Monday, February 23, 2009

No pizzas were harmed

One word can best sum up yesterday-lazy ! Not a bad way to be, and as a matter of fact it is a very healthy practice for you psychological and physical health. No exercise, relax, take stock and do some things to fuel you for the week ahead. One of the things accomplished is getting a plan for the next 40 days ahead. Lent begins on Wednesday, and while i am not Catholic or even Christian, my husband and son are, and my husband follows the Catholic custom of meatless Fridays and two other days. We do not do three different dinners, I have an allergy to fish and seafood, we are losing weight, so it took a little thought to make it work. Hubby also set up his own blogger account because he wants to do a daily spiritual reflection/journal during lent. He is now on my toolbar as Phoenixminstrel . His is a spiritual perspective ,and he writes very well. Another thing accomplished was going out for lunch. This was a planned adventure, but suddenly yesterday morning the thought of a deep dish pizza chased me and tried to tickle me into submission. Did not happen, but some veggies and chicken at a buffet were severely inconvenienced. It was a nice way to spend a day.

Breakfast- Good for your colon and so much fun to mush together !
Crockpot grains ( steel cut oats,barley,wheat berries in the crockpot)
topped with wheat bran,crasins,seed nut mix,coconut,ground flaxseed,goji berries, peanut butter,olive oil)
Yo plus digestive yogert,blueberries

Lunch- out to Old Country buffet

spring mix greens with tomatoes, shredded carrots,beets and grilled pork steak
roast chicken breast,summer squash,cantaloupe,broccoli slaw
1 sugar free ranger cookie, water

1/2 c nonfat yogert,1 apple,17 almonds,1 tsp sugar

pre breakfast- nettle tea
Am- parsley,nettle,thyme dandelion leaf tea, Fiber plus bar
Afternoon- parsley,nettle,thyme dandelion leaf tea, carrot and celery sticks,green tea
evening-2 wasa crisps,1 laughing cow lite,1 grapefruit,1 sugar free pudding

No exercise-day to rest
water 16(128 oz)
Fruits 5
veg 5
lean protien 2
dairy 3
healthy fats 2


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Yay for resisting cheesy goodness!!! Honestly, your meals looked equally delicious ;)

I love your organization and planning ahead. I am what I would call a "recovering Catholic" (many years of Catholic schooling)and am raising my children in the faith, but I stink at adhering to the dietary customs of Lent! I always "forget" about the no meat Fridays. Sheesh, like I need more "food guilt" in my life!!!Looking forward to seeing your creative meals=)

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I keep joking with my husband ,who is a Catholic Deacon, that he is a practicing Catholic because he has yet to get it completely right . He does not get really rigid about things, and strangely enough sometimes i am the one that reminds him that it is Lent and there is the dietary things to consider. I don't do it for the same reasons, but rather I treat the Lenten thing as a good opportunity to lighten things up and help your blood composition go from winter heavy duty to springtime lightness. Kind of like an internal spring cleaning if you will.

karen said...

Oh how I love Old Country Buffet! The one near us closed which is probably a good thing in the grand scheme of things. My mom and I actually would plan our vacation destinations based on two things: 1) dead people (genealogy was her thing) and 2) the existence of a Golden Corral or OCB (food was her thing, too)!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I can understand- i have a cousin who would plot his trips according to McDonald's locations. We have had OCB in our area for over 25 years now , and when i lost my 110 lbs it was the preferred place to eat out because I made it a mandate that I eat a big plate of salad first and then anything else if i was still hungry. Golden Corral is new o our area, and I think I like them a little more because of the vegie options. However, their mile long dessert table is something that makes me wonder.Buffets can be a really good option if you can control yourself. With a lot of kids, they are the only sane way to dine out it seems.

Joania said...

Great job resisting the temptations!! Your food looks awesome (as always) and always so creative.