We’re taking a little pause on the potato diet. I plan on doing it again. Maybe for a cycle, three days on, three days off or something. I have some goals to achieve that I just can’t do while only eating potatoes. Plus, Father’s Day is Sunday and I really want to enjoy some nice, grilled salmon!
One of those goals I mentioned is reaching my 100th class in Pure Barre! I’ve noticed I’m just way too weak and I get way to hungry while also trying to work out. I did lose two pounds in the four days that I did this round of the potato diet, which in my opinion is pretty good. I finally hit 150 (I weighed 161 at the beginning of the year) and got out of my weight-loss hump. I have 5-10 more pounds to lose before we leave for vacation in July.
We got a new fridge today, so I’m going to stock it up with a ton of fruits and veggies! No more bringing crap home! Well… at the moment.
My cravings are starting to settle down and instead of wanting sweets, I’m wanting a nice fruit smoothie. Which would be a shock to people who know me because I hate fruit. I’m thinking our fridge going out might have been a blessing to my diet (partly). Once we get the new one in, I can stock it up with healthier items. I’ve decided I’m just going to do this diet until Sunday. I have a busy schedule coming up where I’m not going to be able to be as strict with my diet and it’s also been very hard for me to work out while on this diet. I’ve been debating trying on Keto once I return from vacation next month, we’ll see!
Breakfast: One red potato, diced into small pieces with reduced sugar ketchup. Basically the only way I’ve been eating them for breakfast. This morning I seasoned them with garlic powder and our Grill Mates spice.
Lunch: Same as breakfast. Had another Chewy bar in order to not be too hangry at work.
Dinner: Two normal potatoes, sliced like wedges with reduced sugar ketchup.
One scoop of Muscle milk protein mixed with water because I worked out a little bit and went on a walk.
It was a boring food day, but hey, I’m running out of ways to creatively prepare potatoes. Today, I was in a rush because I couldn’t meal prep last night, so I just chopped a bunch of potatoes and went with it! You do what you ‘gotta do!
I’ve noticed I have a few more followers of the blog since I started the potato diet, so I’d like to say welcome to you guys today! I hope you follow along on this journey with me. Last night I was feeling like giving up on this task, but ya’ll are making me feel more accountable for my meals (which is a good thing). Last night I was VERY hungry and ended up eating a Chewy bar, but I don’t feel bad about that, my body needed something and it was better than the donuts I was craving.
I have noticed a headache coming along, I think that’s more so from stress. I’ve been slightly irritable but, also, probably stress caused. Last night our refrigerator and freezer broke down, causing everything to thaw out and melt onto the kitchen floor. But here’s the bright side, potatoes don’t need to be refrigerated! Though, I’m kind of skeptical of today’s meal prep. We’ll see…
I also couldn’t help myself and weighed in today. I’ve already lost 1.8 pounds! Woo! This finally gets me out of the weight-loss rut I’ve been in for over a month. That feels great!
I’ve been watching some YouTube videos from a women who has done the potato diet a few times, so if you’re looking for some inspiration, check her out! She has some good videos on how to cook them too!
Breakfast: One average sized potato chopped in chunks and seasoned by my husband with about five tablespoons of reduced sugar ketchup.
Lunch: Today’s lunch was more of a snack that I munched on all day. I baked two potatoes and made them into wedges with garlic salt only. I also used my trusty reduced sugar ketchup.
Add a 70 calorie snack bag of Pirate’s Booty popcorn as a snack.
Dinner: Dinner was one red potato mashed along with a Chewy granola bar because I had to run an errand right after work.
Daily potato count: 4