Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Day 5

WTF? I gained my one measly pound back. Was it the brown rice I had with dinner last night? Or the fact that I had a second serving of broccoli and chicken – sans rice – because it was so damn good? I’m so annoyed and a little defeated. Honestly, on the Whole30 I was down a few pounds in the first week.

Ok H, shake it off. Let’s be positive.

I had another great night of sleep. That is awesome for so many reasons. One reason is that J and I have a little cold. I am 100% sure that this is because he’s learned to give kisses. Which I completely love. But sometimes he comes at you with his mouth open or his tongue out. Kiss at your own risk.

Another reason for the great sleep is the “no alcohol” rule on the challenge. This is such a sad reality. I sleep SO much better when I don’t drink. And I love to have a little wine or beer in the evening before dinner. I grew up with cocktail hour every evening when we would all get together, sit around and talk about the happenings of the day before dinner. My parents would have a drink, usually a Manhattan, and we would have a soda or milk. I love those memories and I love setting aside time with my family now to sit and enjoy each other. Plus, having a drink makes me more opinionated so the conversations are more fun. 🙂

Speaking of drinking… tonight we are having a surprise dinner for my dad. It is his 70th birthday. Everyone has babysitters and just the adults are going to dinner. This hasn’t happened in YEARS! Needless to say, I will be cheating tonight. With that in mind, I am going to be super strict all day today!

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Fruit punch spark to start the day.

Same breakfast as always.

One bite of a banana I shared with J.

Lunch was the veggie salad, two boneless skinless chicken thighs and an avocado. The avocado was the perfect ripeness. Sooooo good!

I had a revelation with the Pink Lemonade Spark! I was using 10oz of water with the Fruit Punch because I think it is a bit sweet. So I did the same with the Pink Lemonade. However, I decided to try 8oz of water today and it was GREAT! Tasted just like pink lemonade! I’m so relieved I can use what I have on hand for the rest of the challenge.

We don’t need to talk about dinner. 🙂 Or drinks. I’ll just say that it was amazing.

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