Wednesday, May 23, 2012

R3P3D14 No Advocate

Round 3 Phase 3 Day 14
Starting Weight on 03/26/2012: 174.8
Yesterday's Wt: 162.4
Today's Wt: 160.4
Today's LOSS/GAIN:  -2.0 lbs
R3 Total Loss to Date: -14.4 lbs

Oh how I love when I cheat on the weekends and at the start of the week, I just eat clean, that excess weight will come off on its own without a "correction" day.  Now I'm not advocating cheating but it is what I have done and have been able to discipline myself the rest of the week.  Granted I am trying to maintain my LIW which is exactly what I'm doing.  Let me say, of all rounds I've done in the past, this is the first time I have been able to maintain.  I did the protocol back in 2007 and I got down to 154, but soon was right back where I began.  I only blame myself and not being able to control my emotional eating and the fact that if my daughter was eating something, I wanted it too, knowing it was bad for her and myself.  Now that she is technically out of my house, I am in better control of my eating habits.

Dinner yesterday consisted of brussel sprouts swimming in butter sauce and a slider size hamburger patty.  I wanted to eat light since I had indulged in that Klondike bar.  Later I realized that I had kefir just sitting in my fridge so I made a strawberry smoothie with whey protein and egg white protein. My strawberries were fresh but for some unknown reason were frozen in the fridge, so is my fresh spinach and cucumbers, hmmm.   I realized after I made it that I should have added flaxseed so I added that after and nearly made a mess.  I didn't realize that all that kefir would make so much with the strawberries.  Needless to say, I filled one blender bottle full and then added the flaxseed and blended again.  That filled another blender bottle full.  I still had about 8 ounces left so I drank it.  Man was it tangy, LOL.  So I decided that that would be my breakfast and lunch for today.  I also packed a few Macadamia nuts to add more fat to my liquid meal.  When I looked in the fridge this morning, the first bottle I filled, had nearly shrunk by half, ugh.  Guess all the air that had been incorporated while blending, deflated.  However, the one with the flaxseed stayed pretty full.  I took that one to work and drank that most of the morning and snacked on my Macadamia nuts.  I wasn't hungry throughout the morning even though I didn't start drinking it till about 9am.  As you can guess, I didn't cook my chicken thighs last night.  I was pretty tired and didn't feel like cooking but blending a smoothie was much easier.  So today, I will cook those chicken thighs (again).  I still have more kefir in the fridge but I need to strain it, that takes some time.

So, after work I decided to get my shopping done early since I had plenty of coupons to use up.  The BBQ sauce is on sale at Albertson's for $1, and I have $1 off coupon, so yes it's free.  I have 26 coupons for it.  I redeemed 24 of them today and 4 different stores as to not deplete one store completely.  Also, if I waited till the weekend, some other extreme couponer will beat me to the punch and I won't be able to redeem those coupons.  That's exactly what happened to me last year so I didn't want that to happen again!!  So I technically have 2 coupons left but I drove by a house and they still haven't picked up that paper, so guess what I'm doing on my way to work tomorrow, the same thing I did this morning, picking them up!!  I just found my refried beans coupons that I couldn't find so there will be another shopping trip tomorrow.  One cashier at Wal*Mart was too funny.  He tried to joke with me about how I couldn't price match and use coupons, I had a dumbfounded look on my face and then he said he was kidding.  He didn't believe me that the BBQ sauce was on sale so I showed him on the ad.  He rang up all my items and then I handed him my coupons.  He looked at them and said, "that's not fair, you're getting these for free!!"  I told him to keep his voice down because people would catch on!!  We both laughed.  He told me he wanted to try the flavor I bought, Raspberry Chipotle, but I hesitated giving him a coupon because of the customers behind me.  I will go back and give him a coupon just because he was so helpful and understanding.  I finally made it home and of course, I got on the scale.  Again, it was very kind, 158.8! Ugh if it would only stay there for tomorrow morning or less would be even better.  As I sit here typing, I continue to munch on a few Macadamia nuts to hold me over until I can get my butt in the kitchen to cook those chicken thighs!!