Oh my, I can’t believe I’m posting these “before” the diet photos. Well, I am. Oof. That’s right, still wearing my maternity jeans almost four months post-partum, spit-up stains all over my shirt, unshowered, awkward growing-out-the-hair look. Classy… Nowhere to go but up, right?! And I fully understand just how terrible it will be if the “after” picture in 21 days looks too similar to this, but I’m doing it anyway…
Before weight: 137.5
Technically this isn’t a 100% “before” photo as it was taken at the end of my first day. And how did it go? Well, thanks for asking. It went really well, so far, so good. I know, I know, it was only one day. But even one day on track was a huge boost to my confidence and well-being. I got really hungry around 11ish so I started making my lunch. The lunch consisted of 1/2 sweet potato with 3/5 cup pinto beans, some low-fat cheese, a few spears of broccoli and a bit of sour cream. I don’t really love sour cream (Wren does, but once she threw a small side of sour cream at me in a restaurant so I have some bad associations…) so I substituted a bit of cottage cheese. I finished eating my lunch at around 2:30 (!) after reheating it three different times inbetween taking care of the birdies.
It’s no wonder I usually grab something I can easily eat with one hand that’s calorically dense: nuts, trail mix, a piece of cheese, some cookies, a container of yogurt, another cup of coffee with cream, maybe some chocolate or banana, the remains of Wren’s macaroni, you get the idea. So that was the first thing that occurred to me. Lovelies, I made it through the day without any junk, yessssss. And day two has been going well too, although it called for an open-faced BLT type meal, but I couldn’t get behind eating mustard at 6:30 a.m., so I ate the foods a bit differently. Still satisfied. Off to drink more water like it’s my job, as Melissa shared. Great tip, girl, great tip!
Thanks for all your encouragement, lovelies! A girl needs it.