I have one picture (well technically 2) to show you today – my frozen dinner. I know, I’m quite the food blogger! 😉
Here is a box of this delicious dinner of TJ’s chicken tikka masala. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is nearly restaurant quality, for way less calories (due to the small portion)! I am looking forward to satisfying my craving for this favorite “Indian” dish of mine without a night out and thousands of calories consumed. Awesome!
In all seriousness, there are 2 reasons why you’re only seeing this pathetic meal instead of a healthy home cooked version.
1) I couldn’t find my camera in my purse today. Yes, I actually did bring it to work but I thought I forgot it so I didn’t snap any pictures all day long. Boo me. Again, no blogger of the year awards for sure here!
2) Today was just tough. I started the morning with a healthy breakfast of an english muffin with Barney Butter, cherry preserves and kiwi and it kind of went downhill from there. I was hungry all morning. I finally dug into my snack (which I usually have around 11, but today it was at 10) – a cranberry/goat cheese muffin. This wasn’t enough, I was still starving. About 30 minutes later I had a mini pack of somersaults and then a pack of YouTrailMix. Bad, bad idea. This resulted in a stomachache that lasted for hours and prevented me from going for a run during the lunch break. After finally having a healthy lunch of leftover beef provencal later in the day (which resulted in yet another stomachache), a craving for cookies hit. I tried to ignore it but it wouldn’t go away. I wrote a note to myself in my journal. It was quite inspiring. Today wasn’t wasted yet, I could turn this around. Half hour later I had a pack of organic oreos. 30 minutes after that I had 2 cookies from Paradise Bakery (what I actually wanted all afternoon). No gym today.
Total calories consumed: 2253.
So yeah, it was a tough day, after which I just didn’t have the energy or the desire to cook an elaborate meal. I actually considered skipping dinner but that seemed like deprivation and I really don’t want to go down that line. I basically had 2 cookies too many. Not the end of the world, and I’m very well aware of this. Tomorrow is a new day, and I will stay within my range. Seriously, those 8 pounds are coming off me, whether they want to or not (I think they do actually 😆 ).
Do some days just seem harder for you stay healthy? Do you give in or try to stay strong?