Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. The support and lack of judgement mean a lot.
So today started off a bit crazy. Woke up at 9:50, but had to be at church by 10 as dd was an acolyte today. So there was the mad dash amidst accusations of whose fault it was and "does my hair look good" (there being a boy who sometimes attends whom dd finds appealing).
I grabbed a banana as we hurtled out the door, knowing I'd be a lost lamb at the altar if I had to confront the usual array of goodies on an empty stomach. Even in the rush, I couldn't help but notice how light and good I felt, and marvel at how that could happen in just ONE DAY of good eating.
Sure enough there was coffee cake. Fortunately not my favorite, but in weeks past I would have said " you missed breakfast; just this once won't hurt." But as it came into view I heard a voice (Jim's?
) say "No More Exceptions." So I didn't. Have any, that is.
After service, I felt compelled to do something I rarely do -- I invited another mom and her daughter to join me and mine for a quick lunch downtown (I will not bore you with the details, but truly this person needed some cheerful companionship at this particular moment).
Knowing I could easily set myself up for failure, I chose a veg-friendly deli, and from the menu picked a pressed sandwich (no grill grease), and had them substitute whole grain bread for the sub roll and omit the cheese, and fruit rather than chips as the side. And as I ordered I refused to even look at their fabulous dessert case (which was easier than I expected).
Unfortunately its innards were swimming in some kind of "vegan" mayo (apparently that's what "aioli" is) but I removed as much as possible. I thought about skipping it all together, but I was very hungry at this point and had grocery shop on the way home; going to the grocery store ravenous would DEFINITELY have set me up for failure!
The grocery shopping went withou mishap (read, "no junk food ended up magically in my mouth").
Upon returning, I set to work preparing food staples for the week. Now at the ready we have:
- Bob and Farleys roasted vegetable medley (more like steamed medley since I did it in foil packets on the grill).
- Grilled cauliflower, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes.
- An entire full-size watermelon, cut into chunks.
- Cauliflower florets, washed for snacking.
- 3 heads of broccoli, steamed (12 minutes was too long-- do 8 next time)
- 2 bunches grapes, washed
- 1 cucumber, washed & sliced pretty for dd to snack on (unfortunately,I love cukes but they don't love me)
I'm actually hungry right now, and have been for most of the afternoon, but I'm oddly okay with it.
Here's what I've had/have planned to eat today:
- 1 lg banana
-Pressed basil, mushroom, tomato, & roasted pepper sandwich on whole wheat bread. Unfortunately had "aioli" in it that seems to be basically the same thing as mayo. Removed as much aioli as poss.
- Unsweetened iced tea ( no coffee today!)
- Raw cauliflower w dip (hummus, homemade fatfree cilantro sauce)
- a few grapes
- 10 cocoa- dusted almonds (these are a good treat; just almonds with a very thin coating of dairy free dark chocolate, dusted with plain cocoa powder. Not real sweet. Since they are sold in the bulk aisle I just buy 5 or 10 almonds -- instant portion control, and no " extra" left in the house for me to go nuts on later... They are too high calorie density to be a regular item).
- roasted veggie/bean medley over rice.
- grilled pineapple.
Right now I'm going to grab a few more bite of cauliflower & watermelon, put on the rice, and go for my walk!