Friday, 12 October 2012

Eat By Design: Day 9

Another day under my belt!

Today was staff meeting day at work, and of course they provide muffins, danishes, and such for breakfast with some fruit.  They cater lunch, and have lots of fun snacks.  Lunch was fresh buns, an assortment of deli meats, cheeses, shrimp salad, condiments, and some salad items.  There were cookies and popcorn and chocolate treats.

The good news... I had already made the assumption that I would not be able to eat the lunch, so I had packed my lunch.  I treated myself to a few extra pieces of fruit in the morning, and after a satisfying lunch I didnt feel the need to snack in the afternoon.  It also helps that I have told people that I am doing the 30 day challenge.  I can't really eat bread and chocolate after I told them "It's not that bad, and I can do anything for 30 days."

So What Did I eat Today?
The same things I always eat!!!
Breakfast - coffee, salsa and egg scramble
Lunch - cajun spaghetti, beets
Dinner - salmon, salad, bacon - I even made my own salad dressing!!
Treats - almonds, cashews and dark chocolate

How Do I Feel?
I feel pretty good.  I would have liked to work out a few more times this week than I did, but sometimes life gets in the way.  I will go Saturday and Sunday.

What Was My Biggest Challenge?
I think the hardest thing is explaining to people why you cannot eat the lunch that was catered.  How can it be healthy to not eat grains or dairy?  How can it be better for you to eat bacon and skip the yogurts and breads?  Are you making your family do it too?  I try my best to explain things, but i never remember all the scientific mumbo-jumbo.

I believe that most people think I am crazy, but I am ok with that.  I have always known I am a little nutty.... that is why I have the strength and discipline to do something like a 30 day challenge.

Oh, and the no wine is going well!! Yay me! LOL

Happy Friday!


1 comment:

  1. Great post today, Joanna! Yes, those of us that actually pay attention to what we eat are the weird ones....get used to it! Invite them to our next Eat by Design seminar, or refer them to the Life by Design podcasts-free downloads from iTunes (search Life by Design). A great one on EBD is called Stop Eating S$%%t!
    And again, this is a 30 day challenge, however just like exercise, Eat by Design, and for that matter all the Life by Design principles are meant to be practiced all at the same time, for a period of time, preferrably a life time. That will be up to after 30 days, but most people don't want to stop doing something that has made such amazing changes in their life.
    Keep up the great work!