Day 6: Still Alive*

So, judging by my Facebook and Twitter feeds right now, I think I’m the only person I know who is not watching the Superbowl right now.

(I’ve actually spent this evening catching up on the American Idol auditions which I bet are a lot more interesting than football.. haha)

After a whirlwind weekend, we’re home again. Well, sort of. I’m home. The Hubster is off at a man-party celebrating this exciting football game that’s apparently on TV right now.

And sadly, still no nephew. Peeah is very ready to have this child, but her actually due date isn’t until Tuesday. Her husband thinks she’ll have the baby through the night tonight, but Big Dad has his money on 4pm on Tuesday. Since I’m already back home, I’m hoping for next Friday as that works best for me. haha!

In other news, I survived.

Today was day 6 of my new eating regime. It was difficult staying on track while we were away visiting my parents, but I did the best I could. I did eat a little bit bread & pasta yesterday and some potatoes today, but I didn’t feel bad about it. It’s hard when you’re not preparing your own meals, and I did manage to stay away from all my mom’s baking.

…which was really, really, really difficult. My mom is a master baker. Her chocolate chip cookies are out of this world… and she had double chocolate chip cookies and she made cake this weekend. I didn’t even have a bite. :)

I’ve actually done pretty well… I’ve definitely been fighting sugar cravings all the way through, but I’m getting better at managing them. Every time I find myself in the kitchen staring at a bag of cookies, I just say “Skinny jeans. Skinny jeans. Skinny jeans.” over and over in my head and I can walk away. Some day I will own a pair and not feel like an upside down triangle in them.

(I have a little bit of junk in my trunk, if you know what I mean…)

Aside from the cravings, I feel great. I feel like I have more energy, and after enduring two weeks of looking like a pimply teenage kid, my skin is clear and fab. And then there’s my favourite side effect–by Friday I had already lost 2 lbs.

So, I’m going to press on. I lasted 10 days the first time I tried it, and I feel more committed this time. For week two I’m going to try and switch from fruit to veggies. I ate a ton of fruit this week to help manage sugar cravings, but I’m supposed to go off most fruit as well… so this week will be transition week. Help me out here–what are your favourite snacking veggies?

And what are these green monsters everyone is raving about?

For now, I’m off to unpack and get organized for tomorrow. I’ve already been booked to teach for two days this week, so I’m hoping to get back into some sort of a routine.

I’ll let you know if there is any baby news… want to jump in on the baby pool? I’m hoping for Friday at 5pm. haha!

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