Let Freedom Ring!

So I get home today from work, left early because I felt soooo sick.  We’re talking end of the world sick like my stomach was going to curdle up inside me and rip out like a scene from Alien.  Anyways, I walk up the driveway and what is there in the mailbox?  A Salmon piece of heaven.

Now I should probably clarify that we did not have a fish sticking out of our mailbox.  No, we had a notice from our local post office that a package had been attempted to be delivered and was unable to as no one was home to sign it.  I am happy to say the package was the LAST REMAINING PIECE that we were waiting for so my husband can try to finish his motorcycle.  We’re talking kid at christmas:

on speed

 who then proceeds to multiply like Gremlins after getting dropped in water.

THAT is my husband right now.

Lucky for me I have the night “off” so to speak from painting.  I’m sick enough I don’t trust my hand to be steady with a can of spray paint.  I’m also STARVING, so I’ve eaten…let’s see…

Breakfast:                            Shake (90cal 2g net carbs)
Snack:                                  Atkins Bar (170 cal 3g net carbs)
Lunch:                                  Q’doba chicken and veggies sautéed
2nd Snack (yes really):     Atkins Bar (this was at 5:30PM and I thought I would die from hunger) 3G net Carbs 200 calories
Dinner:                                 Rotisserie Chicken, skipped the veggies to save some carbs
3rd Snack (shame!):          Supreme Protein Bar at 9:49 PM and then going to bed (204 cal, 8g net carbs)

I’m going to try and make it through the night without another snack, but we’ll have to hold out for it because tonight is anybody’s guess.  I have had a bit of soda, Pepsi Max to be specific, because it is sweetened with Sucralose instead of aspartame, and that made me at least be able to stay awake this late (it is officially 7:40 PM CST).

Well, I’m off to do something…anything really…to keep my mind off food (since I’m hungry, again, it’s been an hour).  Think it’s time for some research!

I broke…it’s shameful…I know…I had another bar, Supreme Protein Carb Conscious, with 7G net carbs and 15G Protein, 9G of fat…but there it is…if I have a gain tomorrow, at this point I deserve it, but at least my weakness and stomach cramping has subsided, and I’ve downed another 60 ounces of water since coming home from work, + the 70+ ounces I drank at work today.

664 calories before the lunch and dinner meats

16G net carbs

Yeah I don’t feel that bad

Week 8, day 5 of my diet

Alright, so it’s official…either stress, or minor activity after getting home from work, or not going out to eat, or all of the above, is making me kick my diet’s A-S-S.  Jumped on the scale this morning, POSITIVE I’d see a gain since yesterday I didn’t actually DO physical labor…and I was down another pound.  More importantly, I was down to 169.6!!!  Yeah bitches, that’s right.  This girl is under 170!  Although it won’t be official unless I can keep this weight off til’ Monday at my weigh in…BUT That’s 3 pounds so far THIS WEEK.  I haven’t had a loss this big since I started…or rather, week 3.  So needless to say I’m feeling really good, but now I’m petrified of eating out this weekend because it could sabatoge my loss!  My goal was to get to 170 by Monday (was 172.6 this Monday) so then I’d be under that by the time I went up to the twin cities (that’s in Minnesota) for a Valley Fair day with some siblings.  If I keep this rate up, not literally, but relatively, I could possibly be down to 165 by next week Friday, GAH!!!!!!!!! panic run screaming can’t handle it!!! Just kidding, but I’d be good to go and definitely be under 170 I’d think, and plan on being good the whole time I’m up there.

My shakes are obviously helping, I’m having snacks before bed every night, still shakes or powdered drinks, no bars etc. and I’m cooking at home every night.  My suspicion is the cooking at home every night is seriously starting to add up and contribute to my loss.  That actually sucks because I’ve cooked 4 nights in a row this week and am sooooo done with it! LoL