We started on cycle 3 and have been enjoying carbs (hello, breakfast cereal!) and some snacks (tiny babybel cheeses in red wax - wonderful!). Because of the above the events we each only seriously worked out one day. We walked every other day a couple of miles but nothing strenuous.
Both sets of my parents (my biological parents and my in-laws) ended up doing supper with us on Tuesday. And since it was my birthday - and it was my choice....Joe's Pizza in Paris, Illinois!!! I was good and followed our rules all day and then for supper I had a half order of spaghetti. I didn't eat the garlic bread that came with it. But then again, I had a couple slices of their wonderful pizza with Italian sausage and onion. (Sigh, it was as good as I imagined it would be!).
And aren't you just a tiny bit jealous that I am a grown up woman and yet I still get a birthday supper with my parents and in-laws...together. Yeah, I am blessed and I know it. The 4 of them are pretty special people!
Even though I bought a beautiful Harry and David's New York Style cheesecake for my birthday cake, it is still sitting (untouched) in my freezer!
We cheated last night too. We went out of town to a graduation dinner. Spaghetti, bread (amazing bread!), fresh fruit, salad, and cupcakes. We ate a little spaghetti and lots of salad...and then a piece of bread each. But then we each ate another piece of bread. Oh goodness. BREAD. WONDERFUL BREAD. (I am so sorry gluten-free friends. I cannot imagine. 30+ days was hard enough!) No fruit (it was after 2) and no cupcakes!
|You can find this recipe on my gluten free board on Pinterest.|
So the week of cheats and
the week of not exercising like we should on Cycle 3...
our weigh in totals this week:
Michael - the same
Laura - the same
So our thoughts are this: this diet is supposed to teach us to eat better. To THINK before we eat and make a calculated choice about putting stuff in our mouths. Even though this week we did not follow the diet to the letter, we did realize that we are using it's principles as part of our normal day-to-day lives! No weight loss but no weight gain - plus using our new eating habits even in special situations...this week was a success by us!
PS: Had to visit the doctor this week. Her scale has me at 5 pounds more then our home scale. Which means that I have still lost the same amount of weight but I just weigh more then I thought. :(