Well, I have reached a milestone, 30 days. I did eat a meal off plan a few days ago, but the rest of the day was perfect and it was a planned cheat meal. It does not take away from a month of hard work.
We have decided to stay away from processed grains, no bread, not toritillas, as my weight loss not only stopped but I went up several pounds. Not happy about that.
Decided to come in and write after each meal, save a draft and then post after dinner and apple cider vinegar. I do not want to get behind again.
Breakfast today, my usual oat cookies
1 cup oats, rolled, organic, and sprouted oats,
1 cup canned pure pumpkin puree
2 tablesp mini stevia sweetened, dark chocolate
lunch was pretty good yesterday. I had defrosted a big bowl of frozen shredded hash browns. We bought a few of the four pound bags. We put them on a cookie sheet that I bought just for the hash browns, one of those non stick that are copper colored , and added a ton of veggies, over a pound of zuchinni and yellow squash, and I know that because I bought a package of presliced zuchinni and yellow squash and it was over a pound, lol !!! I added some onion and lots of seasonings and we ate it with some guac on it !! ARGHHH, I forgot to take a picture of it, darn it, I am so frustrated !! I have got to really get in the habit of doing that !! In my defense, I am working hard on my YouTube channel to get a lot of stuff recorded and took a really fast break to make lunch, worked while it cooked, pretty much inhaled it and went right back to work.
Dinner was a plain dinner. I had a bag, which I actually remembered to take a picture of, some home made cranberry beans and we topped with salsa and some guac.
I drank my apple cider vinegar at 9 pm
my stats for the day are
weight 221 at 6:38 am ( I was pretty upset it was up so high , but I am writing this on Sat and I cannot wait to share the new numbers for today , either tonight, or tomorrow morning after I have dinner and my apple cider vinegar for today.
blood sugar 99 at 6:41 am
I got to bed a lot earlier last night, at 11:20 so I was asleep by midnight, I am always up and down a few times before I fall asleep. I am getting up at 6:30 am no matter how late I fall asleep and I know once my body realizes I mean business I will be able to get to bed earlier. My natural schedule is bed between one and two and get up at 8:30 . I know that is not that late to get up, but I do not do anything productive at night because if I came in here to work I would be up until four in the morning. I would much rather get in bed early and get up early and have more productive hours a day !!! I actually love being up early and plan to get it to around five am very slowly over time. I love being up when the sun comes up, I just have to fight my natural body clock until it becomes my new schedule.
My blood pressure is still up, My best reading for last night was 146/81 at 9:33 pm, the other two I took were a bit higher.
but I have a feeling it is a bit of stress and anxiety trying to get caught up on my channel, and our house work, once I get all the videos done that I need to do, I have a feeling I will feel much better. I am working on letting it go, but as anyone who suffers from even a bit of anxiety knows, that never works. I am not dealing with severe anxiety by any means, but a bit more than normal. But I have to learn to let things go. Stressing over them does not help me get the work done any quicker !!!