This past week has been extremely stressful. But, I think I lost a few pounds. Mainly due to the fact that I didn’t have time to eat and sweating my butt off at work. My manager went on vacation and being the full time assistant it was my job to keep the store running. It didn’t help that the district manager decided to drop in a few times.
But, I have been able to re-evaluate my own eating habits. While I did not stay away from bread completely, some days it was just impossible, I did cut down on the bread a lot. Candy…well I stayed away from sweets for a few days but then I had a really bad day where I ate way too much.
It’s funny how I can go a few days without candy or sweets, then one day I just crave it all. And once I have eaten my fill, I feel bad about it. You would think that at some point I would either stop feeling bad about it or not do it at all. Willpower…I lack it desperately.
But this week I am ready for it! I have everything in place. I have breakfast
This is a strawberry parfait made with Greek yogurt. I didn’t even think I liked Greek yogurt! It also has some granola with walnuts and almonds. It’s super delicous and keeps me going until lunch.
For lunch I will have extra sharp cheddar cheese wrapped in some kind of meat. The meat and cheese is from the deli…so does that make it a little healthier than stuff in the lunch meat section?
I also have prepared snacks.
Grapes. Yummy! I have separated all the grapes into snack baggies. Each is a cup of grapes and around 104 calories. I am terrible when it comes to grapes and would have eaten the whole bag if I hadn’t separated them.
Then here is my drawer in the kitchen.
I have oatmeal for days I don’t feel like a parfait. Powdered peanut butter for when I want to make overnight oatmeal. Bananas. And little baggies of trail mix minus the chocolate. The trail mix has almonds, cashews, raisins, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Super yummy. And in front of the bananas are some cookies…they are not healthy at all, but we all deserve a little treat from time to time. I will allow myself one cookie a day in hopes that it will keep my sweet tooth away. Not the healthiest choice when I know dark chocolate does the trick…but I really wanted cookies when I went to the grocery store yesterday.
Yes, I know I could have bought like a single cookie or something like that. But you don’t understand. These are gourmet cookies made to taste like almond joys! There is coconut and chocolate and almonds…and it’s delicious!
I am hoping that this week is better than last week. I know with my healthy snacks and the game plan, I should be okay. I will be eating several small meals through out the day…until dinner. Which is always my biggest meal, but I live in the south and that is how we do it around here. I try not to eat to late and if it is too late, I eat very little dinner.
Maybe this week I will see some results. If not…I will just keep going until I see it.