Also, I know I have been eating an excessive amount of carrots and I just hope I don’t turn orange like Snookie due to beta carotene. But it’s a good way of getting my veggies in that I truly love!
Well late night snacks last night were appeased due to the shopping trip to the Indian Grocery store. I ate about 6 cookies that were similar to butter cookies, except they also had almond and pistachio in them. I also had about 1/2 of my favorite foreign candy bar, or at least my favorite English candy bar, Crunchie. Yes, I have favorite international candies and I realize that is just sad, but oh well. This is due my Mom taking me to the Gourmet Shop and Fresh Market as a child and World Market coming into my life as an adult. Ahh, the joys of having more choices than Hershey’s.
Breakfast: Oatmeal that I sweetened with a dash of sugar and a quarter cup of sliced strawberries. I figured the strawberries would be a good way to naturally sweeten the oatmeal and get in my fruits. I also had coffee with a splash of Amaretto creamer and a little bit of honey (a wonderful suggestion from a dear friend).
Lunch: Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken. For whatever reason, it really seemed like there was a lot less than usual in this one. So to compensate, I had a bountiful plate of steamed carrots.
Dinner: Yes I realize like this looks like a lot, and it is. However, it originally was far more. I had the server bring over a to-go box as soon as the food came so I could only eat half of the chicken(there were originally two breasts) and half of the rice that I will eat for lunch tomorrow. But I did thoroughly enjoy the Greek salad, rice and grilled chicken tonight, but also had a great time with the company I was with!
Dessert: I did have dessert at the restaurant which consisted of phyllo dough wrapped in cashews. I am drooling a bit on my keyboard as I am typing this!
Snacks: Finished my other half of my Crunchie bar from the night before,3 more of the butter like cookies with pistachio and a 100 calorie thing of popcorn. This is another way I am trying to address my cravings; to give into them somewhat but not go too crazy. That’s why I only ate half of that candy bar yesterday and half today. Sadly it used to be more like 2 in one day sometimes. It’s all about baby steps right now to try and make real, permanent changes!