The 2 weeks of working 12-16 hour days has caught up with me. I’m nearly catatonic this week while trying to finish up our DIY project.
I thought I’d update you on my “JunkFood-fast”!
I posted about my issues with all things baked and sugary HERE. My plan was to come off of junk-food sugary treats for a month and then eat them just once a week. My goal was to fit back into my clothes and to get out of the habit of eating ice cream cones for lunch!
I’m into week seven. I’m only eating a small amount of sweets once a week these days and here’s what’s changed…
*My clothes fit! It took 5 weeks before I could tell a difference but finally, they all fit!
*I’m not craving sweets like I was…this is nothing short of Divine Intervention. Can I get an AMEN!
*Somehow, I’m able to eat less of everything! I wasn’t really trying for this, it just happened. I seem to be more satisfied. Again… miracle I tell ya.
These things have saved me…At some point during the late morning I want to chew something sweet…frozen grapes have been meeting that need. Believe me, no one is more shocked and aghast about this than me! Grapes are after all a fruit and I’m not dipping them in milk chocolate! But the texture and the just-sweet-enough taste is perfect.
Five or six nights a week, The Husband makes us smoothies. Holy canolli the man can make a smoothie! The consistency is like a milkshake…Here’s his recipe for the 2 of us…~6-8 strawberries cut.
~2 bananas cut
~1 1/2 cups Dannon Lite & Fit Strawberry Yogurt
~3/4 cup skim milk
~ice…about 16 ounces. He’s wouldn’t commit to an amount here. He says use: just enough to get your consistency right. (Add some and then check consistency and add more if it’s not milkshake like!)
Blend away and enjoy!
This is our dinner so if you’ll be eating this for dessert you may want to use half…
I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without baking. I’m not pouring over my cookbooks either and I won’t let myself watch the cooking channel!
I’m not going to say I’ll be doing this forever but it’s really freed-up bunches of time that I’m using for our DIY project. When I do get back to baking, it will be MUCH less frequent and I’ll do lots of low calorie-healthy baking and save the high calorie-high fat scrumptious-ness for special occasions!
Because…I feel much ever so much better now that I can zip my pants!
Ps…I have also cut out bread 6 days a week during this time. I still eat whole wheat wraps but no bread. Thanks to my daughter and SIL’s trainer Seku, for all this advice! For me, it worked!
So I’m wondering…what’s the one thing you eat lots of that would be near-impossible to give up?