Tomorrow I begin the Arbonne 30 day detox. But today, I shall have a FOOD PARTY- which reminds me of the song Me Party so it’s been in my head all day.
I grew up eating sugar cereal with whole milk. So, I figured what a great way to start the day with Apple Jacks! I’d pretty much gotten out of the habit of having cereal for breakfast a few years ago. It was one of the hardest habits to give up when I started my weight loss journey in 2009. It had been my staple for about 40 years! I do allow myself the pleasure about every month or so which works out well and helps avoid cravings.
Lunch time in our house on the weekends isn’t typical mostly because the middle two kids sleep in late (the youngest has to be at the dance studio at 10). My father-in-law recently made a trip out west and stopped at Honeyville in Durango, CO. You wouldn’t believe all of the goodies he brought back! The pancake mix is thick and fluffy, the Butter Pecan Syrup and Apple Cinnamon Honey glaze are amazing and if you melt them with butter and regular syrup? Heaven. So, that was my lunch. I also made sausage but forgot it on the counter. Our puppy, who loves to eat paper towels, grabbed it and was delighted to find a treasure wrapped inside. My delicious lunch was topped off by a tall glass of chocolate milk.
Dinner. I love Chinese! I made chicken teriyaki with Honeyaki glaze from Honeyville. It had onions and broccoli in it served over fried rice. After dinner, my youngest daughter made chocolate chip cookies while I made sopapillas (also from Honeyville). I sprinkled them with cinnamon and oh my gosh were they yummy! Sorry, dinner was eaten up quickly and I forgot to take a picture.
Yes, my belly was full but I wasn’t finished yet! If you know me, you know I LOVE pizza. I could eat it every day (which I used to when I waitressed at Pizza Hut). I had my daughter go get me a slice of pepperoni pizza from New York New York Pizza– my new favorite since they opened in Carrollwood about a year ago. I paired that with a giant Screwdriver and enjoyed both while soaking in the tub and reading.
As I curl up in my bed tonight, I have a smile on my face. I don’t regret a single thing I ate today. Not one. I know that I will not be able to follow the detox 100% but I am going to do my best. That may tick off some Arbonne people and it’s nothing against the challenge. I know that there is a science behind why the foods listed above need to be avoided but I also know me and my personal situation. I also know that if I absolutely forbid myself certain pleasures, I will say f#ck it and quit. So if I want a bite of a cupcake, I’ll take a bite. I’ve also been known to spit a bite back out. 😉 I will be posting about my progress daily. I’ll list my cheats and my whoopsies as well as any losses I occur. That’s one of the “real” parts of Real Fit Mom- I’m brutally honest. It’s time to relax and get some rest. Tomorrow I start a new adventure!!