Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fed Up Challenge: Day 2

In case you missed it, read my first post about the Fed Up Challenge to learn about the challenge, what it is, and why I'm doing it.


c/o Fed Up

As day two is nearing an end, I'm still confident in myself and feeling great about this challenge. I'm in Ann Arbor until Wednesday night for work, and it works out perfectly because I was able to bring my own groceries and not be tempted by all of the "sugary" foods back home. Lucky for me, my mom helped me stock up. Without further ado, here's my day!

For brunch, I had FAGE Total 0% plain Greek yogurt mixed with all-natural peanut butter, a few almonds, and a thermos of coffee mixed with unsweetened coconut milk (we were out of regular milk). Then, Mom and I went shopping! (Shoutout to Moo.) It's always great grocery shopping with her, but it was extra nice this time because she was super supportive of helping me pick out foods that will work for the challenge. We emerged with nectarines, apricots, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, whole-wheat pasta, tomato-basil sauce, pumpkin seeds, almonds, freeze-dried raspberries, milk, eggs and brown-rice cakes. Oh, and a whole-wheat baguette! It was definitely hard finding bread products and pasta sauce without sugar, but I managed. Also, my mom's cousin sent me recipes for sugar-free bread and baguette, so I'm excited about trying those!

Following our trip to TJ's, I snacked on an organic-mozzarella string cheese and went to the gym for about an hour. I barely had enough time to pack for Ann Arbor, let alone eat or shower, so I scarfed down some pumpkin seeds and an apple at work. Luckily, my job only entails making phone calls and is student-run (i.e., sweatpants are allowed), so I was fine in my workout attire. I got home a couple of hours ago and had two scrambled eggs and a couple pieces of buttered whole-wheat baguette as a makeshift dinner, and I'm having a nectarine and some brown-rice cakes right now. I know, I know, it's not good to eat late at night, but this was really my only chance.

c/o For Wallpaper

So far, I haven't had any major cravings, and I'm hoping it stays that way. I had no problem avoiding pretzels and chocolate during break time at work (or the cake that my roommate offered me back at the apartment), and I'm not as hungry as yesterday. Still a little hungry, but not starving. I also haven't noticed any changes in my energy level, but there are still eight days to come. Let's just hope that the upcoming days are as easy as these past two!

Are any of you taking the challenge? Let me know!

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