Days 4 and 5

Day four went pretty good. This was the day that I actually stopped feeling hungry all of the time. Actually, I didn’t feel hungry at all, which worried me. I had leftover tilapia for breakfast, which took a strength of will to get over the mindset that you do NOT eat a dish like this for breakfast! I am pretty well over that mindset now, because the fish has kept me feeling more satisfied over the course of the morning than eggs have. I may be pretty well done with eggs for breakfast, except for occasions when I just want some eggs.

So I got off work early that day, something that very rarely happens, and I went to a Mexican restaurant and had fajitas, even though I didn’t feel hungry. Well, fajitas minus the tortillas, the rice, the beans, and the sour cream. I even told them not to bring out the chips! I felt silly ordering fajitas and asking them to not bring half of the stuff that makes them fajitas, but it was so worth it, with the extra side of guacamole that I ordered. Maybe it was all of that guacamole – I don’t know – but when dinner time came I still didn’t feel hungry. So I didn’t eat dinner. I did, however, go to the gym for the first time in a while with a friend of mine. We had fun working out, and then I went home, did a little homework, and went to bed.

Yesterday was flounder and sauteed vegetables for breakfast. (I am really getting used to the fish for breakfast!) I ended up going to Chick-fil-A with my daughter so that she could do homework before school started and I had no desire for anything there, except for some water. I was very proud of myself about that. Lunch was a salad with roasted turkey breast, olive oil, and some strawberries (strawberries taste really good with turkey, by the way). I’m not really a big fan of turkey, but it was a pretty good lunch.

And then, disaster struck. I was hanging pictures up in my classroom when I fell and rolled my ankle. I have been told to stay off of it all weekend. My boyfriend cooked dinner, which was really good: chicken breasts fried in olive oil with sauteed zucchini and squash.

I had been planning to go to the farmer’s market today so that I could get a lot of vegetables to work with this week, but that plan has gone out the window since I am stuck in bed and off of my ankle for the rest of the weekend. I was also planning to go to the park with a friend of mine so that I could get in some activity this weekend. No such luck. I won’t even be able to go to the grocery store, which is going to make cooking for the next week very interesting. I guess.

Things like this are what usually push me off of the wagon, but I’m liking the wagon so far, so I am going to try very hard to not fall off. Every book that I’ve read has said that when you “cheat” it is a decision – you make a decision about what foods to put into your mouth. I liked that and I try to remember that when I am planning every meal, or when I am tired in the evenings and don’t feel like cooking, or when I am sitting at a restaurant and I am tempted to order something that I don’t need to have. I have been feeling very well with this way of eating and I really want to make it part of my lifestyle, as well as part of my family’s lifestyle, so I am going to make conscious decisions to stick with it and do what it takes to do this right.

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