My 'diet' is going well, I think. I haven't been getting hungry much and haven't had to ward off sugar cravings yet. I have not started exercising either- I have been sooooo tired and just can't seem to wake up early enough. My neighbor wants to do it with me in the afternoons during naps, so I guess that's what I'll be doing. I like being fit, but I dread the breaking in phase- much soreness!
It's hard to get all the veggies and stuff in too, but I'm working on it and not trying to be perfect about it at this point. Yesterday I ate 2/3 cup of oatmeal with some honey, milk and vanilla extract and coffee, a large salad with cheese, some chicken and an apple for lunch; I ate the last piece of red velvet cake someone made for me :). For dinner I ate a large spinach salad and some spaghetti. A friend brought some pudding she made and I felt bad declining so I ate a bit. So far today I've had about 2 scrambled eggs and some coffee (I'm not deleting that one) and then at lunch I ate a cup or so of the Pumpkin bean soup I made Monday. I should have eaten a salad too but I was full. I'll eat some raw or steamed veggies later and make a kefir smoothie with the coconut oil this afternoon later. For dinner I was planning an interesting fall squash millet casserole but forgot the butternut squash/fresh pumpkin from the store!! However, I saw some pork steaks on sale, like enough for all of us for less than $2 so I decided I make like a millet dressing/stuffing and homemade applesauce for the meat.
This is what I'm planning:
Saute onion, celery and a chopped apple in butter. Mix cooked grains with the sauteed veggies, some dried cranberries, chicken stock and herbs/seasonings and bake. In a pan I'll sear the meat and put on top of the grains to finish cooking in the oven. Then in the same pan I cooked the meat I'll 'fry' some more apples and a pear in butter and when it gets soft I'll put a bit of rapadura (natural sugar) and cinnamon/nutmeg- then smush it a bit to put with the meat. I have a bunch of leftover spinach salad to go with it. I love the combo of sweet and savory flavors a lot. We don't eat a lot of pork, but since I forgot the squash from on store, and the other store didn't have any that's what I came up with :) I am planning to also make homemade banana pudding to use up some bananas- mostly for the girls and Matt- he loves pudding things.
Alright, got to clean out the van, it is disgusting, work on Leiah's quilt, cut out a dress pattern and prep dinner. Maybe I can sneak a little nap somewhere in there :)