I’m so tired! I went to bed early last night since I had stayed up way too late the night before. I was all set to get a good night sleep, but work had other plans. I got two alarm calls from my store. One at 12:15am, which I barely remember. I talked to them and fell back to sleep. The second call came a little after 2am 😢. That one woke me up more and it took a good 30 minutes for me to fall back to sleep. An interrupted sleep is never as restful as an uninterrupted sleep. Oh well…I dragged my butt out of bed at 5:30am and hopped in the shower. Visions of coffee cups dancing in my head. 😂. I had my coffee while I got my son ready for school. I made my breakfast when I got my daughter up. I had intended on having bacon and egg biscuits again. BUT, while I was cooking the bacon and eggs I forgot about the biscuits under the broiler until it was far too late. A very sad morning. I had some cabbage left in the fridge so I sautéed that in the bacon fat and scrambled in some eggs. Breakfast was served.
I headed off to work with a Baggie of roasted almonds and a container of venison stew. I snacked on some almonds around 11 and ate my stew around 1. Finished up and headed home around 5. I threw together PaleOMG’s italian meatloaf, my favorite meatloaf recipe and threw that and a sweet potato in the oven to bake while I ran to pick the kids up from taekwondo. While I did that I ate 3 more of my almond butter cups. 😱. I got home just as the meatloaf was finishing up. I quickly spiralized a zucchini and sautéed it in butter and divided it up amongst the 4 of us.
After dinner I ate the last two of my almond butter cups and decided I will never make them during a detox again, because CLEARLY, they are a food that triggers unhealthy overindulgence. Even though they are sweetener free they are still a treat and I like them too much!! Also, I wanted to make mention of sweet potatoes. They are technically on the NO list for level 3 unless you are using an energy modification, which is generally used for athletes, people who work out, and pregnant/nursing mothers. I did my first round in December without eating them, since I don’t actually “work out” regularly…or at all really. I also limited other starchy veggies like butternut squash, acorn squash, etc. (which are on the limit list). I found that I lost too much weight though, which was not my intention going into the detox! Considering the weight loss factor and my high activity level at work I decided this time around that using the energy modification was a better choice for me. And, while I do love sweet potatoes they don’t trigger an urge to overindulge like some little almond butter cups I used to know……
That’s about it for today! Here’s hoping I get a good night of uninterrupted sleep 😴😴