Today I missed home something I have been doing a lot lately. I think it is because its the holidays and I think its because I know I cannot go home at least for a little while…
As you know I have been interviewing for a job and I have decided to accept a position here at a local daycare. It isn’t a decision I have made lightly, but I have big wishes (always have) and in order to speed them along we need more cash flow. Things I want: all of our debt to be paid off, to buy a house, to have another baby. So nothing big really, if you’ve got a few hundred thousand laying around I would be glad to take it off your hands.
So I started the day off on a high note. I lost another 1.2 pounds this week weighing in at 201.6. I am really hoping to be under 200 by the end of the year! And then my goal will be to lose another 50 in 2015.
I started the morning off with a protein shake on the way to church and I did really well at the Christmas Brunch potluck. There was cake, donuts, pancakes, an egg dish, a hash brown casserole, fruit and more. Here is what my plate looked like:
It was mostly fruit and I had a small spoonful (3 bites or less) of each of the hash brown casserole and egg dish. They were both very good. I resisted the donuts and cake!
I came home with the intentions of using the left over shrimp from last night in a shrimp and avocado salad.
Here is all made up. The shrimp tasted awful! I don’t know why I thought they would be better today than they were yesterday. Also don’t ever try to use an avocado that isn’t ripe yet 😦 It led to alot of added frustration!
I separated a little bit of the salad out into a separate bowl – it was mostly greens. And the lime juice was incredibly strong so I said forget about it. Still wanting to be good I grabbed some almonds and a cheese stick.
It held me over until it was time to start making dinner. Dinner tonight was a cheat meal for me.
People always say I want a “home cooked” meal. This means many things sometimes they simply want a meal at home not take out, but for me it means I want a meal cooked by my mom or nannie. And there a few meals that make me feel like home. They are things my mom cooked when we were growing up and to this day they make me feel like I am home. One is spaghetti w/ a salad and garlic bread (probably my favorite). Another is my dad’s grilled T-Bone steaks with my moms potato salad, baked beans and garlic bread. The last is my dad’s favorite meal; cube steak, with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fried okra, and a roll. The last one was what I chose tonight; I have been craving it for about a week now.
Definitely not a healthy meal with all the breading and cream in the potatoes and green bean casserole, but I think it is smart to have one of your favorite home cooked meals every now and then.
* I don’t really know how the day stacks up. I used my fitness pal and searched for things I ate, but since I did not in put the ingredients I know this isn’t truly accurate.
Total Calories 1680
Fat 63 g / 27%
Carb 278 g / 54%
Protein 100 g / 19%
*With it being rainy and gloomy; we had a lazy Sunday afternoon
Water 80 oz
Here is my game plan for tomorrow:
|Am Snack||protien bar|
|Pm Snack||beef jerky, cheese stick, & pear|
|Dinner||Fajita Skillet Meal|
|Late Snack||Greek Yogurt|