Yesterday and today will be total write-offs. Too many social events and festivities. Blah.
Welp. After 8 straight days of vacation-mode indulgence with my houseguests, I am pretty ticked off at myself… I regained the 4lbs I’d lost during the month leading up to the 30-day challenge, plus 1. I’m just annoyed at myself because I actually could feel that my clothes were fitting a little better and I felt less whale-ish, and I just threw away all that effort. Even though I could predict the likely overload of snacks/drinks, I let it happen anyway. Gah.
So here I go again – going to do another 30-day challenge. This one will take me into our real summer holidays at the lake and our big summer road trip out-of-province to visit family. So who knows how that will look. I can only give it a shot. It’s not really a challenge, — I will just try to make good choices within real life — but it’s somehow easier to stick to the food journaling if I have a countdown at the same time.
breakfast: 2 HB eggs, cheese, grapes, coffee w/cream
am: coffee w/ cream
lunch: leftover rice cake pizza
pm: after a nap realized I hadn’t eaten a full lunch, so finished off the end of a bag of chips (had to get them out of the house, right??)
supper: greek salad, spinach/mandarin/blue cheese salad, smokies sans bun
eve: 2 glasses red wine
breakfast: coffee, orange, small bowl of yogurt/rhubarb compote w/ coconut
lunch: coleslaw & rotis chicken
afternoon: grapes, dark chocolate
supper: school bbq – faux beef hamburger, small bag o’ chips, ice cream
evening: glass of wine
Welp, here we are, 30 days in. I really can’t say I gave this 30-day challenge my all, but I have gotten out of some not-great habits (popcorn almost every night) and am on my way towards instituting some good ones. This morning I was 3.5 lbs down from my original weight. So that’s good. I had hoped it would be more but realistically I think that’s pretty good. Some of my bottoms are feeling less tight, hallelujah. Just gotta keep it up. I think I will try to keep posting my daily eats here…. or maybe just come back to it if things are derailed?? Might be a good idea as an accountability mechanism during R’s upcoming visit, where there is potential for way too much snacking/dranking. We shall see.
breakfast: eggs, coffee w/cream
lunch: leftover sauteed veg, mojo sauce, SP fries & tuna salad
supper: rotisserie chicken, hummus, crudites, artichoke
later: 2 glasses red wine, smaller than normal bowl of popcorn… stress eating. how quickly the righteous fall. haha.
breakfast: eggs with salsa, pineapple, coffee w/ cream
lunch: random leftovers – guacamole, cream sauce, salami, rice crackers (get it together! Vegetables!)
supper: finally a good supper. BBQ’d foil packed salmon with mojo sauce (drooooooool), sweet potato fries with cilantro, sauteed frozen veg.
evening: post-yoga ice cream with rhubarb compote (eating my stress)
breakfast: rice cake with “regular” peanut butter and banana (was just feeling lazy – obviously this is not great), coffee with cream.
lunch: half a hotdog w/ bun, kale salad, potato salad, watermelon (invited for BBQ leftovers)
afternoon: dark chocolate, pineapple/coconut milk/lime/honey popsicle, half of a kidlin-rejected banana
supper: dang quesadillas made from leftover taco fixins. holy no veggies today, batman. gonna gets me some scurvy.
evening: chocolate coconut chips.
late breakfast: fritatta, paleo pancake, berries, sausage, coffee w/cream
randoms: a couple creamsicle gummies — need to get some grassfed gelatin!
afternoon: larabar, veggies and dip, 2 beers
supper: potato salad, ice cream bday cake
what a random day. Woke up with crazy menstrual cramps, which is very unusual for me; if I ever even notice cramps it’s never be bad enough to take anything. Took an Aleve and felt better. But in the afternoon at a family bday party they came back and were so bad I had to take Tylenol and lay down. Didn’t have much of an appetite hence only eating potato salad for supper. Then ate my feelings with popcorn later. A terrible food day.
breakfast: paleo waffles , coffee w/ cream
lunch: waffle sandwiches with bacon & egg
afternoon: beer, shot of kahlua w/ coconut&almond milk (gross – waste of cals – a poor emotional eating choice that did not make the witching hour any less stressful)
supper: vegan taco bar. it was fun and definitely delicious and did not miss meat. We had corn tortillas with Crockpot refried-style beans, guacamole, pineapple salsa, pickled red onions, coleslaw mix, a couple salsas & hot sauces, and two creams sauces: sour cream garlic/lime/cilantro and a vegan cashew cream version (minus the avocado and with a spoonful of nutritional yeast).
evening: a couple ciders and a small glass of Fort Garry Black Pearl — SOOOOOOO good.
activity: yoga class
kind of a stressful day; kids were scrapping nonstop and it was hard to get the stuff I wanted to get done, done. Too much shouting, too many liquid cals and not enough fruit & veggies, but at least the day ended on a nice note, I really enjoyed an evening of conversation and cider on the porch.
The beginning of a big weekend of activities. Today restaurant supper with a friend in from out of town, tomorrow hosting supper here for said friend (who is eating vegan mostly, so I’m planning a vegetarian taco bar), then a family birthday supper on Sunday. In the words of #AndreaNThem, “Lord, save me from snackin’!”
breakfast: yogurt, berries, coconut, coffee w/cream
am: sriracha coconut chips
lunch: green salad, pork roast, stewed carrots/onions/sweet potatoes
supper: sharesies on buffalo & greek burgers (w/ bun), kale & beet salad
evening: iced coffee with vanilla syrup
activity: close to 2 hours of walking around the Exchange & the Forks — what a lovely evening.