I decided to take a couple more days to regroup and think about everything. After reading Tina’s post this morning about having a positive attitude, and “fake it until you make it” I realized that it’s something I need to give a try. My life is fabulous, I have an amazing family, and a fantastic fiancé (that feels so weird to type, and even weirder to say, after 4 and ½ years of calling him my boyfriend it feels weird calling Andrew anything else), and such a great group of friends. So what if I skipped some meals last week, like so many of you said in the comments, it’s okay to mess up, as long as you realize it and move on. I beat myself up and you guys helped me move past it.
Yesterday Rose left a comment and invited me to email her to chat more about everything. After just a couple emails back and forth I felt better. She gave me such obvious advice I felt stupid for not thinking of it on my own. It’s still amazes me that the blogging community is so supportive, I get comments that make me smile, and make me think. Rose did not have to offer to talk to me through email but she did, and put a lot of things into perspective for me. So thank you Rose for all your help yesterday and this morning!
I finally restocked my fridge and pantry, also thanks to Rose. I won her contest a little over a month ago and she sent me $50 dollars in gift cards to Shop Rite. I bought so much fresh produce and other essentials and wound up only spending $17 of my own money!!
For breakfast today I had a vanilla Chobani with a crushed up Luna bar. I am going to try to refrain from eating to many bars for now, because I’m eating them way to much. But I have to say this combo was fantastic, like a cookies and cream Ice cream cup. Yum.
For lunch I had an easy but favorite meal. I was looking for my Arnold’s sandwich thins last night at the store, but they didn’t have any instead I found Pepperidge Farms “Deli Flats” pretty much the same thing, and dare I say I liked them a little better? I’ll need to do a side by side comparison in the future. I had an open faced pb sandwich with apple slices on top. This might taste better to me then a banana and pb sandwich.
Around 3 my tummy started to growl so I had a peach. My first one of the season! It wasn’t quite ripe enough yet but it definitely was delicious!
I came home from work and got changed to go out to dinner with my family and Andrew. My sister graduated yesterday!!!! I’m so happy and excited for her, and I definitely shed a few tears at the graduation yesterday, I’m so proud of my little sister! Before I left I just had to break out the pickles I bought yesterday. They’re Baaaack!
My mom wanted us all to go out to dinner and I offered to pay since my parents have taken us out so much lately. We decided to hit up Applebees. I got the Fiesta Lime Chicken but apparently I had a little trouble reading the menu. It said:
Grilled chicken drizzled with zesty lime sauce, topped with Mexi-ranch and Jack-cheddar, and served with crisp tortilla strips, seasoned rice, and pico de gallo.
For some reason I completely didn’t see the Mexi-Ranch in the description and thought it was just going to have fresh squeezed lime juice on it. It tasted pretty good, although I am not at all a fan of ranch dressing of any kind. This totally skewed what I would have estimated the calorie count at. I ate just a few of the tortilla strips, ate about 1/2 the chicken and 1/2 the rice. It was tasty but definitely something I would completely modify if I got again, sub in some steamed broccoli for the rice, and tell them to leave off the mexi-ranch and cheese.
Thanks again for all the support these past few weeks! I hope you all have a fabulous night!