First, I’m still not as hungry as I was before starting the diet. My meal portions are much smaller and probably much closer to what a normal portion size would be.
So here is what happened on Days 4-7, which included a weekend, my 10 year reunion and being hungover.
Day 4: I had Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast with a banana and skim milk. I actually found the cereal to be really sweet. Interesting. Lunch was leftover poblano mac and cheese that I had made for Tom the night before. This was incredibly delicious. I had some pretzels as a snack later on and was surprised to find that they made me very feel very lethargic. We always get fast food on Fridays and this was no exception. I had a Chicken Soft Taco Supreme from Taco Bell. Usually I feel as though I can eat 3 or 4 of these, but this time one was enough.
Day 5: I got on the scale and saw that I gained 0.5 pounds back. I didn’t even bother to fret it. Like I said in the first post, my weight fluctuates between 2 pounds so, 0.5 is nothing to worry about. I was so busy running around that honestly, I hardly had any time to eat. I had a skinny iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks while shopping with a friend at Target. Before going to the pool, I had 6 cracked black pepper Triscuits with a thin slice of cheddar on each and a handful of baby carrots. After getting my hair and make up done, I had 3/4 of a #4 from Jimmy Johns with light mayo. Then I had about a bottle of wine at my reunion.
Day 6: Hangovers suck. I had coffee, a cup of strawberries and 10 saltines. My early lunch was chicken ramen. I watched a movie and had a full-sized bag of 94% fat-free popcorn. For dinner, I picked at the lunch I made for this week – whole wheat pasta, roasted tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese. I maybe ate 1/2 a cup.
Day 7: I reverted to my previous breakfast of 2 whole wheat waffles, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup and half a banana. Lunch was 3/4 cup of the salad listed above, a handful of baby carrots and a sugar-free cup of applesauce. Dinner was a Mexican-style stuffed pepper. I had one pepper full. The scale this morning said I had gained 1.1 pounds back. TMI Alert: Its that time of the month, so to be honest, 1.1 pounds is shocking. Usually at this point I’m ready to steal ice cream and pretzels from a baby.