What In The World?

So this week has gotten off to an interesting start: I have been mad thirsty for almost twenty-four hours, and I am willing to bet that I have guzzled more water in this time than I had the previous two weeks. Which also makes me think that I had been eating something that I shouldn’t have. The problem is, I have no idea what it would have been; my diet has been very clean (or at least I thought it was). I really can’t recall what I ate last week because the week was pretty much a blur. I do know that I was glad that it was over. I also know that I didn’t sleep very well and I didn’t drink enough water all week last week, and maybe the week before also.

So today my body is feeling like I have deprived it of something, I have been drinking water like crazy all day, and I have been so freaking hungry! I am not sure what has happened or what I ate, but I will be so happy when my body gets over this and gets back to its old self. The roller coaster rides are killing me!

As I am typing this I am still trying to figure out what I ate that would have caused this insanity, but I can’t figure it out. I guess at this point all I can hope for is that I don’t do whatever I did again, which should be pretty easy since I have been going strong since September (with no cheats and absolutely no desire to!).

I do seem to remember that my weight went down early last week and then it spiked, and I remember that I wasn’t surprised that it spiked, so I must have known that whatever it was that I had eaten was going to cause that to happen.

I did manage to do something cool: I figured out how to make my own breakfast sausage. I love sausage and eggs for breakfast, but I can’t get by with just eggs. I stay hungry until lunch if I just eat eggs, and every type of breakfast sausage I have looked at not only has crazy ingredients, but sugar! So I began to look at different recipes, and I did a little bit of experimenting, and this is what I came up with:

Breakfast Sausage

One pound of ground pork

garlic powder

salt

1  tsp cumin

2 tsp sage

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp thyme

crushed red pepper to taste

During my first experimental batch, there were entirely too many spices involved, and some of them weren’t the right ones. It was good, but it needed work. This was my second batch, and it came out very nearly perfect. I found out that the key (for me) was the garlic powder and salt. I don’t have measurements for them in the ingredient list because I didn’t measure them. I put in quite a bit of garlic powder – to the point that I was worried that I had put in too much. I know that people’s tastes differ when it comes to salt, too. I usually use more than I think a lot of people would. So just salt it to taste. Let the sausage sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours after you mix all of the ingredients together so that the flavors will meld, and then cook it up and enjoy it!

 

 

Good Day

My weigh in was today, and I lost…(drun roll)…5 pounds! It was less than I wanted but more than I expected, so I can’t complain too much. It was a loss, anyway. And it means that I’m doing something right. Now if I can keep it up. I’ve made a few goals for myself for this week:

1. Keep track of all of my food! I haven’t been writing anything down, points or anything, and I know that if I had, my loss would have been greater.
2. Drink my 64 oz. of water a day. I KNOW that I haven’t been drinking enough water. So I am going to try to make an effort to drink all of the water that I’m supposed to.

And speaking of water, I have limited myself to one diet soda a day, but I have been sitting here sipping on my diet Dr. Pepper for over an hour and…its making me thirsty! Can you believe that? So I went on a web search, and this is what I found. I’m going to try that trick with the nail. I may put a nail in some diet soda before I go to bed, just to see what it does overnight. But what I’m getting at is, I think I may get off the soda. This thirsty feeling right after I’ve taken a drink is getting really annoying, and I’ve felt better all day with just the water I’ve been drinking. I definitely got my 64 oz. today.

Anyway, the first two weeks are over, and I did well. I’m looking to do just as good, if not better, for the second two weeks!