I promised myself and y’all that today would be a healthy food day. Mission accomplished!
What Did Carli Eat Today?
Before I left home I had a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to get things moving in the right direction. For Breakfast I had a protein shake, then mid morning I had a cup of Lemon Lift tea with Splenda. I was hungry and went to lunch early at 11:30. I walked and got a salad. Breadstick? The chef asked. No thanks, just fat-free Italian dressing. I was proud of myself, 2 healthy meals and just taking it one bite at a time. It was hard to order a salad when they’re known for their fried chicken wings, but I did. This afternoon, I ate an apple. Then…one of the vendors brought in Gus’ pretzel sticks. I ate one, just one. I could have eaten 4 of them, but I only ate one. I was so proud of myself for not over indulging. When I got off work my friend and I went walking in Park. I ate a hand full of almonds to hold me over until dinner. My friend is building up to 3 miles, so we walked at slower pace than I normally walk. I’m so proud of her for making a commitment to walk. We like to eat and shop together, so maybe now, we can work out together too. At one point I jogged for a bit, and then jogged back to where she was. That got my heart pumping. Then she asked me for the 2nd time if I wanted the free Maggie Moo’s ice cream they were giving away for Tax Day. I told her no again. She said I want you to go with me…what if I bring you back some? Haven’t we burned off the calories walking? I said “friend I need you to help me, I can’t have that, my pants are too tight, and I need to stay focused.” She understood and didn’t offer anymore. We fought through the excessive amount of gnats near the pond, (I’m pretty sure I accidently swallowed one) and finished the 3 mile journey. I had dinner planned in my mind before I even left for work this morning. My motto is “Failing to plan is planning to Fail.” … I cooked chicken breast in water, and sautéed veggies. I opened the fridge and cut up every fresh veggie I saw. I cut up zucchini, broccoli, red pepper, yellow pepper and spinach. I sautéed it all in the same skillet with a little Olive oil and Weber Veggie Grill seasoning. It was delicious! I feel good mentally and physically.