Wow, I am pathetically pining away for the fruit. I find myself circling the kitchen looking for some prey thing to eat. And by something I mean some fruit. And by circling I mean about every 20 minutes. I realize that without my personal daily all day fruit gorge that in a couple of days we are going to end up with a whole lot of spoiling fruit in my corner of stepford. Anyone for pie? Just kidding. I'm not making pie. I used to make pie, and cookies, and cake, and even home made bread. But then I decided that I wasn't going to labor over the things that I can't eat anymore.
Despite pining away for fruit for two days and nights straight, I did manage to rein in my cravings and go easy on it. I also kept it under control with the grains. But it wasn't easy. I had to have my evening snack before dinner. I also had my dinner grain before dinner. But then I ate only meat and vegetables for dinner. My strategy was to cook every vegetable in the house and then eat them for dinner. I had broccoli, squash, peppers and onions, and a beet. It wouldn't have been possible for me to fit in any more food and now I have tons of cooked vegetables to satisfy myself with tomorrow when all I want to do is grab a piece of fruit or a bag of chips.
I am planning on making Friday my official progress post day but I just had to weigh in this morning and I am happy to report that it's working! Phew. Sometimes I worry that I might be broken and not be able to lose the weight no matter what I do. Sometimes I worry just because that seems to be what I do best. I am a professional grade worrier. Trust me.
Isn't this silly? The stretcher recommended I go carb-less on days when I am not lifting. HAHAHAHA Be proud of me internet, I didn't laugh in his face. I politely told him I'd keep that in my brain rolodex as my plan B should I need a little help off of a plateau. Maybe I'll consider going grainless first. Baby steps for me.