So far, so good on this new quest of mine, but the first week is always the easiest for me. It's all new and exciting and you go to bed dreaming about what a great day you'll have tomorrow. The key will be waking up on day 9 and 10 and 30 and still feel motivated!
Here's yesterday's breakdown:
Breakfast- Kashi GoLean with some super yummy (though artificially sweetened) astro lemon yogurt.
It's easy, fast and decently healthy, why reinvent the wheel at 6:30 a.m.?
Lunch- Lunch yesterday was a bowl of super yummy home made cream of broccoli soup (skim milk, people!) and a piece of WW bread toasted with a little bit of margarine.
Dinner- After an always exciting trip to Costco two weeks ago, I am now left with a number of nearly expired produce items that are screaming at me to be used. I decided that for dinner, I'd put them out of their misery and use a bunch of 'em up!
I threw some celery, onions, and garlic in a pan with a cut up chicken breast, and sauted them for oh........10 minutes or so. While they were cookin' up I had my water boiling to cook some WW pasta in an attempt to make all of my veggies into some semblance of a casserole! I steamed up broccoli, and cauliflower and threw them in with the chicken and other veggies just to get a bit of "crisp" on them.
All of these items combined in a casserole dish with a sauce made from skim milk, a little bit of white flour, some low fat sharp cheddar and smokey paprika (makes even the most boring food delicious!) et voila! Roasted up some baby zuchinni for the husband and I (the two year old daughter isn't such a big fan) and DINNER IS SERVED!
Snacks yesterday were nothing exciting, but Costco to the rescue once again with the yummiest clementines I've had ALL season, and of course the almonds and apricots that kept me going through a super long evening of the husband working and the daughter screaming ;)
So the FOOD was reasonable, but the FITNESS was MIA. My goal this weekend is to get my butt out the door and enjoy the mild weather that everyone else in Canada is jealous of! We live in an isolated town on the West Coast, about 5 hours and 2 ferries from Vancouver, and 1 ferry from Vancouver Island, and the landscape is really nothing short of spectacular (I'll post pics soon, maybe this weekend). I would LOVE to be able to go out hiking with the husband this summer and look down at this place from the top of one of the many mountains we can see out of our living room windows - I suppose I should add that to my list of goals as well.
I've spent so long feeling sorry for myself because I couldn't do what so many other people could, but I'm done drowning and I'm learning (slowly but surely) how to keep myself afloat. I KNOW what I need to be doing, I just need to DO IT!
Kind of a long winded post, but while the daughter is napping I thought I would update (accountability, right?). Off to assemble dinner while my lovely little helper is, well, not wanting to help.