Previously, on Simplified Pantry: Day 2
With my sautéed vegetables and eggs (and don’t forget the coffee – black), I had a bit of bacon that a local meat market made to order without brining in sugar. It tasted halfway between a slice of pork loin and bacon, but it was a nice touch.
I had the leftover salad from the night before with some of the leftover meat and some sliced cucumber and pear.
I did not feel hollow anymore after eating lunch.
To give my husband a break from the “rabbit food,” I added a baked yam to his plate and kept his meat and vegetables separate and very un-salad-like.
The kids got some cucumber and pear as well as leftover Dubliner cheese and pretzels from the holidays. And yes, I did refrain from even a taste.
I made a beef stew with bone broth I had in the freezer and the final beef leftovers. That roast stretched farther than I anticipated! The stew had onions, peppers, carrots, and mushrooms. I boiled up a few chopped potatoes separately and added a spoonful to each of the children’s bowls before ladling out the stew. I also served the rest of the yams I baked at lunch as a side along with a green salad with pear.
I refrained from a yam, since weight loss is my principle goal and the stew was satisfying enough.
Day 3 Status Update
I had a headache most of the day, and the feeling of a cold coming on turned into a cough, but the hollow feeling subsided and I felt pretty normal most of the day.
I’ve also been doing a short core workout video first thing in the morning, hoping to help that “after” silhouette be noticeably slimmer. I wanted to do something, but not something that would require extra willpower to start, because my reserves are already in use with all these food rules. Eight minutes a day that claims to be “a tummy tuck without the surgery”? I can manage that.
Keep reading: Day 4