Friday, January 23, 2015

What I'm Eating

In case you haven't heard, I'm leaving for Cabo in just over two weeks. 16 days to be exact. I'm one of those people who plans to work out and get in crazy good shape because I have months before my trip. Next thing I know I'm less than a month out and I have only thought about working out and eating healthy, so I give up because, ya know, you can't make big changes in one month. Give me all the cheeseburgers and fries and wine and pasta!

This time around I actually said, I have three weeks until vacation, I can make some changes and drop at least a couple LB's. Just from watching what I'm eating in one week, I'm down a solid two pounds and most days I feel pretty satisfied. In this time I only made it to the gym once and it was a class I wasn't super satisfied with.

Since I had Monday off from work, my mom and I went to Costco and Whole Foods so I could stock up on some healthy items.

Romaine Lettuce
Feta Cheese
Green Beans
Frozen Organic Mixed Berries

Whole Foods:
Red Onion
Organic Chicken
Brown Cow Greek Vanilla Cream Top
Granny Smith Apples
Uncured 360 Bacon

I'm not someone who regularly eats breakfast because one of two things will happen. I'll eat breakfast and not be hungry the rest of the day. Or I'll eat breakfast and never feel satisfied so I'll eat everything in sight all day long. But, in trying to eat balanced meals all day, I started with breakfast which was 1/2 cup Brown Cow Vanilla Cream Top, 2 tsp chia seeds and either a cup of mixed berries (thawed overnight in the yogurt) or a granny smith apple.

Tastes like the yummy fruit dip that is loaded with Sugar.

By the time lunch rolls around I want something warm and I want to get out of the office. Well, that typically means I'm going to spend around $10 on a burger or burrito I will immediately regret eating, and that $10 I want to put towards a giant margarita or a massage on the beach. Instead of listening to my cravings I've been packing loaded Ali-fied Cobb salads. These salads are so filling and take me about 30 minutes to eat, seriously, big salad.

Half romaine and half spinach. Spinach is much more filling so I feel satisfied much longer in to my work day. Sauteed chicken with salt and pepper to taste, red onions, one strip of bacon, feta cheese and a hard boiled egg with some ranch dressing. I need my ranch dressing. In moderation of course.

Dinner has consisted of one chicken breast, about 4 oz, topped with homemade pesto and 2 cups of steamed/boiled veggies. I love my broccoli with nothing on it so I don't add seasoning or butter. When I make green beans I add a tablespoon of butter and chipotle pepper seasoning for a kick.

That homemade basil pesto was to die for. I still have a little bit left, but I'll be making more soon and I'll be sure to share the recipe.

If I'm really hungry between lunch and dinner I'll have a small hand full of nuts. Especially if I'm planning on working out before eating dinner. I've had this same meal every day this week with a few swaps for breakfast, apple or berries. And for dinner, broccoli or green beans. It's enough of a change to not bore me and veer away from eating healthy.

Even eating at the man friends last night I stayed consistent with grilled chicken, grilled zucchini, squash, green peppers and green beans with a small side of garlic mashed potatoes and wine of course.

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  1. love it! I had grand plans for losing weight before I go to disney feb 18, and maybe I will, but not as much as I originally hoped. I've also got a mazatlan mexico trip in march, so thankfully with teaching 3 yoga sculpt classes a week I stay active.

  2. I just recently had homemade pesto for the first time and it was so so good. Way better than anything store bought.