Spring Clean Eats: Day 14, Two Week Check-In

Chicken and spinachStarted the day with a huge breakfast so I could fuel up for an afternoon spent at an event.  The event was going to be through lunch and into the late afternoon so I knew I needed something hearty to get me through since I wouldn’t have time to eat during the event.

I had a large plate of chicken and spinach (one wee little slice of sausage left from the previous day).  Unpictured is a large bowl of mandarin oranges that Scott and I split.

This did the trick and I didn’t get hungry until about 2ish.  I packed a Luna bar to take with me and ate that.  Not challenge friendly in the least but it was all I had.  I meant to pack some fruit and nuts but didn’t get a chance to before I had to leave.

Spent the afternoon at Verboten Brewing down in Loveland chatting to folks about Animal House.  It was a blast and such a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  While it was overcast, it was still warm and made for a nice spring day.

By the time I got home, I was starved and ready to eat my arm off.  Thankfully I planned ahead and had something cooking in the crockpot!

Pork and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes

Yes I realize this is not a flattering picture but in my defense, it’s hard to take a good picture of pork and sauerkraut.  I’m sure I could take the time to try and style it but when you’re hungry that’s the last thing you care about.

Country ribs (local pork from Jodar farms) with sauerkraut on top of some mashed potatoes.  The best thing I ate all damn week.

We have reached the halfway point of the challenge!  I will say that the challenge is going faster than I anticipated.  At the start I was feeling like 30 days would be so. damn. long.  But really it’s not a big deal.

Both Scott and I feel great and are enjoying trying out this new lifestyle change.  I feel like the meals are going well and since I am not a big pasta/bread person anyway, I don’t really miss that stuff at all.   So far I’ve learned that:

  • I need to plan ahead more
  • I need to have more “friendly” snacks on hand
  • We have a lot of two meal days
  • I eat less when I include protein with meals

The exercise portion I’m still working through.  Lately I’ve had a lot of stuff going on leaving me with not much time to fit in exercise.  Not an excuse, just an observation.  I need to be better about that obviously.

Only two more weeks and then we are at the end of the challenge!

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