Monday, April 18, 2011

Best laid plans...

Last week I wrote about trying to stay on track with my meal plan and eat well during a particularly hectic week. I did OK, but my healthy eating plans didn't pan out nearly as well as I'd hoped. I have gained a pound or so back from my original loss due to not going to the gym once this week, and consuming some on-the-go fast food, delish pizza, and lots of coffee. I did manage to have a good amount of fruit and vegetables each day and not snack too much during my exam study period. I had forgotten how much snacking used to get me through the studying! The most important lesson I've learned is to accept bumps in the road, don't beat myself up about them, and move on from them.

The week capped off with Saturday's FEASt Fest where I helped the volunteer kitchen crew prep, prepare and feed just over 100 people for lunch. I even did dishes! It was a great experience and a very appropriate reminder of my love of simple food (plus a gentle nudge to get get back at it). Monday morning brought a renewed desire to watch what I eat, pack my lunch (a salad made with locally-grown lettuce), curb cravings and limit portions with Spark. I have gym plans for later and relaxation to center myself again before gearing up for the next rush. One day at a time!

 Our FEASt signature salad: millet (last year we used quinoa), chickpeas, beet, carrot, onion, raisins, lots of garlic, lime juice, coriander, and olive oil. All in my mother's huge bread-baking bowl!

See, I do dishes. Especially when there's an awesome industrial washer and sink!

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