Protein powder + soy milk might not be the most balanced meal but it satisfied me and didn’t push me over in terms of fullness.
Of course a few hours later I got hungry and broke for the Queen of all snacks a Pineapple Chobani. This was my first time trying this flavor and it was one product that definitely held up to it’s hype. I loved how it was not overly sweet and I was a huge fan of the fruit on the bottom.
Burgers + Fries
One of the best things about Matt working from home is that we get to eat lunch together. Its super important to me that we occasionally get to eat together as a family since a few nights a week I eat while I am at work.
I think part of me had the value of eating together as a family instilled in me as a child. Matt and I do eat in front of the tv more than I would like (blame him on that bad habit!), but we try to eat together.
Do you value being able to eat together as a family? Do you find yourself eating in front of the television?
When the weather was nicer earlier in the week I had planned to grill one night this week. Sadly we had to move our grill indoors since the weather lately has been rainy and cold!
I got to work on the sweet potatoes and Matt assembled some tasty burgers that even featured a little pocket of blue cheese inside!
After catching up on Lost (does anyone else get lost when they watch Lost?!) I got a few things done around the house and headed back to work.
At work I munched on a bag of popcorn to hold over my hunger until dinner time. Does anyone know how to pop popcorn that’s not in a microwave bag? I’m talking just plain popcorn kernels that you add to a paper bag and make your own popcorn? I feel like I’ve seen it done somewhere in blogland!
Black + Blue Frittata
For dinner I made a quick frittata that included a few stand out flavors. Frittatas truly are the dish that everyone should know how to make. Regardless of your cooking skills, the time of day, or what you have in your fridge – frittatas seriously are the one dish wonder. Plus they are a good for you!
And since I’m the Queen of 5 ingredient dishes – this has 5 ingredients!
- Bacon [2 slices]
- Blue Cheese [1/4-1/2 c]
- Red Potatoes [1 large, 2-3 small]
- 5 Eggs
- Seasonings: Salt and Pepper
- How to: In a oven safe skillet allow chopped bacon and diced potatoes to cook. When bacon is cooked and potatoes are softened add 5 whisked eggs, chopped scallions, and blue cheese to the pan. Immediately transfer pan to a 350* preheated oven and allow to cook until eggs are firm. Slice & serve.
Yoga + Dessert
After finishing up my dinner and night at work I headed over to Wednesday night yoga. Tonight we did tons of Sun Salutations, worked on some inversions, and experimented with some Kundalini breathing exercises – perfect combo if you ask me!
Dessert included 1 Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Filled Pretzel, 1 Dark Chocolate Mini Egg, & 1 Almond Kiss.
Love Your Body
Day 8: Love Your Body
Have a candid conversation with your body about the food that you provide it. Does it crave it? Feel fulfilled by it? What does your body need from food? What does your body get from the food you provide it? Is the food you eat in sync with your health and fitness goals? Reflect on your answers.
Recently I vowed to start calorie counting in an effort to lose weight, but I immediately changed my mind. The act of counting calories seemed like such a step backwards for me in regards to my diet, my health, and my food issues. I do know that counting calories helped me tremendously when I was first starting to lose weight. It taught me about portion sizes, nutritional info, and the appropriate number of calories to take in and burn.
Of course I know that the quickest way for me to lose the last 15 pounds I want to lose is to crunch numbers and to stick to a plan until bikini season comes – but I just don’t see that happening. Instead I have been trying to be aware of making smarter choices, cutting out soda and sweets, and making a few small adjustments here and there so I can see results.
And guess what? I have! I’ve already lost a few pounds and to be honest it hasn’t really felt like work. The food I have been taking in lately (with the exception of 1/2 a bag of chocolate covered pretzels) has been things that I have craved, been fulfilled by, and ultimately have been in sync with my weight loss goals.
Do I need to eat more veggies? Yes. Do I need to drink more water? Yes. Do I still need to monitor my sweet tooth? Yes. But I’ve got plenty of time!