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Well today was GREAT.  I began the day feeling exhausted and grumpy but realized I hadn’t drank any water.  After drinking four or five glasses I felt much better.

I was surprised that I didn’t encounter any foods I didn’t like today, even though I tried several new ones.

I had so much energy in the after noon that I spent at least 4 hours cleaning my house.  How embarrassing that it was so dirty that I could spend 4 hours cleaning it!?  I did spend about half of that time folding clothes though.  I LOVE cleaning!! 😀

So here is my review of the foods:

fruit and nut crunch bar – this tasted way better than I anticipated.  Most fruit and nut bars are a bit dry and somewhat tasteless with the fruits being mostly apples. However this bar tasted a lot like a marshmallow bar and had much more fruit flavor in the fruit pieces than most bars do.  Loved it!

Mid-Morning Snack:
Oatmeal raisin crunch bar – this also tasted totally different than I expected.  I generally do not like oatmeal raisin things but this was great.  The texture was perfect and the flavor was so much better than any other “oatmeal raisin” flavored things!!

Banana Cream Pudding Shake – I realized that I was eating a lot of the bars and I don’t want to run out of them before the end of the month so I decided to try a new idea.  I mixed HALF a package of banana cream pudding with HALF a package of banana cream shake and blended it with ice to make a thick milky shake.  It wasn’t awesome and definitely did NOT taste like banana cream PIE but it was good.

Mid-Afternoon Snack:
Peanut Butter Crunch bar – I intended to eat less bars but I was REALLY craving sugar so I decided to eat something I knew was sweet.  I made myself savor it and it lasted 30 minutes!  I’m proud of myself for making a four inch bar last 30 minutes.  I prolonged it by cutting the bar into eight pieces and then sucking on them instead of chewing them. YUM!

Dinner: Lean and Green (details below)

Evening Snack:
Swiss Mocha (Shake) “ice cream” – This was super yummy.  I blended the shake ahead of time and tasted it a little at dinner so I knew what it tasted like.  Then I put a lid on the “magic bullet” jar and put it in the freezer.  Three hours later I took it out, ran it under hot water just to loosen it from the sides and then re-blended it to make a sort of ice cream.  It was REALLY good and way better this way.  I was glad I tasted it before and after so I could compare the difference.  Its amazing how much difference it makes when it is cold or frozen.

Lean and Green Details:
I had something similar to the other night with the Tomato Basil Pizza Burger from Morning Star Farms.  I chopped up mushrooms and cooked them a little in garlic and water (no oil or butter).  Then I removed the mushrooms being very careful to leave the water and garlic in the pan.  I then used the left-over yellow pepper from last night (1/2 cup) and cooked it in the same pan to give the pepper a little garlic taste.  The best part about that was that after I was finished there was still water in the pan that tasted like garlic, peppers and mushrooms.  I mixed that water with 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar.  (I really need to buy more vinegar because that’s the only kind I have right now!  I prefer white or apple cider.)  This made a sort of dressing and after refrigerating it a bit to cool it down I used it as my salad dressing.  It was much better than I expected and I will definitely be experimenting with ways of using a sort of flavored water as a dressing.  It would be less fat, taste good and moisten my lettuce. (I HATE a dry salad!!)
Next I sliced my grape tomatoes and chopped the lettuce and made a salad.  I refrigerated my peppers and mushrooms a bit and later wished I hadn’t but I didn’t want them to wilt my lettuce.  I cooked the patty and chopped it up.  I mixed it all together with the dressing and 1/2 cup of finely shredded cheese.  It was a very good salad but I preferred having a tomato dressing like the last time.  I will have to figure out how to make a sort of tomato vinaigrette using mostly water. hmm…

When I logged the meal it was a little over on the green which was to be expected since I used four veggies instead of three but I was going for variety.  I think next time I may try 1/4 c of peppers and tomatoes instead.  I want to be able to use more types of veggies but smaller amounts.  I wonder if that is allowed…

Well it was a great day and I am so very grateful I started this diet.  I would recommend it to anyone!!  But I imagine the first few days are way harder for people who usually eat more meat and uppers.  I am just missing my sugar a bit…



I didnt get around to posting yesterday.  Sundays are so busy and I had a tough time.  Its really hitting me – missing the sugar that is.  This diet is so low carb I cant even have fruit!!  So no fruit smoothies! :(  But this diet is good.  I feel confident in its ability to help me.

So I am going to blog about yesterday only and I will blog about today later.

The hardest times of the day were mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Perhaps those are the times I should have the sweetest Medifast crunch bars.  That should at least help.  I bought a diet Pepsi but it just wasnt the same…  Last night I did feel tired around 10 or so, but we didnt go to bed until nearly 12, at which point I had to eat another meal.  I intend to never do that again.

I have had super weird dreams lately and I wish I didnt.  They are not good weird but bad and gross weird.  Like last night I dreamt that I was living with my parents and they were living in the basement with my kids and I was living upstairs.  What was creepy was that the whole dream had that “oh no something bad is going to happen!!” feeling!! :P  Then I dreamt about high school and those dreams are always super weird because everyone is married with kids or whatever (all grown up) but in high school.  That just makes no sense…  And in every high school dream I am married with kids but still looking for Mr. Right for some reason.  I guess its because I  love that whole married the high school sweet heart bit.  I would have loved that.  But alas the one guy I did date in high school would have made a good friend but we just werent meant for each other.  Sometimes I wonder what happened to him…

Any way… back to the diet!

So here is what I ate and the ratings.

Morning: Peach oatmeal  – this stuff was horrible.  It frankly tasted like flour with almost no flavor at all.  It didnt taste bad and the texture was fine, it just was so bland I had to choke it down.

Mid-Morning snack:  Chocolate mint crunch bar – YUM!!  One of my favorites.  The texture was a little powdery but the flavor was perfect.  I will buy these again!

Lunch: Broccoli cream soup – I wanted something that tasted real but didnt want to fix my “lean and green” yet.  This soup did not disappoint.  I had to add a tsp of salt and a 1/4 tsp of butter buds but it was really great after the addition.  The texture wasnt really creamy but I added 6 oz of water and could add less next time. Buy again!

Mid-Afternoon snack:  Peanut Butter Crunch bar – I was REALLY struggling by now and this did help some.  The flavor was AWESOME!! The peanut butter flavor was just like Reese’s peanut butter flavor.  This is my very favorite so far!

Dinner: Lean and Green (details below)

Evening snack: Vanilla Pudding – I love this stuff.  It tastes kinda like cake batter but with a hint of coconut.  I really enjoy eating it.  I mixed it with 6 oz of water instead of 4 and blended it with lots of ice.  It made it cold and drinkable.  It was like having a thick shake.

Late-night snack: Lemon Meringue Crunch Bar – this one was okay.  The texture was perfect but the taste was almost too lemony.  It wasnt bad and it is something I would buy again to keep the variety.

Lean and Green details:
I had a turkey taco salad.  I experimented with more lean and more green since on the first day the website said I was too low.  So I did turkey, cheese, iceberg lettuce (2.5 cups!), a little tomato sauce, a little salsa, grape tomatoes, and yellow peppers.  The peppers made me burp and I used way too much turkey (8 oz). But overall it was pretty good.  I had to add the tom sauce because the salad was so dry.  I dont like naked salad!!  I like my lettuce to be almost dripping but not wilted.  After all that he website said I had too much lean but perfect on the green so I will try again tonight.

I am looking forward to all the extra energy everyone says you have.  Right now I feel exhausted and just want more sleep!!  I better drink water.

So far so good…

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