Tuesday, I went to visit my grandmother in Massachusetts. We went to Horseneck Beach and had the best time! The water was super warm and we played a really fun game of travel Scrabble (I beat her 240 to 187!). I didn’t realize it until later that night (isn’t that always the case?), but I got EXTREMELY burned on my chest/shoulders/back, which is why I didn’t end up having a blog post for yesterday.
This was probably the worst burn I’ve ever had. That night, it hurt to breathe, I had a lot of trouble moving around, and had trouble sleeping all night because of it. Luckily, it was much, much better by the morning (I’ve always been a fast healer when it comes to burns). By tomorrow it should be a nice tan!
For lunch Wednesday, I had chicken breast and broccoli florets on top of the leftover curry rice from the other night. It was really good! I’ve been loving the chicken, broccoli, and starch combination for lunch lately. It’s a great way to get a lot of protein in before dinner.
Dinner was a small plate of spaghetti and meatballs with a big side of green beans.
Sometimes the meals that I cook for myself and Brent aren’t always the healthiest, because there are a lot of foods that Brent won’t eat. Lately I’ve been trying to compromise by serving myself a small portion of the main meal along with extra veggies. When we first moved in together, I didn’t do this, but now I know better. If I want to stay on track, I’ve got to make sure that my portion sizes are under control and that I balance out carb-y meals with a lot of the green stuff.
Does anybody else have a hard time compromising between staying healthy & making your significant other/family members happy?
Dessert was some Lucky Charms! As you probably noticed, I’ve been really loving cereal as dessert lately. Cereal is one of those foods from when I was a kid that I never stopped loving. Do you have some of those? I don’t like actually having it for breakfast, though, because it makes me sleepy. Plus, as much as cereal is advertised as a breakfast food, most kinds are nothing but dessert and we all know it!
Healthy Goals Checklist
- At least 100g of protein. Check! I got 104g today.
- At least 4 servings of fruits/veggies. Check! I got 5 servings today.
- No more than 1 treat. Check! I had Lucky Charms.
- Exercise and/or stretch. Check! I’m still sore from my arm workout the other day, so I stretched for 20 minutes before bed. Getting closer and closer to that split! I can almost taste it. I’ll be sure to post pictures once it happens
The great thing about this new plan is that my body feels amazing. To be honest, I’ve never felt this healthy in my life – which really surprised me! I had no idea that this plan was going to work so well for me. Except for the brownie incident, I’ve had no stomach pain whatsoever (something that used to bother me very often), and I’ve had a lot of extra energy. I think that I finally found the way that best works for my body (although it took a long time and many different ways of eating to finally get here).
I’m hoping and praying that these results will transfer to the scale, but I still haven’t weighed myself since starting. My weigh-in date is the 24th and I’m so excited (but super nervous, too!). I’m really hoping to see at least a 3 pound loss, although I’ll be happy with at least 1 pound and ecstatic with more. If I’m still plateauing, or if there’s a gain, I’m going to start to put an even bigger emphasis on smaller portion sizes. The important thing is that I really want to continue using these same basic rules since they make me feel so good.