Occasionally I find myself in situations I didn't mean to be in.
Like now. I belong to a membership only mother's club where we have a house to hang out in and treat as our own. There are other moms there, other kids to play with, a yard with play stuff, a pool for the summertime and the moms split up various things. (You can learn more about it here: www.ultimatemomsclub.com) Some of the moms offer classes based on what they did in their previous life.
One of our moms is a certified personal trainer. She announced she'd be offering a 7 week bootcamp challenge. I thought Great, I've been exercising more and trying to eat better. I like attending a class and it's at the club so someone can watch Will while I'm there. What I didn't know is that I'd be given an eating plan.
So, now I'm detoxing. No red meat, no sugar, no flour, no starchy vegetables, a small amount of high quality fats at the end of the day, limited fruits and and a gallon of water a day with a lemon squeezed into it. Oh, and no caffeine or alcohol.
No drinks, no big deal. But when I got my plan I gulped hard No COFFEE? That's hurting. No big iced tea in the middle of the day. No diet soda at the end of running a bunch of errands. Smelling Scott's coffee in the morning is close to torture.
I eat every 2 hours, alternating legume, egg or fish proteins with carbohydrates from green veggies or squash. I like squash! No pain there. I'm cool with broccoli. I'm skipping asparagus since the gallon of water makes me pee a lot. I've found that turnips aren't bad as long as you remove ALL the skin and sprinkle on a little salt. I like fish with lemon and dill, that part makes me happy. A poached egg with salt and pepper is yummy to me!
I made scones for the kids yesterday. Didn't taste it. Made them suburban macaroni and cheese, the good kind where I made a sauce from cheddar and velveeta. Couldn't taste it. And sweets, I miss ice cream. *insert doggie whine here*
I'm not hungry, I eat every two hours. I steam all my stuff in the morning and reheat throughout the day. But I do miss things.
Results? I've lost a bunch of water weight. I have one week left on the extremely limited diet I'm on now. We'll have to wait and see what happens this month. I'll keep you posted.
Pass the beets.
Amanda's beauty tip of the day: If you color your hair red, Lush makes a bar shampoo that contains henna. It will color your roots enough that you can go a few weeks longer between coloring. (It's only available online though!)