Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup low fat milk, 1/2 cup raspberries; 3 egg whites
I was running late this morning, so I didn't have time to make the egg whites for breakfast. I scarfed down the oatmeal and raspberries and ran out the door. If I had to rank the breakfasts that I've had this week, Wednesday's breakfast wrap would be #1 and Thursday's cottage cheese/cantaloupe would be #7. But I don't have to rank them, so I won't.
Snack 1: 3 ounces smoked salmon, 4 whole wheat crackers, 1/2 avocado
This is by far my favorite snack that I've had so far this week. It was a lot of food and it was really good. Some friends I was with even commented that my snack looked so good and they wanted to have some. Nay, friends, these snacks are for me and me alone. I didn't bring any extra calories to share with you.
Lunch: 1 cup edamame, 1/2 cup brown rice, 2 plums
I would define this lunch as awkward. Is edamame and brown rice really a "meal"?? I take two bites and then make the executive decision to add in my missing 3 egg whites from breakfast to make another quasi-"fried" rice meal. Except without any soy sauce or asian flavoring it tastes nothing like fried rice. Plums are out of season and not available in the grocery store, so I skipped this part of the meal. It's football sunday - I'm sure I'll make up for it later.
As I ate my awkward meal, my boyfriend took out every leftover we had and made them into a superlunch. Beef, chicken, eggplant, rice. Man it looked good. Especially compared with my pathetic edamame/egg/rice mixture. I thanked him for not wasting our leftovers and plowed ahead with my meal.
Snack 2: 3/4 cup kefir, 1/2 cup sliced red grapes and 1 kiwi
I FOUND KEFIR!!!!!!! It was right in the dairy section next to the yogurt.
I bought the blueberry flavor - but it also comes in plain and strawberry. It was SO good! I would definitely replace every morning that I'm supposed to have a smoothie with this liquid yogurt. Again, I skipped the (seeded) grapes and kiwi because I knew I would be tempted by junk food when watching football.
Dinner: Spice Roasted Vegetables; 4 ounces baked chicken
Dinner was supposed to be some awkward root vegetable meal with a minimal amount of chicken.
Instead, I sat watching football surrounded by many temptations: Tostitos, salsa, guacamole (out of a bag, definitely not homemade), pretzel twists, sunchips, carrots, hummus, and butterfingers. On a normal sunday, I probably would have finished 13 mini butterfingers and then have 59 chips with salsa. But not today! Today I was on good behavior and had a minimal amount of snacks: about 4 carrots with hummus and maybe 5 chips with the not-as-good-as-my-own-guacamole.
For dinner I got a salad from Potbellys. I checked the calories online when I got home and was really sad to figure out that getting their "Skinny" turkey sandwich, or even their Regular sandwich would have been less calories than the salad. However, I figured with the upcoming travel this week I'd be eating plenty of turkey sandwiches and I honestly don't think I'm ready to order a turkey sandwich without mayo.
Then came dessert. We were offered some type of pudding/oreo mixture and brownies. Boyfriend swooped in and saved the day, offering to "share" a dessert with me. This really means that I have one bite and then he eats the rest and everyone is happy. I promised myself an almond butter cookie when i got home to reward my good behavior for the evening, but I know the reward is really not having the extra cookie calories, so I just wrote this blog and went to bed.
One week in. I feel pretty successful and wonder if the scale (or ski pants) will show any change from just this week. Either way, I'm ready to continue on this journey for week 2.
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