Yesterday was stressful. Actually beyond stressful. I felt like I was at my very limit and if one more thing went wrong or got piled on my "to do" list I was going to throw myself off a bridge. I actually broke down into tears by bedtime. I won't get into all of it, you'd be bored to tears and probably want to throw yourself off a bridge as well. The point of saying all that was DESPITE all the stress, I didn't cheat. I kept to my paleo eating and even got in a 3.5 mile hike.
Today has also been quite successful. My husband got a bonus and we were able to pay off some medical bills and a few other small debts. That felt good! He also wanted to go celebrate by going out to dinner. We ended up going to the Texas Roadhouse. I was a good girl. I stayed away from the homemade rolls with cinnamon butter, the roasted peanuts, and the cheesy bacon fries they ordered for an appetizer. I had an ice water, filet mignon, and steamed vegetables. I left feeling more than satisfied. My dinner was delicious and I didn't feel deprived at all. Two days down with forty more to go.
My goal is to get through this 6 week challenge with zero cheats, none, zilch, nada. My mother's birthday is coming up as well as my own. This will be the 1st time in my life that I won't have cake on our birthdays. It's a good thing. I need to learn that I can handle a special occasion without HAVING to have treats.
Things I love about Paleo......I'm never hungry. The food is so incredibly satisfying. It fills me up but never leaves me feeling sick or bloated. I also love how many different fruits and veggies I eat on a daily basis. It's fantastic!
Things I dislike..........I miss cheese. I also really like beans and legumes and those aren't allowed. This time of year, as things cool down, I love a hearty soup with beans and veggies and meat. mmmm so good.
I'd love to be down another pant size by the time I go to Boise. Every extra pound I can melt away is going to make running the 5K just that much easier. I'm also flying Southwest Airlines and they have just 17in seats! I flew to Boise in June of 2012 and I couldn't buckle my seatbelt. I lost a little bit of weight before I went again in November and was able to just barely buckle the belt. Since then I've lost over 30 inches and 2 pant sizes, so I KNOW I'll be able to buckle myself in with ease, but I still don't want to be oozing out of my seat onto the person next to me. It's not only embarrassing, but I feel bad for the other passenger. It's not their fault I'm big. They shouldn't have to suffer for it.
Tomorrow we're taking the kids to a giant corn maze. Can't wait!