Thursday, September 22, 2016

D-Tox Days 9-11

Well not much to report on the d-tox front for days 9 and 10. Food is pretty standard, except I did treat myself to Chipotle today for several reasons.

1. IIFYM!!
2. D-tox approved without shells, sour cream, corn or cheese
3. Lab tests from the infection I have came back and the antibiotics I was put on don't kill this specific infection. Yay! Taking pills that make me feel crummy for no reason! Getting the right antibiotics later today.

On Sunday of this past weekend I was finally productive and made a rather delicious soup and it was something I didn't think I would particularly enjoy, but I went with it anyway.

I give to you Sweet Potato and Roasted Cauliflower Soup.

A couple things to note because lists are fun today:
1. It looks like a giant bowl of mashed potatoes, but if you know me in real life then you know I live for potatoes of all kind and that is something I would totally love on the daily.
2. Apparently sweet potatoes can be white or orange. I've yet to successfully pick out orange sweet potatoes.
3. I hate cauliflower with a passion, even the smell gets to me. You can't even taste it in this, it just adds its little cauliflower nutrients and that's that!

This soup, I don't even know if it's really a soup or mush, but we'll call it soup, is so simple.

Roast 1 large head of broccoli with olive oil, salt and pepper at 400 for about 20-25 minutes or so
Peel and chop three large sweet potatoes
Peel some garlic, I did 6 big cloves
Peel and chop 1/2 sweet onion (you could probably use the whole thing)
Toss the sweet potatoes, garlic and onion in a large pot with 7 cups of water and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender.
When sweet potatoes are tender and the cauliflower has roasted, mix together and blend with an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor or blender to your consistency preference.

Viola! Sweet Potato and Roasted Cauliflower Soup!

I met with my nutritionist today and she was very pleased with my loss of four pounds since I got my macros. That's about 1-1.5 pounds lost each week! We are adjusting my numbers slightly to see what changes I can make before Hawaii. Protein and calories will remain the same, but carbs and fat I now have a range. Keeping the original macros for active days and lowering carbs and fat on rest days. I leave for my trip in five and a half weeks and our goal is to have me drop another 4-6 pounds in that time.

The only reason tracking my macros and stuffing my face has been something I've been able to do consistently is because I'm seeing results. I think if the scale and my body weren't changing, I would have given up on this right away.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

D-Tox Days 5-8

Fell off the bandwagon over here, go figure. Day 5 started out pretty typical with my morning shake, chicken wild rice soup and salad, a quick gym session...then I went to my cousins vow renewal where all hell broke lose.

There was an open bar and passed appetizers. I told myself I could have one or two glasses of wine that soon turned in to more than I can remember. Self control is not one of my strong points. I was ok with the passed appetizers since they had chicken skewers and some other items I knew I could eat, but not enough food where I didn't regret a few of those glasses of wine the next morning.

Since I was riding the struggle bus, Day 6 didn't start with a clear head. I texted some friends to see who would join me in brunch. I walked the quick one and a half mile to the restaurant, ordered my bottomless mimosa and corned beef hash with a side of bacon. Followed by an outdoor BBQ where I could tell I had my fare share of carrot sticks based on the amount of veggie dip dropped on my shirt.

Day 7, still on the struggle bus I went to Punch pizza with one of my roommates. I knew I was going to regret ordering a pizza. They had all these lovely salads on the menu and my mouth just spat out the words 'pepperoni pizza and a coke'. I had zero control of those words. I ate half the pizza and we headed to a local beach to lay out and had some great people watching.

I took the rest of my pizza to my parents to watch the best Viking victory to date and continued to feel the pain of the red sauce.

Day 8 took me to Minute Clinic where I got some antibiotics for an infection I woke up with and consisted of me nearly drinking a whole bottle of Cranberry juice, definitely not part of the D-Tox.

I don't know if going 3 1/2 days completely off the wagon means I should just give up and start over or not, so I'm not going to start over 100%, just going to pick up where I left off.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

D-Tox Day 4

Day 4 of D-Tox and the stomach discomfort that I was having the first three days is completely gone. However, my face is starting to do some weird things (break out/dry patches)  and I'm sweating quite a bit. I assume this is from toxins being released. I'm a pretty sweaty person in general, but it only seems to be triggered from caffeine or working up a sweat, not from sitting at my work desk typing away. Seeing as how my food has been the same for the last four days, I can only assume these are side effects from the fibermend and mediclear shake.

The best thing about this D-tox is that the food restrictions hardly feel restricting at all. I was having a day where it just wasn't great for no particular reason, when I got off the bus it started raining and I just felt sort of down. I treated myself to one of my favorite dinners, steak and potatoes. All D-Tox approved and helped me hit my macros for the day. Yay!

Macros: C: 40.2g // F: 15.9g // P: 42.6g
I just pan cooked the steak with some ghee and fresh garlic (4 min/side, perfect med/med-rare), boiled the potatoes with a few cloves of garlic and salt, then tossed the asparagus in the steak pan with the left over juices, ghee and garlic while the steak rested. So delicious! Do I sense a garlic fan in the house?? I think so!

I had a moment of weakness and purchased some Halo protein ice cream, tried it, enjoyed it, will most likely try it again. I also indulged in a glass or two of wine. I couldn't help my self. It was storming and I had that beautiful steak that just screamed wine!

Even though I skipped the gym, I am down another .2lbs.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

D-Tox Day 3

Much similar to days 1 & 2 there was some stomach discomfort with the morning fibermend and mediclear shake, but the discomfort has subsided a bit. Snacks and meals are pretty consistent since, when it comes to food, I eat the same thing for a week at a time. #CookingForOne Sometimes I get really crazy and I'll throw in a bag of green bean steamers instead of broccoli. #LivingOnTheWildSide

Since we aren't supposed to do any strenuous workouts during the detox, I did some arm toning moves at the gym, a 30 min slow incline walk on the treadmill followed by a 10 minute sauna session. It felt soo good. Happy to report, another L.B. down, only 45 to go!

Sauna. Green beans, potatoes, chicken. Mixed greens, grapes and balsamic/EVOO dressing. Chicken wild rice/veggie soup.

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