If you have been following my travels through the fresh diet meals, (if not why not?, ok you can check out the first week starting Fresh Diet - Day 1) you know that I have been able to continue for another week. This week I am going to add back in a little "regular" exercise and see if that makes this journey even better. Better being seeing what the scale says, but I have to admit the first week with NO exercise was impressive to me. I also tried to pick items I didn't pick last week - maybe not for every meal, but enough to say I have tried to vary my entrees so as to not get bored with eating. I know that sounds really silly, but eating the same thing day in and day out leads to MAJOR cheating and MAJOR weight GAIN and THAT is definitely NOT what I am looking for.
I came down in the morning to see my friend waiting for me again outside my kitchen door. It is so nice to see him again. I brought him in, made the coffee and broke open the plastic tie on the zipper of the bag. Everything is kept very cold with the ice packs - so I know I don't have to hurry, but it's always nice to see what I picked. I guess it's a "visual" thing with me.
Breakfast this morning was VERY early as I needed to be at the car dealer to have my baby's horn fixed (very strange not having a horn in one's car) by 7:30. Route 78 is a bear at that time of day - why I agreed to that time is beyond me. Breakfast this morning was Creamy Banana Nut Oatmeal. Now this was really very filling, very thick. At first all I added was a little cinnamon, just because I really like cinnamon with oatmeal. After I heated it and put my spoon into it, I realized just how thick it was, so I added just a little milk (maybe a tablespoon or so) to make it a little more creamy. This is a perfect breakfast item. It is sweet without being "kid cereal" sweet, and very very tasty.
I was a little concerned that I would be hungry either while waiting for my car, or during all the running I had to do today, but onward we went.
Lunch was the Santa Fe Style Wrap with Pepper-Jack Cheese. There were 2 things wrong with this entree. First being - I needed a fork because I made a mess ... it was that full. The second - I ate it all and I wanted more - it was that good. It really is getting difficult to decide which of the lunch entrees I've had has been the best - If I had to rank them, I would have quite a few 1sts and 2nds.
This afternoon we (Jenn and I) both had dentist appointments - so we had to sit in the dreaded chair! As I was sitting in the chair at almost 4 I realized that I hadn't had time for my "afternoon snack" or hors d'oeuvre and I really should have been starving - in the past I would have been. But I was still very comfortable, with no hunger pains in sight, no rumblings of my stomach. Tells me breakfast and lunch were right on today.
My afternoon snack should have been Sugar Free Minted Cheesecake Bar with Chocolate Drizzle. But as I said, I was in the dentists chair at 4, so we didn't get to eat this - just wanted to show you what I COULD have had. I know you're not suppose to skip meals, but I just didn't want to "force" eating. I will put this in the freezer for this weekend when again I am taking the "weekend off".
In the back of my mind, when I was picking my dinner for tonight, I must have remembered the dental appointment, since I picked "softer" entree items and sides. Dinner was Fillet of Tilapia with Traditional Red Mole Sauce with Curried Cauliflower Mash and Exotic Mushroom Ragout. As I said this was a softer meal but by no means bland. I really liked this even better than when I had another Tilapia entree on day 2 I think it had to do with the Mole Sauce and the Mushrooms, but I don't know for sure. I will say that this combination is a definite keeper.
Dessert for today was Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Creamy Vanilla Ricotta Cheese. Chocolate and Strawberries .... what could be better? I like the taste of Ricotta Cheese when mixed to make a dessert, but this needed something, maybe a little more vanilla or a little strawberry puree, or a little chocolate? Now don't get me wrong it was good but just needed a little push to get it over the top.
I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.
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