I finished week one of Engine 2 diet successfully. As a reward, I bought myself some Philosophy conditioner that I've wanted for awhile now :) I don't know what my reward for week 2 will be yet, maybe the matching shampoo. I'm setting up small rewards for myself that aren't expensive, but things I'd like around me, and things that aren't food and aren't clothes. Yeah, I can be bribed!
Last week was no more dairy. Not going to lie, it wasn't easy. I was shocked at how much I relied on dairy, how many of my "go to" foods were dairy. I'd snack on cottage cheese, a hard boiled egg, cheese sandwiches, milk... I ate a lot of dairy. I was surprised that part of what was hard was having replacements for dairy handy, stuff that was just as easy to grab as dairy, not so much actually missing milk, cheese, etc.
After the first week, I feel really good. I don't know the exact word to use, I just feel less "thick". I also weighed 1.5 pounds less this morning than I did last Monday. I'm down with that. I think later this week, I'll get my cholesterol checked. I'm kind of curious.
Today starts a tough week - no more meat. No chicken, fish, cow, bison.... nothing. I started to cut back last week, but now's the time for none of it. I did some research into restaurants that should be easier than others to eat at, and I stocked up on non-meat food this weekend, so I'm set up as best as I can I think. I'm actually excited. I like trying new foods, and cooking, so I think it will be fun figuring out what to make that will satisfy my hunger as well as helping me not feel deprived.
Aside from that, I'm still walking at least 4 days a week. Yoga's sort of fell by the way side, I'll get that back in this week. I'll have time. I won't have to go out and hunt my dinner :)
Thanks for the place to write all this stuff out, too!