Breakfast: scrambled eggs with peppers, spinach and sausage, topped with avocado and salsa
Lunch: grilled chicken-apple sausage, 1/2 green apple, grapes and toasted pecans over mixed greens
Dinner: roasted veggies and sauteed shrimp
There’s a part of me that’s sad that I’m one-third of the way through this challenge already. Which is, of course, silly since there’s no rule that says I have to go back to the SAD diet when I’m done. But the structure of the rules and the accountability that the Facebook group I’m part of gives me has been really, really good for me, and I’m not ready to even think about letting those go!
Yesterday I decided not to pack a lunch as we headed out for a morning field trip, thinking we’d be back by 1pm and I could eat then. As it turns out, that was a really bad decision, and as the minutes ticked by and our drive home took longer than expected, I found myself starving and with nothing to eat.
I was able to run into Target and grab some nuts to tide me over (all of the Larabars I found had brown rice syrup in them), and I headed straight for the kitchen when we got home to make a repeat of Tuesday’s salad, which I loved.
Unfortunately, being out for more than half the day and then having a late lunch meant I also ended up eating dinner late. I’m not sure what happened, because roasted veggies are my favorite, but my veggies weren’t very good either, and I realized how much easier it is to avoid evening snacking when I really, truly enjoy my dinner!
My energy level is still great, and I’m enjoying my early-to-bed, early-to-rise schedule because it makes me feel in control of my time rather than always behind.
Now if I could just figure out how to fit in exercising again on top of all this extra time in the kitchen…