I slept good last night, I was exhausted but had a hard time waking up. I did get about 8.5 hours of sleep. I woke up to no cable or internet and since I work from home I was going to have to find an alternative work station for my day (thanks Starbucks!).
Started my morning off with an awesome egg scramble (inspired by my sisters yesterday). I had 2 farm fresh eggs with some of my left over egg whites and then I scrambled it up with some broccoli, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms that I cut up yesterday and threw in some frozen spinach as well. I also cooked up 2 pieces of nitrate-free organic bacon. I was very thirsty this morning so I guzzled down a big cup of water with breakfast.
Since my internet was scheduled to be out all day I headed to Starbucks to get to work. I ordered a venti pike place roast black coffee. It was some good will power to not order my typical “very berry coffee cake” that I always get when I go to Starbucks but since my breakfast was so filling it was very easy to walk right by.
I felt great all morning. I typically have a snack around 10/10:30AM (usually a shake with greek yogurt, frozen berries and coconut milk) but skipping it today was easy. Around 11AM I was feeling a little hungry but nothing crazy so decided to push through and wait until lunch time.
Since Starbucks doesn’t offer much nutritious-friendly meals and since I had so much great food at home I headed back home to make my lunch.
I made myself a small chicken salad with the chicken I made yesterday and the home-made mayo. Definitely not Hellman’s Mayo and a tad bitter but wasn’t horrible. I accompanied that with a fresh tomato from Lull Farm, a few cucumber slices (i LOVE cucumbers!) and a hard boiled egg. I had a seltzer to drink as well. I had a little headache when I sat down to eat but think it was because at this point I was super hungry. I ate nice and slow (which I very rarely do) but when I felt full I took a break and waited a few minutes before finishing my plate.
I had a headache for most of the afternoon and was feeling sluggish (or as they say in the book “hungover”). My energy got really low after lunch (around 1:30PM) and I had the sudden urge to take a nap; so I did. After the nap (about 18 minutes) I felt worse and it felt as though my blood sugar was extremely low so around 2:30PM I had a handful of raspberries and strawberries and around 3PM I felt much better 🙂
At 5:30PM I headed up to my sisters. Since I wasn’t sure how long I would be there or when I would eat again I decided to stop at her local Hannaford’s and get a bowl of assorted fruit. Note to self: need to prepare better and pack snacks! I got to my sisters house and had the bowl of fruit, a handful of nuts and a seltzer around 6:30PM. I ended up heading out around 9PM and since I knew I would get home late I had a hard boiled egg she made and headed home. When I got home I was so tired I went straight to bed with no dinner.
Overall I think Day 2 was a little hard. I think a lot of it had to do with my daily routine being thrown off with no internet and then getting home late but I am proud of myself with sticking with it when it would have been easier to just cave in to my natural tendencies.
Now on to Day 3….