Ok today is the day I take all my measurements. First thing in the am, I go to the kitchen and realize there is no coffee or water. So after a quick run to Trader Joes, I began taking my measurements, weighing myself and making my breakfast. So again i failed at the eating right away part. That part is surprisingly hard. But alas, breakfast was gorgeous. A La Slow Carb!
I noticed that I weighed two pounds less than I did the night before....even though the night before was an unofficial weigh in. Plus I have not been working out for almost two weeks, so I could just be losing muscle. So instead of getting all excited, like I just found the magic meal plan, I just wrote everything down and agreed that the first day I go back to the gym I will also record my body fat percentage (BFP.) I also began my mission to figure out my Basal Metabolic Rate so I can be aware of how many calories I burn while I'm not working out and begin to understand that a bit more.
I spent this day (which I'm looking at as the first FULL day on the program) cooking large batches of food so I could get through the rest of the week without having to cook much at all.
I made black beans, and lentils, in the pressure cooker so each one only took 20 mins. With the different ingredients of each bean I could simulate "variety."
Black beans - garlic, onions, salt, bay leaf, cumin and green pepper.
Sautée garlic onions and peppers in ghee and add some salt and cumin, when they are soft and shiny you add your beans and then cover them in water. (I soaked the beans overnight which was not necessary and made them actually a little too soft-next time I won't) There should be about an inch of water covering the beans. Close the lid, wait for the thing to start whistling. Turn the heat down to keep the pressure consistent for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait for the thing to stop whistling before you try to open it. VOILA! Black beans.
For the lentils I do the same but I added added curry powder, cardamom and ginger to give it more of a sweetness and bite.
By the time I felt my usual desire for a snack, I looked at the clock and realized it had been 4 hours since my breakfast, so I went straight into lunch. No snacks necessary!
#4hourbody meal number two day number two
Organic chicken thigh cooked on a george foreman
Black beans in my pressure cooker
And salad! #organic #healthyhoney#bodybeautiful
This meal kept me full all evening until my friend arrived with a whole organic chicken and a bottle of red. Naturally the bottle equated to two glasses each. We attacked the chicken and added my pre made beans and salad to the smorgasbord. No dressing. Just allowing the yummy veggies and herbs to dilute the situation.
So I had done well, but then I went out and had two more glasses of wine. The rule is 2! I had 4! So clearly my transition is going a bit more slowly. I haven't had a perfect day yet. But I get closer everyday.
When we got home, we attacked the chicken and lentils and had tea. I had my favorite weightloss tea called Badia. It has a very re-LAX-ing quality to it ;)
If you know what I mean.
Needless to say, I knew the next day I would be releasing all of todays faults. Which weren't that many :)
Day 2- small failures, larger successes! I call it a success!