As I proclaimed in an earlier post I have been having a very tough time staying on track over the last few weeks. I have been stressed for a variety of reasons (when it rains it pours right?) and I just haven't been focused or motivated. My gym sessions went from 5 a week to 2 and my food spiralled even further. I ate everything and anything hoping to feel a little better. Bad idea and no surprise it didn't really help. Sure that yummy can of Coke tasted good and gave me a bit of a sugar rush but I was still dealing with the same problems as before I decided to crack open the can. Wouldn't it be nice if the worlds' problems could be solved with 42 grams of sugar??
Today I woke up and resolved that, despite earlier plans to end this binge, today was the day to put a stop to it once and for all.
Here was breakfast:
1 slice multigrain toast (plain), 1 boiled egg, 1.25 cup fresh berries (raspberry, blueberry, blackberry) and 1 container fat free strawberry yogurt. Very tasty and a perfect start to a cloudy November morning.
After a late breakfast I took a trip to the mall to walk around and window shop and despite a craving for a Vanilla Bean latte I opted for a coffee with sweetener and milk instead. Yay me, and to be honest it hit the same spot that the latte would have (and the spot being a wee caffeine craving that had been nagging at me since I woke up)
After the mall, and between loads of laundry and prepping dinner I snacked on a couple of clementines. There is just something about these sweet little treats that remind me of being a kid at Christmas that I just can't resist. And it sure beats the nostalgia of candy canes and gingerbread men!!
Dinner was a stirfry made with chicken breast, red peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchinni, spinach and ginger with lemon juice. I have never actually cooked with fresh ginger before so I wasn't sure what the outcome would be but I really like the combination of lemon and ginger so I thought I would give it a shot.
YUM!! I added a serving of goat's cheese to mix up the flavour (and because I am totally addicted to it right now) and it was just fantastic. The protein from the chicken and the cheese has left me feeling really full and satisfied. All and all I would say a successful meal and a successful day in the food department!!
And while the camera is out maybe I will come out of hiding and post a picture of me *gasp*! Coming soon: Sugar-Free Cupcake is revealed.....stay tuned!!