The good news: A lot of my clothes are pretty loose and baggy! That’s a good problem the have! The bad news: I am not ready to invest in new clothes until I’m a little closer to where I want to be. So in the meantime, I’m all frump I guess.
I did break down over the weekend and buy two new pairs of jeans because the ones I have were literally falling off and a belt wasn’t helpful. I am now in a size 10 jeans. My postpartum jeans were 12’s, so it felt good to go down a size, even if i haven’t seen a big change on the scale lately.
More good news: I wrote about crashing pretty hard on my run days. Well, last time I ran during my lunch break I felt much better. I had some carbs about an hour before I ran in addition to my low carb protein drink, so about 175 calories worth. I had more energy, I didn’t feel lethargic, wasn’t starving and shaky after my run, and just generally felt much better. So obviously this is something I need to do on days I run.
Some Winning Foods:
My favorite low carb breakfast:
A “mcmuffin” without the muffin. It’s good! It’s a low calorie and low carb option for breakfast.
I tried a new lunch for work and loved it! I don’t have pictures because it honestly doesn’t look that photogenic, but it was delicious. I cooked two boneless chicken breasts in the crockpot with green chile enchilada sauce for about 4 hours then shredded the chicken and let it soak up the sauce.
I sauteed riced cauliflower with butter and seasonings. I was worried it wouldn’t reheat well, or be soggy, but it wasn’t! It was perfect. The next day at work I topped the cauliflower “rice” with the shredded chicken and a little cheese. It was delicious, low in carbs and very filling.
Another delicious dinner: I picked up a rib eye steak at Trader Joe’s the other day and Michael made a chimichurri sauce to go on top. I made a chopped salad from Trader Joe’s (it was a salad mix with kale, shredded Brussels sprouts, lettuce and cabbage) and added cauliflower and carrots.
The sauce was super good. I also had a slice of smoked Gouda with dinner (because I’m obsessed). The sauce was fantastic on the steak!
UGH. I was doing pretty good lately with limiting the sweets and then Halloween came and I kind of binged. I had two pieces of Halloween candy at Michael’s work Halloween Party and then a maybe three or four more later that night. I’m bummed. I haven’t had that much candy in a long time–probably last Halloween!
But to end on a happier note, here are a few kiddo pictures!
I got off work a little early and Michael dropped Logan off at my work so everyone could see him in his costume. Then we all went to Michael’s office for a Halloween party. There were a bunch of kids in costume. It was super sweet.
There was pizza and a veggie tray and fruit tray, plus tons of candy and juice boxes. (I did not eat pizza!)
Logan had a fantastic time! There were tons of kids, a craft table, a photo booth, and games. After the party we came home for dinner and bath and then went trick or treating.
Logan LOVED it! He was having so much fun walking up and down the street in the dark. LOL We went to half a dozen houses, the people we know on our street and would enjoy seeing Logan in his costume, and then headed home.
He had two small pieces of candy–the first time having candy in his life! HE LOVED IT. Haha. But, unlike his mama, he was able to self-regulate and shook his head when I offered him more. He had enough and said no. I need to take a hint from my kid. 😉
He went to bed and completely zonked out. He’d had so much fun and slept like a rock all night long. It was a pretty fantastic holiday. Can’t wait for next year!
Back to the diet — I will be weighing in next week, and crossing my fingers that the candy didn’t do too much damage…
What is in the “mcmuffin?” I see egg and sausage but can’t make out the rest.
It’s two scrambled eggs put into a metal ring to make them round, for the “muffin” part, then there’s a sausage patty, some shredded cheese and hot sauce. That’s it.
It sounds like you are doing great–except for the part when you beat up on yourself for having some Halloween candy. Treats for special occasions; healthy eating most of the time! Exactly as you described! And the shredded chicken lunch sounds very appealing. I really need to try cauliflower rice–maybe next time I’m in Trader Joe’s I’ll pick up a package of it. Thanks for the idea.
Thanks for the support. I know I shouldn’t beat myself up for it but it’s hard mentally!
I am kind of loving the cauliflower rice. It’s very versatile and similar to rice. I can see myself making a lot of “bowls” with it for lunches. Trader Joe’s version is a lot cheaper than my local grocery store, too. I wonder if you can buy several bags and freeze them for later or if it will make them mushy?
I always freeze my cauliflower rice! I have to whip some up – thanks for the reminder. Check out the Skinnytaste website she has a ton of different recipes on there. I’ve made the Mexican and Asian ones
That’s awesome! Thanks! So glad to hear it. I can’t go to Trader Joe’s every week, so it would be nice to have a stock in the freezer.