Today was an odd day mealwise. I’m at the point where I need to go grocery shopping so I put some stuff together in ways that were probably not the most … intuitive?
More importantly, I need to figure out what to do starting on Sunday. Because you see I will have completed the Fed Up Challenge with my last meal on Saturday.
Halfway mark. I’m not going to bore you with my meal options for today. It was a mix of things that I’ve already eaten so far.
I am over on fat and sugar although under on calories.
I blame my shoes.
I believe I alluded to some health issues before. First of all, I’m an insomniac. I have some other things going on too that are all contributing to the lack of sleep. Part of the reason why I wanted to redo this challenge was because I felt that if I could kickstart myself back into some healthier eating habits, I might sleep better.
It seems to be working. The quantity is still not optimal, but at least I’m sleeping through most of the night. And today for the first time in months and months, I felt like I was alert and focused and I had all this energy.
Some of that has to be due to the change in diet.
Today I went a little out of control. Oh, I’m still under calorie wise and it could have been worse. No added sugar went into me. It wasn’t as bad as last year when I ate a whole box of marzipan. But I overate and I feel kind of icky.
Dishes. I have been doing a lot of dishes. When you cook from scratch, well, that’s part of the deal. Too bad I hate washing dishes. But I know me. If I don’t clean as I go, do the dishes immediately after eating, and put everything away before I start the next meal, I will backslide. I forgot about this part.
Other thing that I had forgotten was that I get extra calories and nutrients when I do exercise. So that was nice. It also prompted me to take a longer walk than I had planned.
In other news, I did go to the farmer’s market this morning. I survived without slipping, but it was like being an alcoholic in a liquor store where they’re giving out free samples everywhere you turn. I nearly faltered by the stall of the people who sell the most amazing crumb cake ever and it took everything I had not to succumb to Duke’s Donuts, but I did not break.
Every single time I start doing something like this, I am struck by how much and how often I think about food. It’s constant and it does make me wonder.
- Instant plain oatmeal with cinnamon and 1/4 cup raisins
(I had forgotten how vile this is–I need to find a way to make it more palatable)
- 2 tbsp hummus
- half a green pepper
- cherry tomatoes
I took the time to make it all look pretty on the plate, but it wasn’t very filling. Either I need to up the vegetable content or I have to add protein. Probably the latter.
- Salmon patty (no breadcrumbs), wrapped in lettuce leaf with tomato slice and 1 tsp of mustard
- 1 cup broccoli
- 2/3 cup corn
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup ricotta
(This was yummy and filling)
Under everything but sugar. Had 70 g today instead of 62 g (this is what’s naturally in fruits and vegetables, not added sugar).
My big thing today was that I did a lot of prep for the next few weeks. I riced a head of cauliflower and froze it for making cauliflower crust pizza later. I also made and froze turkey patties and prepped a bunch of vegetables. Tomorrow night I am going to cook some of the chicken I bought and parcel it out into individual portions.