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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day Two

Today was vegetables only.  Hooo-boy, that wasn't easy.  Truly my saving grace was a baked potato with butter for dinner!!  Yay for a treat!

I tried to make today a little interesting for the kids by cutting up three peppers and having some "taste-tests".  I had red, yellow, and orange.  We started by just eating them plain, then I let them dip in ranch and honey mustard.  They were so cute!  Zoe just licked ranch off one pepper the whole time, but the boys really got into the tasting.  I asked them to describe the flavors and tell me whether they liked each one.  The twins were kind of over it rather quickly (but still enjoying the ranch dressing!), but Conner really stuck with me!  When I covered his eyes and asked him to guess which color he was eating (he got it right every time!!), the twins got back into it and they wanted to guess as well.  It was a really fun snack time and even made the whole process of eating vegetables more interesting for me.  Win-win.  :)

Let's discuss the baked potato.  It was phenomenal.  I fixed Shaun's up super-good to get all the fixin' out of my system, then stared at his potato while I ate mine.  It worked.  I also cooked up broccoli and cauliflower (frozen) with garlic powder, onion flakes, and a little soy sauce.  Deeeeelish.  The best part about this particular "diet plan" is each day being different and so controlled.  Even though I almost DIED making macaroni and cheese for the kids' lunch, it is far easier (for me) to deprive myself of "everything but" rather than try to practice portion control.  I tried the whole "use a smaller plate" trick, and I just ended up overloading that small plate!  Knowing I get some fruit in the morning is helping me tonight.

So, I drank all my water today and ate all veggies and stuck with the one regular-sized baked potato and butter.  YAY for another successful day!  We played outside for a while today, but I still didn't really do anything I would count as "exercise".  Baby steps.  I'm getting there.

One more thing about today, I was able to work on my Bible study during the time I would have been in the kitchen figuring out something else to stuff in my mouth (lol).  I read some great Scripture and wanted to share this...

1 Cor 10:13
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Thank you, God.  This helped me through the afternoon.  I know what true hunger is and I realize I am not always eating because of true hunger.  When I feel temptation without true hunger, this is when I can look to God to show me "a way out".

Amen.  G'night!


  1. Liking the blog a lot! How do I pledge for your per pound loss?

  2. Great job Audry! I love it! I will pledge .50 per pound. Go girl!


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