Waaaa. Everyone else is tired of me complaining about work so you guys are all I’ve got left–hehheh. And if I’m not careful I’ll lose you too! Anyway, I only had today off and have to go back to work tomorrow. I’ve got a busier than usual work week ahead and I’m tired just thinking about it. In addition, I have all this guilt about leaving Noah for so long. So why am I spending time writing a blog instead of spending time with Noah? Oh, well, you know….
Don’t have that much to report. I am enjoying eating the food Vicky provides, and I’ve been doing really well staying on the straight and narrow. Until yesterday. Yes, there was chocolate at work. Yes, I ate some. Worse yet, I came home and found some more chocolate and ate too much of that. DARN IT! But today I wrote out my food plan and stuck to it. 1325 calories. That makes me very happy. (I had to write out my food plan because Vicky got sick and I don’t have her pre-planned meals.) I did snag some of her entrees that were still in the case at the gym. Yummy stuff.
I took a picture of my dinner the other day. This is pretty typical of what I like to have for dinner these days–a big plate of veggies, and a smaller serving of something or other that has protein in it. This stuff was really good. Vicky called it red lentil and rice salad. I LOVE it. But I think I love it because it has peanuts, sunflower seeds and raisins in it. Just very flavorful and satisfying, and filling. That little dish has about 200 calories in it.
I like finding these types of foods because they can be a starting point for all kinds of other combos. The rice and lentils with seeds and nuts, add some veggies of choice, and a different sauce combo, and its a whole new meal.
I also like having these smaller dinners because they leave me a little wiggle room for an evening snack or ‘dessert.’ Tonight I had a bowl of yogurt with cinnamon and walnuts–yumm. Did you guys notice I have a serious walnut affair going on? If I overeat anything regularly these days it is probably walnuts. I read somewhere that there was some study that might have some evidence that you don’t gain as much weight as you should from eating walnuts. That was all I needed to hear. They are my most favorite of all nuts all time. I think its genetic from my English grandma.
This morning I had a most excellent breakfast–protein pancakes with sliced strawberries and some canned whipped cream on top. I decided afterwards that I would have been much happier having some nice yogurt instead of the whipped cream on top. Next time. But I love those pancakes. And you can’t fault the combination: egg whites, cottage cheese, and oats.
I’d love to blather on for a while, but if I go to bed right now, I might actually get almost enough sleep, and I might actually not feel so terrible when I come home tomorrow night. Have a good Monday, and I’ll check in with everyone on Tuesday!