My husband and I began following Jorge Cruise's "Belly Fat Cure" plan in March of 2011. Needing to keep my motivation up, and also wanting an archive to read back over, I decided to join the legion of those people already tracking their progress.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Misbehaving to Miss Behaving

Last week we regressed and picked up fast food three times (Burger King, McDonalds and Subway/Chinese Food). It has just been so crazy and my husband has been waiting all night for me to get home from my activities, so I think he might have been emotionally eating. When he'd ask me to pick up 'garbage' for him, I'd try to make suggestions for him to at least try and make better choices, but it is what it is, and I'd end up eating it along with him just to skip the time to make myself something better. I did take the buns off my sandwiches and tried to scrape off the ketchup and onions (never ate tomatoes anyway). For the Chinese food I ordered Shrimp Mei Fun instead of my usual General Tso's chicken.

But looking back at what we did it, it still isn't anywhere near as bad as what we would have only a month ago. Refused to just throw caution to the wind. I've enjoyed the results so far too much.

His birthday is this Friday and we have agreed that all bets are off for sugar on our birthdays (my own is on the 30th). What's birthday without cake? And I'm sure there will be other indiscretions throughout the day. ;)

I'm planning to just try to behave extra well for the rest of the month.

I decided on Friday to comb out my dreadlocks, which I've had for 3.5 years. Most people believe that you have to just shave off dreadlocks to get rid of them. It isn't the complete truth, that's just the most painless way to do it! I brushed for 5 hours on Friday night. Saturday morning I got up at 7am and ran to the store for cream and for another comb, and then I had a second set of hands helping til about 11am, when I went to my martial arts class. Ran some errands and then went home and continued combing with my husband until 4am! Got up Sunday at 8:30am and kept going ALL day until 11pm. And I still have about 20 individual locks to comb out!

So you can imagine our hands were busy and we didn't have any idle moments in which to want to snack! We skipped cooking on Saturday, which is when we had Subway (husband) and Chinese food (me). Breakfast was toast for me and cereal for him. Lunch was keilbasa and gouda/monteray jack cheeses. I had the Back to Nature crackers, my husband didn't.

Sunday's menu was pretty much the same for breakfast and lunch, though we didn't want to eat out again for dinner. We had a can of Hormel's white chicken chili, of which a serving is 4/1. But we would usually each have a can on our own before. We increased the size of each serving by adding chicken stock, cream and fresh cooked chicken. Had whole wheat saltines, bringing the total for the meal to 4/2.

This morning I had the toast again (with Philly cream cheese and Nature's Hollow blueberry preserves). The jar of preserves is more than half gone after only a week. It took a week to get the first order from, so I'm thinking I'd better place another order, as I plan to make the Blueberry Velvet muffins later this week, and I suspect that'll kill the jar if I haven't already. I have a second jar to last me while I wait for the order, and a jar of apricot preserves (to try in oatmeal since that's my usual dinner before Martial Arts evening classes). It's tough to live off staples that I can only get by mail order.

Since we were combing my hair all weekend, we didn't get out to do the usual grocery shopping (I made three quick trips but didn't have a list to get everything we need). And since I still have plenty of combing to do before my haircut appointment on Wednesday, I'm thinking of going to get some more meal supplies on my lunch. Husband has been eating cereal for breakfast a lot. I was going to make him some eggs with cut up ham in a scramble this morning to see if that helped with his pork fatigue, but since we were exhausted I didn't want to assume he'd get up before it had turned to rubber in the warming oven.

Any other ideas for breakfast protein sources? He's completely OVER bacon and sausage. I can eat the same thing day after day myself, and I have no ideas for him.

1 comment:

  1. Don't beat yourself up so much about the eating out thing. Just try to pick things that you CAN eat next time. Maybe you can do what I do once in a while I pick one thing that I really want and eat 2-3 bites then I stop. You don't have to eat the whole thing - that might make you want sugar all over again.
    I bet your arms hurt so bad from all that combing, I hope you get it all out in time.
    I usually eat eggs and turkey bacon with a tortilla and cheese or toast for breakfast. I find myself eating the same thing a lot too and I love it actually.
    What can I say - I am easy to please.
    Have a great day :-)