Mary’s Mini Diet Days 3 and 4

Day 3

Day 3 started out amazing with a trip to the scale.  I have lost 3 pounds since starting.

I follow by checking my blood sugar.  It was 108.  I am down 5 points from yesterday.

I began my day with a huge plate of fruit and a cup of coffee.  I just wasn’t feeling like having potatoes for breakfast.  Coffee normally isn’t allowed on Mary’s Mini, but I didn’t want to feel horrible from the withdrawals this week.

My plate consisted of ¼ of a large cantaloupe, 1 banana, a handful of blueberries and ½ of a tangerine.  This kept me full until lunch.

 

For lunch, my husband wanted to try out the mandolin I bought him and made us some chips.  We baked some of them in the oven on nonstick mats and put some on the griddle.   We used no oil to cook with.  We had this with a salad and I topped mine with McDougalls Honey Mustard dressing.  I found the recipe a bit too vinegar tasting for my likes but it wasn’t bad.  This kept me full until dinner.

 

For dinner we had baked potatoes, salad, green beans, beets, and cantaloupe.  I added BBQ sauce to my potato and it was yummy.  I also added salsa to my salad instead of dressing.

 

 

Here is our salad bar today.  Not much color, but it was what we had onhand.

 

 

I also had a bowl of cantaloupe for snack before bed.  I felt good.

Day 4

Day 4’s weigh in put me at a 5 pound loss since starting.

My blood sugar check was at 104.  Down 4 more points.

I started my morning working a bit, so my wonderful husband made me breakfast.  We had hash browns topped with salsa and a bit of Franks Red Hot sauce, and apple wedges topped with cinnamon.  The hash browns were from frozen, no oil, potato cubes.  I felt they were a bit drying compared to making our own from fresh potatoes, so when the frozen ones run out, we might just pick up a bag of potatoes instead.

 

 

Lunch was a baked potato with BBQ sauce and some potato chips my husband baked for me.  I know…no vegetables, but at least there was no oil J

 

 

Snack was a cut up apple with cinnamon on it.

 

Dinner was a big pot of veggie soup with all the vegetables in the fridge I had cut up for salads for the week, plus ½ head of cabbage, a can of diced tomatoes, and a package of mushrooms.  I also topped mine with some homemade sauerkraut.  It was so yummy.

 

 

Later in the evening, I started to feel a need to snack.  I didn’t really feel that hungry, just a little bit, so I had another bowl of soup.

I usually call this my refrigerator clean out soup.  At the beginning of the week I like to cut up vegetables and store them in containers in the fridge for quick salads.  The salad bar picture in day 3 shows some of what was left.  At the end of the week, whatever is left goes into soup and we cut up fresh veggies again.

Stay tuned for day 5.

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