So as much as I hate to be tied to the scale I do plan to use it to make sure I'm going in the right direction. And part of my accountability will be to report to you right here how I'm doing.
Weigh in Week 1: Down 3.2 pounds
Not bad. Not bad. I'm happy with that. Chuck, on the other hand was down over 6 pounds! Wow!
Next weigh in will be on the 15th.
Had a nasty anxiety attack last night. I woke up at 2am sweating and heart racing. I realized that my baby girl is graduation high school in 4 months. Four months! I started thinking about her growing up and eventually leaving the house. I love having her here. She's such a beautiful person. So I freaked out a bit and tossed and turned for a little over an hour. Today I'm wearing bags under my eyes.
I know they grow up but the proximity of it really hit me last night. How did this happen?! It seems like she was just born yesterday. I still have the scars on my belly! But she's grown into a beautiful young lady both inside and out. She's smart and I think she's ready to tackle the world. I just never thought all of this would happen so fast.
Ok, no more talk about that before I get all teary eyed. I wonder if I can get some Xanax for the graduation....
Let's talk about food. Stress leads to food, right? haha.
I have been so bad about breakfasts. I keep reading how important they are but I'm usually not hungry for them. I need to change that.
Lunches have been leftovers. Red chicken curry is so so good. Even the tuna patties were really good leftover. Sorry, no pictures.
Monday night dinner was at a place in Houston called Phoenicia Deli on Westheimer. Love this place! I got a small beef shwarma salad.
You order and pick out stuff behind the glass that you want. They are known for their incredible shwarmas which is a pita sandwich.
They have a section to lounge in and enjoy coffees and gelatos.
The main dining room with cool lights.
The vertical roasters are where magic happens. They have lamb, beef, and chicken. Yum!
It's nice to still be able to go out to eat and stay "on plan".
And last night's dinner was a favorite: beef stew. I made this last week too but the weather being rainy and nasty it just seemed like a perfect time to make it again. Plus it's just soooo good!
I'm going to share one of my absolute favorite snacks besides a cheesecake brownie because the brownie isn't happening right now: unsweetened sunbutter (made from sunflower seeds) on a honeycrisp apple with a sprinkle of cinnamon. This stuff is so incredibly good! Like crazy good! I found the sunbutter in the "healthy section" of Kroger.
Do you have any great snack ideas? I'd love to hear them.
Have yourself a fantastic day and I'll meet you back here Friday.