Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Day 17

Today is a good day! I’m feeling good. My clothes are fitting well. The sun is shining. Life is good.

Today I’m making a conscious effort to pay attention to the signals my body is sending. As I’ve mentioned before, portion control is one of my weak spots. While over doing it this past weekend was fun in the moment, it took days for my stomach to bounce back. That is not fun.

I feel better and perform better when my stomach is at ease. I am uncomfortable and sluggish when I over-fill my stomach.

I watch my son eat and when he is done, he is DONE. There is no “one more bite.” His body has said, “Hey, I don’t need any more. Back off.” I don’t want him to lose that signal, no matter how frustrating it might seem that he’s only eaten three bites of dinner.

B is the ultimate warrior in the portion control war. He doesn’t like to feel overly full. It is uncomfortable. And he’s right, it is uncomfortable. But I have to make a conscious effort to say, “H, your stomach is now full. Feel that? While dinner is good, a second helping isn’t worth it.” It isn’t worth it. I’d much rather feel good in my clothes on our up coming trip to Denver than eat more. I’d much rather feel confident in the pictures we will take than splurge on crab rangoon.

Today is a good day. I am listening to my body. I am consciously, intentionally focusing on how I feel while I’m eating and when I’m finished. It takes a little extra effort, but it is worth it.

I started the day with coffee because I am out of Spark and my new shipment has not yet arrived. Coffee is good but Spark is better at making me feel sharp early in the morning.

Breakfast is a meal replacement shake. I’m still shocked at how full these keep me.

No mid-morning snack.

Things got busy this afternoon and my lunch was pushed back an hour later than normal. I was hungry. I ate a small portion of left overs from the night before and sauteed zucchini with three eggs. Then I was uncomfortable. Too much food.

No afternoon snack.

Spark arrives at my front door. Yea!! Can’t wait for tomorrow morning…

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Dinner was so good. I found this recipe for Buffalo-Blue Lettuce Wraps at Clean Food Crush. So so good. Low carb. Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream was very tasty. We will definitely do this one again!!

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