Monday, June 20, 2011

Failure - Megan

Today was a fail. Started off well enough, but ended up failing! Sad. I'm not sure why but there are some days where I am UNCONTROLLABLY hungry. Brandon's looking for blog topics so I just suggested that to him - is it from a workout? is it from poor food choices yesterday? Is it because I'm a woman and have wacked hormones? Anyway, I really hate feeling hungry. It bothers me a lot. Soo... yeah. Today.. not so paleo. Which is frustrating since I spent a lot of time on such beautiful food prep yesterday!

I started off with one of my paleo apple muffins, grapes, a slice of ham and a slice of cheese for breakfast. Then 3 hours later my daily protein bar and coffee. like,  ninety minutes later I was hungry AGAIN and I had a half an avocado, an entire ziploc bag of the veggie chips I baked yesterday, 2 egg whites, some strawberries, and some grapes. Two hours later it all went down hill! Now that i'm looking though - I think I see the problem. Nowhere near enough protein. Noted.

Kimmy: Liked the intro. I think these last two days for me have been similar to yours - the diet coke downward spiral (didn't you used to be legitimately addicted to it?) - well I know what you're saying. The one thing triggers a sugar domino. Re: 10# pounds per baby ... when you put it that way, that's something to be damn proud of. I mean yeah you don't feel as comfortable as you could, but after SIX children, 10 remaining pounds per baby ain't bad, I say. What do your green smoothies taste like? I'm not gunna lie, I cringed when I read that.

Brig - Your body reacts visibly like I can't believe. I FEEL better, but I can't SEE a difference. You have lost pounds and inches and notice bloating vs not bloating - that is awesome - and I am jealous. :) Also - fever and allergy symptoms??? so weird! Awesome that they're alleviated. I liked our convo yesterday too about the paleo kids idea. The fact that once you remove the junk, it's not an issue anymore.

I don't have a ton of meal ideas but so far the favorite one I made was chicken stir fry (in newman's own sesame salad dressing, strangely....) in lettuce wraps. I already said that dinner is my weak spot, so i don't have a whole lot to contribute there :)

So yes, after cheating on cookies and lemon bars at work, I actually got a headache and became really lethargic. I just wish it were easier to remember feeling crappy when temptation strikes! ;) On the upside, all that sugar gave me lots of immediate glucose energy for an hour long cycling class! ha.

It's a damn good thing there isn't any legitimate sugar in the house - I definitely came home from spin class and was - yes again - HUNGRY. Ate a yogurt with slivered almonds, probably a half pound of strawberries and a half a banana in sugar free chocolate syrup (i know. gross. It's better than a lot of junk I normally would be eating tho), a SF jello mousse cup (there's only one left, I'm not buying them again once they're gone) and like two squares of the dark chocolate bar - which was REALLY underwhelming. That's what I get for buying safeway brand chocolate!

Tomorrow. new day. Fingers crossed.


  1. Gonna bloggie later about all the awesome food I bought yesterday...
    Green smoothies are BOMB. Don't do the ginger and/or garlic for your first one...that might turn ya off. I drink one almost every morning~ mine consists of a banana, a cup of strawberries, a cup of some other fruit (blueberries, mango, apple), a ginormous handful of spinach, a couple ice cubes, and a splash of coconut or almond milk. Blend, slurp, eat a hard-boiled egg or two for protein's sake. Yummers.
    Today is a new day! Today, you'll kill it. More protein, lots of water. Loves!

  2. Sounds intense. Can you taste the spinach? I don't care for spinach, but would be down to try it if it weren't too pronounced of a flavor.

    Bfast today was a slice of ham, a slice of turkey, yogurt with strawberries, and a string cheese! It's a start :))) can't wait to read the groceries!

  3. I don't think you can taste the spinach...maybe start with a baby handful?? ;)