March 20, 2011

Sassy Water and Anti-Bloat Jumpstart Day 1

I'm a straight shooter. If it wasn't for making a commitment to my mom to stick it out for the 32 days I would have already decided to throw in the towel. Maybe that's not fair of me to say considering the fact that I have a lung infection, lack of energy, and no extra hands to help. I don't know if my thoughts would be different for Day 1 if I was feeling my usual chipper self and not little Ms. Cranky Pants.

The morning didn't start off well. While taking my "before" photos the camera dropped and I broke the lens. Go me! Mr. Sideline Chef always knows how to perk me up. After a phone call explaining the situation his only response is, "Why does that not surprise me?" No angry reaction for me breaking his new camera. Just a shit happens response.

Official weigh in, measurements, and photos taken I was ready for breakfast. While eating I was surprised by how full I felt after my bowl of cereal and before I had even touched my fruit or glass of Sassy Water. That feeling lasted for about 3 hours.

Having to wait 4 hours to eat just plain sucks. I dream about food. Feeling like food is off limits until a certain time and then being limited in choices just plain sucks. I have to keep telling myself that it's only another 3 days and then I'll be able to get to the good stuff... Eggs Florentine with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Chicken Piccata, CHICKEN PAD THAI!!!, Pineapple and Pork Tacos with Avocado Crema... Maybe I should tuck the cookbook away for another 3 days so I don't keep torturing myself with these images.

When lunch came I was ravenous. The most satisfying item was my Wild Planet Albacore Tuna (which happens to be on Prevention's list of the best packaged food). This was the only meal I ate for the day that kept me satiated until the next meal rolled around. I think the protein helped me stay full until snack came around... 4... hours... later.

Snack was a fruit smoothie. Blender blunder made for a not so enjoyable snack. I was pissed that my fruit smoothie wasn't everything I hoped it to be. Tomorrow I'm going off the Jumpstart "way" and eating my berries and drinking my milk separately. Forget about dirting dishes for a not so stellar end result. My mama on the other hand LOVED their fruit smoothie recipe.

Dinner couldn't have come soon enough. Once again my Wild Planet Albacore Tuna saved the day. This time I was able to use some olive oil. I drizzled it with my allotted 1 teaspoon of lime infused olive oil. Heavenly! Paired with a pint of cherub tomatoes I was one happy girl.

With 3 meals and a snack ate my first day is done. Not easy for being in an irritable state with feeling under the weather. Hopefully the steroids and cough medicine prescribed will run it's course and have me feeling back to 100% within a week. I wasn't able to do the 5 minute walks after each meal because I was out of breath and light headed just from that little bit of exercise. I can't wait to be back to my fitness level I was at before getting sick a month ago.

On second thought, I wonder if all the running to the bathroom counted as my exercise with all of the water I drank. At one point I hurdled over itty bitty and tucked and rolled my way into the bathroom. That performance got a standing ovation and a perfect score!

My Sassy Water is made and I'm ready for breakfast. Wake up can't come soon enough!

Flat Belly Diet Cookbook
Drink all of the water by day's end.

Stars of the Show:
  • 2 liters of water (about 8 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger root
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 12 mint leaves
And Action:

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and chill in the fridge overnight.

1 day down and 31 to go!

Sorry for the lack of photos. As if breaking one camera isn't bad enough the other has come up missing. The primary suspect is fast asleep for the night while his mama is tearing the house apart and down on hands and knees with a flashlight trying to find it. Photos of the Sassy Water will be up as soon as the missing camera is found and the suspect gets his cuteness sleep. You wanna know what Mr. Sideline Chef's reaction to this one was? Yep. You guessed it. "Why doesn't this surprise me?"

*Update on March 19, 2011 at 10:33 p.m.

Who could blame anything on this cute, sweet, and innocent lil guy?
I would like to strike my accusation from the record. After doing what anyone other than myself obviously would have done, retracing their steps, I found the said missing camera right where I had left it this morning. Out of reach from itty bitty on a box by the clothing I wore for my "before" photos. As my punishment I will have the unpleasure of putting the house back together from tearing it apart to find the camera. I accept full responsibility.

If you really want to make my day head over to James Harrison's Fan Page, LIKE it, and then find my comments (there are 2 of them for Rochelle Bishop), and LIKE them. I'm trying to win Mr. Sideline Chef a jersey from his favorite player. I have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to get the most LIKES on my comment(s).


Brenda said...

Good luck Rochelle! I'm enjoying reading about this and following your progress. :o)

Pretend Chef said...

Brenda - Thank you!

Ang said...

See it's a good thing you told us cause now we can hold you accountable:) It may not be fun at times, but I will enjoy reading about this process for sure.

Pretend Chef said...

Ang - Haha! Might need a good kick in the ass. Day 2 is much much better. Breakfast held me over until lunch time. After these first 4 days I don't think it will be a problem.

km said...

That water looks so tasty! I will totally be following your adventure. Good luck!

Pretend Chef said...

km - Looking forward to having you along the way!

Jeanette said...

Hope you feel better and can't wait to hear how this challenge goes. This Sassy Water actually sounds really good...and your son is adorable!

Pretend Chef said...

Jeanette - Thank you! The water is really tasty and very refreshing.

Kelsey said...

This sounds like a really yummy recipe! I drink so much water everyday, but I sometimes get bored with it. I'm trying this!

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