It was a good day today and while my eating was on plan, it was not as controlled as I like it to be. Meaning, I am used to weighing my protein on a digital food scale, and measuring my veggies, fats and condiments with measuring cups and spoons. So when we go out to eat, I have to eyeball and guesstimate my portions and that makes me feel just *slightly* uneasy. I do like eating at restaurants though, so I make it work.
I had my black coffee, Medifast crunch cereal with almond milk, and big glass of water and then we were out the door early to take my son to work. After my daughter and I ran errands and shopped, my son's shift was over and we all went out for lunch. I chose a place that I knew had a good, fresh salad bar so I could put together my Lean and Green meal for lunch. I had:
1.5 cups of fresh mixed baby greens
3/4 cup mixture of broccoli, mushrooms, red pepper, cucumbers, radish shreds, and a cherry tomato
2 Tbsp dressing
about 3 ounces of chicken breast
I would have eaten more chicken breast but it was quite salty. When I got home, I had 2 oz of low fat cheese, shredded into piles and nuked until crispy. I love doing this because it makes a low carb (almost carb-free) cracker substitute, and nuking the cheese separates some of the fat as oil that I blot off. So between the chicken and the cheese, I met my Lean requirement for the day. I am pretty sure I eyeballed my veggies fairly well and met my Green requirement too.
My kids and I spent some time cleaning the house and the yard this afternoon. I have a bit more to do tomorrow and then will take tomorrow afternoon to just relax. It's been a really nice weekend so far, and I am thankful to get to spend time with my children. I hope you are spending time with those you love, and who love you! Love is the best fuel and motivator out there.
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