This Little Piggy

Went to the Market.

I tell you what. It’s beyond ridiculous that healthy food is so much more expensive than crap. For example, flour tortillas are under $2 for 8 and Brown Rice Tortillas are $10 for 6. Ten stupid dollars for 6 stupid tortillas. I dropped $40 on 6 items last night. It would have easily been less than half of that if I bought the non-healthy versions of everything.

Stayed Home.

I want to take a trip up to Door County this year. I really wanted to go over the Summer, but I think I’ll wait until apple season now. I’m going to Vegas for work the week of my birthday so I’m trying to spend as little cash money as possible right now. This is a difficult challenge for me. I’m not someone who likes to stay home. Ever.

Had Roast Beef Vegan Cheese.

So, one of the items I bought last night was Vegan Mozzarella Cheese. I’ve been craving pizza in a bad way for the past few days. I didn’t want to suddenly eat cheese and have my body wig out because it wasn’t ready for dairy buuuuut… I can’t have pizza without melty cheese. So I compromised. Vegan cheese, garlic powder, fresh basil and nutritional yeast (portobello mushrooms and tomatoes, too… on one of those spendy brown rice tortillas). It gave me the delicious melty “cheese” and crunchy crust that I wanted. The garlic powder and nutritional yeast gave me the actually cheesy tasting goodness that I was looking for.

Had None (or not enough).

MyFitnessPal is yelling at me every single day because I’m not eating enough calories. I’m eating all the freakin’ time. I’m trying. I even ate that whole pizza last night (only 400 calories) even though I was getting full 1/2 way through. Shut up, MFP. I’m full all the time okay!?

This is why I hate tracking my food. I start obsessing over it. The downside of not tracking is that I don’t keep myself accountable.

Went wee wee wee all the way home to the fitness center.

This is how I know MFP is right to yell at me… low energy workouts. That’s also why I made a point to finish that whole stupid pizza.

Anyway, I’m working out again so that means my sprained toe is feeling better. It’s not completely healed but it doesn’t ache when I workout. I treated myself to a FitBit Zip last week for finishing the Reset. Obsessing over that dashboard keeps me motivated to move instead of just sitting at my desk even though it feels like someone punched me in the buttocks. (Did you say that like Forrest Gump? I did.)

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Final Results

Three weeks flew by really fast. I’m glad I did the Reset again. I feel so much better than I did at the beginning of the month.

My final numbers after 3 weeks…

Reset 2015: -10.6 lbs, -13.5″, -5.33% body fat

Reset 2013: -14 lbs, -11″, -4.78% body fat

I’m under 3 pounds away from losing all my “Michigan Weight”. I don’t like that I had to “throw money at the problem” to get myself focused again but it seems to work. I know what to do. It shouldn’t take not wanting to waste money to do it.

Anyway. I’m happy I can start reintroducing food back into my diet but I’m going to keep that at a minimum for now. I want to take my food allergy test first. I’m just excited I have the option to eat more than fruits and vegetables.

And guess what… I’m not having salad for lunch. I’m having a creamy vegan vegetable soup. Wild & crazy, I know.

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The End is Near

Tomorrow is the last day of the Reset. I only have a few supplements left!

I can’t wait for my breakfast to be anything other than fruit. And for my lunch to include anything other than salad. And to eat nuts and grains if I want. And, oh man, eggs and chicken and pork and fish.

Oh. I sprained my toe Saturday night. I finally figured out this morning that it happened when I tripped on an uneven sidewalk on Freya’s walk. I didn’t think anything of it when it happened but remember my toe hurting a little on the way back home. It was quite sore and swollen when I woke up yesterday. I noticed a bruise last night while I was showing D when I was trying to figure out if it is a sprain or break. I hope it heals quickly. I don’t want to postpone the workouts I have scheduled starting Wednesday.

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#Unplugged: Today is Day 31

My 30 day experiment is over. I reactivated my Facebook but only have Messenger installed on my phone. I reactivated my Twitter accounts on Friday but only so I could deactivate again. I am trying to decide if I want to keep one of the accounts. I’ll enable at least one by the time the first Packers regular season game.


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Week 2 Dun-Dun-Dooooone.

Things are still going well with the Reset. I’m on my second day of the last week. I’m pleased with my numbers. I’m even more pleased I fit comfortably into my favorite jeans.

The Numbers.

Reset 2015: – 8 lbs, -11″, -4.12% body fat

Reset 2013: – 10 lbs, -7.75″, -3.7% body fat

Those numbers make me wonder if I was that bloated when I started this time or if doing the light workouts are the difference. Whatever it is, I love the change. I even accepted of my rapidly disappearing boobies.

Since I like to compare FormerMe against CurrentMe, I looked at my measurements anytime I was at this weight over the past 2 1/2 years. I was pleasantly surprised. My numbers are better now than when I was busting my ass working out twice a day, six days a week.

Minor Annoyances.

I noticed I feel really thirsty when I wake up in the morning if I don’t drink at least a gallon of water the day prior. This wasn’t a problem before. I’m frustrated that I’m still that dehydrated. I can’t let up just a little without feeling like I could drain a well dry in the morning.

I narrowed down my end of the work day sleepiness to not having enough “fuel” between lunch and dinner. Friday I ate a snack right before I left work because I knew I wouldn’t get to eat until late that day. I was wide awake on the drive home. I had a smaller snack yesterday and had a bit more energy than when I don’t. It’s almost as if my body hits that 3-hour mark and says, “Feed me. No? Okay, nappy time!” The thing is, I’m not hungry. The meals are big enough so I’m not hungry between lunch and dinner. Lately, I also get a minor headache if I wait too long to eat (because I still feel full from the previous meal). It’s been a bit of a challenge to figure all of this stuff out.

I want meat. Not like “eat meat every single day” level but just to have to option to eat chicken, pork or fish would be lovely.

I’m cold. All the time.

I Have One Little Confession.

I cheated Tuesday night and had a Redd’s with D after our day of hard work. When he went to make a fast food run for himself, he took a detour and bought them for me. He didn’t realize that 1) I don’t drink Redd’s anymore and 2) my food/drink consumption is severely limited to just stupid fruit and veggies with a little healthy fat. He was bummed when I told him about my limitations so I decided to have one since he went out of his way for me. That hasn’t happened in easily 4 years. Plus, he went into a store without being able to take a shower for 2 days since our project involved a broken water heater.

I didn’t tell him I don’t like Redd’s anymore. My beer taste changed drastically over the past year. I loved it when I moved so that’s what he remembers.

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