Archive | October 2012

Day 7

I’ve always hated Halloween…. I was doing great today with my eating. Saying no to candy over and over. Until, on the way home from trick or treating, while my husband drove and I held my boys’ candy in my lap… I broke down. Boo 😦 I ate not one, but probably 8 or 10 little candies. I felt like a starving person finally given food. Anyways, that was my day.


Day 6

I had an unexpected house guest today. It is getting hard to stay on track, but I am still on board.

Day 5

I had an incredibly busy day. No pictures, but stayed on track.

Day 4

Today was much more relaxing then yesterday. I started out the morning by trying out a new recipe, Carrot Cake Donuts from PaleOMG. These were not my favorite. I think because the word donut was in the title I was expecting something sweeter and lighter. I liked it without the frosting, if I had been prepared for a carrot cake muffin…

I also made some sweet potato, sausage, egg scramble and chopped up some pineapple.

For lunch I put together a chicken feta salad I bought from Costco. The pre-made dressing was made with honey… We didn’t love the dressing but the rest of the salad was great.

I was still hungry for the rest of the afternoon, so I snacked on an apple, piece of jerky and a shake.

For dinner I made spaghetti squash and meat sauce. Mmmm. Just what I needed. I tried out making raw applesauce in the vitamix for the first time and me and the kids gobbled it up. I had enough energy afterwards to clean the kitchen without feeling like I was being tortured.

Feeling completely satisfied…

It was a good day.

Day 3

Today was a crazy day! We had an Open House because we just put our house on the market. So I spent all morning cleaning and all afternoon staying away from home.

I knew I needed to go to Curves first thing in the morning so I could still have time to clean my house. I woke up hungry and didn’t want to work out on an empty stomach so I made a morning shake. Big mistake! I kinda felt like barfing my whole workout. Still, I got my workout in and that little smart card at Curves made me push myself.

I spent my morning cleaning and stuffing junk into closets (hopefully no one got hurt when the opened our cupboards). I was running late (as always) and didn’t have time to make lunch so I made another shake for lunch and grabbed an apple and the leftover Rocket Fuel cookies.

My nephews birthday party was today. I drank my shake on the way, but got pretty hungry after a couple of hours watching everyone else eat pizza, cake and my favorite – ice cream. I left the party to run some errands and needed some food badly. I think I made a pretty good choice at Chick-fil-A and ordered a protein style chicken sandwich and a cup of fruit.

I ran a bunch of errands and didn’t get home ’till late, but picked up some green beans from Whole Foods on my way home. I was hoping for something more substantial bet nearly everything in the ready-to-eat section of Whole Foods has sugar in it. Boo.

Anyways, I finished up my day with Whole Food’s green beans, peppers & mushrooms. And some apple pie I made a few days ago.

I think this pie turned out pretty good. I think I would use more apple next time, and maybe less honey. I made the Almond Flour Pie Crust from The Food Lover’s Kitchen. I LOVE that pie crust! Then I took about 6-7 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced, then cooked with 1/3 or 1/2 c. of honey and 1T arrowroot powder until the apples they were soft and the juices had thickened a little. I let the apples cool a little then added them to the pie.

I ended my day exhausted and felt like an old lady with aching joints and all…