Today started my first day of Christmas break – I was worried about this day. When I’m at work I’m a little better because my day is more structured. When I’m home things are out of whack and it’s easier to eat “whatever”. Today was a good day (food-wise) though. I was very tired all day, had no energy and a headache all day. I don’t think it was a carb-deficiency headache though. I think it was more from the house being so dry and my head was hurting most of the day.
Breakfast: 2 egg/1 egg white substitute omelet, salsa, and avocado (obviously there’s a pattern here – I’m trying to stick with what works!) I had 1/2 cup of red kidney beans on the side. I tried to change up my meal a little by microwaving some frozen spinach and kidney beans. It smelled disgusting! It literally had me gagging (the smell, I couldn’t even bring myself to try it). I like spinach, usually, and I’ve eaten it with eggs in the past – not sure if there was something wrong with the spinach today though (it could be that its been in the freezer for about 2 years probably 😉 ) **FAIL**
Lunch: I took the kids out to an indoor crafts/play place so I packed lunches for all of us. They had PBJ’s and a banana, I had a mixed greens salad, tomato and blackened sauteed chicken with one slice of bacon crumbled on top. Vinaigrette dressing to go with it.
Dinner: While hanging out with the kids I was checking out twitter and saw a photo posted by @alexknelson, I had to have something like that for dinner. I made a chipotle sauce and mixed it in with browned ground beef, black beans, tomatos, guac, salsa, hot sauce on lettuce (with a bit of sour cream) – it was freaking great. I’m adding a new category with recipes and this sauce and beef will be on that.
So far my meals have been very tasty – but I find myself craving PB on whole wheat and orange juice…I guess the cravings could be for worse things. I’m also finding myself not wanting to use my “cheat” day on Christmas (which is my “scheduled” day)…I feel like I won’t get the most out of it, primarily because I’m wanting IHOP harvest grain n’ nuts pancakes – and they won’t be available on Christmas.
I weighed myself in today:
Weight: 191lb (-4lbs since 12/19/10)
What kinds of success are you having with 4HB? I’d like to hear it – and if there’s some challenges you think would help motivate us write them in the comments, let’s make this fun and interesting!