Easter

It’s a picture post, folks!

This morning I woke up at 4:15 to get myself and the doggies ready for our hike. Before the hike I had breakfast like an adult.

I recommend this. A lot.

I recommend this. A lot.

Two little doggies enjoying the three mile hike.

Two little doggies enjoying the three mile hike.

This particular hike isn’t very long but it does have two really nice inclines in it so I count it as a really good way to start my day off.

After the hike I talked to some of my friends about my new diet (and by diet I mean the way I eat, not what people do to lose weight. Even though I hope to lose weight…) and they discussed their’s, etc. and they helped me with suggestions for Whole 30 compliant trail snacks! I can buy my own unroasted nuts and then roast them with approved oil and salt. Boom!

Then one of the girls gave me what looked like a Slim Jim except it is all natural and now I must find them and buy them all.

This was tasty.

This was tasty.

But all of this healthy living didn’t take away the trigger in my brain that associates Easter with Reese’s eggs, which are my favorite of all of the holiday Reese’s and I have some here in the house.

You are shunned, Reese's eggs. Shunned!

You are shunned, Reese’s eggs. Shunned!

I did not eat any. I just looked at them longingly and then put them away.

Then there was a lot of this that happened:

Sleepy nap time doggies.

Sleepy nap time doggies.

WrestleMania time doggies.

WrestleMania time doggies.

For lunch I reheated some mashed sweet potato that I had in a pan with ghee and then topped that with the chocolate chili I made yesterday and it was a nice combination of flavors. The sweet really complemented the spicy chili.

Delicious lunch.

Delicious lunch.

Then for dinner I made pork chops using a recipe that they have in the It Starts With Food book and they turned out delish.

I only ate one and now I have dinner for two more nights! With veggies on the side.

I only ate one and now I have dinner for two more nights! With veggies on the side.

And I topped it all off with raspberries.

I love raspberries most of all.

I love raspberries most of all.

Part of me is in that zone thinking “There is no way a person can lose weight eating this way.” But the reality is….I stop eating when I’m full, I’m not snacking in between, I’m not eating junk food or drinking empty calories. So, I can’t GAIN. Other than health.

And? I’ve not taken my allergy or acid reflux meds since Wednesday and I feel like that’s totally ok! I can breathe. My head doesn’t hurt. I’ve not noticed any heartburn. If I notice food starting to get stuck in my throat I’ll know that was a bad call.

Today was the end of Week 1! Day 7! 23 more to go! I can do it!

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