Diet Dayz / The Grind

New Job – Day 18 and Intermittent Fasting Day 24


The early morning is brutal. But to come home and hang with the fam instead of just eating and going straight to bed makes it worth it. Was able to watch half yesterday and the other half today of the movie The Upside. I liked it.

But lets start at the beginning of the day. I had to sit in a 9:30-12:30 (ended at 12:48) training session about billing 😴. Green and jasmine tea for breakfast. I brought the remaining 8 banana chocolate chip muffins I made on the weekend so I didnt eat them all. M said they tasted too much of wheat and didnt like it. Maybe next time I’ll use half whole wheat anf half white flour to get him snacks with a bit of nutrient. No point in making it all healthy if he won’t eat it. I kept one for a snack for later and the rest was gone by 11. Looking back I wish I kept it and just froze them. I could pull out one at a time as a treat/snack. Ah well. Next time.

First snack was 2 packs of oatmeal using warm skim milk. So good. Hopefully this will help lower my cholesterol. It’s on the higher end of normal. I don’t need medcation but I need to be aware and make better food choices. Lunch was the left overs from the other day:

  • 3 boneless and skinless oven bakes chicken thighs
  • Steamed veggies of broccoli, cauliflower and baby carrots
  • Mashed potatoes with too much butter mixed in (if there is such a thing. But I’m really trying this time and I’d rather eat another snack then eat my calories of extra butter)

I had the muffin maybe an hour after lunch and I was too full. I wanted the chocolate and the deliciousness, but was too full to truely enjoy. This is where I should have exercises some self-control. Ah well.

I’m prepping to teach Monday. It’s a relatively easy day, but the perfectionist professional that I am I want to ensure it runs smoothly. No surprises that I can’t find the exercise files, miss a learning point and have a good flow from one topic to another. I hate when I see sloppy sessions where they are only concerned that they’ve hit the learning point, but it’s choppy while they bounce around in topics. I’m making my own deck to use to hit all the different learning styles – visual for them to read, audio as I summarize what’s on the deck that they are seeing, and written as I point out what page in the documentation if they want to take personal notes. The deck is also my benefit so I don’t keep looking at my notes to see if I’m on track and hit all the learning points.

I get home and hubby has made tacos! So good. As I go to make one it cracks in half. So, I top the half with meat, a sprinkle of cheese, salsa, plain Greek yogurt (tastes just like sour cream!), salsa and lettuce. It’s like a taco pizza! I eat the other half the same way. There’s only 2 more shells left and L wants more. I am too lazy to make more shells so I leave the rest for him. I measure out (measured! What have I become?!) one cup of chili to heat up. I don’t want it to go to waste and there’s only a few more days left to eat it. Fortunately it’s tasty and I don’t eat a lot I’m one sitting so I’m not sick of it yet. After tomorrow’s lunch, not sure if I can have another meal of it.

I can’t believe I’m still keeping it up 24 days later. The weekends are lax, but still happy with keeping it up these past few weeks of weekdays. It is a struggle to make good choices. I could totally eat a whole pizza pie or cake to myself. But I don’t. I think I’ll have a nice milky decaf cuppacinno this afternoon as my treat for the day. I can have it without sugar since it has so much milk. Tastes way better with a packer or two of sugar, but that’s where I’ll compromise.

There’s an online sale of vitamins and now I have to figure out what to get. No time to check with doctor. I’m thinking:

  • Multivitamin
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin d
  • Omega-3
  • Vitamin c
  • Maybe b12

Having heartburn the past 2 weeks. I suspect the chili. Gotta figure out another meal prep for next week.

Blah blah blah….is it Friday yet?

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