So I hate posting updates like this because I know there will be a ton of people ready to say “I told you so!” But in all honesty…they did tell me so! LOL!
I started last Monday, May 10th, and I started out pretty strong. I hadn’t been feeling well the day before (thanks to way too much caffeine at Mother’s Day brunch), so my appetite wasn’t that strong on Monday. I had the recommended cereal for breakfast, a snack bar mid-morning, then we met friends for lunch in the city. This was my real meal for the day, and it carried me nicely into the evening. That night I had cereal with some blueberries and almonds.
The real challenge started on Tuesday, and so did the real hunger!!! It seemed that every time I ate one of the Special K items (and I had bought a TON of them), I would get hungrier (I’m pretty sure the melange of chemicals they use are to blame for that phenomenon). But I was determined that I just needed to go through this adjustment phase for a couple days and then I’d get used to it.
Hah! By Friday, even though I had cheated quite a bit, I still felt totally off kilter. I was hungry and irritable. My issue with anxiety reared its ugly head (something I haven’t dealt with in well over a year and a half), and I was simply not feeling like myself.
So I gave it up. Saturday afternoon, Eric and I went to Chili’s and I stuffed my face with chips & salsa, ribs, and loaded mashed potatoes. Food had never tasted so good.
Once I got my energy back, I decided it was a better idea to cut back a little on my portions and step up my workouts. Eric and I made an awesome playlist, 45 minutes long, and then we hit the cycling studio. Yes, I know what you’re thinking…I hate cycling. But it turns out, I don’t. I just hate crowded classes with mean instructors and music that I don’t always enjoy. With my own playlist and my hubby directing us in a fun routine, I loved it!
And the best news of all, I’ve started dropping the weight, no thanks to Special K. My weight actually went up last week, but I’m down a pound and a half today!! Yay! And I’m happy and healthy…isn’t that what really matters?