I am on a downslide. There, I said it. For the past 3 weeks, my diet has been HORRIBLE, I have enjoyed way too many pumpkin brews, and I have not seen the inside of a gym. When I get into these cycles, it’s just that, a cycle. The worse I eat, the worse I feel, the less motivated I am to do anything. I’m aware of it, I know it needs to change, but I do not have the strength to pull myself out of the hole right now. Not to totally make excuses, but the fact that we had no real “food” in the house was a major factor in my horrendous diet, and my asthma has been atrocious, making any type of cardio near impossible.
I finally made a trip to Walmart this weekend and got some essentials to get my eating back on track. I have been eating nothing but pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast the past few weeks so I finally added a little more diversity into my morning menu.
A bagel thin with Laughing Cow is delicious. It’s crunchy, it’s savory, and it satisfies the bagel and cream cheese craving that I have often. It’s about 140 calories total, so it’s a fantastic substitute for that 400+ calorie B&CC from Dunks. I slurped down a cup of pumpkin coffee, which I am still obsessed with and not at all sick of yet.
Since my breakfast was pretty low cal, my stomach was growling within a few hrs, so I opened up my new bag of fruit mix.
I bought this at Walmart for $1.99! Yes, it’s like 75% dried bananas, but the tropical combo of mango, papaya, coconut, raisins and banana is pretty awesome. My only complaint is that there is nothing salty in the mix. I will probably add some peanuts in the future.
My body is in desperate need of veggies, preferably in I.V form. For lunch, I took some bonus chicken out of the fridge and made a salad topped with a homemade avocado lime dressing. My Walmart doesn’t have a good produce section, so I only grabbed a head of lettuce and some tomatoes. Better than nothing, huh?
My avocado lime dressing was made with 1/2 an avocado, 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp water, and about 1/5 of a lime. (I added the juice and the “pulp”) I threw everything into a food processor and pulsed until combined. It was DELICIOUS! I think in the future I will add a little Greek yogurt and use it as a spread on sandwiches. Soooo yummy.
99 more to go….
For dinner, I was still needing some serious veggy power. Luckily, I had a veggy steamable in the freezer (they are $1 cheaper at Walmart BTW) I used the rest of our bonus chicken, a little soy sauce, and some rice and dinner became a stir fry.
Yup, I’m a genius! Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats! Unbelievably good and super simple to make.
Questions of the Day:
What’s the best thing you have eaten this week?
What flavor are you sick of right now?
PS: GO SOX!