Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week in Review

Well, I am doing it, whether I feel like it or not. The only indiscretions I had over the past few days involved cheese. An ounce or two of extra cheese, more than allowed in my plan. Other than that? Perfect.

If you follow my Twitter meals or noticed the food updates on the sidebar of my blog, you know what I've been eating this week:

Mixed green salad with baby grape tomatoes, smoked blue cheese, 5 oz. rare flat iron steak sliced over the top, with light blue cheese dressing and a drizzle of light Balsamic dressing

Cauliflower pizza topped with cheese and mushrooms

Egg Beaters scrambled with turkey sausage, green peppers, and broccoli

Flat iron steak marinated in rosemary & garlic with steamed broccoli and mixed baby field greens with light Balsamic vinaigrette

Baked cauliflower "bread sticks" topped with light cheese with a side of marinara dipping sauce (recipe coming)

It's tasty food, no doubt. It's not really deprivation, unless you are a junk-a-holic who'd just as soon eat a bag of Kettle chips, a box of cookies and a Coke for dinner. Sometimes I can hardly believe I'd rather eat that stuff, but I know my tastes have changed for some things. Over time hopefully I will come to prefer the good stuff. I LIKE the good stuff, I ENJOY it, but still, usually, given a choice I'd take junk. I guess because I was raised on it. Is it crazy that if I could get away with it, I'd calorie count and subsist on Snickers and Cheetos? I would, I really would, and I am tempted, but I know it's not healthy and it would lead to binges.

Exercise has been non-existent this week unless you count puppy walking. I've been mega-tired all week. Still waiting for my energy to come back! Spring is just around the corner, so I have hope.

Looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow. I am on the right track for a loss.


Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

Good for you! It doesn't sound as though your "cheese indiscretions" led you too far off the path.

Nice to hear someone saying they're looking forward to their weigh-in, too!

PS The word verification for this comment? *nonfood*! LOL

Ellie said...

I know exactly what you mean about the good stuff. I love to eat it enjoy eating it, but if given a bowl of broccoli or a snickers bar which do you think im gonna choose?

Great job eating this week, can't wait to see how you do on your weigh in.

Need to Get ME Back said...

I can't wait for the cauliflower breadstick recipe! That sounds good!

Femke said...

Thank you for your post on going into 'rehab'. I decided to join you there.. I realised, by reading what you wrote, that I'm pretty tired of going off plan, as if the agreements I make with myself don't count!! I'd be doing exactly the same as you: making a plan and then changhing a bit here, deciding it's okay if I eat just a little of that.. Blah! So now I've finished day two of my ow rehab mission and have told myself 'No' at least thirty times these days. Which is tiring! But I'm learning a lot. Also because of your posts! The one you wrote today also struck a chord. So thank you for that and you hang in there!

Claudia said...

I'm going to try making that cauliflower pizza tomorrow!

I am loving this 'no-excuses' plan of yours so much that I have decided to do the same thing. So keep it up, there are others in the same boat :-D

Sandra said...

Great post, Lyn. You are so creative with your sounds yummy :)

Also enjoyed your previous post about deciding whether to stay "on plan" for x number of days or keep adding to those days every time we go "off plan". It really clicked with me.
Thanks for the inspiration as always.

Autumnforest said...

You are such an inspiration and I know that spring will get you all super stoked. Something about sunshine just makes everyone ready to tackle the world.

Farrah said...

I too could survive off junk food if it was an option, but I'll be honest, portion control with any food is a challenge for me.

Diandra said...

I can imagine that you'Re tired, but try to keep the exercise for your knees up! Maybe a cure with herbal teas can help you get over the fatigue?

Anonymous said...

I made the cauliflower pizza today and it was excellent. Half of it was plenty filling. I had it with sliced grape tomatoes, sliced black olives, and a sprinkle of the grated cauliflower that exceeded the cup measure for the crust.

I think the crust alone would be an awesome snack, perhaps made in smaller portons so there would be even more crusty edges. I'm going to give that a try. I think they'd be a nice alternative for breakfast or as a substitute for a bread side.