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Day 23 - Mac and Cheese!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm treating myself to good old, out of the box, mac and cheese tonight, and a Blue Moon. Ok seriously, I had a really good day nutrition wise, I want to share.

Breakfast: 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese, 1/2 cup raspberries, 2 cups coffee w/ skim milk and 1 tsp sugar

Lunch: 1 serving pita chips with 2 tbsp roasted garlic hummus, 1 large granny smith apple, 1 low fat string cheese, 8 oz V8 V-Fusion

Snack: 9 baby carrots (1 serving), 1 oz Greek yogurt with ranch

Pre-Dinner: 2 cups Caesar salad

So ok, whoa. I count THREE servings of fruit and THREE vegetables! Yeah, I'm heavily relying on that V8 (packs in a full fruit and a full veggie), but whatevs. Three weeks ago I was eating exactly ZERO fruits and ZERO veggies per day. Plus I've had about a bucket of water, I've walked several miles around campus, I did a cardio video, and I did my Day 2 bootcamp vid.

So with up to 860 calories left in my day, I'm enjoying a bowl of Kraft mac and cheese. Not the whole box! As soon as I made it (and mixed in that super appetizing cheese powder), I put half the box into a tupperware, before I even scooped out any for my dinner. But now I'm enjoying my favorite, favorite food, as well as my favorite beer, without the guilt.

Even if I don't lose a pound, my SparkPeople program is awesome because I can see on my computer screen when it's not ok to indulge, and even better, I see see when it IS ok to do just that.

So here's to mac and cheese and Blue Moon, and to no reason to feel guilty about it.
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    I should mention that after my delightful dinner I'm nearly at the upper limit of my calorie range for the day, so I won't be indulging in anything high-calorie/high-fat for my evening snack. If I have one at all it will probably be some more berries or a 35 calorie Laughing Cow Light wedge. So I understand that you can't just throw caution to the wind. You can eat what you like, so long as you remain aware of what you're doing.
    1877 days ago

    That's what moderation is all about!!! I don't think I could ever turn out Kraft Mac & Cheese haha. Or Velveeta Mac & Cheese.

    I thought about it. Nope, couldn't turn it down emoticon
    1877 days ago
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