When I have altered my diet in the past, I've always been surprised at how my cravings and preferences change.
This pre-contest diet is no exception!
I have started to explore the wonderful world of vegetables.
That's okra! I've never had it before but it was on sale at Publix so I grabbed a pound, and it's delicious roasted!
I am basically in love with broccoli at this point. Roasted, steamed, broiled - however I prep it, it's my fave!
I'm also REALLY taking advantage of the abundance of summer squashes and cauliflower! =)
Of course, when Max eats chocolate-chip pancakes, I do wish I could share ;-) but the beautiful thing about having a goal with a deadline is that I have a very clear vision of where I want to be in a little less than 3 months, and I know exactly what it's going to take to get there.
Third-party accountability also helps; Grampa already booked a hotel room to attend the show, so I have to show up in condition and make him proud.
Making a decision between one moment of chocolate-chip-pancake bliss or a look of pride on Grampa and Max's faces - well. I don't even have to think about that choice.