Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Reboot Challenge: Day 10
I've surprised myself by hanging in here real good, and have reached Day 10 of the challenge! (In case you missed what it's all about, look here)
At times it's really easy to follow, and at times I have had a battle of note with myself.
It goes something like this:
Just a bite of choccie? What harm could that do? No Jess! Don't do it! Aw, but who will know? You! You will know! You can't start this and not finish it! Aaaah, uuuuuh, crap! OK! Let's eat grapes.
Hmm, a small glass of vino? That's fine, right? No! It's not fine! Wait until May, it's NOT that far away! Ag OK then grumpypants, let's have some diluted fruit juice in a pretty glass with lots of ice and pretend it's a cocktail.
Ooooh Mia didn't finish all her pasta, shall I have a bite? No, no, no, you can't, you mustn't, you won't!
So! I weighed and measured myself today, and the results are great! Definitely enough to keep me motivated for the next 20 days and beyond!
Weight loss since day 1: 2.5kg
Centimetre loss since day 1: -4cm around chest, -4cm around tummy, -2cm around hips, -2cm around thigh. YAY!
I must admit that I've always been sceptical of eating plans that let you lose weight quickly, I have always been of the opinion that slow is good, slow is healthy. But flip, this journey has been taking so long, I figured if I can lose the weight quickly, then I would much rather work hard to maintain the weight, than work hard to lose it. Also, this is really not a 'fad diet', it's an eating plan, it's a way of life. I'm definitely still planning on following the Paleo way of eating when this is done.
I had a bit of a detox headache on Day 2 and 3. Day 4-6 I was really quite moody and irritable. Since then my energy levels have been awesome, and it's so nice to not feel bloated. So relieved that I'm sleeping OK - there were about 3 nights last week where I woke up and struggled to fall asleep again, and a few of my friends who did Reboot did struggle with insomnia. Thankfully I'm sleeping fine again now!
Although cooking dinner does take me a little bit longer than usual sometimes, preparing veggies etc, I'm really enjoying the meals i've been making! I like how this challenge has helped me think beyond my usual meals, and I really do my best to zhoosh my meals up so that they're tasty. I honestly don't miss bread, pasta, milk, cheese, yoghurt or oats at all!
Wyn is super supportive of my challenge, which is awesome, and helps lots.
Breakfasts are hard sometimes, because the Reboot meals do take some time to prepare, whether it's scrambled egg or a smoothie - so if I need a super quick breakfast I just have a banana, and then a protein snack with it, like nuts or biltong. Luckily mostly I do have enough time, and I LOVE scrambled eggs with tomato diced into it, and avo on the side, delish.
I'm wearing my college Guess jeans today - it feels amazing!!
Reboot is awesome!