I've come to the startling conclusion that of all of the obstacles standing in the way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle...such as eating out and holiday splurging...it turns out that my kitchen is my worst enemy. When I'm out and about and away from that room, I am able to stick to my meal plans and make healthy choices. But when I'm home, knowing that the kitchen is a mere fifteen feet away, stocked with food galore, I feel constantly tempted...like it's always beckoning me to come and eat eat eat! I came to this conclusion as I was uploading my pictures from yesterday and realized that my pictures were hardly an accurate portrayal of what I actually put in my body. This didn't surprise me as it would have meant taking the camera to the kitchen with me something like thirty times! Usually I'm too hard on myself, but in this case I know I was overeating. I wasn't eating because I was hungry. I was eating just because the kitchen was right there...I was eating when I was full...and I was eating when I was bored. So what's a girl to do??? Help!
Okay moving on...
Friday's breakfast was glorious.
Batter Blaster pancakes topped with strawberry jam. I realize that they hardly look edible here, but I was just too concerned with gobbling them down to try for a better picture!
Lunch was a healthy variety of eats.
I had a Morningstar Farms Italian Herb Chik'n patty topped with TJ's eggplant garlic spread, sliced cucs, and cauliflower with parmesan cheese and pepper. Fantastic lunch! Light and satisfying.
100 calorie pack of cinnamon thins dipped in Better'n pb and some Crystal Light ruby red grapefruit juice. I have been downing this juice all week, it's so delicious! After I finished the cinnamon thins I simply had to move on to bigger and better things so I dipped some blizzard Oreos. After a couple cookies I tried to salvage my snacking with a healthier choice and had some chocolate Newman O's instead.
For dinner I had a black bean burger
Topped with pickles, red onion, and of course ketchup and sriracha. Delish, but gone in a flash.
For dessert I finally tried protein cookie dough since I have seen it all over the blog world.
Chocolate protein powder, tbsp of pb, some cinnamon and water. Yum!!!
And then today's breakfast was half a Boomi bar (pistachio pineapple and unpictured)
And chocolate Oikos.
Busy day ahead...what are your plans??