I celebrated Passover and cooked dinner, so I controlled my dinner selections. I did a great job and stayed on target. I was so very proud of myself. Easter was celebrated at my daughter’s home and the dinner selections were made by her. No, I didn’t make all the right choices. I started off great and only ate the veggies from the veggie tray, but then I had a piece of cheese a few crackers. Well, needless to say, I tasted a little bit of everything that she put on the table. I made some not-so-great choices, but I didn’t go overboard.
When I arrived home I felt so bloated and uncomfortable that I went straight to bed. Now, in the past if I went off program I have always found it difficult to get back. Not this time. The first thing I did was went into my refrigerator and cleaned any leftovers that I had taken home from the holiday dinners.
Next, I went food shopping and bought my fresh veggies and fruit. I re-stocked my refrigerator and pantry with all the foods I know that my body loves. I am also not feeling angry at myself for going off program yesterday, because I learned from the experience. My body has been so used to eating healthy, non-fatty foods that when I ate those “other” type of foods, even though they were in small amounts, it made me feel sluggish, bloated and just unhappy. I also learned that “getting back on track” the next day is not so hard to do. If anyone has overindulged over the holidays, know that getting back on track is easier than you think and your body will love you for it!
Monday and Wednesday: Split pea soup, grilled chicken
Tuesday and Thursday: Veggie soup, chicken burger on a whole grain bun
Friday: Whole grain pizza with fat-free mozzarella cheese and sautéed veggies, large salad with lots of raw veggies
Saturday: Veggie soup, grilled tilapia with mango sauce
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