So I’m still quite bloated and gross from overeating on the weekend. I’m beginning to think I screwed up my body a bit…
So I decided I would try to be especially conscious of what I was eating for at least the next few days. But that never works out all that well for me. I told myself I was going to go especially easy on the carbs today, mainly in bread form, but what did I do instead? Snack on bread in what seemed to be every spare second I was craving any kind of food. I think it’s because we went grocery shopping and seemed to buy too much fresh bread (one loaf of ick white and one loaf of great rye – I ate my fair share of both).
Then I made the greatest smoothie ever. Well, that I’ve ever made in my own kitchen for myself that is. I had never tried protein powder in a smoothie until this morning. So I decided to do that. My brother bought a big container of chocolate whey protein powder a while back and has hardly used any, so I threw half a scoop into the Bullet with 3/4 of a frozen banana, a cut up peach, a container of strawberry yogurt, half a cup of almond milk and some crushed ice. It was thick and creamy and delicious. More like a milkshake than a smoothie. I could have had three of these. At one time. I might have to have one again tomorrow. Maybe try some different fruit in there.
Then had several more small pieces plus a large piece of rye, eaten in pieces throughout the course of the day. I also tried to get some veggies in there, so I had a small salad with balsamic vinegar and dijonnaise.
And then there was some Crystal light with frozen berries and mango chunks thrown in. I love fruit infused beverages, they are just so much fun to drink with all of those fruity chunks. Plus they look pretty. :)
When dinnertime rolled around, before making my own I had a tiny bite of my brother’s frozen pizza. I wanted much more than that, but I proudly resisted. I’m sure he was grateful since otherwise I would have ended up consuming half of his dinner.
Then I made my own tasty dinner – an omelette filled with spinach, salsa, tomato slices, and this feta red pepper dip stuff we bought at the grocery store sometime last week. Slightly higher in fat/calories than I would like, but otherwise I would have added cheese to the omelette, which would have been similar in nutritionals anyway, so it evened out.
I also had some leftover hashbrown casserole from when all my family was here visiting. This stuff has no nutritional positives whatsoever. And I ate a lot more than the tiny amount in that picture. Luckily it is all gone and out of the fridge now. No more picking at that crap.
I was stuffed by the end of all this, but I had to have something sweet and really wanted to finish off the approximate fifth of a container of this plain balkan style yogurt I’ve been taking bites of here and there over the course of several days. This was a new try for me and although I really like the balkan style (whatever the heck that means) for it’s thick and creamy texture, it is not available around here in anything other than full fat, so I probably won’t be buying it all that often. Maybe only once in a while when it’s on sale, which it was this time around.
I mixed this with some banana slices, FF maple syrup and FF strawberry jam.
Later this evening I hung out with a friend, got some tea, went for a walk, and then she was hungry so we stopped at one of the hot spot local diner for some late night eatings. I discovered I was kind of hungry too, so I got an english muffin and topped it with a very small amount of strawberry jam. It was exactly what I was craving and hit the spot.
Yeah. So so much for the low carb day. I doubt tomorrow will be much better. I don’t feel like being that strict on myself. And now it’s ridiculously late and I should really be sleeping. So night all!