Week 6: Day 1, 2

Feb. 22-23, 2015

I am so busy. So busy and writing things for classes, and in turn blogging has gotten away from me. Thankfully, my healthy eating habits have stuck with me despite being busy. I am happy to report that I am down another 2 pounds! This is by far the lowest I have been in three years and it feels good. Like really good. I even ran today. On a treadmill. I am physically able to run and not feel like I want to die, so it appears like my new habits are paying off.

Breakfasts

Two days of easy breakfasts, eggs and yogurt. I have been trying to cut back a little on my egg consumption because I was eating them every day there for a while. However, two of my most common breakfasts served me well the past two days.

Lunches

Yesterday was leftover dinner from Saturday, so nothing to report. But today I made a turkey pita with some mayo and lettuce. I am getting a little tired of the same chicken and tuna routine, so I decided to switch it up a bit today. I also bought more of my favorite organic salsa from Wegmans, so that was a nice treat.

Dinners

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Definitely my stand out meals. Both healthy, both tasty and both easy. Yesterday I made a beef stir fry with peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and a garlic sesame sauce. I will definitely be making this more often. And today I made broccoli stuffed chicken with some pepper jack cheese and a salad. I am really starting to find healthy food that I feel good about eating and actually enjoying eating. Win-win. I guess all it takes is a little bit of time and patience.

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Week 3: Day 5

Feb. 6, 2015

I made it through another week! It feels fantastic, and I am pretty proud of myself for making it this far. Tomorrow is my cheat day, which is also pretty exciting. I get to go crazy, but not too crazy. I am also pretty proud of myself because today I ate two meals not at home and I still managed to stay pretty healthy. I didn’t cave into temptations, despite how tempted I was.

Breakfast

I had made plans to grab coffee with a friend this morning, and then she asked me if I wanted to grab breakfast at Collegetown Bagels. As the name suggests, a wonderful bagel shop with delectable breakfast sandwiches. My immediate reaction was: NOOOOO! But then with a quick look at their menu I saw they had wraps. I was saved. So I had an egg, jalepeno, cheddar cheese and red onion wrap on a sun dried tomato tortilla. So tasty.

Lunch

I had my leftover stir fry from yesterday, which tasted just as good the second time around. Even though I still had soup left I managed to avoid it, and I put the rest in the freezer.

Dinner

Dinner was the true test for me today. I came home for the weekend and for dinner my family decided to pick something up at Wegmans. For those of you that don’t know Wegmans has the best prepared food section, ever. I am talking pizza, wings, subs, asian, soup. sandwiches, seafood, salads, the whole nine yards. It would have been so easy for me to veer to the fried food. Instead I went with one of the $7 meal deals. I got one piece of chicken french (my favorite food ever), roasted cauliflower and roasted red potatoes. The container was jammed full, and I didn’t even finish it all. Any other time I would have finished my container of food from Wegmans. I’m making baby steps. I also would have gone for the wing bar and loaded up on mozzarella sticks.

Week 3: Day 4

Feb. 5, 2015

I’m still on track and feeling good! Woo! There haven’t been any major meltdowns this week, so that is always a plus. Yes, I have been craving some not so healthy food, but I haven’t caved.

Breakfast

The lamest of lame breakfasts. I had another Luna bar. This time a chocolate cooking dough protein one. I think this is one that I would have again, not too sweet for breakfast and not too much chocolate.

Lunch

Day 6 of the soup. I am turning into a lentil.

Dinner

pork stir fry

Highlight meal of the day. I made a pork stir fry with lots of veggies and a garlic sesame sauce. I started by blanching my vegetables (carrots, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, baby corn, mushrooms and snap peas) for about 5 minutes. Then I cooked the pork, removed it from the pan. Then I added the veggies to the pan, the pork and the garlic sesame sauce (Wegmans brand). I think what made the meal was the sauce, but it wasn’t too overpowering. The veggies still had a nice bite to them and they weren’t too mushy. I followed this video from Wegmans on how to go about making my stir fry. I think next time I may alter which veggies I use, but I will definitely be making it again.