After 10 days of 'real food' I've lost a total of 6.5lbs. Crazy!! I expect to gain a little bit back, but I hope not because my school schedule is FINALLY going to calm down in the next week and I can exercise the way I want to. I have three weeks until Aruba and I have some Vicky Secret bikinis I need to do some justice in!! Haha
For dinner we made a margarita pizza with handmade whole wheat crust and organic tomatoes basil and mozzarella. One thing I am psyched for is the warm weather to come around and fresh herbs out of the garden. Because they aren't cheap!!! When I get time, I am going to make it a point to post actual recipes for everything I have made in the course of the challenge and after.
Dinner time was another story. I was really good during the 10 days avoiding tempting situations and saying no to the wrong things and in the end I was really satisfied with my decisions. I felt like that Yoplait commercial about "swapertunity" haha Friday night was not a swapertunity kind of situation though. I went to dinner for a friends birthday, and while waiting to leave for the restaurant I had quite a few corn tortilla chips. They were "organic" but lets face it, they were chips. I didn't dare look at the ingredients. Strike one.
The restaurant was really nice, a Chinese food place in Taunton. I shared a scorpion bowl with Randy... which I am sure wasn't made with organic, no sugar added juices. Strike two. I shared an appetizer of steamed Peking ravioli... strike 3. For the entree, I was good. I had ordered off of the "light" menu which was steamed jumbo shrimp with a HUGE helping of veggies. Unfortunately they didn't have brown rice, so I had a very minimal amount. There was enough food that I didn't need the rice anyways. It came with a ginger soy sauce that I didn't much care for so I used some duck sauce for flavor.
Moral of the story? Don't go out to restaurants. I am not huge on self control, especially when it comes to Chinese food so I was pretty proud of myself that I didn't get anything fried, but still. Not a success by any means. When I am home, I can make as much food as I want and I know what is going into it and I feel good about it. Also, I was a pretty bad stomach ache all night.. too much too fast. My system was so conditioned to good food, the sugary juices and everything else did not go over well.
I am pretty bummed that I let myself go overboard with "little cheats" that added up. I am still continuing with "real food" until further notice and that was absolutely the last time I will do anything like that.
Until next time, happy running! :) xo