Day 6:

I weighed 166.5 this morning. Up one pound. Can’t trust miracles, I guess.

I woke up around 6:30am to the sounds of a blender and found Jon in the kitchen making breakfast. I always grocery shop with him, but I mostly wander around looking at stuff because he does all of the meal planning & list making, so meals are generally a surprise. I had no idea we would be having something other than eggs – but now understand why he bought so many raw nuts yesterday.

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We wound up with banana nut porridge – found here. He doubled the recipe so we’d have leftovers for a few days.

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I threw some frozen blueberries on top.

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Jon broke it all down and calculated the nutritional information. 1 cup = 409 calories. I barely finished it, though, and should have probably stuck with 1/2 cup. That’s likely what I’ll go with in the future.

The texture is weird – it’s liquidy like a smoothie, but slightly crunchy with all the little nut pieces – so I don’t know that this is something I’ll regularly request, but I enjoyed it. It was a nice break from eggs.

Jon grilled a bunch of meat (that had been coated with jerk seasoning) on his Green Egg, so we had some of that for lunch. I had a chicken breast + microwaved sweet potato. The goal here was quick + simple.

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I foresee tiring of chicken and sweet potatoes in the near future, but I’m not overly fond of fish or beef and hate venison – so?

I was too lazy to cook something green to go with lunch and Jon was too distracted because he also made a huge batch of this grain-free spiced pumpkin granola.

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I know I say this a lot, but damn. So lucky. He’s doing all of this so I’ll be prepared while he travels. Wants me to be successful.

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This stuff is DELICIOUS, but dangerous. He broke it all down and found that a cup has over 500 calories.

We don’t have a dehydrator, so it baked for several hours. I love chewy granola – so that’s what we wound up with. We’re planning to freeze it and use as needed for snacks & when sugar cravings hit. I lobbied for dark chocolate pieces to be included, but he used currants.

I stuck with (a heaping) 1/4 cup as a snack this afternoon. Then had another.

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Dinner was curried meatballs + roasted okra. My request. He’s been making these meatballs for a while now and I love them. We didn’t have an apple, so he used currants. He uses turkey, too, because of my beef issues.

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He hasn’t calculated the nutritional information for his version of the meatballs yet, so I don’t know how my day will wind up, but I’m sure I’m several hundred calories over goal. I’ve been hungry each and every time I’ve eaten something – and I haven’t overdone it – so it’s not a big deal. Nuts (and coconut milk) just add up quickly. I’ll be treading lightly with the leftover porridge and granola.

I woke up SO SORE – the can’t stand up/sit down or cross my legs kind of sore. The lunges that were part of the running program yesterday are most definitely the culprit. Today’s a rest day, so I didn’t do anything but stretch to try to alleviate some of the soreness. Hasn’t helped. It’s just getting worse as the day progresses, of course. Maybe I’ll just sleep here in my chair.

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