I am a day behind on my food accountability. This displeases me. Here is my food tally from yesterday:
Apples and Almond Butter
Finished off “OMG I have no time” throw-together
handful or two of Planter’s skinless almonds
I didn’t have dinner, mostly because I came home last night and had a really good veg-out session. I feel at least somewhat more rested and together, ready to take on all the work I have to do this weekend.
I’m writing this retro-actively because I want to be sure to get my tally up here, but the glories of Harry Potter had me distracted for a while.
Apples and Almond Butter
Gina’s “OMG I have no time” Throw-together
Approx 4oz of Almonds
Apples and almond butter
At the movies
Approx 2/5 of a large popcorn (NOT PALEO)
Approx 1/2 large movie sprite (NOT PALEO)
I think I might need to spend some time really, seriously evaluating why I chose to eat the popcorn. I know that I have lauded this as the second step to dealing with eating food that’s bad for you, but I think sometimes I do a really shallow analysis. Maybe it really is that I’m stressed, but I feel like perhaps there may be something more going on. Maybe I’m afraid of finding out what that is. Maybe it’s just that I’m a slave to my passions (a la Plato) and will never be more than a hedonistic fatass who can’t control what she eats and is just attempting to fight the inevitable. Maybe I’m just afraid of that conclusion.
Ugh. If you can’t tell by that uncharacteristically self-deprecating madness I’m a bit down in the dumps. I have been for a few days now. I’m not 100% sure what the cause of it is. Perhaps just generic, good ole fashioned stress. I would like to spend the weekend evaluating myself, but I don’t have the time at the moment. I need to make a bid on two contracts and to do so I need design ideas. Oh well, they say you’re at your most creative when you’re a bit down. We shall see.
I am also going to get some exercise if it kills me. I think maybe not having time for TKD on Wed. is part of what’s making my mood tank.
Any other ideas? What do you do when you get into a funk you can’t shake?
Today has been a hectic, hectic day, and I’m still not done. Things that I need to accomplish in the four hours between when I get home and when I go to bed include: grocery store run, blogging, writing material for my program, and reading a chapter of an intense philosophy book for work. I am, obviously, on blogging right now — it’s going to be a long night.
1/2 Apple with almond butter
Finished off Gina’s Fridge Leftover Surprise
1/2 Apple with Almond Butter
1/2 a bar of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate
Gina’s “OMG I have no time” throw-together (see below)
Gina’s “OMG no time” throw-together
Using the art of throwing sh*t together, I concocted this bake on the seat of my pants when I got home from the grocery store.
Prep time >10min
Cook time: Approx 30 min – 45 min
1lb boneless skinless chicken breast
1 16oz can of tomatoes (flavored however you like)*
LOTS of garlic powder
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Use preheat time to chop chicken into cutlet-size pieces
3. Season chicken with garlic powder, pepper, and salt
4. Throw chicken in baking dish — add can of tomatoes
5. Bake until chicken is cooked through.
Here’s the finished product:
Easy peasy, right? Indeed, I thought so. I am so short on time this evening that I didn’t even have the time to use fresh garlic. It made me sad, but other victories of the day made it worthwhile.
*If you’re using canned items, be sure to check the labels for wheat and excess sugar before you purchase a brand.
When I got home, I immediately changed and headed out to the grocery store. Because I was hauling back approx 40lbs or groceries, I didn’t get toiletries I needed from CVS, so I had to head out again. By the time I left, I was so hungry I was starting to feel weak and shaky. I seriously debated going and trying to find something vaguely paleo at one of the 800 fast food restaurants between me and CVS. These are just a few of the fast food restaurants I walked by (TWICE):
Frozen yogurt restaurant
Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop (not fast food, but tempting)
As well as others I can’t remember. I am really proud of myself for not succumbing to these temptations. I kept a vision in my head of me doing my final weigh-in and what that would feel like, and also telling myself “Food does not control me.” I also concentrated on ways I could fix a quick meal that still enabled me to do what I needed to do. Focus and self control for the win.
My day: definitely a woot day. I am feeling very good about things.
Ugh. It’s been an exhausting, frustrating, stressful day. But, as you will see from my tallys, I have successfully avoided stress eating! Huzzah!
Apples and Almond Butter
A good serving of Gina’s Fridge Leftover Surprise
Crystal light lemonade –approx 3/4 of cup (note: This is NOT PALEO)
Apples and Almond Butter*
*I admit that this dinner choice was a bit of a stress-induced choice. I LOVE apples and almond butter — it’s a great snack and I just wan’t feeling Fridge Surprise for dinner. With grocery day looming, it was pretty much a choice between Apples and Almond Butter or Fridge Surprise. It did make me “feel better,” so I guess it counts, but I suppose it’s better than stress-eating out of the bad food cabinet.
I declare today a “woot” day, food-wise.