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Hmm, on tomorrow's Cheat Day agenda...though this week's weigh-in is looking bleak to lose anything due to monthly visitor timing. Probably at least 2 cupcakes, lots of popcorn, some Indian food(naan, samosas, maybe a chicken korma...whatever's on the buffet, but not a lot since I'll have probably cheated soon after my breakfast. )
Hmm, lessee, a few more snacky type things: Corn Nuts(Chile Picante-not the whole bag mind you!), Sesame Sticks, and probably more popcorn. I'm gonna toss out about a liter of Yerba Mate throughout the day, coffee, and lots of water as well. Perhaps some chocolate. Mind you...I don't go all bingey, I mostly graze and eat out a portion. I have a good stockpile of cheat food I've been carrying over week after week(and yes, I do not cheat midweek on them). It's just mostly to eat them up and then not have as much the next week.
I just got a Groupon of like 12 cupcakes So I've been saving like 11 cupcakes in my freezer/fridge(now on my kitchen counter) for tomorrow. NO, not gonna eat all 11!! I'll share with my hubby obviously, and kids.
I usually gain about 3-5 lbs after Cheat Day, even with all the damage control. Gonna try something different this cheat day though, in addition to stopping eating/cheating by 10pm. I've been reading and perhaps I am not drinking enough grapefruit juice before the cheat meals/snacks. So, I'm going to UP my grapefruit juice as well as drink some coffee along with it(not at the same time!) IN ADDITION to Yerba Mate 3 times tomorrow. I'm gonna be peeing so much tomorrow.
So, let's see what happens! Wish Me Luck!
For breakfast it will be gluten-free german pancakes with some warmed up saucy mixed berries:
For dinner I am going to try something new, polenta lasagna! I was craving polenta and gooey cheesy warm lasagna sounded amazing as well. Two for one!
Snacks: probably some yummy greek yogurt and fruit. Maybe some havarti cheese. Or kozy shack rice pudding (GF!). Some Starburst gummiblasts if I can finally find some in this godforsaken culinary wasteland of a town!
I am really trying to stay gluten free on cheat day but the lovely brightly frosted pillowy donuts I walk by pretty much everyday at the store are really calling my name.
Every week I make this insane list of what I am going to eat and then end up eating a small fraction of what is on my list, thank god.
Wow that looks delicious! (And much healthier than the two donuts and bagel I had last week)
I'm gonna drop by my local Chinese bakery and grab some egg custard bread (aka pineapple bun).
Can't get enough of Asian baked goods. nom nom nom.
I also plan on having lots of fruit since I sort of want to keep things healthy. (I'll throw some Greek yogurt and honey on berries or something)
All this food talk is making my mouth water!
Holy moly, no wonder Sweden's starting to have the same obesity and diabetes problems as the US! LOL! I've never seen that cereal, and after 8 months on SCD, I see it as Pure Evil In A Box. LOL!! However, that makes it PERFECT for cheat day, right? Have fun!!
I generally want the crunchy, salty, fatty things -- like tortilla chips with cheddar melted all over them. I think those on are the agenda tomorrow. And I've had a real fling with dark chocolate lately -- it's so indulgent to savor some -- or a lot! - of that on cheat days. Another go-to for me is ice cream. Might do that.
Oh -- and I have a coupon for a free brunch that I will use tomorrow on my cheat day...... SO, it will be prime rib with horseradish cream, eggs benedict (minus the english muffin because I don't eat wheat, even on cheat days) and all sorts of insanity.
I started at 4pm by having a few grapefruit slices, a slice of fruit tart and ate a little Nutella out of the jar ( I LOVE it! )
Did some squats, wall presses and chest pulls after then went out and ate a peanut butter kit kat, white kinder bueno, a snickers, half a choc cupcake (mainly icing haha), half a maple + pecan danish, half a glazed doughnut and a bite of a jam doughnut (not very good ones )
Went round town for a few hours with friends and had two milkshakes ( regular) throughout - Oreo and Reeces ( as you can see I love Reeces and other peanut butter based chocs ) and Ferrero Rocher/ Kinder Bueno (more Nutella!) , as well as half a sausage roll and most of a toffee yum-yum.
When I got home I ate a couple of Oreos , a couple of mini sugared doughnuts dipped in maple syrup/ custard ( as a snack thing), then had a few Thorntons chocolates with some custard and just under half a tub of Haigon Daz belgian chocolate.
I could barely eat my Chinese for dinner (after swigging some g/fruit juice, I may eat some more of it in a minute) , which was hot+ spicy pork with noodles, a little rice and 2 prawn crackers
I am so STUFFED , that my stomach looks 6 months pregnant with distension.. I guess I'll see if I can get a little more protein from the pork in tonight, and drink soda for the rest of the night to ease the stomach aches (it does help!). Cannot be bothered with more damage control tonight, I'm too tired
Anyway, that was my day! I hope the cheat weight comes off in under a week, considering I'm eating more to try and maintain my weight. I may just have to restrict carbs a couple of days after from now on to clear my system of glucose, clear up bloat and get my weight back to normal quicker.
Yesterday my cheat day was really wonderful. Approx. 4'500 calories finest food
An excerpt of my foods:
Bread with ham and cheese
Subway --> Chicken Teriyaki and Italian BMT
The highlight in an Italian Restaurant:
Spaghetti finished in a holed parmesan cheese (an entire parmesan wheel) topped with truffel
To end the day some Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris with friends.
Here a GREAT IDEA for everyone celebrating cheating day today because of Super Bowl: