First and foremost, I want to wish everyone a belated Happy Mother's day! I hope that all of you were able to spend some time with you mom, and that she had a great day(:
This past week has been filled with highs and lows, but, I'm happy to say, mostly good things.
I've really been trying to challenge myself, and my dietitian has given me a "goal sheet" which has been helpful in visually my progress and ways I can improve.
My goals for the next week are:
- A maximum of two tablespoons of nut butter a day
- Fulfill my meal-plan
- No weighing
- Try new "combo" foods
- 1900 calories completed before my night snack
1) Nut butters have become a safe way to get my servings of fats in, so, for the time being, my nutritionist and I have decided to limit my nut-butter consumption to two tablespoons a day. This may seem restrictive, but if I want more peanut butter, I will let myself have it! But, honestly, I've become comfortable with supplementing my fat intake with butters and I need this change.
As for 2 and 3, they are fairly obvious, but it's good to be mindful of these goals. I've tried to keep my weighing to a minimum, although I have had slip-ups, because it really doesn't accomplish anything besides reinforce the fact that I'm maintaining, which is totally pointless!
4) This goes along with number one. A lot of my fear foods are centered around an avoidance of "combination foods." i.e. fats and starches together, etc. I've become attached to my staples, while avoiding other, perfectly healthy and delicious options: I'll show a bit of my progress in pictures further on(:
5) The purpose of eating 1900 calories before my night snack (aka after dinner) is to limit the risk of me binging or overeating. Because I don't count calories, I know that my night snack should really only consist of 3 exchanges (a milk, starch, and fat/fruit). I haven't had too much success with this goal, but I am trying to work on it. Never the less, my overeating episodes have reduced in the past week!
And now, for the best part, some yummy savory eats!
A low-carb veggie burrito from Tito's Burritos
Eaten on Cinco de Mayo, appropriately
It was BEYOND DELICIOUS
And very fear-foody, but so good(:
|Savory porridge made with 1/4 cup Kashi pilaf, 1/4 cup oats,|
wheat germ, 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella, oregano, and basil
It was something new and delicious.
|My mommy's edamame salad, in the construction phase|
It is SO good and awesome to pack for lunches
That's all for today girls, I may post soon about perfectionism, and with a couple exciting things that are going to be happening soon for me. In the meantime, have an amazing day!
Have you tried anything new lately?