Two days in

Happy Friday! 

I’ve got two full days of the Selvera program under my belt, so I thought I’d pop in and do a quick recap. 

I made it to the grocery store Wednesday evening and bought some strawberries, sweet potatoes, bananas, broccoli, and some other stuff I can’t remember off the top of my head, to complement the meals. Having a stocked kitchen makes a WORLD of difference, let me tell ya! No more carrots for me! At least not for a while. 

I thought I’d list some of the foods I’ve been eating in case anyone is interested in knowing how I’m doing all this:

Breakfast yesterday was apple/cinnamon oatmeal (think instant packets), lunch was Vegetarian Chili w/ Beans and a side salad, afternoon snacks consisted of a protein bar, then a little later I had some butterscotch pudding with a cup of strawberries, and finally dinner was Alfredo Pasta with 1 cup of broccoli. I made a lasagna and garlic bread for my family and I was sort of lamenting to myself “I wish I could have a small piece of garlic bread” (womp womp *sad face*). Then I realized I CAN have a piece of garlic bread – I’ll use one of my discretionary keys for it!! (*happy dance*) It was a very satisfying dinner. I actually needed one more fruit in there somewhere, for some reason I just forgot it. 

I was a little hungry between meals yesterday, but I decided that I probably need to add a mid-morning snack and to drink more water. I think I had a lot of head hunger yesterday, not actual real hunger, and Amanda said that it usually takes a day or two for your body to adjust to all the protein and fiber so that might have had something to do with it as well. I feel pretty good today – haven’t felt hungry so far; I think I’m working the plan like it should be worked. 

So far, I’ve really been enjoying the food. I’ve learned that some things are probably better being made up ahead of time and left in the fridge before eating them (Butterscotch Pudding, I’m looking at you) (And you too, Smoothies) but for the most part the meals are easily prepared and take only a few minutes. 

Some of my favorites so far include the Spicy Cheesy Pasta, Crunch O’s (they’re like big Cheerios but they are super crunchy and taste like Sour Cream and Onion. So basically they’re nothing like Cheerios. Never mind.), Lemon Yogurt Snack bars (I may have proposed my undying love to this particular snack bar), Chicken and Vegetable Creamy Soup, and the Berry Smoothie. Oh, and the protein bars – there are several different kinds and they have 15 g of protein and are very filling! There really hasn’t been much that I haven’t liked – not so crazy about the butterscotch pudding, but as I said earlier, next time I’m going to refrigerate it for awhile before I eat it so maybe that will make it more palatable. I just mixed cold water with it yesterday and it was…strange. It wasn’t thick like you would expect pudding to be and the taste was just kind of off. I’ve got 7 packets of it though, so I’m going to keep trying it different ways and see what happens. Oooh, maybe I could make a pudding pop out of it!! 🙂

I’ll bet you just thought of this, didn’t you;

jello-pudding-pops-bill-cosby

(source)

Do they still make those? And if not, WHY??

I weighed in on Wednesday at 195.5 and I’ll weigh in again next Wednesday to see if I’ve lost. I’m sure I will lose (and have lost) some water weight but anything that makes my pants feel less like a vice grip is a considered a win in my book. 

Weekends are sometimes tricky for me, so we’ll see how I do over the next two days. I don’t really have anything special going on, and I don’t foresee any dining out opportunities. If the hubs wants to go out, I’ll just tell him that I’d rather stay in. Of course I can always use my other two discretionary keys if I need to, but I’d rather not deal with the temptation if I don’t have to.

I think that’s all I have to tell today. I have 3 more hours until my weekend officially begins and I have a feeling I’ll be starting it by digging through my cabinets looking for Popsicle molds. 

Later! 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Two days in

  1. I wonder if you made the pudding with some ice in a blender (I got a cuisinart “magic bullet wannabe” at Walmart for $20!) if it would be like a butterscotch milkshake?

  2. I’m glad to see there’s a lot of ‘real’ food in there. My major issue with most plans is that they have you eating the packaged stuff, which doesn’t always a) fill you up and b) help you deal with ‘real world’ situations. This seems different so I hope it works for you!

  3. I totally agree…If the healthy choices are at my fingertips I am MUCH more likely to take advantage. Taking a week off sounds like a good idea every now and then, just to reboot. Sounds like you have a great attitude and sometimes the mental is the hardest part!

  4. I took a look at the Selvera program and it was really interesting. I, too, am glad that there’s real food in there as real food is essential to any type of diet or exercise routine. I actually tested out an all liquid diet to see if it would significantly improve my results. Sad to say, real food beats all supplements anytime. Great read!

  5. I’m glad you’re clicking along on this. 🙂 And pudding pops, I don’t think I’ve seen them, but I sure loved them when I was a kid!

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