Thursday, November 15, 2012
I am feeling quite content with my eating today. It went well even though the workday was long and at times stressful. Here's how the diet went:
Breakfast: banana with almond butter, tea (yes, I'll need to create more variety)
Snack: dates, almonds, black coffee
Lunch: 8 oz. turkey breast, leftover soup (see Day 2 dinner)
Late afternoon snack: this was at a work-related reception. I avoided the beer (sigh ... used to be a favorite) and had red wine (a nice cabarnet) instead. Also avoided the filo dough hors d'oeuvres and and concentrated on the veggies (cherry tomatoes, black olives, broccoli, red pepper strips), some Chinese-style pork slices, and chicken satay (sounds better than "chicken on a stick").
Dinner: baked chicken, bought at the supermarket; collard greens and sweet potatoes, homegrown watermelon slices (Nov. 14!), herbal tea.
The biggest temptation was definitely looking at those lovely amber beers around the table. But, the red wine made it a lot easier to bear.
See what tomorrow brings.