Hi there, my sweet glittery butterfly kisses! I am so excited about all the things happening right now.
First of all, I have a new treadmill desk! I used it tonight for a half an hour and I love it. Love love love it! I type better sitting down now and my sweet hubby wants to play with the treadmill desk so I’m here typing on another computer. *sigh* But you know, I was so excited I didn’t wear any shoes, so my poor feet have treadmill wear. I will wear shoes tomorrow when I walk.
I walked for 36 minutes and it was still exercise, and it was fun! And I am starting very slow so I don’t kill myself and fall off (only about .7 mph). Most people work at 1 mph. I will get there eventually. I am loving this!
I will share pictures of the desk soon.
The picture of the tuna is how pretty even a simple salad can look if you have fun with it. Go ahead! Play with your food. I won’t tell.
Now what I had yesterday… First of all, here’s the plan I’m following and here is the introduction post to the Mid-Year Resolution Challenge. While you look at what I’m doing, be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled to give some ideas, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). I am, however, here with you to cheer you on when you’re so skinny you will have to watch slipping through the cushions of your couch.
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I ate this:
Breakfast: Unsweetened Iced tea
Lunch: A cute little nacho salad (recipe coming soon) + Zevia
Snack: About 8 cherry tomatoes + Diet Dr. Pepper
Dinner: Egg salad + cherry tomatoes
Notes: Keeping it simple still tastes delicious. Wait until you see some of the fun recipes I’m sharing this week! I love cooking for you and for your families.
What I learned:
It takes 21 days to make a habit.
The first week back on any ketogenic plan is so difficult. Between feeling groggy, nauseated, foggy, and cravings every food under the sun, it’s almost more fun to revert back to old eating habits and slather on the guilt along with the hot fudge.
Now I can’t believe that every little moment has led up to this: 2 days of clean, healthy eating that hasn’t raised my blood sugar, has helped me have more energy than I’ve had in moths, and has kept me from catching two major colds that have run rampant through the house.
I thought this would be more difficult somehow, and yet, in some ways it’s been difficult enough; trust me. Still, even on days I felt horrible or craved everything under the sun, I stuck with it for two reasons:
1. Because I’m smarter now than I was, and I know nothing is worth derailing this effort; and
2. Because we’re all working hard together. What kind of cheerleader am I if I peel off the butt glue and climb down off of the wagon (and then eat the horse in ranch dressing)?
Twenty one days. I got here one day at a time, and now this lifestyle is a habit. Does that mean it’s easy? Not every day. Not all the time. But what it does mean is I have stuck with this for 3 weeks, and I’m that much closer to achieving everything that is important to me as a result.
21 days. Hello, habit.