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Day 10..Going Strong!

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Despite the ups and downs I've been experiencing emotionally the past week and a half, today was really good!

Even though I wasn't getting up extra early to exerise, I needed to actually wake up at the time my alarm went off instead of hitting snooze for 30min so that I'd have a chance to eat breakfast. The alarm clock went to the other side of the room last night and this mooring when I get out of bed to turn it off, I didn't take it back to bed with me to continue sleeping, yay!

Breakfast was attempt #2 at the Overnight Oatmeal trend (last's week failed 1st attempt was a pumpkin pie version). This recipe consisted of oats, greek yogurt, 1/2 a banana and 1tbsp of chocolate chips...I happen to find greek yogurt incredibly sour and this morning was no different- the banana & chocolate just didn't add enough sweetness, however I would rate this attempt 'okay', it was far more edible than my oatmeal last week! I made the same one for tomorrow with the addition of strawberries, hopefully they'll provide the extra sweetness I am looking for.

For my AM snack I returned to an apple and cheddar cheese, but my apple was a little mealy, so that was a bummer!

Lunch was a Southwest Salad in a mason jar, I'd been dying to try this out, unfortunately I wasn't overly enthused with the end result. The salad looked beautiful, but it was a bit sweet for me, I also tried a Chipotle Ranch Yogurt Dressing that I picked up at the store and I wasn't a huge fan of that either.

PM Snack was greek yogurt and a peach...I tried my first flavored greek yogurt- I'd only had plain up until now. This yogurt had a vanilla flavor...and while i find the plain greek yogurt too sour, this was way too sweet!

Dinner was supposed to be at Outback Steakhouse with a friend, but since we also wanted to squeeze in a movie and some shopping, we decided to go to Panda Express instead. Luckily the decision was made while I still had access to my computer and come to find out, Panda has a fantastic nutrition calculator on their website and I was able to come up with a meal that cost me far less calories then Outback would! I had Orange Chicken and their Mixed Veggies, the veggies were completely bland, but the orange chicken was delicious and I felt good about my choice.

My favorite thing about not drinking soda is the money I am saving, approximately $2-$4 every time I eat out, it's fantastic!

Despite not really enjoying a single thing I ate today, except my orange chicken, I still feel positive and upbeat, I think this is due in fact to eating the right things and not going to bed feeling overstuffed and uncomfortable.

Tomorrow's lunch will be a challenge, my office is catering tacos, hamburgers & hot dogs- we shall see how I do!

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CRAZYWRITER 6/5/2014 4:23PM

    I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your food. It might be helpful to add a little sugar or sweetener to the greek yogurt. I know that doesn't sound healthy but what the point of eating healthy if you don't like the food. I have tea every once in a while and I let myself add one packet of natural sugar cane. It makes the tea way better for only 20 or so calories. Just remember moderation.

It sounds like you did a great job today though!

With the hamburgers, hot dogs and tacos, if you can, try and replace the buns/shells with lettuce. This will lower your calorie intake and make the food a little healthier. you can wrap a burger in lettuce and eat it the same way. I find this yummier than the starchy bun. Also instead of adding mayo to your sandwich reach for the mustard, this can lower your calories immensely. I was surprised to learn the some of my favorite sandwich places put 200 calories worth of mayo on the sandwich.

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PICKIE98 6/5/2014 5:32AM

    Maybe next time you could wait and melt the choc chips in teh micro on top of your oatmeal to sweeten it?? Just a thought.. I agree with you on the sour Greek yogurt,,it is sour cream!!

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