Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Diet: Week 4 Completed
Four weeks people- FOUR. I'm still a little surprised. The last week has been the hardest for some reason with strong urges to quit and have a doughnut or whatever I wanted at that moment. An iced mocha. A caprese salad. A cookie of any sort. (After seeing this list perhaps I can blame hormones?)
Anyway today, on the last day of week 4 I messed up. We were out running errands and up against a schedule and I hadn't brought anything with me, not expecting to be out so long. There was an Indian restaurant that I thought would be safe. Not one menu item without a nightshade veggie... Not one. John had already gotten a plate from the buffet by the time I figured it out and so I just went with it. Dairy is the first thing I am introducing back in so I chose some palak paneer and saffron rice and pakoras and just enjoyed it. We'll see how it goes. I was so hoping for a perfect record and have been diligent. That isn't usually my style, I'm more fluid than rigid on most things. I am pretty proud of how well I've done (knowing I still have two months and a beach vacation ahead to really mess it up with.)
I've come up with some pretty good recipes for the protein powder I am using and I even made something a lot like chocolate mousse the other night. I think I'll try to recreate that tonight.
I am going to finish out the month and start reintroducing June 1st. I'm thrilled to have dairy back on the table first. I miss my after dinner cheese snacks.
Ps- Above is my version of a breakfast cookie. This was my first try and they are pretty good (for diet food excluding all the things you'd normally add to a cookie). I'll write down the recipe next time and share it if they come out well on round two.