Today wasn’t more challenging because of my family, but it was difficult due to running around. My errands took me out of the food safety of my house and into the real world. I tried to time it between meals, but things always take a little longer than expected. No, this isn’t where I confess falling out of my experiment, so be comfortable that my resolve is better than that, but I did break a cardinal rule I set out, which is skipping lunch. Sure I kept snacking on bananas and cheese sticks, but that didn’t make the drifting smell of Buffalo Wild Wings any easier to bear as I walked through the shopping center.
While I was out, I did find a copy of the book “Sugar Busters” at Goodwill for a dollar, which was a win. This was a book that I checked out of the library as I was looking into trying this experiment and I found it filled with lots of good information. I recommend you check your thrift stores for it.
My only trouble began around 10PM when I started getting really tired and decided to head to bed. This may sound like a good idea to you, but it typically ends badly for me because of shift work during the week. Think of it like you getting sleepy at 5PM and deciding to hit the sheets early for the heck of it, your body tends to consider it a nap, then wake you up around 10 and make your next day jacked up. I went to bed at 10, and now am up at 3AM typing up this blog and hoping I can go back to sleep close to my normal 3:30. More than likely I will be up until 5AM and will be a wreck on Sunday.
What I ate today
Eggs and kielbasa with a dusting of shredded cheddar for breakfast. (What can I say, I still love my eggs after five days straight.)
2 bananas, 1 cheddar cheese stick, and 1 beef stick for lunch. I had bought a pack of the Frigo meat and cheese packs because they were on sale and I had a coupon, but I’m not sure they are worth the money. I feel like I can make my own for cheaper. Of course, the family loves them so they were eliminated quickly.
Dinner was more extensive than usual with pork chops simmering in a verde salsa over a helping of Quinoa with a side of corn. If you’ve never tried or heard of Quinoa, I can best describe it some sort of plant that looks like fish eggs or eyes depending on how you prep it. While I don’t think it looks that great, it does make a good rice substitute at times and some say is a healthier option. I think it’s safe to say that the weirder a natural food looks, the healthier it is.
Tomorrow we typically go over to our friend’s house after dinner to watch the Walking Dead. In the past I have used this event to eat wonderful desserts to excess while watching folks kill zombies. This will be the first time during the experiment, but I’m already mentally prepped.
On to day six.