Welcome to WIAW hosted by Jenn from Peas and Crayons! Since WIAW goes Green, I posted a recipe for roasted vegetables last week, so if you missed it, be sure to check it out.. it’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure recipe :D
This is my third week of the Lyn-Genet plan (Week 1, Week 2, and more on the LG Plan) and before I get started with my eats, I wanted to tell you about my little break from the plan. On Friday, our weekly call went about 2 hours over the allotted time, and I missed my lunch, prompting me to throw away the day, and we went out for dinner. I went up about 0.8 lbs. On Saturday, I started with breakfast and lunch back on the plan, but while running errands, we decided to eat out, and I decided not to stay on plan (meaning that I had things that I hadn’t yet tested), and I went up 1.4 lbs. I know I didn’t eat enough to go up that much. On Sunday, I knew we were going to the movies, and I thought I’d just take that day off too, and I went up 1.8 lbs. All 3 days, I was super bloated, but at least I wasn’t in pain.
On Monday, I was back on plan, and yesterday, the scale showed that I had already lost 2.2lbs, not only that, I felt much better! Seeing the change in the scale keeps me going when I’m not digging my lunch, or when I’m craving things I can’t have right now. This Plan is changing the way I feel about the scale.. it really is just a tool to let me know when something doesn’t agree with my body.
There are still many things I still want to and need to test, but for now, testing is on hold (it is recommended that there is no testing done 3 days before TOM). The things I’m dying to test are turkey, salmon, and red bell peppers. Perhaps I’ll be able to test a couple of these in the following week.
Let’s get back to the WIA portion of WIAW!
For Tuesday’s breakfast, I planned on having the Blueberry Pear Compote which had to be prepared the night before. The scent of the compote make the boy crave blueberry sauce for ice cream. This time, it was a little too soupy, but one of these days, I’ll make him his own blueberry sauce. The compote has chia seeds, and it is delicious!
For lunch, I wanted to try a new soup, and on Monday night, I made some spicy coconut sauce on Monday night (first the compote, then the sauce… I was on a roll!!) which is required for the soup. I had this with some leftover chopped salad; this is my favourite salad as it has chopped apple and avocado–the only thing that would make it better would be goat cheese! The Spicy Vegetarian soup was a welcome change from the carrot ginger and cream of broccoli soups.
For my snack, I had unsalted chips with lemon juice and sriracha. In Mexico, we always added lime juice and “Botanera” sauce to our chips (especially Doritos), but when snack time arrived and I didn’t have any Botanera, I tried it with Sriracha.. it’s my new/old favourite way to have chips!
For dinner, we had chicken with Apple Bourbon sauce, sautéed kale with sunflower seeds, and mixed greens with avocado. Thanks to the Plan, I’ve started to enjoy having my vegetables… I’ve never had so much zucchini, and now I really like it, but kale just has not grown on me. I’ll continue to eat it when I have to.
For my dessert, I had some chocolate. I want to test the dark chocolate and raspberry Ghirardelli… it’s my favourite chocolate combination.
Hope you enjoyed my eats :)
What’s your favourite chocolate combination?
Have you ever had hot sauce on your chips?