In yesterday’s post we left off with my need for a snack. I looked around my kitchen but nothing was Spring Clean Eats friendly. It was also later evening and my desire to cook something or even heat something up was non-existent.
Then I remembered that I just made a fresh batch of chicken broth! So Scott and I sipped big mugs of hot broth while we watched Helix. That show is batshit crazy but I have a very strong need to find out how it ends.
After a bit I headed off to bed to read for a little while. Give me a moment while I shout that, I slept great last night! I’ve been sleeping like crapola for a couple of years at this point (thanks shit diet and too much beer!) that a great night sleep is totally worth celebrating! I would have run first thing but we had an early morning appointment so I needed to get to breakfast quickly and get some work done first.
Plus I was hungry!
With a side of the norm, mandarin oranges.
We were running low on veggies, most especially greens, so after our appointment today, I headed to the store to get supplies our fridge. I found some paleo “snacks” that I’m pretty excited to try. They should be making an appearance this weekend!
I was starving and it was way past lunch time, so I picked up some sushi for us to have when I got back home. Scott had spicy tuna and I just had a veggie roll.
It had carrots, avocado, and cucumber with white rice. I also had two chicken wings (from home) on the side for the protein portion. Unpictured, is a half apple that I also decided to eat after I realized I was still hungry.
I picked up two portions of sushi but only ate one. I wasn’t feeling the sushi really. I also noticed that, for me personally, it didn’t make for a very great lunch. It didn’t fill me up or leave me satisfied at all. I also had the mid-afternoon crash afterwards. I haven’t experienced that in some time so that surprised me. Was it the rice? Do I need a much better veg to protein ratio? Not sure but I’ll keep experimenting and see what works.
I think that I would prefer salads with protein added (like chicken, eggs, or fish) than the combo I had today.
I didn’t get very much water in before lunch either so I feel like that could have played a large part as well.
Mental note, get more water in before lunch! And make sure you eat a proper lunch!
All I kept thinking about after lunch was dinner!
Burgers and fries, oh yeah!
The burgers were seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. I cooked them in my cast iron skillet in some ghee. I prefer to cook burgers and steaks in lard, but I currently need to make some more. Ghee works just as well!
Topped with tomato, onion, and wrapped up in lettuce. Oh I also put mayo on mine!
The fries were seasoned with:
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
And roasted in the oven at 425 for about 20-25 minutes.
I ended up not getting a chance to work out today. I was going to go to kickboxing but time ran away from me today and I didn’t make it.
Lessons learned from today:
I need to work on meal and time management. I should have had lunch planned out a little better and I need to make sure that I manage my errands better so I can hit the gym.
Well tomorrow is another day! This whole challenge is supposed to also be a learning experience and I am definitely learning the new needs and wants of my body.