Challenge Day 2

Today it was much harder to listen to my body because I had quite a few distractions. I was busy at work and I keep thinking about all my upcoming plans this week for my birthday. And I seriously think I need a detox from Facebook (future challenge perhaps)!

This morning was easy. I knew I wanted yogurt + fruit, which usually doesn’t happen in the a.m. but I’ve been seeing everyone’s parfaits and I got jealous šŸ˜‰ Plus it’s been warm here in KY and when I’m warm, I like to eat something cold.

Here’s what went in:

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The Kashi Summer Berry granola comes courtesy of my blog buddy Alex, who sent me a package of goodies in exchange for some PB & Co! Thanks again Alex. I’ll postĀ more from that stash soon!

I am pleased that this fat free Stonyfield was thicker like theĀ French vanilla. It must just be Stonyfield’s “lowfat” lineĀ that’s too runny to eat with a spoon!

Here’s what it looked like all together…like the glass?Ā 

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Side view:

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The yogurt and granola were AMAZING! These flavors all went together so well and I was really pleased with my new breakfast even though it didn’t last me very long. I think making this with higher protein Greek yogurt would do the trick. But that granola kicks butt!

At work, I had my usualĀ 1 cup of coffee and then I got pretty hungry for a mid-morning snack, just shy of mid-morning, haha. I’m listening to you body, okay?!

I broke into another new product Alex sent me all the way from California:

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Mrs. May’s NaturalsĀ The Cube, Cranberry Crunch

These were so good, I loved the flavor, they were like granola bites, only more dense and nuttier. Plus they’re cute šŸ˜‰

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These held me for a while, but I got ravenous just before 11:00, so I went ahead and ate lunch early (still listening)!

I had a can of Bumblebee Tuna (anyone else thinking of Ace Ventura 2 right now?) in spicy thaiĀ chili (sorry no pic) on a whole wheat English muffin andĀ the Green Giant digestive healthĀ blend of veggies (yellow carrots, spinach, white beans).

I went for a 50 minute walk outside with some co-workers, which was nice because it was a day off from running and the sun was out after raining for nearly 7 straight days!

When I got back I was already hungry again (hmm) so I had another Alex goodie, a Luna Sunrise Bar!

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I’d had this one before but its been years. I was really in the mood for chocolate so I didn’t go into it with the best mind set.

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I liked the bar ok and the nutritionals are great, but its not going to be a favorite. I think I prefer the chocolate-y Luna bars even if they all do start to taste alike after a while. I still love though how this bar is designed with women’s health in mind. But it didn’t really rock my socks this time.

Unfortunately, after this, I stopped listening for a while. Or maybe not. But I had a bag of peanut butter M&M’s, a small one, haha. Like I said, hormones probably. No negativity here though! They were good.

When I got home and started up the oven for my dinner recipes, I munched on two carrots and finished off the container of Just Hummus, there were only a couple tbsps left anyway. Yum. I am really into fresh veggies right now, especially carrots and cucumbers. I also bought some kale that I’m ready to try now since I never have!

Dinner was awesome! Check out my post on New Recipes to see what I had that was so delicious and filling.

I’m nowhere near wanting dessert yet, so we’ll just wait and see what happens the rest of the night.

What I’ve learned today:

  • Its okay to eat lunch early if I’m really hungry, no one will know but me!
  • Eating smaller portions every 2-4 hours works great for me
  • My biggest culprits to keeping calories/portions in check are boredom and dissatisfaction (i.e. Luna Bar today)
  • I can get through two days without counting calories!

This is definitely a learning experience and one that I hope sticks with me beyond this week. Not counting calories definitely takes the stress out of eating healthy, which should be fun and adventurous! I am somewhat worried about putting on weight, but I have to remember to listen to my body both with diet and exercise, and finding that balance which will result in weight balance as well.

Back to The Biggest Loser!

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on May 5, 2009, in biggest loser, Breakfast, challenges, coffee, Dinner, exercise, Lunch, products, Snacks and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the shout out and I am glad you liked the granola! :D. As for the bar, I can get you other flavors of the sunrise bar and have you tried the chocolate peppermint stick luna bar. Have a great day.

    Ps. You are doing great in the week of no counting calories.

  2. Great Job on NOT counting calories. Ironically I just started counting them lol…

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