First I must say, I am completely overwhelmed with the response on yesterday's Operation Red Bikini post! This thing has blown up and Leigh Ann and I are both thrilled. I cannot wait to continue to share details, read success stories and show you all some of the AMAAAAZING goodies we have in store. We will be doing several giveaways throughout the months, since I know it's a long long challenge, 5 months people! I want to keep the excitement going! Plus, the winner of the challenge will get bombarded with shit tons of amazing stuff that I am jealous of! I want it all! That is alot of exclamation points!
Also, there were ton of you I wanted to reply back to via email but your emails aren't attached to your accounts, so I couldn't. Go in and fix that so you can get responses from me! I read them all, just couldn't reply to some :(
Now, on to big bad low carb week. Surprisingly, it's been easy. I guess I am so used to eating this way, that saying no to potatoes or rice hasn't been too trying. I did Ideal Protein when S and I first got engaged and it's pretty much a no carb diet, aside from a few nasty bars, puddings and powdered eggs. Blah. No wonder it works, it's horrible. It made me angry all the time. Not even kidding. And it was expensive. Every week, I'd go to the doctor's office that sold me this expensive
The bottom line is, eating as clean as possible and working out works. Duh. It took me a while to finally "get" it. But I did, and thank God! I have done every diet in the book: Atkins, Weight Watchers (which to me is the safest, but still expensive), Ideal Protein, etc. Not knocking any of them, but why sign up for them if you can do it for free? I swear by My Fitness Pal to keep my eating under control. If you use it too, friend me, because my diary is open to my friends. You can check out what I'm been eating for ideas. And for a few more ideas, here are some of my eats lately:
All I did was line a cupcake tin with two pieces of ham per..cupcake hole? Anyway, cracked an egg into each and baked. I baked them a bit too long so next time I'll check them earlier.
Lunch out with my husband, grilled shrimp salad
Newly discovered sweet treat. 2 tbsp. Chocolate PB2 mixed into vanilla Greek yogurt (can substitute plain yogurt if that's all you have but you'll need to sweeten it with Splenda or something similar)
"Taco" salad: ground turkey, lettuce mix, carrots, purple cabbage, cucumbers and homemade salsa. So yum.
Another lunch out. Jason's Deli salad bar: lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, jalepenos, cucumbers and red onion. Ordered grilled chicken to go with it but it was yuck so I left it off and ended up adding a ton of boiled egg whites for protein.
My favorite low carb meal so far: Husband's beef potroast with baby carrots, bell peppers and green beans on the side. This was SO yummy for a girl who was "hangry" on her way home from work.
Going low carb for a week has forced me to get creative and somehow gotten me to love salads. I find myself staying fuller longer because I am making wiser decisions. A typical day looks like this:
Breakfast: 3 egg whites or two egg whites and a whole egg, turkey bacon and coffee
Mid morning snack: greek yogurt
Lunch: salad with a protein and another vegetable on the side (baby carrots, cucumbers, celery, etc.)
Afternoon snack: Think Thin bar (favorites are Cookies N Creme and Brownie Crunch, but trying Crunchy Peanut Butter for the first time today)
Dinner: protein and veggies, sometimes a Gluten Free rice cake if I need something sweet.
I think I will either rotate low carb weeks or days after we get through the calorie trap that is Christmas and hopefully I'll have better results. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week! Two more days till the long weekend...Holla for a dollllaaaa!!!!