Day 4 was Saturday. Oh the weekend. We all make excuses for weekend treats but because I had been feeling so so so amazing the weekend didn’t scare me. I think I consumed more food than normal but stuck with my guns pretty well…
I ran 6 miles on my treadmill before eating today. Because I enjoyed what I for breakfast so much the previous day I went ahead and ate the same thing again today. I had 2 eggs overeasy, 2 pieces of 50 calorie toast and 1/2 an avocado. I also had trail mix while preparing my breakfast.
Didn’t need one! I ate my breakfast and didn’t even think about food after that! I did have copious amounts of black coffee though.
I packed a lunch for the pool. I made broccoli with meatballs and sugar free marinara sauce and sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top. I also had some mixed nuts and dried mango slices.
My husband and I went out to eat. We first took a walk and then decided on Italian. I had already decided that I was going to just get what I was in the mood for but when we sat down and ordered I decided that a huge pasta bowl just wasn’t sounding that great. I ordered a grilled polenta dish with spicy sauce and Italian sausage. It was to die for. The waitress also promised us a bread basket but it never came which I’m so thankful for! I would have definitely had some bread and you know it would have been the white sugary stuff no one should be eating. I did order a 1/2 pint of beer and it was perfect. It was so tiny and just what I wanted, a few sips and I was done. I didn’t feel wasteful but I also really wanted a taste of beer. I wish more restaurants offered this size. It was a craft beer and so incredible.
After dinner snack
I wanted ice cream so badly after our meal. We were right next to a mom and pop type ice cream place that has the best home made ice cream. But Chad said he wasn’t going to get any and I promised myself that if I was going to have sugar it would have to be for a special occasion or when doing something social. Tonight didn’t fit the bill for either of those and I’m SO glad he “saved” me from myself. I went home and had my banana “ice cream” with cacoa nibs and that was just as fulfilling.
Some notes about today:
*I am so proud of myself for not caving and eating that ice cream. Although, even if I had, ice cream does have some protein in it. I’m not justifying this but if I’m going to chose a treat than I do think full fat ice cream is a good one to consume. It has less sugar than frozen yogurt and is much more satisfying because of the fat content so I tend to feel be much more fulfilled after eating full fat ice cream than I do eating frozen yogurt.
*I left the restaurant feeling totally amazing. I wasn’t full and bloated like every other time I have ever left a restaurant. I didn’t overeat and I didn’t have indigestion.
*I went to bed at 9:30 and woke up a few times throughout the night because of the kids but felt fine all day long and made it all the way through bedtime with zero feelings of being “over it”
*I feel like I’m a nicer mom. I haven’t had crazy mood swings and the kids don’t set me off like normal. My fuse is much longer and I don’t feel nearly as anxious as normal