11/15/09

I'm back on track and I have photos to prove it!!

Disclaimer: The photos that you are about to view were taken by an average photographer with an average camera. I am jealous of all the food bloggers out there with their artistic closeups of scrambled eggs and I am not ashamed to admit it. Until I get a better camera (bf if you are reading this then take this as a HINT for an upcoming holiday that shall remain nameless) this is all I got. Me and my lil' Nixon Coolpix against the world!


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.

Outcome:



                              


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!!
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7 comments:

  1. I love your camera hint!! I too have a point and shoot and can't wait to upgrade! Your food looks super tasty!

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  2. Good job! It always feels so great to get "clicked" back into the healthy routine. Your pics are totally fine too :) I always feel bad cause I rarely post pics. Here's to a great week for all of us!

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  3. Yay for getting back on track! I have been veering a lot recently, and I really want to figure out a plan for the holiday season so I don;t feel guilty, starved, or stuffed...and I want a pony:)

    That stir-fry looks fantastic as well! And I love berries in the morning, with cereal and plain yogurt. They make my day bright!

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  4. Thanks for stopping my blog - Your eats look fabulous! And way to turn things around. It's so easy to get into the guilty mindset, I have been going through it as well. But you can change your view at any point and still save the day.

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