2017. This is my year!! I will be married 10 years and feeling happier than ever, Lordwilling, I am going to publish my first book, and as recently decided I’m getting a tummy tuck!!
I consider myself to be a reasonably healthy person. I’ve done Cardio for 8 years and more recently weight training. Many people will say I look great to have been blessed with 4 kids, but that doesn’t stop me from still experiencing the insecurities that come along with reaching fitness goals, and still dealing with the post baby belly 🙁. Don’t get me wrong I love my kids, but they’re reminder enough of me bearing them.
With that said, I have 5 months until my 10th year anniversary and birthday. It takes 1.5 months to heal and be able to workout again. This leaves me 1 month to get into max shape and get this tuck! Im going to the extreme measure of doing the atkins style low carb diet. I say style because I’m doing it my way staying under 30 carbs. I say extreme because I’m a spoiled foodie and any dietary restriction feels life ending. When i want to try something…i do. When i see something on tv that looks tasty… i find a way to get it. When i watch a movie like Julie and Julia… i find my self sniffing out heirloom tomatoes and bruschetta is on the menu. I live to cook and eat. So as you can imagine day one was officially hell.
As a way to stay encouraged ..
I’ll be posting recipes and sometimes just sharing pictures of what I’m eating on this tortuous journey.
- Very low carbs for 1 possibly 2 months till surgery.
- No alcohol for 5 months with the exception of special occasions for 5 months.
This will not be easy. So if you made it this far PLEASE drop a line of encouragement.
Sautéed chicken egg foo young
- 2 eggs whole
- Soy sauce (vl*)
- Peanut butter (vl*)
- Cabbage salad mix (veg only)
Vl* very little.
Pb, water, and half soy made a simple peanut sauce.
Saute chicken, cabbage mix, soy and eggs. Flatten like a pancake (ah lawd pancaaaaaaaaaaaaaakes) then plate.
Top with scallions and drizzle sauce.
Eat and make it through another meal. Peace!