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Day 2.5: Sweet Potato Pie Means Resetting the Count (but it was great!)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I did not have a chance to blog yesterday. On my chosen food plan, eating anything that's processed means resetting the 21 day count. I knew there was one day this week where there'd be a lunch that could be off plan, but I thought it was going to be a welcome lunch out for a new coworker and hoped it would be at a restaurant nearby where I know I can stay on plan. BUT, there was a Community Social Responsibility (CSR) lunch and learn with food provided yesterday. The topic was about pollinators. I anticipated lunch would be pizza which, while I love it, would be easy to skip right now. It was deli sandwiches and crudités. I took half a sandwich and added the broccoli, zucchini spears, cucumber slices and grabbed a mustard packet. I left the bread and the cheese and ate everything else. The sandwich meat was the packaged, processed variety, so that was the one thing I ate off plan at this educational, fun and exhilarating lunch.

When I got back to my desk, a coworker had left me a sliver of sweet potato pie that smelled really good. We had shared a hug and supportive words in the morning and this was a wonderful surprise. I've not had this pie since my college days in Arkansas decades ago and I was curious to see what the NC version is like. The inner dialog started: I could just leave it. But it smells great! I am starving! (drank more water). I've already eaten off plan and have to reset, so I could have this slice. But I don't want to log this into my SP food tracker...

I eventually had a bite of the pie and a piece of the edge crust. It was good! I shared the rest of the slice with my partner who's never had this pie and he loved it. It was not overly sweet and had a bit more of a delicate flavor than pumpkin, which I do love, and this was very nice.

This morning, back on plan. I did get in over 7K steps and exceeded my water goal yesterday. I aim to do the same today. Breakfast: a turkey sausage link, a medium hard boiled egg, a mustard packet and some spinach leaves and a banana. I am still getting used to plain black coffee. I used to put in nonfat milk and sweetener, but can't do that post-gall-bladder-removal surgery. I miss the taste, but I don't miss the gut issues!

In other news: no word from my friend and coworker Linda about the family emergency, but I continue to pray and hope. Great news about my cousin's grandson. They did emergency surgery and he is on the road to recovery! Prayers answered.
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  • JHADZHIA
    Sounds like you had a great day! Keep up the great work!
    33 days ago
  • ORTATK
    Sounds like a real success, even if you did not stay on plan there are times when we must work with what we have. You really controlled yourself even with the pie.

    Back on plan and have a great day today.
    34 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    now and then no biggie
    34 days ago
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    34 days ago
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