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History doesn't repeat itself!

At least not this week.

I was a little better prepared foodwise for this trip than I'd been for the previous one. I took some raw cashews, a banana and leftovers from Thursday's dinner for Friday's travel food. We were so busy all weekend there really wasn't much time to think about meals.


Friday evening was my granddaughter's dress rehearsal, which began at 5 and lasted until 8:30. I think. My son brought fast food for us – fresh fruit cups for all of us, chicken nuggets for them and a cut-up piece of grilled chicken for me, which he must have asked them to do because it wasn't on the online menu. It was just what I needed, just when I needed it.

Saturday morning – eggs. Followed by a Li'l Chef birthday party, where the children cooked their own lunch and the adults were offered … cupcakes. No, thank you. My daughter-in-law and I walked around outside (I wouldn't call it exercise, but we'd already walked two miles earlier) while the party was going on.

We had to be at the theatre at 4 for the 5 o'clock performance, which ended at 8-ish. So no dinner (I had some of the cashews at intermission), followed by banana splits. My banana was topped with sunflower butter and I passed on the ice cream, syrup and whipped cream.

More eggs before I hit the road yesterday morning. I had some cold roast beef from a deli for lunch – not the best choice, but the best choice available, and certainly not the worst.

All of this is leading up to the Monday weigh-in, of course. I was low on calories, obviously, but also low on exercise calories burned. Which was probably a good thing, because I might have found myself in one of those no-energy situations where I couldn't have finished comfortably. I made an effort to drink more water throughout the weekend – North Carolina is HOT, y'all – and did what I could with what I had.

And lost 1.5 pounds. I'm now at a total loss of 28.5 since Christmas and 21.5 since my first Whole30 began on April 6.

And I couldn't be more pleased with how things are going. Onward. And DOWNWARD!


denise said…
Yay you! So glad you had a fun family weekend and a successful weigh-in. Those two things don't always happen in combination, as I'm sure you've experienced in the past.

I'm happy, happy, happy for you that you've found something that works for you and that you're comfortable with. I keep toying with the idea of giving paleo a shot, but sugar has me in its grips right now :-( so I just can't imagine how I could do it.

One of these days, I'll just wake up and go for it though - especially after all of your encouraging reports on your progress!
Anonymous said…
I'd always heard that raw cashew are poisonous! Apparently you survived :-)

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