Sunday, January 13, 2013

Trinidad Carnival 2013

So less than a month away I'll be boarding a plane and heading to the twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago for Carnival.

I'll be jumping up with Miz Mel and Miz Li :)

Totally and completely a once in a lifetime thing that I'm absolutely thrilled to be doing. . .except. . .I'm not in great shape :S

I had started one diet but since I cheated constantly on it, I gained a ton of weight!

So terrible and now the time is too short for me to lose the weight I gained plus the weight I originally wanted to lose (damn you holidays for being so delicious!)

So I'm just going to try to eat healthy for the next couple of weeks before I leave.

I started this diet on Thursday which is supposed to be a type of cleanse. 

It's called the Sacred Heart Diet. I had read of another blogger who said she tried it and lost 8 pounds. Although the diet promises between 10 to 17 I was thinking . . .even 5 to 8 sound amazing to me for one week!

I also thought it was a good way for me to curb the cravings that I'm feeling all the time.

So on Wednesday I went and did a big grocery shop with my dad and had my grocery cart filled with fruits and veggies galore. Anything I liked I picked up.

When I got home my mom helped me make the soup. The only thing I couldn't find were green beans (weirdly?!) and so I subbed in sugar snap peas and zuccini.

Day One is a Fruit and Soup day.

I had packed two bowls of the soup. I had bought a fruit salad to take with me for breakfast. I cut up strawberries, pears and added grapes and cherries to a container to take. When I got to work I ate the fruit salad for breakfast and drank some herbal tea. I took out some fruit and ate it. Had the soup for lunch. When UJ saw it she said "Wow, that looks like a super healthy soup!" I said it was but it was kinda bland. I guess because it had no meat in it.

 I had ordered a platter of sub sandwiches for a client who was in and there were a ton of leftovers. I took three to take home but MAN, those sandwiches smelled good and I COULD NOT take a bite :(
J kept pushing all this banana bread on me too so I finally took it to give to the twins. UJ gave me hers too. I ate my fruits but the banana bread smelled really good. I was definitely craving carbs but I stuck it out. I had started to get a headached. Probably from the lack of carbs and processed sugar my body is used to so I took a Tylenol and headed home.

When I got home. . .I can't describe it. . . I felt SO sleepy and I didn't even eat the second bowl of soup. I just wasn't that hungry. I went to bed at 8:30 which I never do but really needed the shut eye.

Day Two is Veggie and Soup day.

I only packed one bowl of the soup for work. I cut up carrots, broccoli, peppers(orange & yellow) and cucumber (no clue if that's a veggie or fruit). I also took some spinach greens for breakfast.

I had a cup of tea at work. I started on the greens. Really bland without dressing. Around lunchtime I had my soup. And it totally hit. . .I felt REALLY AWAKE! The diet does say you'll feel that on the third day but it happened to me on my second. I got so much work done. I was really pleased because I had been lagging on an audit I had to finish. I snacked on the veggies.

When I got home I had some baked potato with butter. It was good. . .but not great. Filling though. I didn't eat anything else after that. All through I've been drinking as much water as I can.

Day Three is Fruits and Veggies Day with Soup.

Today would be a real test. It was the weekend now and I was home. I had to go out with my mom and the twins. Also, plans later on that night with friends.

I ate an avocado for breakfast and had some tea. I got in a small workout which was nice. Before we all left I ate some of the soup. At the mall while my family feasted away on KFC, I managed to scrounge a garden side salad from Burger King that consisted of LOTS of lettuce, two slices of tomato, two baby carrots and one slice of cucumber. It was so cold it hurt my teeth. Thank goodness I brought a few clementines to snack on. I was dying to go home because I was so HONGRAY!

When I got home Miz Li said she was on her way. I was already dressed so I figured not to worry. After a while of waiting I got super hungry and decided to eat more of the soup. Unfortunately I spilled it on my jeans and that was when Miz Li called to say she was here :S

I tried to change as quickly as possible and headed out still super hungry. When we all arrived at Denny's finally. I saw nothing on the menu that was only fruits or veggies. I decided to break my diet and have a chicken Ceasar salad. It tasted AMAZING! I guess because I had had nothing with dressing or meat in a few days. When I got home I only drank water and hit the hay early.

Day Four is Bananas/Skim Milk

I had an avocado and two bananas for breakfast with some tea. I worked out again. I was happy for that. I ate one bowl of the soup for lunch before I went out. Walked to the grocery store and bought some steaks for lunch tomorrow.

When I got home I had another avocado and a mango. I had my last banana with a glass of skim milk. I'm not especially fond of milk. I probably could have skipped it. My mom made the steaks and tomatoes for me to have for lunch tomorrow. I cheated again and ate some but found it pretty bland. It really is just some beef with tomatoes. I left the rest for tomorrow's lunch. Just drinking water for the rest of the day. I think I just find that I'm not that hungry on the diet. I haven't weighed myself yet. I know that I started at 156 pounds so I guess I'll see on day seven if anything changed. Here's hoping!

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