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Weigh-in #3 — Sad Day

So I guess it’s fair to expect something like this, given the fact that I’ve barely eaten anything but junk food this week, and when I wasn’t eating junk food, I, well, just wasn’t eating. But here we go:


 

A couple of things (for me) to  keep in mind —

I definitely chomped into some queso and chips last night right before bed, and I still have a lot of mucus in me that hasn’t been evacuated. So those are some things that might be contributing.

…I can dream, right?

But in all seriousness, I’m not too terribly surprised. But I’m back on track and we’ll get it lost again.

 

Gina

Garlic Fried Chicken and birthdays

I survived my first day back at school today with some pretty good success. I forgot to take my camera with me, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. I had about a half an apple at work when I got hungry, and then around one I had lunch. I did my best to eat the weird green beans that they had, and attempted also to get some spinach salad down, but it wasn’t quite the same. I also put a bit too much dressing on it. Ah, well. So I had a couple of slices of pork loin for lunch.

I had the opportunity to eat on campus for dinner, but I really wasn’t feeling it. I needed to make sure that I had enough time to change for TKD, plus a good friend of mine came over to visit, so I improvised.
I fried up some chicken, without flour. The base of it is just spices. It’s similar to the fried/baked chicken that Anthony and I did a while ago, but I needed something more quick so I just fried up a chicken breast and chomped on that with some grapes.

Noms

It was moderately tasty. There’s still a weird bitter taste that comes in with all the spices. Perhaps I will take some of these spice mixes and try and make some marinade out of them too, one of these days.

I have to say that I’m pretty damn good at cooking chicken, if I do say so myself. I don’t mind chicken being a little under cooked so long as it’s juicy. When I cooked for my dad I always ended up cooking it too much and drying it out (which, of course, still wasn’t done enough for him), but now I can have it nice and juicy and scrumptous cause I’m just cooking for me!

To those of you who were wondering, the party went really well. We had all gluten-free foods, because I have another friend on the paleo diet, and one more with Celiac’s.

I still wasn’t able to eat anything too heavy, so I had some chips and dip (bad on: potatoes and dairy), and I also had some hot wings (tasty and not bad at all).

There were gluten free brownies and two gluten-free cakes, one of which my friend decorated into a draaaagon!!!

It was a collaborative effort.

And Anthony decorated the other into his rendition of a “badass.”

Can't you see the resemblance?

Both cakes were appropriate for me, of course.

One of the things that I was worried about for the party was the start of a slippery slope. That I would taste good things and want to skip off the paleo diet, etc. but I have found that not to be the case. I splurged on Saturday cause it was my party, and then Sunday cause it was my birthday. I really didn’t have too much trouble transitioning back, though, and soon enough all the bad stuff will be out of my house. And I haven’t been craving or anything.

So, overall, a positive experience. 🙂

Unfortunately, being back at school means back to homework, so I have to go tend to that.

Peace!

Gina