Day 11 was a Monday, I got off to a fairly good start with a tofu scramble.. I really like to eat the same couple of meals over and over apparently.
Leftover (High Carb Hannah) pizza.. I make this every Saturday so get ready to see it a lot. ;p
During quiet time Aunt Flo talked me into some alphabet cookies, which I also forgot to take a picture of; so I later asked Emma if I could have a picture of hers. As you can tell, she was thrilled.
I didn't feel like working out that morning, but I stayed busy cleaning and when Steven got home I went for a 1 mile run, and walked another mile on the way home. I've really been wanting to run at this track they have at the high school but there always seem to be people around and I lose the nerve.
My relationship with running is fairly good right now. I'm not preparing for any type of race so I just do what I feel like. I've been focusing on running longer durations with better form, rather than worrying about how fast I'm going. I normally only run about a mile at a time, but I haven't been getting so burnt out.
After running I came home and made veggie tacos, which always look beautiful until I throw in black beans and then they just look brown and mysterious. They're still yummy, and such a go- to meal for me.
Anyone surprised to see avocado toast knows nothing about me..
I took Emma to story time at the library, which turned out to be a stressful hour and I was in no mood to cook when we got home so we had Trader Joe's veggie corndogs. No regrets.
I made cauliflower buffalo wings for dinner and failed to take a picture. :/
In the words of Emma: "womp womp wooooooooomp."
On day 13 I had a green smoothie for breakfast..
A baked potato with beans, veggies, and tahini sauce for lunch
Dinner was leftover cauliflower wings in taco form. I was a little proud of myself for eating something somewhat healthy after Emma's dance class. And then I squirted ranch it. So. There's that.
On day 14 I was out and about with my Mom and didn't take any pictures. I know I had a smoothie for breakfast and grilled shrimp, rice, and salad for lunch. But we'll never know what I ate for dinner. I'm not sure how we will go on..
On Day 15 I had some chocolate Kashi cereal with strawberries and soymilk. Normally cereal doesn't fill me up for long so I try to have it when I'm eating a late breakfast so I know I can eat again soon. :)
When I'm feeling uninspired I just heat up whatever leftover veggies I have and throw them into corn tortillas or eat them with rice. I've been eating like this for so long now I can't even remember what it was I used to eat.
Let's just talk about this dinner. Trader Joe's yellow curry sauce is E V E R Y T H I N G. I'm pretty sure I could simmer gym socks in this stuff and happily eat it. Gahhhh.
Also can you tell I made a Trader Joe's run last weekend?
Day 16 - back at it with the avocado toast. I really do have to force myself to not eat it every day.
I had leftover curry for lunch. The whole bottle is gone now. I have no self control.
On day 17 my friend Michelle came over and we went to...
the track! Like most other situations that I avoid because I feel awkward, it ended up being great; and I feel silly for not going sooner.
We ran, we walked, but mostly we just got pumped up for PIZZA
I failed to take a picture of the pizza, but seriously... I make it every week. We also snacked on popcorn... I should really work on taking pictures of my snacks.
On day 17 it was time to hike again. I have fallen so in love with hiking I cannot even explain. I kind of wish I could go every day, but I also end up spending the rest of the day on the couch.
Most of the hike was also in the rain. A month ago I probably would have cancelled if I knew it was going to rain, but I'm really glad I didn't.
I came home and had some Trader Joe's fried rice. I'd been saving it all week for a time when I was too hangry to cook. I threw an egg on there because of how hangry I was.
At dinner I was still exhausted and ended up eating eggs and potatoes because I had planned a tofu scramble and my tofu had gone bad. Sad, sad moment. RIP tofu.
If there's one thing I learned this week it's that if I'm going to do this and write about it, it's going to have to be more often. Trying to piece together what I ate and when was a struggle. A week of food is just too much information to make this much more than just a food log. I also worked out a bit more than what I can specifically remember, and I'd like to track my progress in that area, too. I'm really trying to make this more about how I'm improving my physical and mental health as a whole, rather than just losing weight. Even though duh, HI YES I would love that, too. :P
As always, I never know how to end anything.