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Another Pretty Good Day

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Today was a pleasant day. My emotions were stable, I felt relatively happy throughout the day (something I've really been struggling with), and I ate well and exercised when I got home. Here's today's rundown:

Breakfast: two slices whole wheat toast with honey peanut butter, banana, almond milk.

Lunch: Angel hair pasta with spaghetti sauce, corn niblets, steamed cauliflower, skim milk.

Dinner: one bowl of soup (Pacific Farms cashew, carrot, ginger soup...and I add grilled tofu, sautéed mushrooms, brown rice, three sugar snap pea pods, dashes of hot sauce and soy sauce, sprinkling of red pepper flakes, and some crushed, raw cashews). It is DELICIOUS. I had two glasses of red wine with dinner.

Snacks: one apple, small piece of cornbread, cheese crackers, two medjool dates...I could seriously eat about ten thousand of those medjool dates. They are just about my favorite thing in the world.

When I came home from work, I put away my groceries and did my workout right away. Then I made dinner and we gathered around the table and ate, laughed, and talked. Honestly, it's my favorite time of the whole day. I love it because I'm with my family, obviously, but it's the only time of the day I'm not rushed, not worried about what I have to do next, and it's the first time we've really had a chance to sit and take a load off and visit together. We're all kind of grabbing breakfast on the fly in the mornings (it's an every man for himself kind of thing, because we all have different schedules). But dinner time is sacred in my house...and I absolutely LOVE it. It's the best part of my whole day.

I am going to start looking at my South Beach Diet board on Pinterest and also looking through my South Beach Diet book. I want to put together a grocery list so I can stock up on Phase One foods on Friday. That way when we start Phase One on Saturday, we'll be ready to go. No more excuses.

Feeling good...hoping it will continue. I'm just trying to shuffle in the right direction...hoping I make it to the end this time.
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