This is the longest I’ve gone without a foodie update. I’m here to let you know – I did not give up, I have not fallen off the wagon, and I have not gained back any weight I may or many not have lost. Quite the contrary – I’m going strong!
I’m here to just give you the basics today, because AB has been out of town for three days and that’s all I have the bandwidth for. Ya feel me? People with small children? Yeah. So not a lot of great pics of amazing food, not a lot of recipes, and not a lot of energy to hardly remember what I ate. Thank goodness I had the sense to write it down…
Breakfast: 1 cup of Special K cereal – never had it before in my life until the challenge. Not bad…
Lunch: 1 cup of cilantro lime rice – homemade, and two skinless chicken strips that I grilled up
Dinner: Anton made one of my absolute favorite dishes: Bright Chicken. It’s a crème fresh that he makes from scratch, lemon, fresh ground pepper, onion, and chicken chunks – served over a bed of pasta. This version was low in fat, using Greek yogurt and we added in capers for a salty kick. We also used whole wheat pasta. Can I tell you something? A-MAZ-ING. Absolutely delicious and it was PAINFUL not to have seconds. Instead I settled for one serving, which despite the close-up pic, was quite small. Broke my little over-eating heart…
Breakfast: Coffee and a piece of toast with yogurt spread (which is like a butter, buts it’s yogurt and much better for you)
Lunch: Scrambled some eggs, threw a tiny bit of shredded cheese on top and added a slice of ham – threw it all on a 7-grain sandwich thin. It was quite tasty!
Dinner: Small (as in tiny) side of Caesar salad and pasta salad at an event. Bean burrito and taco later than evening.
Breakfast: Three small pancakes (about 3 inches across), yogurt spread, fresh strawberries, organic maple syrup (about a tbs.) Can I just say – I am a Mrs. Butterworths girl. This organic maple syrup has been an adjustment for me, but it is nice.
Lunch: Turkey sandwich, carrots dipped in hummus, half an avocado
Dinner: Sushi date night with the hubby. Probably had too much, but it was delicious just the same!
PM Snack: II had some M&M’s. Not a lot, but a small handful.
Breakfast: Special K cereal and a cup of coffee
Lunch: Ham & Low-fat cheese on 7 grain, orange, carrots
Dinner: Went to a girls game night – and had GLORIOUS low-fat/low-cal food. Green chicken enchiladas with non-fat sour cream and non-fat cheese. Lime rice. Avocado, tomato, and mozzarella salad – delicious! Then there was one small luxury – Sopapilla Cheesecake. Friends? It was TO DIE FOR. I am just hoping it had low-fat cream cheese in it – I was afraid to ask! EEEEK! Also got a little to friendly with the apps – bacon wrapped dates, dark chocolate covered almonds, gummy bears. But to be fair, I had three almonds and 1 gummy bear – which I’m telling myself made up for the 3 wrapped dates. Cough.
Breakfast: Grapefruit while my son and daughter enjoyed this massive chocolate chip pancake funny face:
Don’t tell me that doesn’t take willpower.
Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese on 7 grain, using low-fat provolone
Dinner: Spaghetti with organic low-cal marinara that was actually delicious! My kids cleaned their bowls!
****We have two more days in this challenge – make them COUNT!
For those of you with Netflix or other means, I encourage you to watch the documentary “Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead”. It was well made, a fabulous learning experience for me, and very inspiring and encouraging. Perhaps even something I think I might like to try. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts!