The Newlywed Diet – Day 4- July 8, 2011

I STILL don’t think I’m getting enough fruits & vegetables in! It’s tough! We started the day off right though with some apple and blueberries. I scrambled some eggs with some third-time’s-the-charm vegetables, and enjoyed a leftover homemade bread roll with PB2 on the side. I realllly wanted to make blueberry muffins this morning, but I didn’t since we have so many leftovers. I need some more mouths to feed! Haha.

Kevin’s Cookie Friday got me today! Usually it doesn’t tempt me really, but I was worried about the new cookie recipe since I’ve never made them before. So I definitely licked the beaters and ate this little stack of chocolate chips.

Grab your pencil before your utensil!

Haha. So funny, but it’s a good point that logging your eating can really make you aware of your strengths and weaknesses.

Lunch was an open-face pesto Boca burger served with grapes, carrots & hummus, + a few Pop Chips. I know I haven’t been feeling great because for the second time in one day I didn’t quite finish my plate. That’s SO NOT me. I’m a Clean Plate Club girl. At breakfast, I stopped a slice and a half short or so on that apple. And at lunch I just didn’t feel like exerting the energy to shove in the last few Pop Chips. And I had saved them for last! So that was disappointing. I, of course, passed them over to Kevin James.

I had a party tonight with some of the girls from CBC so I had a bowl of Cinnamon Life to tide me over. Ok. DOUBLE this amount of Cinnamon Life. I have problems with cereal & portion control. Kevin James and I planned a later dinner because we’re still eating late Dominican style. But wait, the worst is yet to come….

We hit Subway around 9:45. I had my typical chicken breast/avocado/green pepper/onion/lettuce sub on wheat with Baked Lays, and wait for it… Diet Coke. Sorry, friends, fell under the loophole category of I’m Eating Out. A little known rule when you are a recovering Diet Coke addict is that you’re still allowed to drink it in restaurants. :)

After that double dinner, I’m off to start the weekend by schnuggling with my honeypie.
I’ll leave you with the traditional pouty face Kevin James makes when I make him share Cookie Friday!

The Newlywed Diet: 7-5-11

This new part of the blog may not be of interest to all, but food is delicious and we are inherently nosy — so it won’t kill you.

A (hopefully) brief preface.

During the honeymoon, Kevin James and I ate without abandon. It was so fun! I know he’s a manly man, but let’s face the facts – I can eat him under the table. It was fun because I ate things I never really eat. You see, I like to eat junk food. In fact, I love to eat junk food. But basically, I’m all or nothing. You give me a candy bar, no matter how big it is, I will eat the entire thing. So generally, it’s just best that I don’t even take a nibble. Sweets are not my #1 thing – I’m a salt fieeeeeend! So I’ll avoid them in favor of “wasting” any extra fun calories on CHIPS!! But during the honymoon I ate monster cookies and ice cream bars and Oreos and DQ Blizzards and Old Country Buffet. The food was INSANE! It was like food heaven. But it only took about three days for me to start to get tired of it and dial it back a little. So I was really looking forward to starting our Newlywed Diet today. It’s not really a diet, per se. But I, unlike many people, am not afraid of the word diet. I think diets are kind of fun. Like a little game or a challenge. I never really gain/lose that much weight, but I like setting the goals and competing with myself.

I’m going to craft my own plan as I go along. It’s my game so I can play it how I want. I’ll go ahead and use the MyPlate as a guide:

I’m also trying my hardest to cut down on Diet Coke and drink more water. Exercise is, hands down, where I own the healthy lifestyle but I’ve been failing a bit in that area lately a well. It’s totally an excuse but I’m going to blame it on Kevin’s hamstring problems. We usually run together, so I just couldn’t motivate myself to run on the honeymoon without my honey!!! But trust me, that will be rectified! :)

On that note, check out today’s eats!

I started the morning off bright and early with some heart healthy oatmeal. I sweetened it with some Truvia I forced Kevin James to steal from the Pedal Pushers Cafe. It was then topped with blueberries and washed down with some black cafe. I measured it, but that was definitely a hearty portion for this cowgirl and it stuck with me through lunch!

For lunch I was really trying to get some vegetables in! Today’s lunch featured colorful vegetables with hummus, an open face Boca burger (the other face of the sandwich thin got stuck in the toaster), a few leftover baked beans, and some Salt & Vinegar Pop Chips. I drank water with my lunch! Aren’t you proud!?

On the way to my volunteer tutoring, I grabbed a tart little Pink Lady apple from the grocery store.

After tutoring began my downfall, because around 5pm I started to get THE HEADACHE!! I’m trying not to take ibuprofen right now so I gave in and drank Diet Coke. I don’t think you know how much I adore Diet Coke. I would really truly choose it over food. But I keep reading things about how horrible it is for you so at least I have to try. What are the odds I can trick myself into liking something gross like water!??!

When I was housewifing it up today by cleaning the pantry, I found a pouch of Chicken Curry Seasoning. So my Double H and I made some chicken, through in every vegetable in the house, microwaved some brown rice, and called it a day. It was actually seriously delicious. That curry packet was WAY spicier than I was expecting! Yum!!!

Not pictured: A few little snacky hands of Pop Chips before dinner and an additional Diet Coke (that’s 2 for today – I was going for one!) BOO!

Ok, I’m out like a girl scout to actually plan some more menus for this week. In case you’re wondering, Kevin James has to do LAME MASTER’S HOMEWORK so I have plenty of free time to blog. I’ll write more about this “diet plan” and my goals as I see fit. In case you’re wondering, Kevin James is enjoying a version of this same diet. He supplements it with whatever he sneaks at work and extra portions. So cute.

Don’t we look like we’re still on our honeymoon?? That’s what I thought. My Double H says we’re going to count the entire month of July, and what he says goes!! :)