It only takes a few days not working out to get out of shape...it only takes a few bites of this and that to encourage a bad habit...it only takes a few indulgences to gain a pound or two...
To that end, I am going to log food and activity for a while, to get accountable to myself. I'm putting it out here, too, so I feel accountable to others as well. My apologies to those who find the lists a snooze-fest!
I am, at this point, trying to make things that have flavor for DH who is still eating this way, albeit NOT MWL, and also he's eatin some stuff with oil in it...I am not nagging at every step, and I turn away if I think he already knows there is oil in something. (I doubt he will ever eat my corn chips made from corn tortillas--even I think they are only marginally edible!)
Over the weekend I tried a couple of new recipes. One was from Happy Herbivore, the Hippie Loaf. What a failure. it didn't "loaf up," and it had almost no flavor. I felt nostalgic for the old meatless loaves we used to make...although they were all made with cheese and/or ground walnuts, which may be one reason! I can see now that I should just take any of the bean burger recipes and make them into a loaf shape! I will try that next weekend, maybe. The other recipe I tried after going to the Vegetarian Society of Alaska meeting on Saturday night--a delicious mushroon gravy that has no oil, no nutritional yeast...I loved it! It does, however, have cashews, so I need to (1) watch it! and (2) try it once for myself without the cashews. It was a huge hit with DH, and I wonder if DD would love it, too....
However, new recipes are not necessarily a good thing for me. I really need to watch it when trying to entice DH's appetite, and I don't want to entice my own, which I had so successfully changed. Hence the logging.
It was also hard to exercize over the weekend, which is nutty, since I have more time. But we were up late Thursday night for the fundraising event, so I was in the mode of staying up late, and that meant getting up late, hence no exercize on Friday, Sat. or Sun. I could really feel it today--totally out of shape after 3 days!
April 2 exercise: 20 minutes, 1 mile indoor walk
April 2 food: Oatmeal, cherries, cinnamon, 1t. cocoa powder, almond extract; 3 cups tea (Bonkers, Good Earth, Ginger) with 3 drops stevia; sugar snap peas, baby carrots, grape tomatoes (3 c. total); 2 slices hippie loaf with mushroom gravy & ketchup (Yikes--at 1 pm I am so full!); (edited to add) a cup of broccoli-cauliflower soup (LED), and my yam-refried bean-spinach dish, and later as a snack (with DH) homemade hummus (about 2T) and Mary's Gone Crackers (about 10). Nothing else.
I personally dislike food journals that put in what was planned and then the next day the person says they never made up their mind for dinner. So I will come back, edit my day to add actual foods eaten, and then start a new day.
(Edited for grammar and typing mistakes, too.)