Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 4 of 28

Yesterday was the hardest day so far on my 4 week clean eating challenge.  On day 28, I am going dress shopping with my Maid of Honor.  The MoH is also my personal trainer.  She is an excellent personal trainer.  MoH recommended that I try Tosca Reno's The Eat Clean Diet Stripped.  The 3 big keys for me are: (1) No white sugar, (2) No dairy, and (3) No alcohol.  For 28 days.  The book is written for people at the end of their weight loss goal.  But I need a moral/confidence boost to get going & get this first month and 10 - 20 pounds under my belt.

The first two days were easy.  On day three, things didn't go exactly as planned.  I did stick to the diet with the exception that I subbed a 100 cal popcorn bag for air-popped popcorn. I was cranky most of the day and my meals were not well timed.  I am planning on a much better day today! I just noticed that I am not having enough protein with my breakfast. I think I am going to start adding a 1/2 scoop of muscle milk powder to my oatmeal.  TR also makes the oatmeal with almond milk instead of water.  So I am probably not getting enough calories with my breakfast either. Sleeping until 9 isn't doing much for my eating schedule either.

Good news!
I am down 5.5 pounds. Woo hoo!

Day 4 Meal Plan

Meal 1 (11 am):
Oatmeal (1/2 cup dry)
3 large frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Meal 2 (1:15 pm)*:
2 T hummus with celery

Meal 3 (3:30/3:45pm)*:
3 oz deli chicken
1 oz almonds (may eat with meal 2)
1 clementine

Meal 4 (6:30/6:45pm)**:
6 oz lean steak (may go with grilled chicken)
dinner salad {romaine, tomato, cucumber}(may go with double broccoli)

Meal 5 (9:30pm):
1 oz. almonds

text = planned
text = actual

* = cooler packed meal.
** = meal out with fiancĂ© & the Girls