Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rest Day

I took a rest from my 30 Day Shred today.

I am under more stress than usual right now; just life in general. Things with my husband's job, my kiddos, trying to crack down on the house training with the dog etc... It's just life, ya know?

I did do well with eating. Eating for my blood type has been pretty easy, although I do miss dairy. Both yesterday and today I've had a latte, which is made with milk. Eating for my type O blood doesn't allow dairy or grains... so no more wheat thins and laughing cow cheese.

Today I had egg whites with some hamburger mixed in. It sounds really weird, but it was leftover hamburger from dinner the other night and it was good. I also had half a grapefruit. Definitely don't have a refined taste for those yet! LOL

For lunch I had 1.5 chicken breasts with fresh spinach, broccoli, carrots, peppers, cilantro and dressing. For dinner I've had a banana and apple with peanut butter. I don't feel hungry right now.

I've stopped counting calories. I don't think it's necessary with this new way of eating. I'm hoping the scale is down tomorrow, but I'm not eating this way for weight loss primarily. I hope the weight comes off, like it's coming off for Sunshine Mama, but mostly I hope to feel better. Have less aggression, irritation and headaches.

The other HUGE thing I need to do... DRINK MORE WATER. I have really been slacking in this department, so I am going to really, really concentrate to get at least 85 ounces of water a day. It's hard for me to drink water, so this is going to become one of my Perfect 10 Challenge goals. Drink 85oz water a day.

I'll be back at it tomorrow with good ol' Jillian. =)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. I've been looking into blood type eating as well because my Dr. friend mentioned it, and then you. It's very interesting and would explain why I crave meat!

  2. I just picked up two of Jillian's DVDs...the 30 day shred and Banish Fat-Boost Metabolism. I don't know when I'll start these. I bought them so I'll have workout options for 6 months when I won't have access to a gym starting mid-Feb.

    I look forward to more updates on your blood type program. I have heard of this before, too.

  3. Fellow O here. Nice job. (Do you know your Geno Type on his program? O's can be either Hunter, Explorer, or Gatherer. Hunter is basically just like O blood type diet..but Gatherer and Explorer recommendations are a bit different).

    You will definitely notice a difference when you stick to the recommended foods for a week or two. Dairy is almost as hard for me as grains--but I do so well without it. (sigh) I love a skim latte every once and again. Have not had one for over a week now and..sticking strictly to O/Hunter recommendations since Tuesday has made the scale zoom downward. I'll have a latte the a special treat. Just not now while I am in "hard core" mode. :)

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  5. We've had our puppies for about 10 months and we're still working on house training them too. We've been using the bell system and it's
    actually working fairly well. We tied a few jingle bells to a string and hung them from the door handle. Each time we take the dogs out, we
    use their paws to ring the bell & open the door immediately. If they go to the bathroom on the carpet, we scold them and immediately take
    them to the door, ring the bell, and take them outside. It didn't take them too long to catch on and now they ring the bell in they want to
    go outside. The only problem is, sometimes they just want to go outside for fun, but it wouldn't be too hard to manage if you had a fenced-in yard. Good luck with the house training, it's harder than it looks sometimes!!