I am happy to report that with all of your help today on the forum I made it through compliant! Maybe not as perfect as I could as far as adding lots of vegies, etc., but hey I made it! Here's what I did:
First thing I took one 200mg Rhodiola
Breakfast: 1-1/2 Applegate chicken apple sausages; 1 egg and egg whites, 1 banana. Snack: Grape Juice cocktail with Harmonia, Proberry, freshly squeezed lemon and stevia. Lunch: Steak and papaya. Snack: Green Roasted Rice tea with Stevia and Soy Milk; ER4YT Choc. Cherry Bar Dinner: Stir fry with chicken breast, leftover Applegate chicken apple sausage, compliant mushrooms, onion, red and orange peppers, kale, agave nectur and miran.
Then I did my step exercise video, floor work, and stretched.
It was a tough day as I had to lay down twice from sugar/choc. withdrawal (fatigue, fogged in feeling in the brain); but overall I think the Rhodiola helped me alot! I had a sort of mental clarity and motivation I haven't had in along time even in the midst of the withdrawal symptoms.
So thank you all and tomorrow is another day to work toward being even more compliant with more beef! And tonight I should sleep incredibly well!
Gatherer; INFJ; BTD/GTDer since 1997; lost 97 lbs Kyosha Nim
Location: The Sunshine State
Quoted from funkymuse
Hey PT...when I crave chips, I just crunch a few (JUST A FEW), over my salad or in the case of steak and kale... they would be great over that too.
Hey, is there anything they wouldn't be good over? I try to de-emphasize the chips and emphasize the other stuff I throw in there, in terms of amounts of each. Like you said, the chips should be an "accent", not the main event. I try to make the protein the main event.
Hey, last night I cooked up something for lunches through Thursday. In keeping with my "add water to collard greens" discovery (hey, what can I tell you, nothing gets past me!), I tried a similar approach with green beans in a casserole dish, added a little water, put Shelton's turkey sausage on top, sprinkled on some spices, some olive oil, and some chunky tomato marinara, put a lid on, cooked for an hour and a half, then took the lid off, turned the oven down to 325, and cooked for another 1/2 hour to an hour. omg, it all turned out so GORGEOUS that you can't believe!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to have this for lunch today!
Meanwhile, it was someone's birthday, so "Temptation Island" (TI), right outside of my cubicle at work, has been in full swing all morning with all manner of refined, bleached flour, sugar, transfats, artificial colors, corn syrup, yada yada yada. They are all a'twitter about some sort of "pancake casserole" involving about a truckload of Bisquick or some such, and then they brought in faux maple syrup (i.e., brown corn syrup, i.e., Aunt Jemina's) to go on top. All this does not interest me at ALL, as I am so psyched for my gorgeous green bean, turkey sausage and marinara affair that I am soooooooo NOT tempted to go for cr*p! I so prefer real, satisfying food to the utter empty, sugary, floury cr*p that these people are so in love with! Yesterday, this one co-worker I really like who isn't in our dept. came over late in the day and said "Sorry, Edna", as he placed a Publix cake there (he knows how I truly feel about TI), "I need a repository for this.", and off he went. Well, it was a Publix (supermarket bakery) "Chocolate Avalanche Cake" and, again, I'm lucky because I truly don't like chocolate cake, but you should have heard everyone carrying on over this cake. Apparently, this was just the best thing ever created. But when I took a peak at the ingredients, it read like a science experiment instead of anything approaching a wholesome baked good. Once again, I was so grateful to be livin' la vida BTD!
...Now, had Dan come over and said "Sorry, Edna, I need a repository for this" and plopped down some potato chips and sour cream dip...well...that would have tempted me. But I will say this for myself, for many years now into my beautiful BTD journey, I have not turned to "mainstream" chips to quell my addiction. I truly am off those. I only get the "pure" kind (keep telling yourself how pure they are, Edna...). However, if someone up and places the transfat-laden, MSG-infused, totally junky kind in front of me, I can't say they aren't sometimes tempting.
But chocolate avalanche cake? No thanks, I'll stick to my green tea. "Paula Dean's French Toast Casserole?" No prob resisting that. Let's see, what else do we have out there besides the french toast casserole and the pancake casserole today? We have a Publix cake (they are big into Publix cakes), some sort of sandwiches encasing sausages, some sort of muffins, a very faux-seeming "cheese spread" and Ritz crackers, guava pastries, and some other stuff I haven't figured out yet. I'm not as up-to-speed on what is out there as usual. Falling off on the job. People are asking me, what's this, what's that, and I'm like "I have no idea, sorry."
And do I care? NO.
Can't wait for my BTD-licious lunch!
"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right."- moi
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Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
glad you passed that "Temptation Island" test!! good job!!
''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98 DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ESTJ The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!