Holiday week plan

Holiday week is here!  My goal is to eat lower carb and/or calorie controlled Mon through Wed.  Sometimes I get that ‘holiday mentality’ and start eating all kinds of stuff the days leading up to a holiday.  Do any of you do that? I don’t want to do that this week.

Breakfast this morning was the banana bread pudding, but I didn’t want to wait 20 minutes for breakfast.  Yeah, that sounds lame writing that I can’t wait 20 minutes. Anyway, I don’t care as much for this pudding in the microwave, so, I put the batter in the waffle iron instead of baking it.

Gluten-free and grain-free waffle!

Topped with almond butter.  It’s actually pretty good this way.  Not crispy, but still soft like it is when baked.

Mondays are always a weird day at work. I can either be overwhelmed with work because facilities didn’t upload stuff from last week or it can be cricket chirping because we are all caught up.  Today was cricket chirping, so I did what work there was and then helped John out with his business.  That gave me a chance to visit with Bill the Cat.  He’s quite the talker all the time. Here he is with his mouth open talking to me while taking his picture.

It’s like “Hi, I like you”  “Do you like me?” “What are you doing?” “What’s this?” “Do you like me?” “Look what I am doing”.  My goodness it is endless.  😯

He is really happy here.  His face is still a bit messed up (as John put it), but he is looking better.  Getting cleaner now as he stays inside and he has gotten flea meds.  He is so, so friendly.  He will be put up for adoption once I find out his FeLV status.  The adoption center won’t list him without that test and I just need to find time to get him over to do that.  He will be getting neutered a week from Friday.

I snagged a quick lunch of the corn and crab chowder (with a handful of Almond Thins) before heading out to tutoring.

I have to say, tutoring is really exhausting. For both me and my learner!   It can be hard to find that balance between pushing for progress and not overwhelming him.

I got a latte to go when we finished, since we had met at the coffee shop for our lesson.

My brain food.  Ahhhh…..  I bet the Zombie apocalypse can be avoided by making sure there is enough caffeine for everyone every day.

Dinner break time was a quick one.  My go-to quick dinner of a broccoli and cheese omelet.

Yay!  These strawberries looked good, but a little watery tasting. Oh well.

I will be working tonight to catch up from the time spent at tutoring, but then I will get some football!  Too bad I lost the picks already this week.  My evening snack is dried pineapple with some almond milk.  Keeping calories at 1500 today.

Dang, but Mondays are busy around here.

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20 thoughts on “Holiday week plan

  1. Lori's Mom

    Such a funny, funny photo of Bill, the cat! Made me laugh. He’s a lucky, lucky kitty. Also, yes, I find tutoring very exhausting, too, and rewarding.

  2. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    As you know, my plan is similar to your plan. This year should be easier for me (famous last words) in that Thanksgiving isn’t a BIG food holiday for me, and my “splurgey” Christmas events are compressed into a few days. We’ll see how this goes. 🙂

    I like Bill the Cat and I haven’t even met him!
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..Dealing with the Fitness Cliff

    1. Lori Post author

      I know I will eat a lot on Thursday. I have come to realize that no matter how I plan, I just do. So, I work around that by trying control the days around Tday a little better (okay, a lot better).

  3. Sandi

    Thanks for sharing the gluten free recipe, Lori. I’ve been cutting out the gluten and its a challenge 🙂
    Kudos to you for the tutoring, that is great! I’m working with an autistic child teaching her sign language. It strengthens that part of the brain that deals with language so they are able to communicate better. I really love it.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I have not tried the almond flour. I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work, but almond flour is not as absorbent as coconut flour, so the batter will be a lot looser.

  4. Jenn@slim-shoppin

    I sometimes do a waffle like that, except add part peanut butter, part nutella and banana – so good! Especially if the peanut butter is melty like that.

    You will do great keeping to your goals this week – just think – thanksgiving is just 1 day – not a whole week (or 6 weeks until the end of the year!)
    Jenn@slim-shoppin´s last blog post ..Rainbow pancakes

  5. Fran

    Billy looks very happy, I hope you/they find a loving home for him. He deserves that.

    I used to tutor the son of my best friend and was exhausted afterwards too so I totally understand you.

    And yes, I can get into holiday mentality easily too. But my intention this year is not to give in, like you are.

    About the crisis, I was referring to the economic crisis (recession) in my country. I wasn’t really clear about that, sorry for that. We have to pay so much more to taxes and health insurance next year that there’s less money to spent on other things.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday November 19, 2012: Mishmash

  6. Helen

    Awww Billy the Kitty is so happy you rescued him!

    I’m following the same plan you are. Even last night when I was tired and really hungry after Muay Thai class I made myself stick to my original eating plan and reminded myself that Thursday, I eat what I want!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Modern Convenience

  7. Leah

    I like your holiday week plan. And ditto about the caffeine. 🙂

    Thought about you when I visited my brother…3 cats who wanted the attention I was giving to the newborn niece. In fact, after all went to bed those kitties jumped up to sleep with me on the couch. I didn’t mind..and always thought of you. 🙂 Tried to get a nighttime photo, but it was too dark. They were a hoot! 😀
    Leah´s last blog post ..A Fun NSV

  8. Jody - Fit at 54

    Billy is so cute! As I said on your FB yesterday, you are the cat whisperer!!!! Such a sweetie – you & Billy!!!! I so wish you could keep BUT I know you make sue it is a safe home when you do this!

    I admire you for the tutoring. I don’t think I have the patience OR the smarts for that! 😉

    Looks like you are doing good with your goals Lori!!!! I still have to make up for lack of my bday cookies due to sickness & I will! 🙂
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..Weightlifting Tricks – I am Guest Posting

  9. Biz

    I could have sworn on a stack of bibles I already commented on this post – I am losing it! Just wanted to wish you and John and wonderful Thanksgiving!! And glad the cats face is getting better – thank goodness he’s friendly!!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Last Day of Work!

  10. dawn

    I’m catching up on my reading 🙂 been busy busy lately but I miss reading what’s going on in Loriland 🙂 Love that Bill is a chatty cat 🙂 When we got back from Thanksgiving (Kentucky) our kitties were chatty at us too 🙂 it’s always cute to hear a kitty holler 🙂 Should I confess I hope you keep Bill? 🙂

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