Here I go…AGAIN. I’m going through the Daniel Plan group study for my third time. The first time I blogged about it, it was just the Daniel Plan. Second time was Daniel Plan Part Deux. This adventure I shall name Daniel Plan TTTC (third time’s the charm).
It’s not that the Daniel Plan doesn’t work. It does. But it doesn’t work if you don’t do it. I do fairly well during the study time and 40 days of eating but afterward, when I don’t have the boundaries set up, that’s when the yucky eating sneaks in. So having a plan for keeping on the Plan after the boundaries of the group study and 40 days are over is what’s going to make it or break it for me.
We met for the first of the six group studies last Thursday. We had 8 people show up and I had emails from people who forgot, had a bad day, didn’t want to get out in the yucky, cold, drizzly mess that was last Thursday. I think we’ll have 12-14 people involved, which will make for some lively discussions.
My family started our 40 days yesterday. I needed time to get the pantry in order and to grocery shop and time had just passed me by in the weeks leading up to the first session. Meg and I worked a miracle at the house and threw away a LOT of expired stuff and bagged up a lot of non-DP (not Daniel Plan okay) foods to take to the church to give away. Let’s just say that after 1.5 days of the detox (first 10 days are no gluten, no dairy, no sugar, no caffeine on top of the regular whole foods/no processed/no artificial sweetener foods Daniel Plan thing), I’m over it. Sorry. That’s a pretty cruddy attitude but I am. At the very least I’m ready to not be on the detox because this girl is HUNGRY!! I know that I’m not doing well with eating according to the Daniel Plan Plate (50% non-starchy vegetables, 25% lean protein, 25% starchy veggie/whole grain and a low-glycemic fruit) and that’s probably my biggest problem and the reason why I’m so blasted hungry. So I’ll work on that and see if that helps keep me full.
Breakfast: Smoothie: raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, banana, a couple handfuls of spinach/kale, a cup of coconut water, scoop of protein powder.
Mid-morning snack: almonds
Lunch: salad of mixed greens with grilled chicken, homemade balsamic vinaigrette
Dinner: Salsa chicken (chicken breast baked with homemade taco seasoning and salsa) and corn (no non-starchy veggie…bad!)
Snack: air-popped popcorn
Exercise: Week 4, Day 1 of Couch to 5K plan. 5min warmup walk, 3 min jog, 90 sec recovery walk, 5 min jog, 2.5 min recovery walk, 3 min jog, 90 sec recovery walk, 5 min jog, 5 min cooldown walk.
Breakfast: Smoothie: Jamba Juice Green Fusion smoothie mix (and, dang it, I didn’t read the ingredients this morning and just found out that it has stinkin’ sugar in it! So much for the shortcut!) with coconut water, protein powder and 1 T of Chia seed
Mid-morning snack: organic mixed nuts
Lunch: Turkey wraps (turkey wrapped in romaine lettuce with some mustard), apple
Dinner: Meatloaf made with ground turkey, broccoli and not sure what else
Exercise: not sure
How long until I can eat my lunch?