Breakfast of Champions

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Looks like poo, but this was my breakfast every morning for the past week … a banana with a tablespoon of almond butter and a coffee with milk (no sugar). My day starts out great and quickly devolves from there … did a bit of cheating today *coughTim’scough* but still trying to make good choices overall. This weekend will be difficult, as I am going on a road trip with Reptile Man.

Breakfast at Cora’s

Ok so I did fall off the wagon a leetle bit this weekend … it was my mom’s birthday and I had some ice cream cake. Also went out to eat twice with the bf … he will be the death of me. No matter what he eats, he stays slim and sexy. But I tried to make good choices. We went to Cora’s for brunch today … surprisingly, I had actually never eaten there before. (We had tried a few times but the line-up was always out the door.) Now I know why! The food was amazing, and the prices were quite reasonable. Reptile Man and I both feasted for just under $40. We will definitely be dining there again. I had the Theo’s Skillet (unfortunately did not think to take a pic). It’s packed with veggies (onion, carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, green and red peppers) on a bed of potatoes and topped with an egg; comes with toast and fresh fruit on the side. According to myfitnesspal.com, this meal only has 265 calories (I’m assuming the obvious, that that doesn’t count the toast and fruit). Now I am even more impressed! Apparently I can go to brunch with my boyfriend without ruining my diet. Another thing I really liked was that they didn’t have a huuuuge menu with 21382948324 items on it; there was a good selection but it didn’t take me 30 minutes just to review the options. I like a restaurant with a limited menu that they actually do well.

New year … will 2015 finally be my year!?

I am not big on New Year’s resolutions, but I have a few this year that might even be attainable.

1. I aim to walk at least 10,000 steps every day

2. Reach my goal weight of 130 lbs.

3. Spend more time with my girlfriends … since I got a boyfriend I have been spending soooo much of my time with him that I feel my friendships are being neglected … and I never want to be “that girl”! (You know, the one who gets a boyfriend and ignores her friends.)

I am enjoying a snow day today … it helps ease me back into the regular workweek. I was only off for two weeks but it felt longer! I really enjoyed the holidays and all the quality time with Reptile Man.

I am on Day 4 of my detox diet, and still going strong … have not touched junk food, alcohol, pop, chocolate, processed foods, or cheese since Sunday. I am hoping to make it to Day 20 this time (last time I tried this, I got hit by a car on Day 5 and it all went to $hit).

Today’s lazy snow day menu was:

Breakfast: 2 cups of coffee with milk (no sugar) and a banana

Lunch: Campbell’s Healthy Request Fiesta Black Bean Vegetable soup (I ate the whole can); and a chicken wrap with ranch dressing, avocado, and romaine lettuce

Dinner: Asian salmon (recipe lifted from a Women’s Health mag); red onion and bell peppers roasted with olive oil; and half a cup of brown rice

Dessert: Oikos Greek yogurt (vanilla) and frozen cherries

I technically did a lot of cheating. For example, I am not supposed to have coffee, bananas, canned soup, tortilla, store-bought dressings, or rice. But considering how I normally eat, I feel like a saint right now and it’s already doing me some good.

Normally I don’t mind shoveling snow in the winter because I need the exercise and I love the fresh air, but unfortunately even 7 weeks after I broke my collarbone, it still hurts even putting a shirt on … so shoveling is out 😦 I have been struggling to find ways to exercise without hurting myself … even walking is difficult now because it’s so slippery out. If I fall down, I could hurt myself reeeeal bad.

Tomorrow is Friday and I can’t wait to see my man … I don’t remember when I’ve ever been this happy! 🙂