I woke up yesterday with my eye on the vacation ball. I knew if I could chug my way through a couple more weeks, I would be golden. I started the day with a bowl of rolled oats that I made with milk. I mixed in some ground flax seed and topped it with a bunch of blueberries. For the third day in a row, I noticed that I struggle most with eating slowly in the morning. I’m not sure if that is because I seem to always be in a hurry or if it is because I am really hungry. I do typically wake up hungry in the mornings but this is an area that I really need to focus on eating more slowly.
Once I made it to work, I knew right away that it wasn’t going to be the easy care free day I had envisioned in my head. We recently switched email servers and because I send out mass emails to our membership, I had been blacklisted from sending email. Not a great way to start a Monday. This took up the better part of my morning and by 11am I still hadn’t been able to really get started with my day. At that time, I realized I was hungry so I had a banana. I had forgotten how much I like bananas as a snack, lately I have been having them in something but this was great all by itself.
Shortly after 11, T came around wanting to know about lunch. The Pro had been in meetings all mornings so we took it upon ourselves to make the grand decision. We decided on Panera. T ran out to pick it up while I tried to make some sense out of the piles on my desk. I order a pick two, ceasar salad and turkey chickpea chili with whole grain baguette. The chili was great, it was the first time I had tried it. I went easy on the ceasar dressing by just barely dipping my fork into the little container, I think I probably ate about 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of it. I also didn’t eat the croutons. Ya know, I am really picky about croutons. I only really like the fresh made ones, the prepackaged kind just don’t float my boat. I also also most of the bread. I adore the bread from Panera.
After lunch, I stayed really busy and I literally looked at the clock thinking it was about 2:00 but it was actually 4:00 already. And I was ready to get out of there so I packed up my bag and went home. Once home, I made a very simple dinner. Grilled pork chops, whole wheat couscous and a salad. I seasoned both the pork and the couscous with paprika, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. The chops made their own pan sauce so I poured a little of that over the couscous. This is the favorite way in our house. I over cooked the pork a little so it was a bit dry but it was still very tasty.
After dinner, we just hung around and relaxed. I resisted the urge for something sweet because I wasn’t hungry! This is another one of those areas where I need to work out my issues. I went to bed with peace of mind that today, I did not overeat, I ate slowly (for the most part) and I ate until “not hungry”. Yippee!