Well…it was bound to happen. I cheated.
Today started out fine. Banana and eggs for breakfast. Leftover Mediterranean chicken for lunch. Coffee in there somewhere. Raw cashews for a snack.
And then it went downhill.
Our kitchen was out of order. Stove and fridge pulled out, sink wasn’t fully installed, counters were just being placed. Out of apples, out of leftovers, out of snacks…I was tired from having disrupted sleep last night…and I caved. I decided to make a bowl of Kashi vanilla cereal with skim milk. Then I asked hubs to bring home a pack of peanut M&Ms from Lowe’s. THEN I made some air popped popcorn for KK and drizzled Kerrygold butter on top. Mmmm it was so yummy.
But then I felt AWFUL. My stomach HURT. It was so bloated and tight that I looked very pregnant! And then my stomach really showed me how angry it was – I’ll spare you the details, but it wasn’t good.
We ended up getting takeout for dinner, and it was surprisingly pretty paleo! It was from a local Pakistani restaurant – a chopped veggie salad, some chicken with a spinach/cilantro/jalapeño mix, and some spinach with goat cheese. Of course the naan wasn’t paleo and the basmati rice wasn’t the best choice, but it didn’t make me feel terrible.
I think from today, I learned that lack of planning is REALLY bad. You can’t stay on track if you aren’t fully prepared. And thinking you will cheat or treat yourself might just backfire!!
I am meal planning tonight and getting my list all written out so I can hit up the commissary tomorrow for groceries for the week. I won’t have another day like today! And even though tomorrow is the end of my first challenge, I’m not ready to quit. Especially when hubs says he is going to commit to eating paleo for a week!! He says he will eat everything I tell him to – Hahahaha this will be fun.