Whoa! I can't believe I'm on Day 19! I had to stop and count on my fingers just now. This week has been hectic, so I haven't been able to check in.
As far as I know, I'm still holding steady at -6 lbs. My cravings for treats have subsided for now. I'm less crabby and freaking out less about food.
We were away for the weekend...far, far away. So, I had to pack food to make for others as well as suitable food for myself. That was an ordeal because I had to bring every single thing I might need along with me. Salt, oil, pans, etc. Turned out okay. I made beef stew (my own "safe" recipe), and everyone liked it! I ate mine with salad, and the adults in our group ate that too. I supplemented with non-diet foods to keep the kids happy. Overall, it worked out okay.
I made a baked french toast dish for the breakfast I was responsible for. That was a tough one to sit out on eating, but I made it! I had some quinoa with cooked apples, cinnamon and pecans, and it was a decent substitute.
I discovered that some corn tortilla chips are gluten and everything else free, so I let myself have a few with fresh salsa. That was a fun treat!
I also let myself have some decaf coffee with sugar-free syrup and no milk. We were out shopping and passed a cute coffee shop. The first few sips of coffee were delightful...even without the milk. By the end, though, I was sick of the sugar-free taste. I don't like artificial sweeteners! So, that helped me to be okay not drinking coffee again for a while. Kind of wrecked it for me.
Today, I was responsible for bringing snacks to a party, so I brought some things I knew I could eat. This is my 3rd or 4th veggie tray and hummus in about 2 weeks. Goodness! I also brought fruit and chips and salsa. It was fun to have a plate of okay choices so I could feel like I was participating in the partying. Note to self...remember to bring healthy choices and fill up on those at parties in the future. I did not even lament my inability to imbibe while cutting the Special K bars someone else brought. Score one for me!