Sounds like a lot of you had nice weekends! We actually were going to go to a free orchestra concert yesterday, but when we got there, the only way we could be seated would be to sit apart, which is not what we wanted. So, we went out for coffee instead. I said to John that the next time, we need to go bowling. Or start putting in new flooring…
I can’t believe a new week is here already.
The day started with a 1-minute muffin/waffle with blueberries.
Funny how I noticed how clean the cupboards were after I scrubbed them down yesterday. I have to say that I like my Scrub and No Chub diet. I think I might get the house extra clean now. Not that it is a sty or anything, but there are things that get put off, like cleaning the baseboards and wiping down picture frames and knickknacks. That really boring stuff that nobody notices (or I hope they don’t! 😳 )
Speaking of noticing things, I do note that one of my old habits had come back pretty hard, which is the snacking while preparing meals. I really noticed that a year or so ago when I was reading the book Savor and it talked about habit energy. Well, that snacking while preparing food became a habit again sucking up a lot of energy! The urge to snack was very noticeable while I was making lunch.
I have been using my crutch again:
No, it’s not your eyes – blurry photo, sorry!
As I said before, I would rather pop 10 calories of mints than 200 calories of chips/nuts. Good thing I bought a case of 6 of these, too!
I had a mid morning planned snack of a protein drink, but I was still quite ready for lunch.
That is a mix of green and yellow beans plus carrots that I sauteed before tucking them in this omelet (which laughing cow on top). In retrospect, I should have just left the veggies on the side because I picked them all out and ate them, then ate the egg and cheese part. I don’t think beans and carrots really go well in an omelet. Live and learn.
Work was surprisingly steady for a Monday. I was ready for the afternoon break. I had half of a Zone bar with my latte today.
I’ve been trying to cut down on sweet stuff and doing pretty well at that, but I needed a few more calories with this latte and didn’t want more fruit. The Zone bar does give some protein with it.
It was 45 degrees today, so I took a power walk before dinner. I checked the ground to see if tulips were sprouting, but they aren’t. Good thing because it is too early.
Dinner was a simple affair. Chicken thigh!
With fresh pineapple. I never thought I liked pineapple because I had only ever had canned or in one of those sickly fruit cocktails with the nasty maraschino cherry in them (I hate cherries, my apologies if anyone likes the fruit cocktail!). It wasn’t until I was older and had the fresh stuff that I realized how really, really good it is!
So, if it takes 21 days to break a habit, I have about 16 more to go since I had my last snack fest. It’s getting easier every day.
I have my evening snack portioned out for later:
I got these because the mix is fun and also because I can sometimes have what I will call issues with cashews. Decided not to have that road available to even travel and got these instead.
Now to listen to John while he is playing the piano – one of my favorites: Sunken Cathedral by Debussy!