Plus it gave me a group to commiserate with and that always helps. I've been pinched for body fat, measured and weighed and am a few days into the challenge. Technically I started Sunday, but I didn't start logging until Wednesday post-measurements. Posted below is what I've eaten thus far with brief descriptions and some photos. If I ever nail a recipe, I'll post it in full. But something tells me recipes, like the whole challenge will be a work in progress with plenty of repetition.
It hasn't been too bad so far other than my stomach feeling heavy often; I assume it is from all the protein as I wasn't eating much meat. That said I know I'll miss my sweets, with a vengeance, eventually!
Jicama tastes like a cross between an apple and potato.
Post-work smoothies have been my favorite part of the day... Wednesday's was 1/2 cup coconut water, 1 cup of spinach, 1 frozen peach, 1 teaspoon chia seed and 2 tablespoons of reduced fat (via dehydration) unsweetened shredded coconut.
Thursday's lunch was 1/2 an avocado, a cup or so of spring mix and a hamburger patty with a bit of lime juice.
Unpictured from Wednesday: 1 date, 1/3 cup blueberries, Cherry Pie Lara bar, 1 ounce barbeque and 3 pieces of broccoli salad.
Unpictured from Thursday: 5 or 6 small pieces of grilled zucchini, a slice of Tavern Ham and some blueberries. We'll see how many I'm still getting there!
I've consumed about 50 ounces of water each day, which for me is good. I'm sure sure my body can handle more liquid.
We'll miss you Jess! Have a safe move.