So yesterday I felt a pull to eat everything in the house that might tempt me (like that ice cream in my freezer) and that included a mt dew at 8 p.m. So I was up until 4:30 a.m. Even so my loving husband woke me up early so I could start my plan (just as I had asked him to). The day went somewhat well although I felt understandably tired. We went grocery shopping this afternoon for a few last minute lean and green options.
I was really proud of myself that I walked through the store and only left with what was allowed — not a single bag of chips or sweet item (despite my serious addiction to sweets!).
So here is what I ate for my lean and green. I thought I did pretty good but the log on this website said I was a bit low. What do you think?
0.5 cup Raw Iceberg Lettuce
0.5 cup cheddar cheese (finely shredded)
1 tblsp Tomato Sauce
1 tblsp Salsa
6 sprays of wishbone italian spray
ONE MS Tomato Basil Pizza Pattie
1 tsp raw garlic
0.5 cup sliced raw mushrooms (I measured these before I cooked them then cooked them with the garlic. Did I do that right??)
0.5 cup sliced raw grape tomatoes (I cut these in half and cooked them a little with the mushrooms and garlic.)
I mixed all the above up in a salad and it was awesome! Something I would totally eat even if I werent dieting. The best part was that I could taste the salsa, dressing and tom sauce even though I didnt use much! I was surprised at how great this tasted! I only used one MS pattie so that I could also use cheese. I made certain I measured it right based on the amount of fat etc and shredded it finely.
I also had a pickle half, a Popsicle, and some chicken broth at some point during the day.
So I was very surprised that I came out on the low end. Should I measure my foods after I cook them?? How do I do that if I am only cooking for myself? Then I might cook too much and want to eat that, too!
I am so glad this day is almost over. It was tough and as I walked through the grocery store I got a taste of what a diabetic feels – desiring all those sugary foods and being unable to enjoy them! BUT I DID IT!! Im so proud of myself. :D God help me tomorrow!!
Scrambled Eggs: texture SUCKED but taste was good. Texture might be improved if I change the way I prepared them.
Chili-cheese Nacho Puffs: LOVE THEM! I could eat them all the time!!
Strawberry Crunch Bar: Texture was OK but a bit powdery. Taste was alright but not great. I had to choke down the last few bites. Wouldnt probably choose this bar but might re-try it later as taste buds change. Left my mouth feeling dry and bad aftertaste.
Chicken Noodle Soup: Texture of the “meat” product was not good. Overall taste was great especially once I added salt. Noodles were tiny and unnoticeable. Perhaps I would prefer the rice one?
Chocolate Pudding: actually really good. I made it with extra water and blended it then placed it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. It was cold and little frosted over. I really enjoyed it. 🙂