Good afternoon, friends!
Today started out very chilly here in Brisbane, but full of exciting news that got me out of bed. I skyped with my mom, who told me to check my e-mail…and look what it said!
I am so excited, I can’t even handle it! My mom and aunt Marcia are coming to visit me, and so very soon! I’m counting down the days, and Chewy is pretty psyched to meet her grandma and great Aunt!
We’re already making plans to head to Cairns to see the great barrier reef, which will be awesome. If anyone has any tips, that would be amazing!
For a while, I was doing really well with food blogging. Then, we went to Europe, my camera broke, and I am finding it so challenging to get back in the swing of documenting my meals, which I found to be a really helpful tool. Lately, I’ve noticed that my meals have been feeling less like meals, and more like day long snack-fests. While I haven’t put on any noticeable weight (noticeable, as in, changing the way my jeans fit) I feel uncomfortable and icky. So, I’ve decided to renew my commitment to food blogging as a tool, and also use a food plan as a tool, at least for a little while, to keep my meals on track.
For me, for a food plan to be successful, it has to fulfill the following criteria:
- It needs to have variety
- It needs to be delicious
- It needs to be filling
- It needs to have three meals and at least two snacks
- There has to be some flexibility
Today’s food plan:
Breakfast: kidney beans, one egg and one egg white with spinach and a dash of light mozzarella cheese.
Lunch: salad with tuna, two tablespoons of greek yogurt mixed with a teaspoon of sun dried tomato tapanade, with black olives, chickpeas, spinach, silver beet, and two gluten-free buckwheat crackers, one with almond butter.
Snack: fruit, yogurt, and gluten-free homemade muesli
dinner: gluten-free pizza and wine.
Optional: almond milk with carob powder and cinnamon
I tend to nibble a lot while cooking, so I am choosing to be gentle on myself around this, but having this laid out is so very helpful to make sure that I am not going to the kitchen just because I am bored.
I’ll let you know how it goes!
Today’s workout will involve a yoga video of one of my all time favorite teachers – Dana Flynn. So looking forward!