Today was an interesting day that surprised me just a bit. My day at work was going just fine until the final two hours and then everything seemed to go wrong. It caused me a bit of stress and I wasn’t exactly pleased. While this isn’t an entirely new situation for me, my reaction was completely different than before. You see, if this had happened two weeks ago, I would have started my short drive home and taken a left instead of a right, taking me to a Kroger that’s just two miles from the house. I then would have walked the aisles at Kroger trying to decide which brand of cookies, ice cream, candy, or other sweet thing I craved enough to spend my money on. Then I would have walked in my house at 1:10AM and set myself down on the couch to watch TV while eating almost all of what I bought. This was how I dealt with “tough” days or any days that I felt like something sweet. Tonight was the same scenario that I encountered many times before, but my brain didn’t switch over to “need sugar comfort mode”.
When I think back to it, I can’t say it was my will power alone that helped me avoid the sweet fate of Kroger after hours. It wasn’t even a desire that I felt I had to override, it just felt like business as usual and I wasn’t even tempted to take the left turn. I may not have explained it perfectly in the paragraphs above, but I can only say that something’s different now after nine days of the experiment, whether it’s in my body or my brain I’m not sure.
Another fun thing today was the delivery of eighty pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts to our house. My wife started ordering meat from Zaycon Fresh last year and we haven’t stopped since. Basically you order the meat by the case like a month or so in advance, then you drive somewhere local and they load it in your car. Trust me, when we started getting our meat this way, I was completely against it, but I’ve come to realize it’s quite a good deal. Even though I fear I won’t hear the end of it, I will go on record that my wife was completely right about this one. Check out their website if you’d like to learn more, it’s ZAYCON FRESH.
Be prepared, because I will likely be talking about chicken dishes in every post coming up for the next couple of weeks. Speaking of eating, here’s……..
What I ate today
The usual for breakfast, but it was rather late when I ate, so it counted more like a lunch than a breakfast. Since I ate so late, it threw my day off just a bit so I snagged a banana to take to work to tied me over until dinner.
Dinner was chicken (go figure), but it was crusted chicken in Almond Flour and parmesan cheese. The chicken was cut into smaller portions that were slightly bigger than boneless chicken wings. The sides were mashed sweet potatoes (seriously, why aren’t you eating these?), and corn.
My water intake was a bit lower than my goal of 100 ounces unfortunately. It’s hard to believe that I have an easier time of eating no sugar and flour than I do drinking enough water.
Well, onward to day ten!