Should we call it "Week Four" if we didn't actually follow the eating plan? Hmm.
During week four, we traveled out of town (to Rexburg). We didn't want to go off the plan completely (we'd worked too hard to simply quit!!), but the logistics were too crazy to follow the plan completely.
Here's what we decided to do:
1. We took LUNA bars, oranges, and MUFAs with us. One bar, a serving of nuts, and a fruit is approximately 400 calories. So, we had this healthy choice available throughout the week.
2. We usually made healthier choices at restaurants, but sometimes we didn't. I had a DELICIOUS bacon cheeseburger with french fries. YUM. I also enjoyed pizza, not once, but twice. But the rest of the time, I chose healthy sandwiches or salads ... mostly. :) haha. And, we did indulge with some chocolate chip cookies ... heaven!!
3. We also took Rice Milk, Kashi Cereal, and Craisins with us; because for the second half of the week, we stayed in the dorms at BYU-Idaho. One cup of cereal, one cup of Rice Milk, 2 tbsp of craisins, and 2 tbsp of nuts equals about 400 calories.
We walked and hiked a LOT. We did Yellowstone on Tuesday, and then Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, we walked a ton between classes. I think the exercise helped balance out the pizza. :)
While I and my sixteen-year-old son maintained our weight (thrilled), my husband gained 4.5 pounds. But, he did indulge a bit more than I did during the week.
It was really nice to have a break from the regime of the program, but I still want to achieve my goal, and it was a bit of a challenge to commit to the program once we were back home. But, we're back on it now, and determined once again. So, this current week, we are following the week four eating plan. This will be confusing for my blog updates, but I'll let you know next week how the food was for the "real" week four of the program!
Thanks for checking in ... and ...
What food would you choose if you could indulge guilt free and calorie free? hmm?