Wow! Today was another great day. I can't believe the first three days have felt so good. I'm wondering if that means the end of the challenge will be difficult. I even went out to dinner with my family and another family and was able to stick to the challenge...oh, and we went to a pizza place! I had no problem eating my huge, fresh salad while they all ate pizza and wings, but I do have to admit that it was tough to watch our friends enjoy their delicious beers. I really wanted a glass of wine. Earlier in the afternoon, I went to our local pub (it's actually modeled after a traditional pub) with my boss and two of my co-workers to celebrate the end of a stressful reaccreditation visit (oh the joys of higher education). I drank water while they all enjoyed wine and mixed drinks. It was pretty difficult. I'm surprised that alcohol has been my weak spot this time around. I mean, I do love wine, but I don't drink it every day (I usually drink it on the weekends). So, I didn't expect to notice it missing from my life this week, but I do.
Here are my eats for the day:
Breakfast: Surprise! Overnight oats again. I really just love this. Today I changed it up a bit and topped the oats with blueberries instead of raspberries
Lunch: Huge salad with tons of fresh veggies and chick peas
Dinner: Another huge salad
Snacks: raisins and almonds, banana, brown rice cake with hummus (I allow myself to eat rice cakes because they are only puffed rice and salt, but some consider them processed and don't allow them), dried cherries, cashews, Lara balls
I'm not usually a banana eater, but I really enjoyed the one I ate today.
I'm pretty happy with my meals for the day, but I feel like I needed more with my dinner. We were originally supposed to go to UNO because they were donating 20% of each meal purchase to help fund a local children's museum that is in the process of being established. I had already looked at the menu online and selected the chopped power salad (minus the chicken and feta) and the farro salad. I knew that would be enough to satisfy me. But, the wait time was 45 minutes because of the size of our party, and we knew that the five kids with us, which included a one year old and a two year old, would never hold it together that long. So, we decided to go somewhere else. Since we went to a pizza place, my choices were limited. Most of the salads had meat and cheese on them, so I ordered a large garden salad. It was delicious and full of tons of different veggies, but it didn't have much staying power.
So, I'm almost halfway through the challenge and I'm feeling pretty good. I'm hoping the second of the challenge goes just as well. I'm wondering if it will be difficult to stick to it while I'm on my girl's weekend in Boston.