This week I am going to try something fun and new. Some of my blogger friends do challenges to help them stay on track. I think this is a wonderful tool. I came across a web site that had "One Week Challenges". I thought doing something like this would really help me stay accountable with my food, especially after my recent disastrous slip. I chose "One Week, Real Food" for my first week challenge. Only real food for one week. Real food is defined as "food that nature gives us: plants, roots, fruits, nuts, seeds, meats, eggs, milk and those made from it. Fake foods are those that human beings create trying to imitate the natural food." I will be posting pictures of my food and will hopefully be able to change my cravings, after all that sugar I have been eating. I've been doing better since Easter, but still needing some type of chocolate every day to get me through the day, and I don't want this to be a habit. I do, of course have an amendment to my challenge, which may or may not seem fair. I will not be giving up my coffee creamer. Sorry but I can not go without it. I will however try to not use as much, but I just feel that I need this one thing to keep me sane :) Anyway, I decided to make each meal special. Using special plates, and setting a table even if is just for me alone, makes it mindful eating, and hopefully will slow me down and allow me to really enjoy my food.
This is my breakfast, I ate it before I left for the gym, so I wanted to keep it light. I have a hard time eating breakfast as it is. I am usually never hungry until about 1:00 in the afternoon. I think it is because my metabolism is so slow, but I'm not sure.
1 oz Swiss Cheese.....2 oz Carving Board Slow Cooked Ham
Here is my lunch. I decided to eat outside
because the weather is just so beautiful!
1 Cup Frozen Mix Fruit.....1/2 oz Swiss Cheese 1 Egg Omelet
3:00 Snack :) Almonds and Cashews
My dinner outside with Greg :)
Frozen Mixed Veggies.......4 oz Chicken Sauteed In Sesame Oil
I felt special doing my food up pretty. I enjoyed it more and ate it slowly!! Truthfully tho, I am hungry. Well, if I think about it, I am probably not truly hungry, I just want chocolate chip cookies that I made yesterday and the M&M's that look so pretty in the candy dish. I am going to try my hardest to stay away!!
I decided on some Peppermint Chocolate Tea
to help curb my cravings......
It is steeping as I write this so I hope it helps :)
"Together we can face any challenges
as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky."