Monday, May 17, 2010
May 17: RFL Day 6
If ever there was a book about serial killers of poultry, the first chapter - no - not just one chapter - the first half of the book - would be dedicated to me.
I even wreak carnage on the little help chicken eggs.
No fowl can stop me.
I am the Chicken Slayer.
As of yet, I'm not sick of chicken. I've never really liked eggs, so those I will cheerfully leave behind when my RFL journey is complete. But I will still eat chicken.
Remember my carbelicious free meal yesterday?
Well, later last night I experienced TEF. The Thermogenic Effect of Food. What that means, is that I was sweating like a pig - I mean, perspiring in a most unladylike fashion. I was beginning to think I had suddenly and immediately hit menopause at 41, but I asked a question on the RFL forum, and the sweating is a sign of TEF or in other words, burning calories like crazy.
So yippee for that.
When I got up this morning I honestly expected the scale to be up a few pounds - it warns you of that in the book. I put on my bravest face, stepped on the scale, and was pleased to see my weight remained exactly where it had been the previous day. This rocks.
I had been pretty concerned that it would be hard to get back on the plan after having some carbs. I had some twinges of cravings last night - I was very hungry when I went to bed. This morning I eyed my daughter's toast and cereal rather yearningly. But it was nothing uncontrollable. After I had my egg whites, I was fine.
This morning I returned to putting a sprinkle of cheese on my omelet and it was far tastier. I had a broccoli and cheese omelet this morning, nice and fluffy.