Yeah, I know, two days. They were a good two days however. Friday M & I ran around and saw my doc, got the all clear for work tomorrow, at breakfast out, did some shopping, sandwiched a quilt for baby gift for a friend, and watched a movie. Saturday my parents came to visit and babysat the kids so A & I could go on a date. We saw a movie, got a take away pastie from Potter’s Pasties, ate it on a picnic table by the river, then had dessert and a drink at a local cafe.
Tomorrow is back to work, and for me, trying to get back to eating the way I should be eating. Its been a fun two weeks of no routine, but we need to get back to it. I need to get back to packing A’s lunches and mine, cooking dinner at home, and generally well, behaving myself. For inspiration, I’ve been going through old pictures I’ve taken of my lunch.
There are definitely some common themes. Tomatoes, greens, protein, avocados. All things I love. My plan is to stick to that, and do my best to avoid sugar. Sugar is my vice, my way of dealing with stress. It will also be my downfall at the rate I’m going. So far, while those lunches look good, they haven’t done much to help curb my afternoon sugar binge. I am sure my ADD comes in to play with my impulse control, but I can’t blame that for everything. Just you know, most of it.
So, plan for this week is: Greek yogurt & a high fiber cereal (oh the after effects of surgery) & a latte for breakfast. For lunch, I’m grilling some extra chicken, I’ve got some leftover salmon, I’ve got the “power greens” salad mix I can steam or eat raw (kale, chard, spinach), tomatoes, whatever leftover veggies I can snag and some of the amazing salad dressing from Emily’s Lebanese Deli (olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and I think potato to stabilize it). I also plan on cake or something for my birthday. Birthday’s don’t count right?
For dinners we are having kafta kabobs tomorrow (Lebanese again, trying them at home), they are ground beef & lamb, spices, garlic, onion and whatever vegetables I find in the fridge. We have beans, tomatoes, potatoes and cucumbers. Tuesday is carnitas/tacos and Wednesday I refuse to cook on my birthday. Thursday is a the downtown farmer’s market day, so I will hit that to figure out that night & Friday.
Yay summer & access to fresh food. Now to fight the sugar monster.