Today was perfection. I slept a lovely 9 and a half hours and did not wake up feeling gross! I have not exercised in a few days but I am taking a few days off to get back into my head. Tomorrow, I shall kick back into gear! For now, I shall rest and read a book.
Part of the reason for my jolly day was that I ate a very healthy dinner last night. My lovely suitemate grilled portabello mushrooms and onions in olive oil. I then proceeded to place them in a spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette…it was magical. I had a side of whole wheat pita bread which was the perfect thing to fill me up with just 90 calories a slice! I had some tea to calm my appetite after dinner which was wonderful. Right before bed, I got the usual craving to eat and finally I caved. I did choose a slightly better choice however! I had just a simple slice of whole wheat bread, plain and it calmed my stomach without making me feel ill.
I woke up in the morning feeling wonderfully refreshed and not starving. I had a bowl of plain oatmeal and cut up strawberries in it. I used almond milk to cool it down and had some green tea. This meal was perfect for filling me up without making me feel sick.
I did not even start to feel hungry until 2 o’clock! It was such an accomplishment for me to be able to control my appetite. I had delicious chicken noodle soup with a side of fruit for lunch. I consumed around 3 cups of coffee today but all in all I can’t complain.
I spent the day on the computer looking for places to hike in the Adirondacks over Memorial Day Weekend: a trip my best friend and I are planning on completing! I then took a walk down to Quincy Market and bought the cutest onesy for my sister’s future baby and a pair of shorts for my soon to be nine year old niece! I cannot believe she is going to be nine years old!
For dinner, I actually had an amazing meal. I had a slice of the whole wheat pita bread with a tablespoon of mustard at around 4. I figured it was too soon to eat dinner but I was getting hungry. Then for dinner, I wanted to eat something interesting. I found this amazing recipe for a spinach smoothie. At first, I was repulsed by the sound but I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. At a mere 400 calories, it tasted like ice cream and filled me up like I had eaten a buffet of food. Here is the delicious recipe! The peanut butter overpowers everything so you only need a little bit!
2 cups Spinach
6 oz Plain Greek Yogurt
2 cups Almond milk
1 tablespoon peanutbutter
The best meal in a long time! I feel so good for once. I will be having that delicious blend for breakfast in the morning and then go to the gym for a nice long run! If you keep on believing in yourself, you can achieve anything.
25 lbs to go, 4 months left.