DietBet Update #5: Days 12-16

Holy cow, how did I let so many days go by without doing a DietBet update? In case you missed my first few updates about the DietBet, you can read them here:

Starting Weight: 143.6 pounds
Current Weight: 137.8 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 5.8 pounds

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Thursday:

What I ate:
Breakfast: fresh juice with swiss chard, fennel, cucumber, apple, carrots, ginger, and oranges - 453 calories
Snack: 3 bananas - 363 calories
Lunch: grapes, another banana, and a mango - 376 calories
Snack: grape tomatoes and a couple of dates - 90 calories
Dinner: zucchini and sweet potato pasta with a cheesy walnut sauce that was awesome! - 629 calories
TOTAL calories: 2,049

For my breakfast juice, I juiced the oranges separately with my citrus juicer and then added them to the juice I made with the other ingredients because I didn't think it would be sweet enough. I was wrong. I tasted the other juice before adding the orange juice to it and it was delicious! But I had a whole cup of orange juice already so I just went ahead and added it anyway. I should have just drank the two juices separately.

My dinner was also AMAZING! I can't wait to make it again and post the recipe. Seriously, it's the best raw meal I've had so far! The whole time I was eating it I was thinking, "I should slow down and enjoy this more," but I couldn't bring myself to put the fork down.

Exercise: ran for 60 minutes on the indoor track at the gym but I didn't count how many laps I did so I'm not sure what my total distance was.

Sleep: I finally had the lights out by 10:00 again!

Water: I don't think I had enough water when I got home from work. I struggle with remembering to drink water when I'm at home.

Friday:

What I ate:
Breakfast: 4 bananas - 484 calories
Snack: 1 pint of blueberries - 177 calories
Lunch: 3 bananas - 363 calories
Dinner: huge ass salad with beets, carrots, and fennel - 335 calories
Snack: 1 tsp peanut butter
TOTAL calories: 1,483

I finally remembered to take a picture of one of my salads! The bowl that it's in is supposed to be a serving bowl but it's the bowl I regularly use to eat my nightly salads. It took me about 45 minutes to finish this one.

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Exercise: None. I babysat my nephews that night so I didn't have time for a run or workout. It was about time for me to take a day off anyway.

Water: I did great! I had to make a point to stop drinking water by a certain point so that I wouldn't have to get up and pee in the middle of the night!

Sleep: I didn't get home from my brother's house until 1:00 in the morning but I was able to sleep until almost 9:30 so I still got a full night's sleep!

Saturday:

What I ate:
Breakfast: 3 bananas - 363 calories
Snack: fresh squeezed juice with carrots, apple, fennel, cucumber, ginger and swiss chard - 319 calories
Lunch: persimmons, mango, and nectarine - 311 calories
Dinner: beet, fennel and carrot salad, and a banana, peach, kale and spinach smoothie, both from Juice Land
Dessert: another smoothie from Juice Land!

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Saturday night we met up with our friends's Alex and Daniel to go bowling. Ross and I stopped at Juice Land on our way to grab some dinner/smoothies since it was just a couple of blocks from the bowling ally an we didn't do our usual date night on Friday night. We bowled three games and I did terrible - 75, 68, and 106. The 106 wasn't too bad but I came in dead last the other two games.

After we finished bowling they all wanted to stop and get some frozen yogurt. Rather than feel bad for myself and sulk because I can't have frozen yogurt I asked Ross if we could swing by Juice Land again and I would get another smoothie to drink while they all ate their froyo. I am completely in love with Juice Land and have yet to have something there that I didn't like!

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Exercise: 60 minutes of strength training at the gym

Sleep: I didn't do too bad - I think it was around 10:30 when I turned off the lights and got up around 7:00 on Sunday.

Water: I don't remember...

Sunday:

What I ate:
Pre-run breakfast: 2 bananas
Breakfast: 4.5 pounds of watermelon - 612 calories
Lunch: grapes, 2 bananas, a nectarine, and some kombucha
Dinner: big green salad, corn and tomato salad, raw pea and broccoli salad, raw cranberry coleslaw
Dessert: Banana ice cream

We had a big family dinner at my parents' house to celebrate some family birthdays and I brought my own green salad as well as a corn and tomato salad to share. There also happened to be two other raw dishes that were really good! I didn't have too much of them because the dressings they were made with had olive oil in them, but I couldn't resist trying them!

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I brought my Vitamix and some frozen bananas to my parents' house with me so I could make some banana ice cream for myself to enjoy while everyone else was eating cake. After dessert was over everyone else was grumbling about how full and miserable they were but I felt great - my ice cream was completely satisfying and I didn't feel like I had missed out on anything!

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