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To be honest, I'm a little scared of this third cycle because it seems like I'll be eating quite a bit! Today I cooked a turkey I'd bought during the Christmas holidays when turkeys were cheap. (I was almost salivating as that 13-pound bird was cooking!) I had a serving with veggies, and a baked potato topped with a tablespoon of fat-free sour cream. It really felt like a feast! I'll remove all the turkey from the bone and store it in my fridge (maybe freeze half), which I will turn into turkey salad, sliced on sandwiches and in soups over the next few days. I also baked 3 Idaho potatoes and 2 sweet potatoes while the turkey baked, which I can warm up quickly in the microwave for lunches and dinners.
It's 6:25 right now and, after finishing my yummy turkey dinner, I have to say that I didn't even feel like I was on a diet today! I ate some of the same things I have grown to like over the past 34 days but was happy I could add in a piece of bread at lunch and a potatoe tonight. I'm having a hard time fitting in all the fruit before 2 PM, so I only ate my frozen grapes today. I need my probiotic so I may cheat and mix some frozen blueberries into a yogurt shake tonight. Hopefully, that won't throw a kink in the works!
It's great to have reached this point. If I can lose a few more pounds over the next 17 days eating like this, I'll be thrilled! To be continued........