Oh boy did I eat this past week! We were first in Florida to visit Mr. Spice’s parents, then we were in Kansas for a friend’s wedding and to see my parents. Lots and lots of good eats were had, and I know the scale is showing it!
After chowing down on lots of home-cooked Bengali food, eating out at restaurants, and seemingly round-the-clock snacking, Mr. Spice and I were looking forward to some lighter fare once we returned home. It’s to the point where Mr. Spice has willingly eaten salad 3 times in the past 4 days. This is the man who doesn’t like “anything green.” I’m not complaining, it makes things easy on me!
I had been thinking about doing phase 1 of the South Beach Diet anyway as a way to jump-start the healthy eating routine again, but stepping on the scale after our week off clinched matters for me. Whatever I’d managed to lose since January was back, plus a bit more. *sigh*
So just because I need to buckle down does NOT mean I have to eat things I don’t like. The challenges I face no matter what are being prepared, boredom, and feeling deprived. I’m hoping to take it one meal at a time and not get too daunted by the initial 2 weeks.
MorningStar Farms hot & spicy veggie sausage patties, Kraft 2% pepperjack, and hot sauce. All the yummy parts of my favorite breakfast sandwich! I let myself have 2 patties since I wasn’t having the bread.
I’m going to have to figure out a way to like salad . . . this one had leftover mojo-flavored rotisserie chicken (from Publix) over green-leaf lettuce, with some Bolthouse Farms Caesar Parmigiano Creamy Yogurt dressing.
Some sugar-free cherry Jello for a little something sweet after lunch.
Fage 0% Greek yogurt with some sugar-free blackberry jelly to mix in.
My new favorite snack — pepperjack cheese stick with some grape tomatoes. I pair a bite of cheese with a tomato — it’s soo good!
A couple eggs fried in olive oil over fat-free refried beans, some cheese, salsa, and broccoli on the side. Very filling! I love the eggs over beans.
I found some five-alarm chili flavored peanuts when I was stocking up on groceries and thought these would make a good alternative to chips when I get that salty snacky feeling. I think I’ll have to be careful with these though, Mr. Spice and I both liked these and went a little crazy.
I’ll be sure to post any recipes I try out over the next couple weeks. And I’ll definitely post about some of the food we ate while we were in Kansas — it’s almost a confession of sorts! 🙂
See you soon!