Hi friends! Today started off rough on food and I honestly didn’t hold a lot of hope out for it going well. I usually go shopping on Mondays, but Mattie needed my car to take his dad to a doctor’s appointment after work, so it was delayed until tomorrow. We have nothing I really wanted to eat in the house, though now that I’ve had my dinner I have all kind of breakfast ideas in my head, and I ended up fixing a box of beans and rice for breakfast, followed by one of the blueberry muffins I made last night. I really wanted another one, but stopped myself at one. When I got a little hungry later, I had what I counted as two oranges- it was actually 1 smallish one, and 3 tiny ones, all of which had really thick peels. Then I vacuumed the house, and amazingly the dogs stayed on the couch the whole time and didn’t try to “help” me like they tend to do. I also got the rest of the laundry I did last night put away, though that was a challenge in finding enough hangers because I swear Mattie’s t-shirts multiply in the wash.
For dinner I fixed a chicken helper because I hate cooking for myself and only myself, and I ate about half of it, packing the rest up for Mattie’s lunch the next day, and called it good. I did decide to boil that head of cauliflower I had in the fridge to mash, as well as bake the baby butternut squash I had in the fridge, for another day- probably tomorrow. I kept forgetting they were both in there and finally remembered when I didn’t have something else to do, and I know once I cook them I will actually eat them. So many of you swear by prepping most of your food at the start of the week and its something I should do at least in part.
Since I did manage to stay out of the kitchen for most of the day, I’m happy with my food diary. Its not exactly how I wanted it to go, but all things considered, its not horrible. I had a end of day splurge of that boiled cauliflower with a little cheese and butter mashed in, and some garlic powder, which put me into my weeklies pretty well, but I’m not worried about it. Here’s today’s food diary.
|Rice-a-Roni Red Beans & Rice (1 Box, no margarine)||13|
|Betty Crocker Wild Blueberry Muffin (1)||5|
|Chicken Helper Whole Grain Lemon & Herb Chicken (1 Cup)||14|
|Cauliflower w/ Butter & Cheese
So far this week has had me going into my weeklies quite a bit, but tomorrow I know I will be back on track. I’ll have my normal cottage cheese for breakfast, maybe eat that last orange, an wait for the produce delivery to arrive. Then I can go grocery shopping.
Tomorrow night we are having turkey drumsticks, mashed potatoes, gravy, and salad as I have a crazy amount of lettuce in my fridge as well as some other salad greens. I might cook up the mustard greens I have in there as well. I’ll be picking up tomatoes and some cucumber at the store tomorrow as well to fill in a bit. I’m also thinking that I am going to take the spaghetti squash and some potatoes across the street to Shawn’s and let him have them. I won’t eat the spaghetti squash (Oh! How I desperately wanted to like you!) and we have potatoes coming out our ears to say the least. I could probably part with a few other things in the fridge as well while I’m at it.
I also took a few minutes earlier to update my 2013 goals page and adjust things as they have progressed. I was upset to see that my debt is currently less paid off than it was a month ago, but that’s why I cancelled my Visa- so that doesn’t happen any more. Some of my other goals actually do show some positive progress. I also pulled the cover off of the couch and threw it in the wash, and the dogs think I did something crazy.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for tonight. I’m signing off for now, and I’ll see you all tomorrow!