I worked through triggers that spark cravings. And days that would have sent me running to M&Ms didn't. Victory, people. Victory.
I lost my love for coffee when I stopped using milk and sugar. But then I discovered good tea.
I'm wearing shirts I wouldn't have considered wearing in August. And I've buttoned up two pairs of pants that I couldn't comfortably wear in the summer.
Hamburgers are good in lettuce wraps. Especially piled high with onion, jalapeno mustard, homemade mayo and guacamole. Seriously--with the exception of adding a good cheese, this burger is perfect.
Five almonds are pure magic to curb a growling tummy.
The things I've missed most: dairy things. Cheese. Milk (and sugar) in my coffee. Pizza. Mac and cheese.
And not so related to dairy: cinnamon rolls. I normally only eat them around Christmas, but good grief, I think it's tied to some very basic comfort. I can't stop thinking about cinnamon rolls.
Grilled cheese is the fragrance of heaven.
When I served up a dinner plate of salad, and side plate of a bare burger cut in half with a squirt of jalapeno mustard, Shane didn't complain. He's a good man, that guy.
I'm eating a ton more vegetables because of all this.
I kinda wish I could sample the chocolate chip cookies I made for the kids' back to school lunch. (I have not. Not even a crumb.)
Monday makes three weeks.