Today was day 6 and I’m still hanging in there! Here’s a recap of the past few days for me.
Days 1- approximately 3: At the beginning I was on super high alert for food. I realized that I drive by A LOT of food stores and restaurants on my way to and from work. I also longed for my coworker/husband/friend’s food to be on my plate instead. It’s not that I was necessarily hungry I was just very aware of what I was not eating. I did enjoy what I was eating though.
Days 4-6: Now I’ve gotten to a place where I’m more comfortable and satisfied eating what’s on my plate. The weekend proved to be more interesting since we went out to eat twice. The first time we went to Ruby Tuesdays since I figured their salad bar would be a nice mix up from the plainer salads I’ve been eating. Our waiter took our order and then tried to convince me to order an entree (“Did you see our salad combo meals? Did you know the salad bar comes free with any entree?”). Jason finally got him to go away by commenting that I was just weird. YES, I know that it would have only cost like $2 extra to get a whole meal plus the salad bar and NO I don’t want anything else. Once that was out of the way I made a huge, delicious salad. The greatest part was that I tried so many different things on it. I knew that I would have to nix the pumpernickel croutons, cheese, and my usual dressing choice, French, so instead I added pretty much every vegetable they had out. It was amazing – so many different colors and flavors that are usually masked by piles of cheese and dressing. Yum!
Saturday night Jason wanted shop for a new laptop so we ended up eating dinner at Hoss’ and I ended up eating another buffet type meal. Another huge plate of salad and a cup of vegetarian vegetable later and I was full and ready to shop. I was really surprised how easy it was for me to pass up their regular dessert selections for a few slices of kiwi and some sliced cantaloupe and honeydew melon. If you know me you’ll know that I have a HUGE sweet tooth so this is a ginormous accomplishment!
I have always loved the (never home) maker blog but recently it has become extra near and dear to my heart. Ashley and her husband Stephen always have such creative recipes to share. I have tried the Roasted Sweet Potato Stew and Dill Potato Salad and both were winners in my book. Different but delicious.
Speaking of the sweet potato stew…I got out the sweet potatoes and onion and apparently sat them too close to the edge of the counter. I ran to our basement to fold a load of laundry and heard a thud. I yelled for Sadie and she came down with me for a minute or two then got bored and went back upstairs and as soon as she did I heard a crunch and I came upstairs to a guilty looking (but still cute) dog.
Anyone else dieting or keeping their typical resolutions to lose weight/exercise more? Any wisdom or recipes to share?