Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Today was a hard day for me. I was extremely bored today, hence, I returned to my main issue which is boredom binge eating. It's a major problem that I have, probably my #1 issue of why I am heavier than the needs of my body frame. So, I overate in the morning and a little in the afternoon. I ate healthy food but still overate with the attention to reduce boredom.
Breakfast: My husband really wanted to have oatmeal again this morning, I think he's in a rut. So, I made him some loaded oatmeal with sliced banana, sliced dates, raisins, and mixed nuts. Additionally, I made him a blueberry smoothie with extra protein powder. No photo of the oatmeal so I added a nice photo of grapefruit.. mmmm
Snack: I snacked a lot - Japanese rice crackers, organic stash pomegranate strawberry herbal tea, and a PPK chocolate chip ginger scone. Grr to myself...
Lunch: Leftover Khao Soi Pasta Dish and a homemade inari.
Snack: Another mug of tea
Dinner: I was feeling really bad about myself for eating so much the whole day. I took a spearmint hot bath though and reflected upon the day and myself. I also read a little of the bible and I was guided out of my habit of old. So, I pushed through my personal demons, got out of the bath, and made myself a little dinner to eat along with my husband. I ate half a cup of Korean Brown Rice, organic mixed spring greens with some organic whole foods hummus and a sliced Japanese baby cucumber.
Although I'm still a little depressed about how I overate, but I'm still working through it. I have been able to get over my want of starvation and eat a healthy low-calorie dinner. Yay! Exercise was smaller than I would prefer again with only 30 minutes of wii exercise. I was able to burn off around 100 calories.
I have found a hot bath, the bible and reflection helps to reduce bad eating habits. How do you handle overeating or under-eating?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Day off in America - hooray!! Another day we can hide from the snow. I hear ya, EMILLER22, I too am hiding from the cold outside too. Entertainment room has a tiny heater that we are sharing among two humans and two furry babies. At least we can play the Wii and workout.
Food: DH wanted something sweet in the morning (thanks to his mother, who is now pre-diabetic, he has a sweet tooth in the morning) so I found a lovely recipe by PPK. The Bikram Yoga Chocolate Ginger Scones- British style not American. They were very tasty and around 200 calories per scone. Ah well, at least they were vegan and made with whole wheat flour instead of nutrition-less white flour. We drank freshly roasted coffee and ate scones and a half of grapefruit as we chatted it up together. Very delightful! We forgot to take photos that morning here are some that I packaged for my husband to take to work.
Lunch: Mixed Organic Salad with Whole Foods Organic Sampler hummus on top.
Dinner: Since it was our last day to a three-day weekend, so I decided that it was going to be a special dinner night. I made a special dinner of Japanese foods. I made Inari, Sesame Spinach, Spiced Baby Bok Choy, Sliced cucumber, Korean brown rice, and gingered mock "pork". These were all basically my recipes that I have veganized.
Husband Leftover Bento for Work This Next Week:
Happy New Wii-k! Hope this week is special for all of you!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Is there anything better than a three-day weekend? My husband teases me since I am one of the greediest wives in the world – since I extremely dislike sharing my husband with others. Hence, an extended weekend with my husband and furry babies is just one of those blessings from God that is priceless!
Exercise: Friday night as I had planned a cold walk to the gym with the hubster, I got a surprise from my husband stating that he was taking me to the store to pick up a present. The present was the new Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board kit that I have been waiting patiently to receive. Yay! (Jumping up and down) For those of you that are unaware, the Wii Fit Plus is the second addition to the Wii Fit. The back of the pkg suggests it has more than 60 games that are for active-minded players. It is not a “sit down with a bag of chips” type of game. So, as expected, you can tell what we did the whole weekend. Let’s just say we didn’t get out in the freezing temperatures outside to run but rather only left to go to the coffee house and also church.
Food: Personally I love to cook, therefore I take every week as a new adventure to try various ethnicities of food. Last week we went ahead and had an entire menu list full of You Are What You Eat Cookbook recipes. It was our first attempt at the cookbook recipes since we bought the book over Christmas holiday; we found that the recipes were more bland than we generally prefer… So, this week we are going all out with flavor and delighting in Asian cuisine. MMMMmmmm
Saturday: DH woke up with a slight stomach ache, no wonder due to the frozen menu we had the night before – really bad choice once you start to eat healthy again. So, I made Irish Oatmeal. Mine I put a little pour of organic unsweetened soymilk and some brown sugar. Husband had a sliced banana, sliced dates and the cow-friendly milk I used.
Lunch: Salad with Whole Foods Natural Organic Hummus – four kinds. Sliced cucumber and a few glasses of water… Also, I believe I had a Japanese rice cake that is sweet on one side and salty on the other.
Dinner: Khao Soi (a Thai Pasta) which is similar to pasta with coconut curry sauce. It was slightly too creamy for me but I loved the curry flavor it in. DH loved it! He has been impatiently waiting for curry again. The noodles were pre-packaged from our local Asian store – more of a udon style noodle instead of ramen (egg filled) that the recipe called for in it.
Sunday: Today we had some homemade bread toasted. The bread has sprouted sunflower seeds and flaxseeds. Additionally, it is made from Whole Grain Flour instead of white.
Lunch: I had a trivial time after church because my husband wanted to go out to eat but I thankfully convinced him into having a healthy meal at home instead. His stomach was rather bad this last week, so I wanted to make sure that he had the right nutrition to build his immunity back up before work on Tuesday. General leftovers…
Dinner: Vegan Bibimbap was on the menu. It is a mockup of the traditional bibimbap that I used to make before going vegan. This time we made it veganized. It turned out a little different but it was a good healthy alternative to the original. It does not have meat, or sesame oil, or a generous portion of sesame seeds. First Photo: DH bowl with extra spicy tofu (nasty smell so we threw out) and second photo: mine with extra Korean Red Pepper Paste.
It was wonderful to have this weekend together with the husband and furry babies. We had tasty meals and healthy portions. We stayed indoors away from the cold weather and got exercise through the wii fit plus.
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