The alarm went off at 4 A.M. and the first thought that came to mind was “what was I thinking?” My choice to make this weight loss effort a public one was wise, if not regrettable, at that particular moment. If I had not chosen to lay it all out for the world to see and hold me accountable for I would not have started today. I would have eaten my pop-tarts or Fruit Loops and spent the rest of the day making all of the same poor dietary choices.
As I now had no choice I went down stairs where I had set up all of my early AM needs for my first protein shake. I used fat free milk, some ice, whey protein powder and a bunch of fresh strawberries. I have to admit it looked and smelled delicious. I also have to admit that the looks and smell were deceiving! While it wasn’t horrible I could never see me ordering a similar concoction when out at a bar! The chalky taste was flushed away with a cough drop afterwards.
To finish out the discussion on the protein shake I would like to delicately address an apparent side affect to drinking it. The night before Tom had told me that when first ingesting whey there may be a certain frequent need to how shall we say… make noise from one’s buttocks after drinking the shake? While in addition to that I found that the shake caused anything that I had ever eaten in the past ten years to decide to evacuate my lower forty for the duration of the morning. As such I have chosen to only partake of such shakes after work hours whereby I only punish my family and surrounding neighborhood as opposed to my place of employment! Hopefully for the sake of our fragile eco-system that side affect will be short lived!
When I got to work I started my multiple feedings as recommended as follows:
5:00 A.M. – I ate a banana
7:00 A.M. – I ate a baggie of green grapes
9:15 A.M. – I had another banana
11:30 A.M – I had a Tangelo
I was scheduled to eat some baby carrots a couple hours later but I totally forgot as I wasn’t hungry!
I got out of work at 3:30 and as soon as I came home I didn’t even go inside but rather I took a brisk two mile walk through the surrounding neighborhoods. Not exactly an Olympic event but I felt it by the time it was over.
For dinner I ate a normal family meal that included a baked chicken breast sprinkled with bread crumbs. There was a side of white rice which I normally drown in butter. Instead I used a light dosing of soy sauce to make it palatable. I know that I added a lot of sodium in place of the butter- not sure if this was a good trade or not. I do know that I need to pick up some low sodium soy sauce for the future. Any other alternatives for the rice?
So- one day into my nightmare! I am curious as to feedback on how I ate today and what I could/should do better.
I am of course thankful for all of your support and feedback in this process!