
Linking in with Grace from With Some Grace for FYBF and Stacey-Lee from Get On With It Already for Team Friday. Wishing you all the best weekend possible !!
TFTD : There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond your control.