Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Dry St. Patrick's Day // 21 DF Update: Week 3

Talk about willpower for this Irish girl. I'm sticking to the 21 DF plan and NOT having beer today for probably the first St. Patrick's Day in 12 years.

I do plan on having corned beef for lunch - minus the rye bread (my favorite bread!) and potatoes. I'll stick to the beef, mustard and cabbage.

I've mentioned before that it's so hard to stay on track in my office. It's someone's birthday every week, people randomly bring in bagels, cookies, muffins and lunch is catered usually twice/week. However, when you see the results and programs working, it's so much easier to avoid these foods.

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As of today, I'm down 6.5 lbs. Over the last 16 days, I've admitted to myself that sugar (real OR artificial), most dairy (I believe it's OK in moderation - 21 DF recommends one tbsp. of lowfat milk per cup of coffee, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or subbing a yellow container for a glass of milk 3x/week), white bread, pasta, rice (UGH I LOVE Jasmine and Basmati), and alcohol are the culprits to ill health and lack of weight loss. The devil! But why oh WHY do all foods that contain these items taste DELICIOUS?!

Let me tell you a REAL brownie with flour and sugar is NOT the same as using coconut flour, honey and applesauce. Hmph.

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of very healthy foods that taste good. Especially when you're starving. A salad tastes like a juicy steak!

We plan to continue the 21 DF eating plan but not stressing if there's a birthday, holiday or other special occasion. A bunch of birthdays are coming up, Easter, and vacation next month.

Another thing I really noticed is that since I started the 21 DF and have been drinking Shakeology about every other day, my hot flashes are gone. From going off of the pill in November, they started again in December through February. Not often but often enough. I haven't had one in the last 2.5 weeks!

So if this is another huge plus to the plan, I'll definitely take it.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!



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1 comment:

  1. I'm still so intimidated by this, but you make it sound so great! I've pretty much given up dairy and wheat, but having trouble letting go of my red wine, bourbon, and sweets. Congratulations to you on the weight loss! I get hot flashes, too... especially at night. Wonder if this would help?

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